#BFF2020 goes as planned!
With the approval of the Civil Protection Headquarters of the Republic of Croatia, the 6th annual Brac Film Festival is going to be held, as planned, from 6-8 August at our usual location- the open air cinema in romantic Supetar.
The opening night of the festival, the 6th of August, is going to feature the island premier of the Croatian movie Mater, directed by Jure Pavlovic. The movie follows Jasna, who after having spent a few years in Germany, returns to Croatia to take care of her dying mother. The interesting mother-daughter relationship is Jure Pavlovic's debut film. The Brac audience will remember him for his short film "Piknik", shown at Brac Film Festival in 2016.
As part of the Feature film program we will also be showing a Franco-Belgian comedy Alice and the Mayor, directed by Nicolas Pariser, following the story of a politician who is fighting both an existential and midlife crisis.
From Serbia, we are bringing a cinema favorite, Ajvar, directed by Ana Marija Rossi. A film about love, or better yet, how to survive losing love, brings amazing performances by leading actors Sergej Trifunovic and Natasa Ninkovic.
Our Short film program features the films Homely, directed by Jakov Nola, Broccoli by Eliott Fetwees and Joseph turns 42 by Paul Mazier.
As an exception this year, we are going to be showing one short film before every feature film.
Another exception for this year is that we are also moving the kid's program outside, onto the summer stage behind the Supetar church, to ensure the safety of our visitors and staff. The kid's program features fun movies such as the adventure drama film My Extraordinary Summer with Tess, animated French movie The Prince's Voyage and a modern fairytale Rocca Changes the World.
To end yet another Brac film story, the last day of the festival, the 8th of August, will feature a performance by the band Vatra, a movie pub quiz at our well known BFF bar, Beer Garden, and an after party with great tunes by DJ Mario Kovac.
Film students - submit your short film #BFF2020
Brač Film Festival invites all film students from around the world to submit their short film to the 6th edition of Brac Film Festival (6-8 August 2020). Films must be produced after May 2019 and with a max. duration of 20 minutes. Short film programme is our only competition programme where the audiences choose the winner. The best film gets 2.000 EUR worth of postproduction services for author's next project - awarded by Red Production. Short films are being screened in the most beautiful amphitheatre of the Island of Brac – in the Waterman Resort and selected filmmakers are invited to represent their films.
Submissions are open via FilmFreeway until 30th May 2020!
5th Brač Film Festival finished
The connection between young filmmakers and island of Brač lasts for many years. From 7th to 9th August 2019 they all met for the fifth time in a row in Supetar, on an annual Brač Film Festival.
Every morning at 11AM within the Supetar Elementary School we screened films for children (Footballers, My Grandpa is an Alien, Sune vs Sune). Short film programme brought carefully selected student films from all over the Europe. The programme is also the only competitive programme within Festival, and the winner was the film "Brasilian" directed by Sara Markovic and produced by Minja Jovovic. Every evening, in the beautiful summer cinema we screened feature films made by first and second time film directors. Audience had a chance to see awarded films Lada Kamenski (dir. Sara Hribar and Marko Šantić), Shiny Shrimps (dir. Cedric Le Gallo) and South Wind (dir. Miloš Avramović).
Actors Goran Bogdan, Jelena Stojiljković, Momčilo Otašević, Jelena Perčin, Filip Mayer, producers Miloš Djukelić and Niels Mann were amongst many that visited us this year. Film and theatre director Mario Kovač moderated a popular film pub quiz on the second day. We extended our mission and vision of supporting young artists also through our evening music programme with a concert of talented Dino Jelušić and Gina Damjanović.
Oscar winner Christopher Hampton at Brač Film Festival
We were proud to host one of the most reputable British screenwriters, Mr. Christopher Hampton at Brač Film Festival. Mr. Hampton has won Academy Award for Best Screenplay for the film Dangerous Liaisons (dir. Stephen Frears) and was nominated for another Academy Award for Best Screenplay for the film Atonement (dir. Joe Wright ). He very much enjoyed Croatia and the Island of Brač, and shared his wide knowledge and experience with young filmmakers on the masterclass inside City Library.
3rd Brač Film Festival
In addition to the newly introduced young students from the region (Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro), for the first time, the festival team itself is inclusive of nationals from England, France, Lebanon, as far as China. The short film program features young authors from America, Estonia, Denmark, Norway, Belgium, Slovenia, Serbia and Israel.
An international team of over 60 young enthusiasts will take residence in Supetar during the Festival and participate in workshops, screenings, lectures and round tables. The main program of the Festival, open to the public, is a feature program to be held in the Summer Cinema. The program features celebrated titles such as Croatian film "Ministry of Love”, Montenegrin feature debut "The Black Pin", and French film “Together: Project" presented at last year's Cannes Film Festival.
Children screenings include award-winning titles such as “Mystery of the Green Hill", "Small Gangster" and "New Kid” and continue to encourage youngsters to go to the movie theatre. Due to last year's overcrowding, this year's program is based in Supetar Primary School and is free for all children.
A photography exhibition titled «PREMIUM», by Marijan Marinović, will be staged during the festival. Marijana was born on Brač, who for many years lived in New York and has photographed dozens of celebrities on red carpet across the United States