Dear Visitor,

We are hoping that you will find some time and good will to respond to this rather late call for entries, making our Festival possible and as good as it can be.

The underwater film festival “Bijeli lav” (White Lion) had its premiere last year , on the Red Island, Rovinj, Croatia, with excellent response in the media, as well as with the public. It was a review of underwater films, including the first Croatian underwater documentary, made in 1947. It was realized with lots of enthusiasm and help from underwater filmmakers who decided to participate. You can see some of the atmosphere on our Facebook page.

For this year, we have planned both competition and review of the films, with awards for the best works in several categories. The festival will be held from 16th to 18th September (with underwater themed internet workshops for school kids starting on 14th September).

We apologize for getting this information to you just a month before the event, but some parts of the event were only recently confirmed by sponsor officials and we are now working full speed to get things done in time. Regardless, we are absolutely sure that this years festival will be even better than last years and that we are on the right path to create something truly special for all sea lovers and enthusiasts.

We accept DVD format, films can be sent to the address below or we could organize material to be uploaded to FTP server.

Festival podvodnog filma "Bijeli lav"
PP 102
52210 ROVINJ

Please, feel free to contact us for any further information or questions.

Thank you for your understanding and I hope to see you in person this or at least next year in the beautiful Rovinj.

Best wishes and good diving,
The Festival Team



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