Uhvati Film /// Seize the Film- FILMS ABOUT DISABILITY (22)



20 Feb 2024
Call for entries

10 Apr 2024
Festival closed

01 Jul 2024
Notification date

09 Oct 2024
13 Oct 2024


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


Festival start: 09 October 2024      Festival end: 13 October 2024

Film Festival “Seize the Film“ is focus on projections of films related to the topic of disability/at least one actor is disabled person and it has editions in Novi Sad (Serbia), Rijeka (Croatia), Banja Luka (Bosnia and Herzegovina,) and Kotor (Montenegro).

In addition to screenings of films on the topic of disability, the Festival also has accompanying programs and post-production - Film Caravan, which includes screenings in cultural spaces, schools, other festivals and „Seize the film Kids“ - screenings of films suitable for children aged 7-12 (in Serbia).

Films that are selected and presented at the 22th Film Festival "Seize the film!" in Novi Sad (SR) enter the shortlist for presentation in Rijeka (Croatia), Banja Luka** (Bosnia and Herzegovina) and Kotor*** (Montengro) but also in our post-production programs.

Best films will be rewarded with a plaque and will be directly placed at the Festival of European documentary and independent film “Euro-In”, which is held in Novi Sad.

In addition to the plaque for the best film, the best screenplay, the best director and the film that changes the perspective, the expert jury will also award special prizes.

*Some films may not be selected for the film program „Seize the film Novi Sad“, but they can be part of „Seize the film Kids“ that is also held in Novi Sad. Authors of films that are selected for Uhvati film Kids will be additionally informed.

** Seize the film Banja Luka, for technical reasons, will not be held in 2024, and the organizers reserve the right to show some of the selected films in 2025.
*** Seize the film Kotor, selected movies from the current year will be shown in the next year.

1. Topic: Disability* - At least one actor is a person with a disability ( IMPORTANT: Films that promote disability as a disease, tragedy or God's punishment, ie if they promote stereotypes will not even be in the pre-selection).

2. PLEASE NOTE THAT we DON'T accept films about COVID 19 unless the film is about a disabled person who had Covid 19, the challenges of disabled people at the time of the pandemic, or disability as a postcovid symptom.

3. up to 30 minutes

4. At least DVD quality

5. ENG or SR/HR subtitles; We especially appreciate it if your subtitles are SDH - descriptive (for deaf or hard of hearing audiences, other sound details are described as well as words to help the audience understand the action or mood of the scene. For example, an SDH subtitle might read "sad music is playing" or "slurred babbling.")

6. Dialog list or srt file is required to be sent via email to uhvatifilm@gmail.com if/when we ask for it.



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