BAFF - BETINA FILM FESTIVAL

Betina Film Festival (BAFF) is a five-day film festival of Croatian and international film. It is oriented towards the promotion of Croatian cinematography, presentation of short
international film, education on film art and exploration of the possibilities. The festival competition program consists of screenings of short films divided into three categories: animated, documentary and feature films, and best of them are selected by three expert members of festival jury.
Outside the competition program are the award-winning feature films of Croatian productions. In addition to the rich film program, the BAFF also attaches great importance to film education itself through lectures, workshops for children and young people, panel discussion, debate clubs, live music, entertainment and awards ceremony.
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Betina Film Festival ( BAFF ) petodnevni je filmski festival hrvatskog i međunarodnog filma. Orijentiran je na promicanje hrvatske kinematografije, prezentaciju kratkog međunarodnog filma,edukaciju o filmskoj umjetnosti te istraživanje mogućnosti iste.
Natjecateljski program festivala čine projekcije kratkometražnih filmova podijeljene u tri kategorije: animirani, dokumentarni i igrani film, a najbolje od njih odabiru tri stručna člana festivalskoga žirija. Izvan natjecateljski program čine nagrađivani dugometražni filmovi hrvatske produkcije.
Osim bogatog projekcijskog programa, veliku važnost BAFF predaje i samoj edukaciji o filmskoj umjetnosti kroz predavanja, radionice za djecu i mlade, panel rasprave, debatni klub, glazbeni,zabavni i nagradni program.

Visit www.betinafilmfestival.com for more insight.

Awards & Prizes

Festival jury will award Croatian films:
• Best Short Feature
• Best Short Documentary
• Best Short Animated

Festival jury will award International films:
• Best Short Feature
• Best Short Documentary
• Best Short Animated

Festival jury will award Croatian student/young author films:
• Best Young Author

Public will award the best feature lenght film.

International films in competition program will get special mentions in category of short feature, animated and documentary film.

• Special mentions might be given to the outstanding talents from the fields of directing, production, acting, screenwriting, cinematography, editing, sound design...

Article 1— General
Betina Film Festival is an international short film festival which is held from 4th to 8th of September 2019 in Betina, on the island of Murter. The festival is organized by Mirage Creative Studio and under sponsorship of the Croatian Audiovisual Center (HAVC), Tisno Municipality anfTourist Board of Betina.

Article 2— Program
The festival consists of:
competition program (short and short student film),
non-competition program (feature film)
educational program (lectures and workshops) and
entertainment program.

Article 3—Terms of application
Films for the competition program can be registered by film directors, producers and national film authorities with film representation rights.

*All films must have English subtitles.*

Article 4— Application
All films must be submitted online, by sending an application through FilmFreeway or through form on official festival website.
FDuration of film must be under 45 minutes.

Article 5— Selection and screenings
The Betina Film Festival jury will examine all the applications and will inform all filmmakers if they have passed for selection within a short period after the submission deadline.
The Festival will invite representatives of the selected films to attend the festival (on their own expense).

Article 6 — Rewards
Croatian films in competition program will get BAFF award in animated, documentary and feature category.
Croatian student film will recieve an award in category for best young author.
An audience award is given for the best feature film.
Audiences will evaluate films with a 1—5 grade (where 1 is the lowest and 5 is the highest grade). The best rated film will be the audience winner of Betina Film Festival.
International films in competition program will get special mentions in category of short feature, animated and documentary film.