Rules & Terms 2024

DUFF (The Dubrovnik Film Festival) DUFF (The Dubrovnik Film Festival) is an international film festival for the children and the youth of the Mediterranean countries. The […]


Dubrovnik Film Festival for the Children and the Youth of the Mediterranean Countries

The Dubrovnik Cinemas

Cinemas Dubrovnik is a city cultural institution that promotes media culture; showing films and other cultural video content, and organizing various cultural events. We generously support associations that work with children and youth, especially the Luža Association. We are a member of Europa Cinemas and the Media program, which also specially support working with the younger population.

School of film Šipan

School of film Šipan is an association which promotes media culture, especially through development of media literacy of children by competent usage of recent technology and media. The activities are delivered through the project “Šipan summer film school” held on the island of Šipan in August every year. The project consists of not only film workshops but also of open air film screenings and other cultural programs which side by side with busy activities of young film makers turn the whole island in real film oases. The association closely cooperates with similar organizations, specially with Association Luža and it is a member of The Croatian Film Club Association.


Festival director: Đive Galov
Office manager: Dube Mikulić
Production assistant: Ružica Dodig
Technical director: Miro Bronzić
Festival coordinators: Igor Miošić, Marta Skorin, Andrea Bagarić, Ružica Dodig

Why a festival

The word festival is derived from the Latin festivus 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 young film maker so that they may enter the public eye and in this way gain recognition. 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 its patron Saint Blaise, drama, and music so why not then celebrate film. So come to our fair city, take part in our celebration and pick up a thing or two by participating in our workshops or just by watching films and mingling with your peers. It will be our honour to be your host.

Why a Mediterranean

The Mediterranean is without doubt the cradle of Western European culture and civilization. Western Europe recognizes this but often seems to emphasize Greek and Roman heritage overlooking those roots of Mediterranean multiculturalism which have evolved on the shores of Africa and Asia Minor. The appearance of all these cultures, their interaction and the not uncommon cultural conflicts which developed between them, have forged the history of the people of the Mediterranean. It is from this that a Mediterranean multiculturalism was born. It is in this that we all can see ourselves. The goal of the festival is to abet this recognition of self and to grow in it.