Now in its 23rd year, Split Film Festival is an event featuring non-mainstream films and is renowned for promoting radical and subversive creative works. The country’s oldest film festival, the focus has always been on creative and experimental works as opposed to cinema blockbusters. The festival welcomes guests from the world of independent film - Lars von Trier, Jonas Mekas and Claire Denis have all attended in the past. Awards are presented for feature-length and short film submissions and a special festival award is presented to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the world of motion pictures. The festival also features lectures, discussions and visual installations.
The Split Film Festival takes place from 9th to 16th September in various independent venues around the city, including the ambient Cinematheque. Film screenings are free of charge but you do have to book your place in advance as the cinemas do tend to get very busy. If you’d like to attend this unique film festival, which is a must-attend for any fan of experimental movies, head for Split International Airport. To get to the city centre, use the efficient Bus Croatia airport transfer service which will get you into town in under 20 minutes.
One of the highlights of the festival is the calibre of lectures it places in its programme. A great opportunity to mingle with other festival-goers and to meet fellow film enthusiasts, you also get to learn a thing or two from seasoned professionals. Last year’s lecturers included New York Times film critic Miriam Bale discussing the importance of Auterism to filmmakers and Bernd Schoch discussing strategies about the making of music documentaries.
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While you’re in the Split for the festival, take the opportunity to see some of the city’s great sights, including: The Cathedral and Bell Tower, The Ivan Mestrovic Gallery and the amazing Klis Fortress. Head to the Marjan forest park for some of the city’s best green spaces.
To find out more information about the festival, please go to the official website where you’ll be able to find the full schedule for the 2018 film festival, view the submissions in all categories and buy tickets for all of the screenings.
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