Kustendorf 2024 – Call for Films

The 17th edition of Kustendorf International Film and Music Festival will take place 23-27 January 2024 in Drvengrad, Mokra Gora. Kustendorf invites filmmakers from around the world to submit their short films for the Competition Programme of the upcoming festival. Selected films will be screened at the festival with their authors invited to take part in the festival programmes and compete for the festival awards.

Kustendorf, an internationally renowned festival, was established in 2008 with the idea to bring together the icons of contemporary auteur cinema and emerging filmmakers. The Competition Programme of the festival is devoted to showcasing short films, with additional programs that include screenings of contemporary feature films, retrospectives of cinematic luminaries, workshops, exhibitions and concerts. The founder of the festival is film director Emir Kusturica. Festival is organized by Rasta International production house.

Guidelines for submitting:

Narrative, documentary, animated and experimental films that have a running time not exceeding 40 minutes are welcomed. All films in languages other than English should have English subtitles. Please note that it is essential to submit an online screening link of your film (on a platform such as Vimeo, etc.). We do not accept physical media. Submissions are free. Deadline for submitting is 1 December 2023.

To submit your film, please fill in the application form available at this link.

Be sure to include a screening link, password (if necessary), three stills from the film and director’s portrait photo.

Send your application to kustendorffestival@gmail.com