Extended Late deadline for submissions


STIFF- Student International Film Festival is calling on all student and debutant filmmakers to submit their films for the 5th STIFF which will take place from 18th to 21st October 2018 in Rijeka, Croatia. As part of the program during four successful years so far, the festival screened over 250 most recent student fiction, documentary and animation films from around the world. The deadline for registration and delivery of materials is May 15th, 2018.

Every year STIFF has a theme. We focus on films addressing this theme in a broad sense. This year we want to show creative films talking about Dreams”. We are seeking for films about dreamers, about big dreams, small goals, nightmares and fantasies, dreams of change, dreams of love, dreams of a better life, country, another world…

We are also calling on Short Experimental films which you can submit free of charge during our early deadline for submission in the category of SHORT EXPERIMENTAL FILM. These films will be part of a program curated by students who went through STIFF Film Circle training program last year. Being our 5th birthday we are planning a special surprise for our youngest audiences. Therefore we will pay special attention to films of all genre suitable for children up to 16 years of age. 

Works entering a competition must be original, student-created films or debutants films (First time independently produced films after finishing the film school). All the works need to be up to 60 min in length and completed after 1st of January 2016. Films must be submitted via FilmFreeway, screeners must be password protected and not available for public online stream.The deadline for registration and delivery of materials is May 15th, 2018.

The 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.

STIFF is Croatia’s first International Film Festival dedicated entirely to student films. Established by the SKC Rijeka (Student Culture Center) and organized in collaboration with Filmaktiv – the purpose of the festival is strengthening the student film and video industry by allowing an insight into the work of other fellow student filmmakers, encouraging the development of new ideas and establishing an international collaboration in the field of media production. STIFF’s main goal is to present the best of the student film production from all around the world and help them get their audiences. It strives to educate audiences about the quality of work of emerging filmmakers.


Please follow the link to submit via Film Freeway

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