In addition to the film and music programmes, Bašta Fest offers its guests an off programme which consists of exhibitions and other similar events. In 2016, authentic works of the “Prozor” Gallery were exhibited on the tree trunks in Borići Park. These were handmade windows through which one could see photographs of landscapes of Bajina Bašta and the region.
In 2017, Bašta Fest started Festival network. This programme, which represents the first step towards establishing Bašta Fest’s growing networking within the industry, focuses on the festival itself and its connection with festivals from the region, Europe and the whole world. The first step in building up this network was setting up a collaboration with FeKK from Ljubljana 2017. On the fifth edition of the festival, Bašta fest screened programme Timikids from Timishort film festival from Timisoara, Romania. Festival network is the first step in creating an industrial space that opens the door to future conferences, screenings, exchanging experiences related to selection, internal organization and other festival aspects.
FeKK Ljubljana short film festival was established by young film enthusiasts, film critics and amateur filmmakers gathered at the Slovenian Cinematheque under the name Kraken (short film promotion society) which organized the K3 Ljubljana film festival. There had been no international short film festival in Slovenia, and the team decided to establish one, with a special focus on Ex-Yugoslav countries and South-eastern Europe. The festival has two competition programmes: FeKK-Yu (Ex-Yugoslav countries without Slovenia) and FeKK-Slo. FeKK also has special curated programmes: retrospectives and fekkstival (guest festival). A special section for new, fresh and unique authors called Instant kult is also being developed. Every year, FeKK shows short films nominated for the European Film Award. During last year’s festival, the new programme was called East of Eden – short films from the countries of South-eastern Europe and beyond.
Timishort Film Festival was born, like many good ideas, over a coffee in 2009. The festival team promoted, even from the beginnings, author films (film d’hauteur), making an emphasis on national and/or international premiers. The Timishort FF competitions are: National Competition, International Competition, Videorama (experimental film section ) and TimiKids (short films for children from 6 to 14 years old). The main goal was to bring back the magic of watching a film on the big screen, which are rarely present in Romania, apart from multiplexes.
Short Waves Festival is an international short film festival from Poznań, Poland, which celebrates its 12th edition between 24th and 29th of March 2020. Every year six festival days include screenings of 300 short films from all around the world for a total audience of about 7000 film enthusiasts. The programme consists of competition screenings divided into four categories: International Competition, Polish Competition, Dances with Camera and Urban View as well as non-competition programme, educational and industry activities, filmmakers talks, and many others. Every year the festival has a country in focus and multiple theme programmes presenting emerging film talents from different regions. Also, Short Waves Festival sets new trends in the event-cinema field, creating site-specific film installations in unexpected locations or organizing exciting special events such as Random Home Cinema in private apartments.