Dalmatia Film Festival (DFF) is an international festival of features, shorts, documentaries, animated films, experimental films and tourism / travel films.

The first part of the festival takes place during the summer in several beautiful Croatian cities: Sutivan, Pirovac, Kaštela and Solin, with outdoor screenings during the evening and night, in enchanting and relaxed summertime atmosphere of open-air auditoriums by the sea.

The final part of the festival will happen on early December, in city Split.

These are the tentative dates for each location:
July 19-21, Sutivan
August 7-8, Kaštela
August 16-18, Pirovac
August 24- 25, Solin
December 5-8, Split

The exact dates for summer screenings are going to be confirmed in April or May.
The exact date for the final program in city Split will be announced in September.

The festival is attended not only by local people and filmmakers, but also by numerous tourists from all over the world, because Sutivan, Pirovac, Kaštela, Solin and Split are lively and popular summertime tourist resorts. DFF is offering a wide range of diverse films of all genres, including some exclusive premieres.

DFF is noted also for its own film production that ranges from short tourism films, commercials and documentaries to the development of feature films. We are looking for filmmakers and also other film festivals interested in collaboration and partnership with us on these and many other projects.

Best short film
Best documentary film
Best experimental film
Best animated film
Best tourism promo film
Best student film (all categories are eligible for this award)
A special audience award (all officially selected and screened films are eligible for this award)

All films must be in English language or have English subtitles. Non-English entries without subtitles are not eligible.

Films completed after (and including) January 1st 2022 are eligible for entries.

Each filmmaker can submit up to three films. No premiere status is required, though we give priority to new films, and films that were not previously screened in Croatia.

A short synopsis and three stills are required for all entries. You can also include press kits and any other additional material for your film.

Maximum running time of your entries is 45 minutes. If you want to submit a longer film for our consideration, please contact us at info@dalmatia-filmfestival.com

Entry does not guarantee acceptance into the festival. All entrants will be notified about the selection on July 15, 2024 at the latest (or much earlier in many cases), and they will be contacted to submit the screening prints and materials for the festival catalog.

Festival accepts screening prints with english subtitles, in high quality digital file format (for example: Quicktime or mp4 / H.264, H.265 or ProRes codec / resolution no less than 1920x1080).

By submitting your film, you allow Dalmatia Film Festival to use brief excerpts from your film and materials such as trailers, teasers, film posters, stills for promotional purpose.

The festival reserves the right to determine the cities where each film will be screened (Sutivan, Kaštela, Pirovac, Solin, Split).

If you're author of the selected film, and you want to visit our festival and introduce your film, please contact us at info@dalmatia-filmfestival.com

Overall Rating
  • it was our pleasure to be part of this festival.

    December 2023
  • Anja Strelec

    Very important festival and great organisation. Thank you for screening our documentary "Where have all the smiles gone"

    December 2023
  • Nevelin Vulchev

    A fantastic festival with great communication and very well organized. Thank you for the selection and screening of our film "Good Night, Lily" and I hope we have the chance to show our next films at your wonderful festival.
    Thank you again and good luck with everything!

    January 2023
  • I am so pleased that my short film, Katvoman, had its Croatian Premiere at Dalmatia Film Festival. Thanks to all the staff.

    December 2022
  • Mohammad Reza Yarikia

    I am happy that my film participated in this great festival. I hope that it will give me the opportunity to be a small part of this big festival again in the next periods of my film.

    December 2022