SEFF – Smaragdni (emerald) eco film festival as a unique travelling ecological film festival, has been held for fourteen years already, screening educational films with the aim to raise public ecological awareness. 17. edition will be from 25. - 29. september 2024. in Duga Resa, Croatia.

Within SEFF other activities this year, international cooperation has been established and SEFF “Emerald Tour” initiated, starting from the head of the river Una in Donja Suvaja, in the region of Lika, continuing from there to Bosnia and Hercegovina, using environmental friendly transportation means – bicycles. The Festival’s team has visited around thirty towns so far. The films were selected by Daniel Pavlić, who divided them into 3 groups – animations, shorts and featuring films.
SEFF Visiting is the title of the post-festival part, when the Festival’s team is travelling and visiting various towns as well as participating at ecological film festivals throughout the region. By the end of the year, SEFF will have visited; Koprivnica, Zadar, Šibenik, Dubrovnik, Otočac, Gospić, Ston, Korčula, Tribunj, Brodarica, Murter, Zagreb, Pula, Volosko, Perušić, Slavonski Brod, Rijeka, as well as the Green Fest in Belgrade, Serbia.

SEFF – Smaragdni eco film festival, an annual event showcasing independent animation, feature and short films with ecological topic from around the world, is inviting the filmmakers from all over the world to submit their films for its annual event taking place in 25.-29.9.2024. in Duga Resa.

- plaquete for best films in 3 categories: short, animation and long duration film

The festival is open to all genres: fiction, documentary, short, animation, music video with running time until 15 minutes in shorts group, or long durations and animations…

Deadline: 2024. July 25.
The best films will got plaquete of Smaragdni eco film festival!

Overall Rating
  • raffaella tolicetti

    Fantastic festival & team. The effort put into communicating the issue of the climate crisis, in creating a place for debate, in reaching out to new viewers, in particular to the youngest, is incredible. Probably the most ecological festival there is.

    October 2023
  • Ulf Grenzer

    Great festival, friendly team, good communication and an important topic in our time, thank you all at Smaragdini eco film festival for selecting Monkey Domino to be part of this years program!

    September 2022
  • Hong Yane Wang

    Great to show my film alongside other like-minded artists and filmmakers who care about nature and our environment.

    September 2022
  • Ran Levy-Yamamori

    I had numerous experiences in film festivals. SEFF is TOTALLY different.
    It's a small festival, but with so many values: bringing eco-films to the peripheral areas, selecting amazing films from around the world, and with an extraordinary hospitality and network of locals.
    An unforgettable experience! REALLY!

    August 2022
  • Thanks for letting my film "Chocolate" be selected. I look forward to the end of the epidemic soon so that I can have the opportunity to attend the festival live. Keep safe!

    September 2021