Enjoy Films by the Sea and on the Mountain

Enjoy Films by the Sea and on the Mountain

Here I am again, for the 100th time on Split Personality Blog, and hoping for many, many more!
Little by little, Split turns into a city of film festivals, even this year when many events of that kind were cancelled or postponed. In July, we enjoyed Mediterranean Film Festival, which was originally scheduled in its usual early June. Following all epidemiology guidelines, open air cinema Bačvice hosted films from around the Mediterranean, but also Latin America as a separate program.
In the following days, we will have no less than two film festivals. As usual, mid September brings the oldest international film event in Croatia, 25th Split Film Festival, opening on September 10, and finishing on September 17. Program is somewhat limited due to COVID-19 situation, same as number of people who will be able to attend at Bačvice (yes, same venue like FMFS), and two other venues, Zlatna vrata cinema and Multimedia Cultural Centre. All those who like art films, more demanding than blockbusters, will definitely enjoy. Festival has several programs, competition long and short features, Croatian films, and two non-competitive programs. Tickets are required only for Bačvice, and can be purchased online via Festival's web site, or at the gate hour before screening.
Another festival happening this weekend is also interesting, aiming people in love with hiking and mountains in general. It's called 6th Mosor Film Festival, and it happens at the meadow next to mountain home Umberto Girometta on Mosor mountain, probably the most popular destination for all local hikers. Opening is on September 10 in Split, but to attend two festival nights (or any one of those two) the one will need some 45 minutes hiking to the festival site. For those who don't know how to get there, best way is either by bus number 28 to Sitno Gornje, or by your own car to same place, and then walk on a well marked path. Festival shows mostly documentaries about mountains, hiking, climbing, etc. but there are also different other programs, like workshops, books promotions, performances, even early morning yoga. The best way to enjoy it is to stay overnight in a tent, weather forecast looks very promising so there are no obstacles to enjoy this event which was originally scheduled in April. If you don't want to stay overnight, it's possible to go down after the screening, but only if you are experienced hiker. Even tough it's not very difficult hike, you have to be very careful in a dark and on a rocky terrain. Use headlamps, walk slowly in groups, look for markings, and in case of any emergency call 112 for Croatian Mountain Rescue Services. My suggestion is - stay overnight, socialize, fun always lasts longer than films.

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