Uhvati Film /// Seize the Film- FILMS ABOUT DISABILITY (21)



10 Feb 2023
Call for entries

10 Apr 2023
Festival closed

01 Jul 2023
Notification date

11 Oct 2023
15 Oct 2023


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: 11 October 2023      Festival end: 15 October 2023

Film Festival “Seize the Film“ is focus on projections of the films related to the topic of disability 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 and „Seize the film Kids“ - screenings of films suitable for children aged 7-12 (in Serbia).
The main program of the festival (Films selected and awarded by the jury, panel discussions with the authors/actors) will be held in in Novi Sad (Serbia) during 21.th Film festival „Seize the film!“. Film program will be held in period October 11th-October 15th 2023.

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
Films that are selected and presented* at the 21th 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.
* Some films may not be selected for the film program Seize the film, but they can be part of Seize the film Kids (Novi Sad). The authors will be directly informed about this.

1.Topic: Disability or at least one of main actors – a person with disability

2. 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, 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.")



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