SPELEO FILM FESTIVAL 2015

Karlovac, Croatia

Festival of documentary and short speleological film 3-15 minutes in length

Festival description

The festival organization committee is pleased to invite speleologists, mountaineers, biologists, geologists, ecologists and everyone who shares our enthusiasm with the secret world of the underground, to send their professional or amateur recorded films to the fifth annual Speleo Film Festival which is going to be held in Karlovac, Croatia on September 26th, 2015.

By being one of a very few festivals covering speleology topics in the world, the festival has already been given national and international recognition for its quality and consistency. Throughout the years the festival has been supported by the city of Karlovac, the Speleological Committee of the Croatian Mountaineering Association, Croatian Speleological Federation, Zagreb speleological union and Cinema club Karlovac. It introduced authors and films from Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Slovenia, Italy, Slovakia, Great Britain, Brazil, Canada, Turkey, Austria, Iran, Hungary, Malaysia, Pakistan...

Speleological film has a significant role in speleological exploration because of its ability to present authentic underground environment in all its beauty, previously accessible only to a small number of specially trained people – speleologists. The value of recorded scenes beyond the surface is even greater if observed from non-specialized viewer's perspective. Films displayed in recent festivals showed viewers all the beauty of speleological decorations and hidden touristic possibilities the underground holds. They presented the diverse life beyond the surface, acknowledged as one of the bearers of biodiversity in Croatia. They exhibited the results and valuable scientific information from many speleological explorations and expeditions to different, exotic parts of the world and a lot more.

The fifth Speleo Film Festival aims to acquaint fellow speleologists and documentary lovers with all the work and effort put into making a speleological film and possibly attract some future underground explorers among interested viewers.


Themes


  • Speleological exploration
  • Science & Speleology
  • Biospeleology
  • Cave diving
  • Cave protection
  • Caves & Tourism

Movie preview of this years festival

1. reward 2015. - „Voda in kras“, Slavko Polaka from Slovenia


2. reward 2015. - „Against the flow“ Andy-a & Antonia Freem from Great Britain

APPLICATION

Deadlines:

Application deadline: September 13th, 2015.
Submission deadline: September 20th, 2015.


APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

Films must be recorded/produced in last three years
Films mustn't be less than 3, and more than 15 minutes long
An individual author can enter with one or two films of required festival genre

All applications must contain

  1. Filled in application sheet which can be found at:

  2. Application (.doc)
  3. Composed film's summery (in application form)


Films must be delivered in CD or DVD media (.avi or .mpeg high resolution format) no later than September 20th, 2015. There is also a possibility to send the films via upload service, according to previous agreement with the organizer


Possible additional attachmants (not mandatory)

  • Author's photo and short biography

  • A segment (photo) from the film to promote the film, author and festival


NO MONEY IS REQUIRED TO ENTER THE FESTIVAL AND THE BEST FILMS WILL BE AWORDED.


Films and all additional materials should be delivered to this address:

OSMICA – društvo za planinarenje, istraživanje i očuvanje prirodoslovnih vrijednosti
(za Speleo Film Festival – NE OTVARATI)
Bašćinska cesta 3, 47000 Karlovac
Croatia, Europe

Note"No commercial value, cultural aim only.".


By entering the festival, authors give permission to present their films at the Speleo Film Festival 2015, as well as to use them to promote the festival.

FESTIVAL PROGRAM


EVENTS SCHEDULE:

Saturday, September 26th, 2015

  • possible activities during the day
  • a tour around and through the old city centre of Karlovac with a professional guide
  • swimming and boat trips down the rivers Korana & Mrežnica
  • a visit to an attractive cave nearby

