Ravno Selo FF

A word from the founder

A year ago, in my home village, Ravno selo ,The Cultural Center burnt down.
At the premiere of my movie, Train Driver’s Diary which was held in ruins of the Cultural Center, in July 2016, I decided to take the initiative to rebuild the Cultural Center.
The idea and the purpose of rebuilding turned into the organization of the first film festival.

Ravno selo is my childhood and the one who forgets his childhood doesn’t exist in the future, neither.I wish for the youth from Ravno selo and the region to have a better future. With this festival we will open the door to that future.
The festival is dedicated to the youth of my village, to the neighbors from the adjacent villages and to everyone who will participate in it whether as a performer or as an audience. This festival will also confirm the fact that the culture isn’t solely located or consummated in the big cities since the smaller communities are often talent nursery area from all fields, including culture. I do all of this as a volunteer and this symbolize great love. I have it. For the film as well as for my neighbors from Ravno selo and nearby villages.
Lazar Ristovski, Jun 2017

"This is the second edition of RSFF, and we're looking forward to seeing you again with joy. As well the audience and young authors, who will present their first feature films, and students of two film schools, both Serbian and Chinese. I am especially glad that this year's workshops will be attended by young filmmakers, winners of regional competitions, because there is a bright film future ahead of them. We make that future, by improving our festival, possible. We also made progress in the renovation of our Cultural Center and, in the next year, we will be under the roof of our House of culture that burned out in a fire.
Great, world powers will reconcile in Ravno Selo this June. Films come from America, Russia and China. In addition, there are films from countries around the region. RSFF is developing into a very important festival for young creators!
And in the end, for all of us very important, our main and dear guest of the festival, or as it is modernly said - a person in focus ... will be an actor, who slowly acquires a world career and fame. Miloš Biković will open the festival with the Russian film ICE,
and we will see him in the film – BEYOND THE EDGE."

Lazar Ristovski, founder of the festival

About festival

The second edition of the Ravno Selo film festival will be held in the period from the 23rd to the 25th of June 2018. during the 3 festival days, at three locations in Ravno Selo, Vojvodina. This year’s festival will, like the previous one, be a debut film festival, youth film and film music festival, dedicated primarily to young people from this area. Similar to the last festival, this year’s festival will continue to encourage young people to learn, study and create new artwork in the field of cinematography. The new program, film workshops, will enable young people from all over Serbia to shoot their short films during the festival, which will thematically complete inside the program itself and be premiered on the night of the Closing ceremony.

The Debut Feature film program will be performed in the evening hours under the stars, behind the Cultural Center Ravno Selo, and will feature 5 debut films, 3 from the countries of the region and 2 films of the guest country - Russia. These films will be debuts, the first or the seconds film of the directors, which will be able to compete for cash prize of 1000€: Golden Corn for the Best film – by the audience choice and the Golden Corn for the Best Director and the cash award in the amount of 1500€, by the choice of the professional jury of our distinguished artists, film music composers, directors and actors.

The short, youth film program will be held at the primary school "Branko Radičević" in Ravno Selo during the 4 festival days and will show short student films. The host of this program is the Faculty of Dramatic Arts from Belgrade, and this year’s guests will be the representatives of the project entitled Looking China. During the festival, this program will feature student films shot by the Serbian students from Serbia or from China, after which they will personally present their experiences and motives for dealing with the seventh art in hope to inspire a new generation. The best film according to the jury of the public will be awarded with a Gold Corn for a young author. In the same programe we will present 12 short high school films from the Filmić, highschool film festival from Novi Sad.

The Film Workshop program will be created on the foundations that were set up last year with the beginning of the Ravno Selo Film Festival, together with high school students, and university students who had the opportunity to get acquainted with film and the guests who brought them closer to their own film experience. With the help of a mentor, 15 young people will film 3 short films on selected topics during the festival and premiere them during the Closing Ceremony on the last evening of the festival. The best of them will be rewarded with the journey to one of the film festivals in the region.

,,One of the festival goals is to create a closer union and approach between film and filmmakers and the young people. In addition to this, the goal is to educate and motivate the youth to engage themselves in cinematography which will enrich their experience as spectators and increase their artistic growth’’, which was stated in Zillion film, Lazar Ristovski ’s production company which is also the organizer of the festival.

The idea of the new festival was supported by the Secretariat for Culture of Vojvodina, Local community of Ravno selo, Ministry of Culture and Information of Serbia and the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade.
Ravno selo is a village in the municipality of Vrbas, in the South Backa district, with a population of about 3500 people, including many young persons.

Film submission

deadline for submission is 10th of April, 2018. and the producers and filmmakers will be notified if their work is accepted by the 15th of April, 2018.

General conditions

General conditions

2. Ravno Selo film festival
*Submission rules and regulations for the 2018 edition*
Submission rules for the Main Program of the debut feature films
General terms of submission
- The films of the main program of debut feature films include the first and the second film of the director produced on the territory of the Balkan countries, more specifically from: Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Romania and Hungary and guest countries for 2018: China, United States of America and Russia
- Feature films include all movies from 60 to 120 minutes of duration
- Films must be submitted in during the period from the 1st of January 2018. to the 10th of April 2018. at 23:59h.
- FIlms must be submitted via online registration form on the site http://ravnoseloff.com/
- All films must have English subtitles
- Submission is free of charge

Selection of the films and the screenings
- The decision on their selection is made by this years’ guest selector, Ivan Karl, with the consent of the artistic director of the festival who is the creator of the programs concept.
- Only producers of the selected films will be informed about the selection, not later than the 15th of April, 2018.
- All the films from this selection are competing for the 1500 EUR cash prize and the Golden Corn for the Best Debut Director, as well as for the 1000-EUR cash prize and the Golden Corn for the Audience Best Film Award.
- Films will be shown exclusively in DCP format on one projection during the festival.

Rights and obligations
- Regarding the fact that this is a competitive festival with the financial awards, the festival does not pay the screening fee, but only and exclusively the costs of transport of a DCP copy to the festival center.
- The applicant is the exclusive owner of the project copyrights and the only responsible for the eventual violation of those rights during the screening of the film.
- The applicant guarantees the accuracy of the submitted data and agrees with their use together with video clips in the promotional campaign organized by the festival.
- The producer guarantees that the Distributor (if he exists) agrees with the application terms and, in the spirit of encouraging the promotion of debut films, agrees on giving the screening rights and the DCP copy free of charge.
- Cash prizes and plaques are awarded to the debut directors on the spot, during the night of the Closing Ceremony.

- Contact email for all questions and concerns is ravnoseloff@gmail.com

Film submission




Festival Team

Founder: Lazar Ristovski

Art director: Nada Savić

Festival director: Petar Ristovski

Guest selector: Ivan Karl

Executive producer: Višnja Nikitin

Music program organizer: Jovan Ristovski

Chronicler of Ravno selo: Vladimir Kaljević





PR & Social media: Marko Čkonjević , FAME solutions

Hosts of the festival: Zarija Lazоvić i Maja Maraš

Technical supervision: Dragan Bešović

Location manager: Jelena Dević

Ravno selo film festival
Zillion film
Pančevačka 6, 11000 Beograd

Phone: +381 11 303 55 45
Cell phone: +381 65 6190 164
E-mail: info@ravnoseloff.com, press@ravnoseloff.com

A program of feature film and Film lessons
Youth Film Program and Film workshop