Star Film Fest – Festival Terms and Conditions

1st ARTICLE / General Settings

Star Film Fest is an international film festival of young authors/directors which takes place from 3rd to 5th of September 2020 in Sisak, Croatia.

The organisator of the festival is NGO Kino klub Sisak.

The main goal of the festival is to bring film industry closer to viewers and academic audience through film production, while at the same time creating a place where film enthusiasts will exchange creative ideas for future projects.

2nd ARTICLE / Programme

The festival programme consists of two categories:

  • competition program (short films from all around the world)
  • official program (special thematic program)

3rd ARTICLE / Submission conditions

For the competition part of the programme, applications may be submitted by directors, producers and national film organizations with rights to represent films.

The applicant must be at least 18 and not over 35 years old. If the applicant is over 35 but the film was made before he/she turned 35 he/she has the rights to submit the film. 

One can submit a film in the following categories: industrial, documentary, featured, animated or experimental. Films cannot be older than 2018. The maximum duration of the submitted films cannot be longer than 25 minutes.

Submission opening: 15th of Febuary 2020.

Submission deadline: 20th of May 2020.

The organiser holds the right of calling films outside the above-mentioned deadline.

The films are to be submitted online, on the festival web-page (link) or in a DVD form. The submission is free.

All submitted films must have English titles.

The director or the person authorized for submitting the film commits not to withdraw the film from the Festival after the official programme has been announced, which is usually up to 35 days before the beginning of the festival.

By signing the application one accepts the Star Film Fest Terms and Conditions.

If the film receives an award at the Star Film Fest, the director, producer and distributor of the film commit to mention the award in the official and promotional material, and in the distribution of the film.


4th ARTICLE / Sending films


The films should be sent to the following address:


Star Film Fest

Cinema Club Sisak (Kino klub Sisak)

Radnička 114

44 000 Sisak



“No commercial value” should be clearly stated on the package. The cost of sending the package is to be paid by the sender.

If the package is being sent by special delivery, the sender must clearly state on the package that he will cover all the delivery costs and import fees. Star Film Fest is responsible for the storage and insurance of film copies only for the time since receiving the package until the moment when it is projected.


5th ARTICLE / Selection and projection

The number of films selected for projection in the certain programme depends on the length of films. Each of the selected films will be shown maximum two times during the festival. 

All audiovisual recordings of submitted films (screeners) will be held in the Star Film Fest archive for documentary, educational and cultural purposes. For easier storage, films may be documented in a digital database.

For the purpose of promotion of rewarded films, Festival holds the right of projecting those films for Cinema Club Sisak (Kino klub Sisak) purposes in Croatia, without any reimbursement, but with notifying the rights holder.

6th ARTICLE / Awards

Official awards of the Star Film Fest are:


Competitive programme:


GENERAL SPONSOR NAME – for the best industrial film

STAR – for the best documentary film

STAR – for the best feature film

STAR – for the best experimental film

STAR – for the best animated film


Special awards:


SPECIAL STAR – for audience choice

SPECIAL STAR – for the best regional film (Balkan region)

SPECIAL STAR – for the best edit

SPECIAL STAR – for the best picture (camera)

SPECIAL STAR – selectors award (each selector awards one prize)


The official awards consist of a statue, certificate and sponsorship gifts.

Special awards may be awarded by the Festival, professional organisations, non-governmental organisations, media etc. *The jury has the right, in consultation with the Director of the Festival, to award one additional award for dramaturgy and technical achievements in film.



7th ARTICLE / Jury

In the evaluation of the films, the jury is guided by its own criteria but also following the Jury Rules and Star Film Fest Terms and Conditions. The audience award winner is selected based on the average rating given by the audience after each projection.


8th ARTICLE / Press materials and packages

Along with the application form, one should attach the following materials:

  • short synopsis of the film in English or Croatian
  • film poster
  • at least 3 photographs from the film, quality suitable for printing/ press
  • biography and filmography of the film director specifying the year of birth
  • promotional material (press packages, trailer…)


By signing the application form, the Festival is authorized to use and publish all the mentioned materials in the festival catalogue, on the internet and for promotion purposes. 

The Festival is also authorized to publish a trailer or an insert from a film in the maximum duration of 3 minutes for promotion purposes.

Selected materials will not be returned to the sender.


The Festival holds the right to reject a film copy of bad technical quality that might cause problems while being projected.

By signing the application form, the director or producer accepts Star Film Fest Terms and Conditions and guarantees for the accuracy of information stated in the form.

9th ARTICLE / Accommodation and accreditation

If possible, the organiser can invite the director or film representative and cover his travel and/or accommodation expenses.

The authors of all the films are invited to take part at the Festival. If they apply on time (one month before the beginning of the Festival), the Festival will ensure all necessary accreditations, same as the promotion of their films, subject to the available resources.


10th ARTICLE / Final provisions

Terms and Conditions are written in Croatian and English language. It is accepted by all festival participants. In the case of vagueness of the text, the interpretation basis is the Croatian version. Items not covered by the Terms and Conditions will be considered directly by the organisers according to the Organiser Statute. In the event of a dispute, for all questions considering the festival the court having jurisdiction is the court in Sisak. The Festival director holds the discretion right to a decision and dealing with cases that are not stated in this Terms and Conditions.