Film Festival “Seize the Film (Uhvati film)!” is focus on projections of the films related to the topic of disability. In addition of projections, the program includes film making workshops, exhibitions and panel discussions.
The festival is international in character, and has taken place since 2003, in Novi Sad (Serbia) and since 2011. in Rijeka,(Croatia). Since this 2017. year, the Film festival about persons with disability from Banja Luka (Bosnia and Herzgovina) becomes also Seize the film festival.
The main program of the festival (Films selected and awarded by the jury, panel discussions with the authors/actors) will be held in September in Novi Sad (Serbia) during 15. Film festival „Seize the film!“. Later in a fall of 2017. in Croatia-Rijeka and in Bosnia and Herzegovina – Banja Luka will also be held „,Seize the film“ festival.
An important part of the Festival is the Film caravan which includes: screenings of the winning films in the cities of Serbia and Croatia. This Film caravan is expanding effect of the festival spread out of Novi Sad and the Rijeka

Awards & Prizes

In addition with rewards (plaques) for best film, best scenario and best directing, expert panel will award special plaques for the contributions on the field of disability having in mind:

Does/how much does the film provide the spectator alternative/different view on disability
How original is their approach on the topic of disability
How interesting is the movie/attracts attention/is impressionable
How well disability stereotypes were avoided
How much does the film provide information regarding disability

Rules & Terms

Terms of competition:

Topic: Disability* films whose authors (actors, screenwriters, directors) are people with disability can have any topic of choice.
Duration: up to 30 minutes
At least DVD quality**
Must have Serbian/Croatian/Bosnian or English titles
Films must be sent latest until 15.06.2017. Applicants will bear all expenses and risk of sending the materials.