STIFF is Croatia’s first International Film Festival dedicated entirely to student films. Established by the SKC Rijeka (Student Culture Center) and organized in collaboration with Filmaktiv – the purpose of the festival is strengthening the student film and video industry by allowing an insight into the work of other fellow student filmmakers, encouraging the development of new ideas and establishing an international collaboration in the field of media production. STIFF’s main goal is to present the best of the student film production from all around the world and help them get their audiences. It strives to educate audiences about the quality of work of emerging filmmakers. The festival will be held in Rijeka in October of 2018.
Because we are a non-profit festival relaying mostly on public funding, all film screenings and events are free of charge - thus we find it necessary to charge a symbolic submission fee to help us improve our festival quality and keep us going.
Every year STIFF has a theme. We focus on films addressing this theme in a broad sense. This year we want to show creative films talking about “Dreams”. Big dreams, small dreams, nightmares and fantasies, dreams of change, dreams of love, dreams of a better life, country, world...
We are also calling on Experimental films which you can submit free of charge during our early deadline for submission in the category of SHORT EXPERIMENTAL FILM. These films will be part of a program curated by students who went through STIFF Film Circle training program last year. Being our 5th birthday we are planning a special surprise for our youngest audiences. Therefore we will pay special attention to films of all genre suitable for children up to 16 years of age.
Being our 5th birthday we are planning a special surprise for our youngest audiences. Therefore we will be paying a special attention films of all genre suitable for children up to 16 years of age.