With two successful years behind and more than 3000 student films submitted from around the world, STIFF opens its submissions window for its 3rd edition.This year we are focusing on documentaries and therefore we are leaving the early bird deadline for submission of the category of documentaries free of charge.
Happy to keep promoting student work, Student International Film Festival aims to empower development of film and video industry in Croatia and the region, by opening a window into the works of fellow filmmakers, to encourage cooperation, exchange of new ideas and cross-border collaboration in the field of film, video and animation. This non-profit festival generously leaves all the film screenings and events entirely free of charge in order to bring more audiences and introduce them to the works of art in student films.
Works entering a competition must be original, student created films, produced after January 1st, 2014.
This year we are focusing on documentaries and therefore we are leaving the early bird deadline (till March 20, 2016) for submission of the category of documentaries free of charge.
Fiction films, documentaries and animated student films of up to 60 min in length will be considered for the final selection.
In order to be considered for STIFF selection, the materials must be in English or presented with English subtitles. Films must be submitted via FilmFreeway, screeners must be password protected and not available for public online stream.
Festival jury will award Best Fiction Film, Best Documentary and Best Animated Film while our audiences will award one film of their choice. Special mentions might be given to the outstanding talents from the fields of directing, production, acting, screenwriting, cinematography, editing, production design, sound design and score composing.
The festival will be held in Rijeka, from 13th to 16th of October, 2016.