APOX film festival (1)


08 Nov 2019
Call for entries

31 Mar 2020
Early deadline

01 Apr 2020
Standard deadline

29 Apr 2020
Late deadline

01 May 2020
Festival closed

01 Sep 2020
Notification date

02 Oct 2020
05 Oct 2020


Zadbone 16,  51551, Veli Losinj, Primorsko goranska, Croatia

Festival description
Short film festival >1' 40'<
Feature film festival >41' 180'<

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 June 2019
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  >1' 40'<
 Feature Films  >41' 180'<
 Any language
Croatian English
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Festival start: 02 October 2020      Festival end: 05 October 2020

The APOX Film Festival wants to become a film festival, which, unlike others, will be separated by the way of presentation of films, a different program and orientation on the promotion of the culture of the island of Losinj and everything else that the island offers.

Attract as many external directors as
you like, and become synonym of quality documentaries in this area. The concept itself is to promote the museum gallery spaces of the island of Lošinj and therefore contribute not only to the foreign, but also to the locals realize the values that we have and values worth looking at. Within the museums gallery area of the island of Losinj (Museum Gallery area Kula-Veli Lošinj, Fritzy Palace Museum, the Museum of Apoxyomenos) will be presented films from the domain of documentary and documentary feature films. During the premiere and opening of the festival to be opened in the Museum of Apoxyomenos, the red carpet for VIP guests of the festival will be planned, and before
the first film by the mayor and representatives of the Association will be presented the program of the Festival and all Logged on to the festival itself. All participants, viewers and representatives will receive a specially designed festival program with a maintenance schedule and a short description of each film individually. For the purpose of the better presentation of the festival, a final concert will be organized at the end of the festival and the award ceremony on the stage in Veli Lošinj. It is also aimed at giving children an option to
experience the thrill of making a film through film workshops and that the films parents, as well as viewers, have the opportunity to see on the big canvas. Also the goal is to provide additional promotion of apoxyomenos, through the promotion through the APOX Film Festival and the award in the form of the Apoxyomenos statue of the island of Lošinj. Together we can achieve this project, which can be brought into a relatively low financial construction and thus ensure further stability of this event, which is not nearby, which will certainly inspire people to orientate with new fans Possibilities of culture and familiarity with the cultural and historical heritage of the island of Lošinj.

For all participant we have option for accommodation in one of the Hotel branch of Jadranka d.d, that will give you a better price, and halfboard durring the festival. We invite all participant to contact us for the accommodation.


1. One Debutant Prize: A member of the Relive Jury awards the debut film at the APOX Film Festival
2. Audience Award: Awarded to the movie that wins the highest number of audience votes.
The organizer reserves the right to change the rules for the awarding of prizes.


The organizer of the APOX film festival is the Relive Association of Veli Lošinj.

The APOX Festival presents documentaries that present current topics in an innovative and new way in the world and in certain areas of culture, people's lives, poverty, and the film language and the media itself. It covers all independent international and domestic production. Promotes expressive authoring concepts, thematic, conceptual and aesthetic steps.


Films and videos corresponding to the Festival's profile mentioned in the About Festival section may be submitted for the Competition Program and will be completed after January 1, 2019 for up to 90 minutes. Each author can submit no more than three papers. The Festival does not pay fees for displaying the works selected for the Competition Program.

Applications received in one of two ways will be considered:
a) DVD
b) by link.

If the movie is submitted on DVD, it should be sent to the official festival address with the application form filled and signed. DVDs do not return and remain in the festival archive. For consignments from abroad, it should be indicated: "No commercial value, for cultural use". The shipping cost is borne by the sender.

If the movie is submitted via the link, the application form is filled in but does not need to be mailed. The entry form must include a valid internet address where the movie is located and, if protected, a watch password and an option for downloading the movie should be provided. The film must be available at the link by October 5, 2020. The festival guarantees that it will use the downloaded file for pre-selection only.

If the movie contains text in any language other than English, English subtitles are required.


The results of the selection will be announced on June 1, 2020 at www.apoxfest.com, and the Festival will notify the contact person listed in the application form for submission of texts, images and videos for print, internet and promotion.

The festival will NOT notify all authors of entries, but only authors whose work has been selected for the Competition Program.


The display formats accepted by the Festival are: DCP, 35 mm and 16 mm. DCP must comply with DCI standards and must be provided without a KDM encryption key.

The technical specifications for the projections will be submitted by the Festival at a later date, upon selection of the work for the Competition Program.

An agreed projection copy (with subtitles in English if the work has text) must be submitted no later than September 1, 2020, to the Festival Office at: Zadbone 16, 51551 Veli Losinj, Croatia.

The festival has the right to refuse a copy of poor technical quality that could cause problems during the screening. In case the Festival requests the submission of a new projection copy, the cost of producing and sending it shall be borne by the sender.


The sender is obliged to inform the Festival of the manner and date of submission of the copy for display. For consignments from abroad, the "No commercial value, cultural use only" must be prominently displayed; and shipments arriving by courier services outside the European Union (DHL, FedEx, UPS, etc.) must be delivered to a PRO FORMA account with a content value of $ 20 or $ 20.

All projection copies will be returned within two weeks of the end of the Festival to a previously agreed address. In the event of late or incomplete notification of the address, the Festival is not responsible for any difficulties that could result. The festival incurs the cost of sending a copy for display in ONE direction only, without exception.


The festival organizes a video library for accredited professionals and guests. The pre-selection copy of the film is automatically included in the video library unless otherwise indicated in the entry form. The Festival can be used for applied films for the promotion of the Festival at home and abroad, as well as for photos and clips from films that do not exceed more than 10% of the total duration of the work. Films submitted to the Festival are included in the Short Base festival archive and are used exclusively for non-commercial and educational purposes.


1. One Debutant Prize: A member of the Relive Jury awards the debut film at the APOX Film Festival
2. Audience Award: Awarded to the movie that wins the highest number of audience votes.
The organizer reserves the right to change the rules for the awarding of prizes.


The organizer will use the pre-selection DVD or file exclusively for cultural, educational and non-commercial purposes.

In case of damage to the copy for display in the festival term, the Festival will only compensate for the physical value of the physical copy.

The Festival assumes no liability for copies lost in transit unless the loss has occurred under its responsibility.

All complaints will be considered within 30 days of the copy being returned to the sender.


Anything not included in the ordinance will be considered by the organization of the Festival in accordance with the general rules of international documentary film festivals.

In the case of litigation, the Rijeka Municipal Court has jurisdiction.


APOX Film Festival
Zadbone 16
51 551 Veli Losinj, Croatia



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