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, VR films, installations, performances, retrospectives, workshops, discussions and festival's catalogue.

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 artist.

All submissions must include a FilmFreeway online screener or a preview DVD/USB.

Works submitted for the competition (features / shorts) need to have been produced after 1st of January 2018. The deadline for entry submission is 6th of June 2019.

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 announced by the end of July 2019 and the complete program of the festival will be posted on the festival website in August 2019. All films screened at the Festival should be Croatian premieres.

Screening copies must reach Split by 6th of September 2019. .

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 DVD, no commercial value, cultural exchange only. Declared value should not exceed $ 9. Preview cds/dvds & documents will not be returned.

Producers / distributors / artists of the entries selected for screening will be notified promptly after selection of procedures for transporting screening copies.

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 three 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
  • alessandro tarabelli

    Ottimo Festival! Buona comunicazione dell'evento e dei film in concorso.

    January 2019
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  • Vado Vergara

    Im very proud that my film "Flowers" was selected in this incredible festival! I was honored to part of the program along with talented artists with powerful films. Thanks for the support, SPLIT Film Festival!

    October 2018
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    Response from festival:

    thank you!

  • Alexandra Tomilina

    Great people, talented artists, amazing selection of incredible films from around the world.

    October 2018
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    Response from festival:

    thank you!!

    the festival team

  • Diego Fandos

    Very good festival, well organized, with very interesting films in competition. It was a great chance to meet other filmmakers. Split feels like a dream, is amazing

    October 2018
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you!

    the festival team

  • Jacek JÄ™drzejczak

    A magical place for such festivals ! Extremly nice people and super cinema in center of Diocletian's palace !

    October 2018