The Tuzla Film Festival is an annual film festival that takes places in Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Festival is organized by Magic Factory, with the aim of promoting South Slavic cinematography. Tenth Tuzla Film Festival will be held from 20th to 24th October 2023.
Tuzla Film Festival includes the following categories:
• feature film
• animated movie
In addition, the Tuzla Film Festival has two special programs:
• "Shoot with Anything"
• "Future Generation Short Films"
• "Future Generation Animations"
All categories except "Future Generation Short Films" and "Future Generation Short Animations" are open exclusively for directors from the former Yugoslavia, while the category "Future Generation Short Films" is open to young filmmakers from around the world.
Future Generation Short Films aim to encourage participation of young filmmakers. TFF accepts all the film applications from young film directors from all over the world. Program „FUTURE GENERATION SHORT FILMS” include the following category: short film. Program „FUTURE GENERATION ANIMATIONS” include the following category: animated film. Participants to participate in this category may send their film works with maximum duration of 15 minutes.
The main award at the festival is called Vila TFF.
1. The right to participate
TFF accepts all the film applications from young film directors from all over the world ( except from the countries of former Yugoslavia). Participants to participate in this category may send their film works with maximum duration of 15 minutes.
2. The deadline for applications
The application deadline is 15th July 2021. All applications submitted after the set deadline will be disqualified.
3. Film categories
Program „FUTURE GENERATION SHORT FILMS“ includes the following category:
Program „FUTURE GENERATION ANIMATIONS“ includes the following category:
4. Format and Standards
Fill in online film application at our page : www.tff.ba and deliver us link of server with password where can be watched film online for selection (vimeo, youtube, ... ). For more information about how to apply participants can send e-mail to: email@example.com. Films produced during year 2018 – 2019 are included in process of selection. TFF uses exclusively videos of adequate quality, appropriate for public showing (Please do not send originals).
Note: Films that do not satisfy the above criteria will not be included in the official festival program.
5. Multiple applications
Candidates are allowed to participate with more films at the festival, and with every film is necessary to fill in a separate application that can be found on www.tff.ba
6. Distribution of the films
Since Tuzla Film Festival has contacts with many distributors, submitting films to this festival, the submitter is giving all rights to Tuzla Film Festival for film distribution. Also, the submitter is giving all rights to the festival to stream films on the platforms of the festival choice and rights to broadcast films on cable operators in Bosnia and Herzegovina for festival purposes.
7. Film selection
The official festival program will be announced at the TFF webpage (www.tff.ba) a few weeks before the opening of the festival. Festival organizers reserve the right to change the film program in accordance with the TFF regulations.
TFF reserves the right to use films and accompanying film material for promotional purposes of the festival in the Balkan region.
9. Other rules
• Delivery of film materials to TFF directly implies consent to the existing rulebook of the festival.
• The sender is fully responsible for the expenses related to the delivery of films and film materials to TFF.
• TFF is exempt from all responsibility and liability related to the delivery, as well as damage caused by the use of films and film material.
• Film application constitutes a limited license for public showing of films to accordance with the rules of the TFF.
• TFF uses the right to retain a copy of the film as part of a film archive.