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Motovun Film Festival

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  • Zagreb, Croatia July 2015, TBA
  • Call for Entry Deadline: June 2015, TBA
  • Festival Data:
    • Established: 1999
    • Attendance: 30000
    • Media Attendance: 120
    • Accredited Industry Attendance: 100
    • Total Number of Films Submitted: 150
    • Total Number of Films Screened: 100
    • Total Screenings: 60
    • # of Shorts Screened: 30
    • # of Features Screened: 70
    • Competitive
    • Online Festival
    • Has Panels
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  • Festival Description:

    Motovun Film Festival endeavors to present the main trends in contemporary world cinema and to broaden creative contacts between international and Croatian filmmakers in order to make a positive contribution to the development of film industry and culture. The festival screens Full Length Features and Documentaries (international selection) and includes Motovun Online (an international selection of fiction and animated shorts up to 15min. screened in the cinema and on the Internet.

    At the beginning, Motovun Film Festival was conceived as a noncompetitive program but as events evolved the Festival added new awards every year:

    The Propeller

    Main award of the festival. It is given by an international jury to the best film in the main program.


    Introduced in 2003, the "FromAtoA" award is an attempt to help the films made in the region "from Albania to Austria" to break through their national boundaries and find their audience in neighboring countries.


    The association's award, given by its international film critics juries, gained exceptional popularity among film authors.

    Motovun online

    The award for the best film up to 15 minutes long. It is given by a jury of young Croatian film professionals. Along with the Propeller, the oldest festival award.

    Audience award

    The best film by audience choice. Festival visitors can send their cell-phone text messages (VIP operator) and rate films from 1 to 5. The film with the best average rating is the winner.


    The award for the best film dealing with and promoting human rights. All films from the festival program can compete for the award and a special jury selects the winner. The author of the visual identity of the award is Rodrigo Otazu, a jeweler and a wellknown artistic designer. The award is presented in cooperation with Amnesty International Croatia.

  • Film Submissions:
  • Email:mff(at)motovunfilmfestival.com
    Phone:(385) 13 740 707 / 0708
    Fax:(385) 13 740 699
    Mailing Address: Maksimirska 101
    Zagreb 10000


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  • Propeller of Motovun went to: “Sweet Mud”
    Directed by: Dror Shaul.

    The Propeller Award Jury used the opportunity to award a special mention to the following films:

    Kujtim Csasku singled out “The Cats Of Mirikitani”
    Directed by: Linda Hattendorf.

    Mi‰a Radivojeviç highlighted “The Mourning Forrest”
    Directed by: Naomi Kawasa.

    Ognjen Sviliãiç singled out “The Art Of Crying”
    Directed by: Peter Schonau Fog.

    Istvan Szabo highlighted “Red Road”
    Directed by: Andrea Arnold.

    The Award FromAtoA went to “Problem With Mosquitoes And Other Stories”
    Directed by: Andrey Paounov.

    The FIPRESCI Award, given by the international jury of film critics, went to “Hallam Foe”
    Directed by: David Mackenzie.

    The winner of the short film competition: “T-Shirt.”
    Directed by: Hissein Fazeli's

    Based on cell-phone votes, the Audience Award went to Goran Kulenoviç's film “Sing A Love Song”
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