Years running: 3 (since 2017)

History Film Festival

Аn international festival of historical documentary films


History Film Festival is an international festival of historical documentary films organized by ISTRA FILM.

The Festival is taking place in Rijeka, Croatia.

History Film Festival aims at offering viewers and film experts an insight into contemporary film and TV production of historical documentary films, at the same time providing a place where film professionals can meet and share their creative ideas for future projects.

Festival programme consists of a competition programme and special thematic programmes (presentations of independent and TV productions, screenings of material from film archives, specialized conferences and workshops…)


  • Grand Prix 
  • Best Independent Production Documentary 
  • Best TV Production Documentary 
  • Best Director 
  • Best Screenplay
  • Best Cinematography
  • Best Film Editing
  • Best Composer
  • Best Production
  • Audience Award

Winners in the Best Screenplay, Best Independent Production Documentary and Best TV Production Documentary will receive an InkTip Script Listing to promote themselves and their scripts to InkTip’s entire network of producers, managers, and agents. 
InkTip: where producers go for scripts and writers


  • Documentary films of all running times, regardless of their year of production, whose main topic is history – historical events and characters, can be entered. 
  • The films for the competition programme can be submitted by directors, independent and TV producers, distributors and national film bodies entitled and authorized for representation and submission of films.
  • Along with the submission form, the following materials must be submitted also in a digital form: 
    • a brief synopsis of the film in English; 
    • at least 3 photographs from the film (of the quality suitable for press – 300 dpi); 
    • the director's filmography, biography and photo;
    • promo material (trailer, press packages, posters, etc.)
    • For translation purposes, an English transcript/dialogue list or external English subtitles must be provided.

For public projections at History Film Festival, secure download of a high-quality projection copy will be requested, unless already provided through the submission platform. The projection format is 1920x1080 resolution, h.264 encoded, preferably above 10Mbit and with external subtitles. 
Physical copies can be accepted in special circumstances. Please note that History Film Festival cannot accept DCP format.

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Jury and Organizers

Bernardin Modrić — Director
Tiha Modrić — Producer, Organizer
Dejan Bojc — Producer, Technical




Official website



Brdo 7a 
HR - 51000 Rijeka, Croatia 

Phone: +385 92 133 13 10 

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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening date
    October 29, 2018
  • Earlybird Deadline
    January 10, 2019
  • Regular Deadline
    February 10, 2019
  • Late Deadline
    March 10, 2019
  • Notifications
    May 10, 2019
  • Event dates
    10 — 14 September 2019
Categories & Fees

Documentary films over 60 minutes.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $40
  • Regular Deadline — $50
  • Late Deadline — $80

Documentary films under 60 minutes

  • Earlybird Deadline — $20
  • Regular Deadline — $30
  • Late Deadline — $50

Documentary films under 60 minutes

  • Earlybird Deadline — $20
  • Regular Deadline — $30
  • Late Deadline — $50

Documentary films over 60 minutes.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $40
  • Regular Deadline — $50
  • Late Deadline — $80
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