Bašta Fest, together with partners from regional countries, Drim Short Film Festival (Struga, Northern Macedonia) and Seanema Film Festival (Ulcinj, Montenegro), founded BALKAN SHORT FILM NETWORK, for the education of young filmmakers, as well as the promotion of short films in the region.

We are continuing with the workshop programme for developing short fiction films – 3 workshops at 3 festivals from the region for young filmmakers from Serbia, Montenegro and North Macedonia. Five projects will be selected for a short fiction film of up to 30 minutes, which will participate in 3 workshops: Bašta Pitch at the Bašta Fest, Fund Ready at the Drim Short Film Festival and Festival Ready at the Seanema Film Festival. Each project will have 2 representatives – the director and producer, a total of 10 workshop participants.

To apply, please send an email to :

  • The screenplay for a short fiction film of up to 30 minutes
  • Synopsis (1 page)
  • Director’s statement (up to 2 pages)
  • Director’s biography with photo (up to 2 pages)
  • Producer’s biography with photo (up to 2 pages)

The application must be in Serbian, Montenegrian, or Macedonian language.

In the first stage, at the Bašta Pitch, participants will go through several days of work with mentors, director Raško Miljković and producer Milan Stojanović, to present their project on the last day of the festival. The winning project will receive a prize of € 1,000.

During the second stage, at the Fund Ready workshop, participants will work with mentors from North Macedonia to develop their fundraising strategies.

At the Festival Ready workshop, participants will work with mentors from Montenegro to develop strategies for festivals and how to present their finished projects.

A web conference will be held in October to summarize impressions and present projects to a wider audience after the workshops.


The first workshop (dates of the tenth Bašta Fest): June 29 – July 2, 2023.
The second workshop (dates of the seventh Drim Short Film Festival): August 14 – 17, 2023.
The third workshop (dates of the fourth Seanema Film Festival): September 14 – 17, 2023.
The web conference: October 2023.

Applications are open until May 10, 2023. Participants will be announced no later than June 1st, 2023.

We are waiting for your submissions!