Dalmatia Film Festival (DFF) is an international festival of features, shorts, documentaries, animated films and tourism / travel films. The festival takes place in several beautiful Croatian cities: Sutivan, Pirovac, Kaštela, Solin and Split during summer, with additional venues during fall.

The festival in 2023 will take place in July and August (cities Sutivan, Kaštela, Pirovac, Solin), with final program in city Split in early December. The exact dates are going to be announced later.

Festival offers indoor film screenings during the day and outdoor screenings during the evening and night, in enchanting and relaxed summertime atmosphere of open-air auditoriums by the sea.

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 animated film
Best tourism promo film
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 2021 are eligible for entries. Exceptions are possible for older films that haven't yet been screened in Croatia.

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, 2023 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, 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Thank you dear DFF team for the finalist status of our touristic-artistic shorts: " Walk with the Kolumbinas Zagreb, Croatia" & "Advent with the Kolumbinas Zagreb, Croatia & New York City, USA".

    January 2022
  • It was an honor to be in your festival.

    February 2021