Deadline extended: submit your shorts to the Video on the Beach 2019 – till April 8th

Deadline extended: submit your shorts to the Video on the Beach 2019 – till April 8th

In its jubilee 15th edition, Kino Otok – Isola Cinema International Film Festival will be held from 5 till 9 June in Izola, Slovenia. Its traditional Video on the Beach section will once again bring a fresh selection of edgy free-spirited shorts and their authors to the silver screen under the stars. Submit your films till 8th of April 2019 (for real).

In the Video on the Beach section, Kino Otok supports screenings of film production by new generations of emerging filmmakers, which explores the wealth and daring of film expression in both form and content.  In addition to Slovenian independent production, the section also screens films from neighbouring countries and beyond. Video on the Beach functions as an exploratory platform that enables not only public screenings of films, but also a dialogue, an exchange of ideas and experiences between the visiting established filmmakers and those who are either at the beginning of their film career or those whose work places them outside the established spaces of conventional and market-oriented filmmaking. One Video on the Beach evening is dedicated to the view on foreign productions of shorts, each year presented in partnerships with film festivals from Europe and beyond.

We call on young filmmakers (young at heart, that is) from Slovenia, Italy, Croatia, Austria and beyond to submit their works, which, if selected, will be screened during the festival in a relaxed atmosphere under the stars in close proximity to the Lighthouse beach in Izola.

The selected authors will be entitled to:

  • festival pass that enables access to all screenings, PRO and other events,
  • free-of-charge camping at the festival camp Scamp,
  • presentation of their film in the official festival catalogue.

There are no restrictions on film genres. Documentary, fiction, experimental or animated shorts should first and foremost be marked by unbridled, free and affiliative spirit that in one way or another does away with a series of constructed social, religious, cultural, ethnic, political, intergenerational and, of course, expressive barriers.

Length of submitted films: under 30 minutes. Films completed in 2019 or 2018 will be given priority. There are no limits to the number of entries by one filmmaker, but these have to be submitted separately. Video on the Beach does not require a submission fee.

You are invited to submit the following by Monday, 8 April 2019:

Video on the Beach programmer is Matevž Jerman, film critic and Programme Assistant at the Slovenian Cinematheque. As a curator and co-organizer, he cooperates with several film festivals (FeKK, Liffe, FSF,…). He has co-founded the Society for Short Film Promotion, Kraken, which fosters the growth of independent Slovenian production and overall development of short film. Jerman has written and directed several shorts and music videos.

For more information please write to We are looking forward to receiving your submission(s)!

See you at Otok!