Šipan Summer Film School, for 16 years in a row is been held in small town called Šipanska Luka on beautiful island of Šipan near Dubrovnik. School offers film workshops for kids mentored by film professionals. Besides the workshops Šipan Summer Film School is a film festival with an international character. This event gathers the participants and guests from different European countries.
Šipan Summer Film School this year will be held from August 5 to August 14. Program starts at Monday 5th of August with opening ceremony and documentary film „Pusti Dobre, pusti“ by Vlatka Vorkapić. The event ends on August 15th with premiere show of works made by school participants and award giving.
Šipan Summer Film School is organized primary for Šipan youth but guests are also welcomed to participate. This year on the program are 3 creative film workshops. Animated film workshop will be conducted by Dubrovnik artist Iris Lobaš Kukavičić and video editor Nikola Kapidžić. Movie workshop for younger kids will be held by Bosnian authors Zoka Ćatić and Mirza Ajnadzic. Movie workshop for older kids will be mentored by professor Goran Šporčić.
Film festival program includes projections of work made by last year participants of Šipan Summer Film School as well as new Croatian movies as Aleksi and the world blockbuster Bohemian Rhapsody. Projection of Bohemian Rhapsody will be followed by big concert of Queen Real Tribute Band. This movie and music spectacle is scheduled for Friday 9th of August on the seafront of Šipanska Luka.
The primary goal of Šipan Summer Film School is to develop media competition of kids form island. The nearest cinema and theater are in Dubrovnik, but during the winter months there is no evening and night ships lines to island. So, the island residents and their kids are not able to see movies and plays.
Šipan Summer Film School is trying to give professional surroundings to kids and youth that are participating in workshops so they could develop and express their creativity through their own movies. Although workshops are primary oriented for island kids, gusts and tourists are more than welcome to join.
During the festival, every evening there is a unique open air event, from film projections to concerts, plays and shows in beautiful ambient of Šipanska Luka.
Through yeas, Šipan Summer Film School workshops attended more than 350 participants, and more than 100 movies where projected. Every year program of Summer Film School is been seen by more than 3000 people.
Šipan Summer Film School is place of meeting kids with professionals from film world. While kinds and youth are learning and having fun, adults form island, their guests and tourist are also taken over by the creative atmosphere of the festival and magical ambient of the island.
If you too want to experience this special cultural event, while in Dubrovnik, visit Šipan between 5th to 14th of August.
Where to Stay While Visiting Dubrovnik Town and Šipan Island
Too feel real magic of Dubrovnik and surrounding area we are recommending staying in a picturesque village of Mlini at Dubrovnik Riviera. It’s a prefect holiday destination for all those that are looking for peaceful family holiday and getaway from everyday life.
Hotel Astarea is located in this magnificent place. Hotel offers modern and spacious rooms with stunning view. Relax enjoying the crystal-clear sea, outdoor or indoor hotel swimming pool or the hotel spa center.