Filmski festival Uhvati film- Seize the film festival

jedini regionalni FILMSKI FESTIVAL KOJI M(IJ)ENJA PERSPEKTIVE o invalidnosti

Who are we?

Seize the Film is an international film festival addressing disability. The festival is held annually,  first in Novi Sad, followed by Rijeka, Banja Luka, and Kotor. Featuring excellent short films and various art programs and workshops, Seize the Film, alongside its audience, changes perspectives.

Access is the human right!

The festival organizers take care of accessibility of its content and always make sure the content is available to everyone. The venue of Seize the Film in Novi Sad is fully accessible: The cinema and toilets are accessible to people with disabilities). Films with subtitles and speech translated into sign language make the festival content fully accessible to Deaf people. The film program is audio-described and synchronized, making it accessible to visually impaired and blind people. Entrance to the festival is free for everybody so that the quality content we offer can be available to everyone.

We are proud to be a partner of the European Film Academy in Knowledge sharing program.

Seize the film selects film very carefully!

More than 450 films from all over the world enters  our film competition every year. All films were first checked to see how the theme of disability, or people with disabilities was presented because Uhvati film does not show pathetic stories that support stereotypes and discrimination. After that, guided by the criteria of film quality, but also the importance and originality of the themes, we got new films that change perspectives!

next open call- february 2024.

Seize the Film brings the region together

The main program of the festival (Films selected and awarded by the jury, panel discussions with the authors/actors) is held in in Novi Sad (Serbia).

Films that are selected and presented at the Film Festival “Seize the film!” in Novi Sad  enter the shortlist for presentation in Rijeka (Croatia), Banja Luka (Bosnia and Herzegovina) and Kotor (Montengro) but also in our post-production programs.


Best films will be rewarded with a plaque and will be directly placed at the Festival of European documentary and independent film “Euro-In”, which is held in Novi Sad.

In addition to rewards for best film, best scenario, and best directing, an expert jury will award special awards for the contributions to the field of disability.

Some films may not be selected for the film program Uhvati film Novi Sad, but they can be part of Uhvati film Kids. Authors will be directly informed about this.

Između 2 venčića (simbol za nagradu) logo Uhvati fil, ispod piše Best films, Seize the film, 2023

Others about us

Matthijs Wouter Knol, CEO European Film Academy

For me, a great and good example is the festival "Uhvati film". It may not be as well-known as other film festivals, but in the sphere and circle in which it is located, it moves a lot and provides opportunities that many do not dare to offer, that is, they do not have the courage to do so.
Erwin Aljukić, Photo Dennis König (Denis-Konig)
Erwin Aljukic, actor

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