The Neum Underwater Film Festival is a unique underwater film festival in the world in terms of the number of gathered artists, registered underwater films, selectors and jury, and has included Neum on the world map of cultural events of this type.
The third consecutive Neum Underwater Film Festival takes place in Neum, Hotel Zenit, on August 18 and 19, 2023, in the organization of the Standard Association and under the auspices of the Neum Municipality.
The organizer of the Neum Underwater Film Festival, the Standard Association, invites amateurs and professionals, curious and accidental videographers to register their underwater underwater film and follow the instructions of the website www. uff.ba
Ivo Mikulić, founder of the Neum Underwater Film Festival says; “The underwater films submitted so far impress with their quality and diversity, both by new authors and authors who have already submitted their new underwater films to the Festival for the third year. This year too, during the first day of the Festival, we will show a program of student and amateur films (Fest&val) along with the main screening and awards night on Friday, August 18 at the Zenit Hotel in Neum, and we will continue the next day on August 19. when we hold a film workshop on “How to tell underwater story”, with details on how to shoot creatively underwater, led by Lorenzo Moscia, one of the winners of the Neum Underwater Film Festival in 2022, who won with the underwater film “Water Underwatervision” in the best category eco film.
On the first evening of the Festival on August 18, the Neum Underwater Film Festival awards prizes in 5 categories (for the best film, for the best camera, for the best music, the best eco-film and the best BH underwater film) and the Audience Award.
The festival had the honor of hosting authors from Great Britain, Spain, Austria; Italy… and show the works of authors such as Gareth Bartlett (Grand Prix Mike & Maurice), Mare Milin, Vinko Ćemeraš, Sandra Madjanović, Júlia Girós, Nebojša Vojnović, Clayton Conn (Grand Prix Tiger (Shark) king), Blane Henderson, Lorenzo Moscia, Francesco Cabras…
Neum Underwater Film Festival is an underwater film festival in the city of Neum in Herzegovina, where people do not have to dive in order to experience the pleasure of the underwater world, but from the comfort of the Zenit Hotel they follow the new film world’s underwater achievements. Note to all underwater videographers: Please note that submitted films must contain at least 50% underwater footage.
Author: Julijana Mikulic Jurkovic
Photo: Clayton Conn