Saturday, September 26th, 2015 – evening programme

  • Speleo Film Festival – films presentation

Sunday, September 27th, 2015

  • a visit to an attractive cave nearby



List of entries

← Slide the table →

Author Title Country Length (min)
Jasminko Mulaomerović, Jasmin Pašić, Ilhan Dervović ŠIŠMIŠI TREBAJU PRIJATELJE BIH 12 min
Fabrizio Paciocco, Nicola Ferroni THE FLOODED MINE Italy 8 min
Ciril Mlinar - Cic WATER CYCLE Slovenia 5 min
Uwe Kruger HOHLENWELTEN Germany 3,5 min
Uwe Kruger DER ALMHIRTE UND SEIN SPIEL IM BERG Germany 6,35 min
Pablo Barranco Campos TRAVESIA CUEVAS DE VALPORQUERO Spain 6 min
Julian d'Angiolillo AUTOSOCORRO Argentina 13 min
Sandro Sedran DIVERSAMENTE SPELEO, BUCCO DELLA RANA Italy 10 min
Sandro Sedran DO YOU LIKE CAVING? Italy 3 min
Antonia and Andy Freem AGAINST THE FLOW England 4,5 min
Keith Edwards SO YOU WANT TO GO CAVING England 13 min
Keith Edwards UK CAVING VIDEO BEST BITS 2014 England 14 min
Slavko Polak VODA IN KRAS / WATEN AND KARST Slovenia 12 min
Isaias Santos, David Carvalho Cardoso da Silva, Lucas de Souza da Silva, Rafael Moreira Sousa and Alex Valdarnini PREDATION Brasil 10,30 min
Jere Fruić, Atom design studio-Split ŠPILJA VRANJAČA – ZAŠTIĆENI GEOMORFOLOŠKI SPOMENIK PRIRODE Croatia 4,06 min
Upadate: 24.09.2015. - 16:20

REPORT

KARLOVAC , The Old Town of Dubovac

The fifth Speleo Film Festival, organised by the NGO Osmica and Ursus spelaeus from Karlovac took place at the Old Town of Dubovac on Saturday, September 26th, 2015. This year's edition gathered together around hundred hikers and cavers from all around Croatia as well as other nature lovers from Karlovac and its surroundings. Patrons of the Festival were the City of Karlovac, the Speleological Committee of the Croatian Mountaineering Association and Zagreb Speleological Union.

Speleological film holds a significant role in speleological exploration because of its ability to present authentic underground environment in all its beauty, previously accessable only to a small number of specially trained people – speleologists. The value of recorded scenes beyond the surface is even greater if observed from non-specalized viewer's perspective. Films displayed in recent festivals showed viewers all the beauty of speleological decorations and hidden touristic possibilities the underground holds. They presented the various life beyond the surface, acknowledged as one of the bearers of biodiversity in Croatia. They exhibited the results and valuable scientific information from many speleological explorations and expeditions to different, exotic parts of the world and a lot more.

15 films from 10 countries competed for prizes this year, giving the festival national and international recognition, as one of the very few festivals with similar topics in the world. The jury of 7 members awarded the following 4 films:

4th prize
„Water cycle“ by Ciril Mlinar from Slovenia

3rd prize
„Hohlenwelten“ by Uwe Kruger from Germany

2nd prize
„Against the flow“ by Andy and Antonia Freem from the UK

1st prize
„Water and karst“ by Slavko Polak from Slovenia


Prizes were provided by the festival sponsors: Elwork, Northland, BiM sport, Intresport, AB studio Barjaković, OpenIT, InSoft, Karlovačko and Trend radio, which was the media patron of the festival.

The organising committee of the festival and the organiser would like to thank everyone for their support. As the festival is growing each year we are very excited to be able to implement new ideas in the near future, making Karlovac a unique tourist destination for cavers and all the nature lovers.

For the Organising Committe of the Festival

Damir Basara


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SPELEO PRESS

Download section

Festival application

Application (.doc)

Festival info

Info(.pdf)

Festival logo

Logo (.png)

Contact information

Info i contacts

Official festival mail:

info@speleofilmfestival.eu

Festival contact person:

Damir Basara: +385(0)98 890 685

Location and city map

Map


Organizers
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Endorsed

Sponsors
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