The International Festival of New Film / Split Film Festival is the oldest international film / media manifestation of the Republic of Croatia. Ever since it was instituted in Split in 1996, the Festival promotes new, creative, personal, experimental, radical and subversive works, of all lengths, styles and genres, generally produced outside the mainstream, all the while keeping its primary focus on excellence and outstanding achievements. The Festival program comprises a selection of titles from recent world film production, films screened and awarded on many well-known (Rotterdam, Berlinale, Cannes) and lesser-known festivals around the world. In addition, these are generally all Croatian premieres, which is why the Festival’s program is hailed as one of the most significant film festivals in Croatia. The International Competitions for Features and Shorts make for the core of the program. Two international juries bestow the Grand Prix upon the best features and shorts from the competitive sections. Aside from the competitions, the program comprises the following sections: New Media, Forum 3, Gender, Reflections, Frame extended and Special Program. As part of its aim to endorse the dialogue between the national and the local cinemas on the one said, and their dialogue with the international film scene on the other, the Festival has realized a number of retrospectives, workshops, lectures and presentations of leading experts from the film art scene. Also, the Festival has presented Croatian shorts in Rome and Paris.
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