Basta Fest


Years running: 9 (since 2014)

Basta Fest

International Short Fiction Film Festival.


Bašta Fest is an international short fiction film festival held in Bajina Bašta. Due to the profession of the founders (actors Jovan Jelisavčić and Maja Šuša), the festival focuses on the collaboration between directors and actors. We believe that in the future, the focus on quality of that collaboration will have a positive impact on the positioning Bašta Fest among short film festivals.

Our primary goal is to convert this festival into a cultural oasis, which primarily promotes local and international young artists, putting emphasis on short fiction films with authenticity.

All screenings at Bašta Fest are free and are held under the night sky. There are currently two locations: the park Borići and the lake Perućac. The noncompetitive part of the program has two films at the opening and closing ceremony; a closing film is the Serbian debut feature film, that was most successful in that year, chosen by Bašta fest team.


A three-membered jury of film authors and artists gives cash prizes. Statuettes will be awarded for: Best film (Golden Imagination), Best Director (Golden Indication), Best Actor and Best Actress (Golden Interpretation) and Best Screenplay (Gold Inspiration). A jury, made of young students from Bajina Bašta, also awards a prize for the Best film (Youth Jury prize). 


  • Applicants’ must be produced within the last two years (i.e. not be older than 2018). 
  • When choosing films priority will be given to those with authentic acting achievements. 
  • Link to the film (vimeo/youtube) in high resolution should be sent to Films that are from non-English speaking countries must be subtitled to English.
  • Submission via Festhome is also available.

The organizers provide food and accommodation for participants, Belgrade – Bajina Bašta– Belgrade transport and as well trips around the region. 

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement



Bajina Bašta

Official Website



Vuka Karadžića 14/8
Bajina Bašta 31250


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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening Date
    November 20, 2021
  • Earlybird Deadline
    December 20, 2021
  • Regular Deadline
    February 15, 2022
  • Late Deadline
    March 01, 2022
  • Notifications
    May 15, 2022
  • Event Dates
    30 June — 3 July 2022
Categories & Fees

Fiction films up to 30 minutes.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $5
  • Regular Deadline — $6
  • Late Deadline — $7
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