Uhvati Film /// Seize the Film- FILMS ABOUT DISABILITY (19)



15 Feb 2021
Call for entries

01 May 2021
Festival closed

15 Jul 2021
Notification date

30 Sep 2021
03 Oct 2021


Stevana Hristića 37/2,  21000, Novi Sad, Srbija, Serbia

Festival description
Short film festival 30'<

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Does NOT have submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 Production date: Any
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  30'<
 Any language
Croatian English Serbian Bosnian
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Photo of Uhvati Film /// Seize the Film- FILMS ABOUT DISABILITY
Photo of Uhvati Film /// Seize the Film- FILMS ABOUT DISABILITY


Festival start: 30 September 2021      Festival end: 03 October 2021

Film Festival “Seize the Film (Uhvati film)!” is focus on projections of the films related to the topic of disability. In addition of projections, the program includes film making workshops, exhibitions and panel discussions.

The festival is international in character, and has taken place since 2003, in Novi Sad (Serbia) and since 2011. in Rijeka,(Croatia). Since 2017. year, the Film festival about persons with disability from Banja Luka (Bosnia and Herzgovina) becomes also Seize the film festival. Festival is also held in Kotor (Montenegro).

The main program of the festival (Films selected and awarded by the jury, panel discussions with the authors/actors) will be held in September in Novi Sad (Serbia) during 17. Film festival „Seize the film!“.

Films that are selected and presented at the 17th Film Festival "Seize the film!" in Novi Sad (SR) enter the shortlist for presentation in Rijeka (Croatia), Banja Luka (Bosnia and Herzegovina) and Kotor (MNE) but also in the post-production - Film Caravan in the cities of these countries.

An important part of the Festival is the Film caravan which includes: screenings of the winning films in the cities of all of these countries. This Film caravan is expanding effect of the festival spread out of Novi Sad, Rijeka, Banja Luka and Kotor/Podgorica

In addition with rewards for best scenario, directing, and best film expert panel will award special prizes for the contributions on the field of disability having in mind:

Does/how much does the film provide the spectator alternative/different view on disability

How original is their approach on the topic of disability

How interesting is the movie/attracts attention/is impressionable

How well disability stereotypes were avoided

How much does the film provide information regarding disability

Topic: Disability* films whose authors (actors, screenwriters, directors) are people with disability can have any topic of choice. PLEASE NOTE THAT we DON'T accept films about COVID 19 unless the film is about a person with a disability who had Covid 19, the challenges of people with disabilities at the time of the pandemic etc.

duration: up to 30 minutes

At least DVD quality

Must have english titles - srt. format must be sent on our email if film is selected

Films must be sent latest until 1.05.2021. Applicants will bear all expenses and risk of sending the materials.



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