Diversions International Short Film Festival
Event :June 10 – 16, 2019Date News :26/02/2019

Dear filmmaker, we kindly ask you for a few minutes of your time to read this message. Diversions celebrate love, passion, and enthusiasm to film medium and art. Think about everything that passion stands for and means to you. Think about all you gave and sacrificed to be able to call yourself a filmmaker. A life explorer. Think about all the people you met, all the hands you shook in order to make any of your shots possible. Think about all the messy shots, all the long nights, failures and all the times you wanted to quit. But you didn't. You devoted yourself to be a seeker of stories about what we are built from and what we are in our very nature. Think about what defines you and what defines us in this particular moment in time? What surrounds you? Your answer is your film and it should be expressed gently, with care and kindness, delicately, amusingly. Be playful as a child. This is what WE celebrate in YOU, so don't ever stop. All the devoted filmmakers who struggle, push their efforts and give their best to transcend their stories on the silver screen are our heroes. Their pieces of memories, stories which inspire the freedom of thought and freedom of heart are the gems we wish to screen and put into a museum of collective memory. We are moved and inspired by your wondering and wandering presence and will carefully watch your spectacles and give our best to treat your artwork with utmost respect. We are goofy, completely out of the box, unconventional and somewhat bonkers and we are genuinely proud of it - but with this attitude, we hope to inspire each other in the exchange of experiences, ideas and sparks of mutual appreciation. As usual, we don't give a damn if you are an amateur, professional, experienced filmmaker with an important "name", student, a talented offspring, a granny with a camera - heck, you can be a giraffe with a camera - as long as we are completely in love with your film. This is what we care about. As for filmmakers, our mission extends to others as well - if you are a festival, organization, Film School, individual, patron, sponsor - whoever you are... Hit us an email if you find our beliefs equally important for the community. We like to collaborate with others, we like to be friends. It doesn't have to be a formal letter, write something completely different. This is what we are about. Diversions International Short Film Festival is brought to you with a huge effort from our main partners and friends. They are City of Sveti Ivan Zelina, Sveti Ivan Zelina Tourist Board, Zagreb County, Croatian Audiovisual Centre, Croatian Film Director's Guild, Embassy of Switzerland to the Republic of Croatia, Visions du Réel - International Documentary Film Festival. Other important friends are Zagreb Film Festival, ZagrebDox, Academy of Dramatic Art Zagreb, PITCHAdu, Rezolucija, Ministry of Subtitles. All the best in submissions and upcoming Holiday Season, Your Team of Diversions International Short Film Festival, Love & Light!

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