Bašta Fest is an international short fiction film festival, meaning that in order to be selected for the competition programme, you may only apply fiction films of up to 30 minutes. Applicants’ films must be produced within the last two years. Keep in mind that the festival and selector  Maja Šuša pay special attention to the cooperation between the director and the actors and that priority when choosing films will be given to those with authentic acting achievements. Bašta Fest is one of the few film festivals that awards actors in short films.


The submissions for the twelfth Bašta Fest will be published soon.


Link to the film (Vimeo/Youtube) in high resolution should be sent via this website:


Films that are from non-English speaking countries must be submitted with English subtitles.


Directors/producers whose films are selected to be part of the competition programme must confirm and send the required materials at least two weeks from the notification e-mail. The festival is not obliged to return the films submitted.

The organizers provide food and accommodation for two participants per movie, Belgrade – Bajina Bašta – Belgrade transportation, as well as daily trips in this region. Participants bear the costs of a visa (if they need one to enter Serbia), transportation (to Belgrade and back) and international travel health insurance.