Why a festival
The word festival is derived from the Latin fertivus which means to celebrate, to partake in merriment. The Idea for a youth festival arose from the desire to bring out the hidden and anonymous endeavours of the enthusiast film maker so that they may enter the public eye and in this way become known. By initiating the festival, we wish to offer a helping hand to individuals, schools and youth associations who work on media culture, to achieve their five minutes of fame.
Dubrovnik is a city of festivals. It is a city in which the word festa and festival evoke an age old tradition of the celebration of life. Dubrovnik celebrates it patron Saint Blaise, drama, and music so why not then celebrate film. So come to our fair city, take part in our celebration and learn something as well – It will be our honour to be your host.