A film festival dedicated to high school film and film made by youth (age group: 14 – 20 held, for the 14th year in a row, in Croatia in the city of four rivers named Karlovac. In addition to numerous great films made by youth (both in the official competition and in the side program), the festival also offers diverse workshops, roundtables, development platforms for youth filmmakers and certainly the best “theatre hall” in the world – namely, each festival night screening takes place at the different open air location at the river shore – there are four festival’s nights and four rivers, so each night is a completely different experience.

• Grand Prix
• Audience Award
• Yellow Flag Award (for promoting non-violence)
• Best Animated Film
• Best Documentary Film
• Best Fiction Film
• Best Actor
• Best Actress
• Best Directing
• Best Screenplay
• Best Cinematography
• Best Editing
• Special Mentions

Terms of participation

1. The 14th Four River Film Festival is organized by the Croatian Film Association and Cinema Club Karlovac.

2. The festival will be held in Karlovac, Croatia from 7th – 11th of September 2021. All film clubs, groups of authors, students, pupils and individuals ages 14 to 20 are welcome to participate.

3. Each club, group, student, pupil or individual can send unlimited number of films to the Festival within the following categories: fiction film, documentaries, animated films and free style films.

4. The submission is done online via FilmFreeway. Deadline for applications is June 1st, 2021.

5. In order to qualify for selection, submitted films have to be completed after January 1, 2019 and should not have been submitted previously to our festival. There is no limit in duration of submitted films.

6. Selection of the films will be done by the selection committee: Ana Đordić, Dinka Radonić and Boško Picula. After seeing all qualified works, they will decide which films will be shown in the competition program of the festival.

7. Croatian Film Association and Cinema Club Karlovac uphold the following rights with the cause of popularisation of film creation:
- right to store works at the film archives for protection and preservation
- right to transfer films to suitable video and electronic media for showing at film screenings when presenting Four River Film Festival
- right to publish the winning films in the following year as part of the Croatian Film Association's Film EDUcation program for elementary and high schools (website: https://filmskanastava.hfs.hr/en/home)

Overall Rating
  • Lucas Tavernier

    Very nice people and great to get the review sent home. Thank you Four River Festival!

    November 2020
  • željka milošević paro

    Kao i uvijek, na visini zadatka.
    I u ovim zahtjevnim vremenima - dali ste sve od sebe da mi, sudionici i gledatelji, dobijemo svu pažnju i istinski užitak gledanja novih ostvarenja.
    Bravo i HVALA.
    Srdačno, do novih susreta
    Željka Milošević Paro, prof.

    September 2020
  • On behalf of the young people whose film we submitted, we really enjoyed the fantastic programme of curated films and despite being on lockdown in the UK, very much felt welcomed as a part of this fantastic festival run by a brilliant crew!

    September 2020
  • Love this kind of festivals.

    September 2020
  • Great Festival. We had a perfect time and meet nice people.

    September 2019