Klein Film Festival for an exciting summer weekend in Vukovar

July 29, 2022 – Think Croatia in the summer. Fun in the sun, refreshments in the shade, ideal swimming temperatures and a sandy beach. All this followed by an evening at a film festival, craft beers and quality rock music in the forest. Dalmatia or Istria? Surprise surprise, and again, welcome to Vukovar! We’ve got your weekend sorted.

This Friday, Saturday and Sunday, the Bara Film Association, as the organizer of the Klein Short Film Festival, brings something unique and exciting to Vukovar’s venues, pubs and parks. The weekend event of the 29e until 31st of July combines short films and good music for the perfect summer vibe.

The program of the competition section of the Klein Film Festival (photo credit: Klein)

Beginning on Friday at 8:30 p.m. at the City Museum, this international film and music festival presents a variety of short films, animated films and documentaries. The films were divided into two main categories – the competition and the accompanying programs, with 16 and 35 films respectively. The category of films in competition will feature pieces produced in the past two years, while the accompanying program will consist of representative pieces produced before 2020. Venues include the City Museum and the Serbian Cultural Center in Vukovar, as well than the Đorđe Očić house in the village of Dalj. The organizers emphasize that the main focus of the festival is the idea, as well as its consistent realization in the film. The name of the festival is a tribute to Hugo Klein, theater teacher, theoretician and psychiatrist born in Vukovar.

As for the musical part of the festival, there will be something for everyone. The Kibic Fenster pub opens its back terrace for mini-concerts, while the Adica Forest Park will host some big names. On Friday, Mort de Sinj will be there to remind us that punk is not dead, on Saturday it’s Repetitor, and to top it off, Atheist Rap from Novi Sad will play on Sunday. All concerts start at 10:30 p.m.

The main sponsors of the Klein Film Festival are the city of Vukovar, the SDF (Serbian Democratic Forum) and the HAVC (Croatian Audiovisual Center), and the association also expects international support. Bara Film is a young cultural association of audiovisual artists who hope that this ambitious project will help support and further enrich their work.

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Gerald R. Schneider