Split Film Festival / International Festival of New Film takes place every year in Split, an ancient town located in the middle of the Adriatic coast of Croatia. The festival is open to all new, innovative, personal, experimental, radical, subversive etc. Work (film, video, new media) of all genres and lengths, preferably from outside the mainstream, whether it was made on shoe-string budget, or is a studio release.

Split Film Festival offers a quality selection of international, independent, innovative and experimental cinema and visual arts and accepts submissions exclusively through FilmFreeway.

As recent developments indicate that more contemporary artists are looking for new ways of expression in audio visual medium, the festival will present works involving traditional film techniques or the latest technology of electronic image. The festival will present screenings of selected films and videos, AR/AI films, installations, performances, retrospectives, workshops and discussions.

Two international juries will award Grand Prix, the beautiful festival's sculpture ''The Fish Tail'' for the best feature in the competition and Grand Prix for the best short in the competition section.

In addition several Special Prizes (Honorable Mentions) will be given to feature & short films in competition.

The Special Festival Award for the outstanding contribution to the art of the moving image is given every year to an exceptional audiovisual artist.

All submissions must include a FilmFreeway online screener or a preview DCP, and/or USB stick..

Works submitted for the competition (features / shorts) need to have been produced after 1st of January 2022. The deadline for submission is 3rd of July 2023.

There is no limit to the duration of films or videos. Works of all genres are welcome. A selection panel will select works for competition and other programs, and international juries will award the prizes.

The selection results will be known by the end of August / beginning of September 2023 and the complete program of the festival will be posted on the festival website. All films screened at the Festival should be Croatian premieres.

Screening copies must reach Split by at least by 25th of September 2023.

Preview entries, if any, should be mailed as small package/petit paquet, and must be, if shipped from non EU countries, clearly labelled for custom purposes as follows: preview copy, no commercial value, cultural exchange only. Declared value should not exceed $ 10. Preview copies & documents will not be returned.

Producers / distributors / artists of the entries accepted for the screening will be notified promptly after selection.

The festival will make all reasonable efforts to present works in the best possible conditions. Transport of the copies is at the risk of the sender.

The screening copies will be returned four weeks after the festival, and the cost of one-way shipment will, as a general rule, be paid by the festival.

Unless specific written notice is given to the contrary, the festival reserves the right to print any accompanying information and still photographs for promotional reasons and/or in the festival catalogue.

All shipments should be sent to:

Ulica slobode 28
Hr-21000 split
Phone: +385 21 539 600, 544 409

Overall Rating
  • Zhou Hongxiang

    No experience´╝îThe official website also failed to report information in a timely manner

    October 2023
  • Sara Nesteruk

    A fantastic festival with a rich
    and interesting history. Really
    fascinating program of events, I
    loved my stay. Hvala vam.

    September 2022
  • DARUM Darstellende Kunst und Musik

    Thank you for programming our Film "Exit: Open". Due to Corona the festival took place in a hybrid form, which meant we weren't in Split in person.

    October 2021
  • Aditya Kripalani

    As usual the people have always been warm. Had a lovely time. Genuine honest and warm people work a genuine love for Cinema

    September 2021
  • Lux Influx

    Wonderful hospitality for filmmakers (transfers, city centre accommodation, lunch- all included!). Feels like you're on a holiday with other film professionals, enjoying conversations, films, and the sun. Plus, a selection of films to truly broaden your horizons- I came back loaded with fresh ideas I wouldn't have had otherwise.

    October 2019
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    Response from festival:

    thank you!