8th Brač Film Festival program announced!
After two pandemic years, this year’s Brač Film Festival is coming back without any restrictions. You can expect cinemas at full capacity, a number of guest filmmakers and - unforgettable after-parties.
For eight years in a row, we are exhibiting to our audiences the most recent films from the region. By doing so we support young and talented first and second-time filmmakers and offer them a platform to exhibit their work.
The film program consists of three main categories and two screening venues. At the summer stage behind the Church every evening at 9 PM we are screening films for children. The children’s program is free of charge as a part of our ongoing mission to make films available to any child. This year we are opening the program with the domestic film “How I Learned How To Fly”. The film tells the story of 12year old Sofia whose summer at her grandma’s house on Hvar suddenly becomes a real adventure. Children's program also brings internationally acclaimed titles such as “Comedy Queen” awarded at Berlinale and “Nelly Rapp: Monster Agent”. The animated film “Even Mice Belong in Heaven” will be screened on the last day of children's screenings together with a short animated film “The Egg” directed by Ana Despot.
The main program is being held in the Summer Cinema every evening at 9:30 pm. Every evening we are bundling short films before the feature. The short film program is dedicated to students from all over the region and this year brings titles such as “Gunz and Helmets”, “Crisis”, “Džonika” and “Sound Mixer”.
We are especially excited to open the main program with the screening of “Savages” by Dario Lonjak. This action-comedy tells the story of three Croatian football fans that by pure accident find themselves inside a terrorist camp that they cannot escape. The main program also brings awarded titles such as “As Far as I can Walk” by Stefan Arsenijević who had to have an additional screening on FEST due to huge interest; and “Staffroom” by Sonja Tarokić which was claimed by critics as “definitely one of the best Croatian films in the recent years”.
For the closing evening, we will be screening the sports drama “Golden Boy” by Ognjen Janković which tells the story of a 20 year old talented football player that enters a professional career and finds it hard to keep up with all the expectations.
We are happy to host filmmakers from the main and short programmes who will be available for Q&A’s and informal talks every evening after the screening. Also, don’t forget the opening and closing evening after-party at Acapulco Beach Bar.
The whole schedule is available on our website. If you have any other questions, feel free to ask via contact form or ask some of our dear volunteers that will be working at the info point in the days before and during the festival.
Tickets can be bought at the info point from the 8th of August. It’s not possible to reserve your tickets so please make sure to get them in advance.
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