Sunday, 13 June 2021

Mediterranean Film Festival to Take Place in Split on 17-26 June

ZAGREB, 13 June, 2021 - The 14th Mediterranean Film Festival begins in Split on 17 June with the screening of the Turkish feature film "When I'm Done Dying" by Bir Nefes Daha and the Croatian documentary "Split" by Renata Poljak.

The opening ceremony will take place at the summer cinema theatre "Bačvice". The other venue of the festival is the Dom Mladih (Youth Centre).

The programme of the festival, which runs through 26 June, includes films from Bulgaria, Greece, Spain, Italy, Egypt, Turkey, Romania, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Portugal, Montenegro, France, Côte d'Ivoire, Slovenia, Morocco, Malta and Palestine, as well as Croatia.

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Sunday, 14 June 2020

Mediterranean Film Fest Returns to Split in July with Limited Capacity

June 14, 2020 - The 13th Split Mediterranean Film Festival will take place from July 2 to 11, 2020, at the Bačvice Open-Air Cinema. Due to COVID-19, this year's edition will be adapted to the recommendations of the Croatian Institute of Public Health.

Namely, the capacity of the Bačvice Open Air Cinema will be limited due to the distance between the seats, and when entering and exiting, visitors are invited to adhere to physical distance and general hygiene measures.

A statement fro the Mediterranean Film Festival:

"In order for all of us to spend our time at FMFS as pleasantly and safely as possible, please carefully read the important notes related to this year's specific edition of the Festival!

- Adhering to the recommendations of the Croatian Institute of Public Health, the capacity of the Bačvice Open Air Cinema is limited due to the distance between the seats.

- Please adhere to physical distance and general hygiene measures when entering and exiting.

- You are allowed to sit in the cinema together with the people you came with. Seats are not numbered.

- The cinema will be open every day for an hour before the screening. Come on time, avoid the crowds and relax before the movie with drinks, popcorn, and pleasant music.

This year, there will be no parties with DJs after the screenings, but socializing with music for "Ćakula posli", which will be prepared by our partners in the music program. Social gatherings are reserved exclusively for spectators with a ticket who were at the film screening at the Bačvice Open-Air Cinema or the Youth Center.

- It will not be possible to enter the cinema after the beginning of the screening, nor after its end

- This year, there are no types of accreditations, invitations, or Festival tickets. We do not have an office or a box office in the Zlatna Vrata Cinematheque. All information about tickets, as well as for instructions on how to secure your place on time, can be found here."

The FMFS program will be announced on June 16.

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Monday, 27 April 2020

Mediterranean Film Festival in Split Postponed: "We Will Start as Soon as We Can!"

April 27, 2020 - Summer in Split this year will not traditionally begin with the Mediterranean Film Festival, as the 13th edition is officially postponed.

While we should have announced that there are just 40 days left until the beginning of the Mediterranean Film Festival Split, unfortunately, this summer will not traditionally begin at the Bacvice Summer Cinema.

However, the happy news is that the festival has not been canceled, like many other festivals around the country. Instead, one of the most valuable Croatian cultural summer events has been postponed.

"We should have written to you today that there are still 40 days left until the 13th Mediterranean Film Festival Split and we would certainly publish part of the program on this occasion. Instead, we must confirm what you have already assumed: The 13th FMFS will not take place on the scheduled date of June 4-13. However, it will not be canceled - this summer will not begin with FMFS, but the FMFS will start as soon as possible. The selection is almost done, and we are organizationally more than ready and waiting for a license to operate the cinema. Have a little patience and soon we will be hanging out at the Bacvice Summer Cinema and the Golden Gate Cinema with the best Mediterranean film creations of the past year," the organizers announced on their page.

The organizers told film lovers that they could enjoy their films at VOD and the new Kino Mediteran live option starting Monday, April 27. 

"In our virtual cinema, you will have the opportunity to socialize with music before and after the film, and chatting is possible for those who want it during the screening - the 'chatbots' from the cinema can finally comment without disturbing anyone!

In the film Who You Think I Am, Juliette Binoche stars as Claire, a 48-year-old college professor who is 24-year-old Clara on the Internet, an intern at a fashion events company. She created a fake Facebook profile for Claire to spy on her ex-lover, but soon starts dating the young Alex," writes FMFS on its Facebook page. 

In addition to the announcement, this year's festival visual of Karlo Kazinoti was also published, with the FMFS logo on the playing card of the king.

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Thursday, 13 June 2019

Everyone to Bačvice: Summer Cinema Season Begins, 12th FMFS Opens Tonight!

This year's Mediterranean Film Festival in Split begins tonight at 9:30 pm at the always beautiful Bačvice Summer Cinema, reports Dalmatinski Portal Portal on June 13, 2019.

The favorite festival opens with the Italian film ‘Piranhas’, a silver medalist at the last Berlinale. The film is an adaptation of the novel 'Paranza dei bambini' by Roberto Saviano, who has been under strict police protection for a long time due to his astonishing books about the infamous Mafia organization 'Camorra'.

During the first evening, the audience in Split will also have the opportunity to watch the film ‘Dok je trajao Roland Garros’ directed by Snježana Tribuson, which will be screened as part of 'Ješke’, a short film program by Croatian authors.

In the 12th FMFS program, which traditionally opens the outdoor cinema season in Split, there are 70 titles from 32 countries. The people of Split and their guests will be the first in the region to see the films featuring the most famous French actresses - ‘Celle que nous croyez’ with Juliette Binoche and ‘Une jeunesse dorée’ with Isabelle Huppert, while the real treat for the audience is 'Loro' by Paolo Sorrentino.

It is important to note that in the competition for the best feature film is the latest addition by the recently deceased European filmmaker Agnes Varda, the winner of the second FMFS. Furthermore, this year's festival program is abundant with several exciting thrillers and documentaries from the Mediterranean countries, as well as South America and Sweden, which have won the prizes at the most important international film festivals.

Like every year, FMFS gives special attention to Croatian short films in the "Ješke" program, which is shown before the top feature titles and gives the directors a rare opportunity to show their work to a large number of viewers. Also, not only did these films get a prime time spot, but 15 of the shorts are fighting for 12,000 kuna, the most significant prize money a Croatian film festival has awarded in this film genre.


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All this is more than enough reason to kick off summer at the FMFS, by the sea, under the pines, until June 22 - and don’t forget, the after parties are the best! 

Individual tickets are sold at a price of only 25 kuna for the films in the Bačvice summer cinema, and 20 kuna for screenings at 'Golden Gate'. Projections at the third location of the festival, which opens on Friday besides the Youth Center, are free of charge.

You can find the full program for FMFS here

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Friday, 25 May 2018

Mediterranean Film Festival Split Announces Program for 11th Edition!

The Split Mediterranean Film Festival returns to Bačvice and Golden Gate Cinema next month. 

Tuesday, 23 January 2018

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Sunday, 24 July 2016

Kino Mediteran Returns to Mljet This Summer for the Third Time

In its third edition this year, Kino Mediteran will be returning on two special occasions to the island of Mljet.