About the Festival

About the Festival

Diversions International Short Film Festival started in 2014 as the revue of Croatian Short Films Kratki na brzinu. In 2015 revue had its first selector, the official selection and the jury who awarded the best Croatian short films. Simultaneously, revue started to open itself with varied side programs and retrospectives with strong international focus and collaborations. From 2016 parallel international programs were initiated mainly to promote auteur short film cinema, international schools and film festivals, institutions, and organizations who devote their work to various forms of creative expression. Diversions is also a platform which likes to experiment with other art forms and it seeks a way to implement them in the program and show exhibitions, performances and similar events. In 2018, after many successful international collaborations, official selection opened its doors to international films and so Diversions was born.

Festival screened more than 400 films in past five years reaching out to all the continents and more than 60 countries with guests coming from Australia, Austria, China, Czech Republic, Croatia, France, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, and UK.

Diversions promotes the socially aware values with an accent on human rights and freedoms while reaching out to youngest audiences in the community through targeted screenings and education programs maintained as one of the primary goals.

DISFF is organized by Pučko otvoreno učilište Sveti Ivan Zelina and Sveti Ivan Zelina Tourist Board with City of Sveti Ivan Zelina and its Mayor as Main Patron and Partner.