COMMON YUGOSLAV STUDENTS’ FESTIVAL OF AMATEUR FILM
COMMON STUDENTS’ FESTIVAL OF AMATEUR FILM
The OSFAF festival is an international festival of non-professional film which has been held in Skopje, Macedonia.
OSFAF is abbreviation from: Common Yugoslav Students’ Festival of Amateur Film. The OSFAF Festival had a long tradition. ACC was the organizer of the festival. Unfortunately, with the break of former Yugoslavia ACC stops organizing the festival.
OSFAF was a festival with world reputation. It was important film festival in former Yugoslavia. The festival was member of the International Association of Film and Video Festivals – IAFVF.
Films from the whole world and from former Yugoslavia participated in the festival (e.g. 73 films from 19 countries participated in OSFAF 1988).
Dominant part of the participants were young authors, most of them students. The primary objective of OSFAF was spreading the film culture among the students and the people.
18 festival were organized. The first was in 1973, and the last one in 1990 in Skopje.
after the independence of the country, due to insufficiency of funds, OSFAF was not organized again.
But, the stagnation of OSFAF is over. With great pleasure, ACC announces that OSFAF will be organized again (for more information click here).
The name “OSFAF” as a brand will be kept. The full name of the festival will be: International Film Festival OSFAF. But, there will be small change in the title: instead the term “amateur”, the term “alternative” will be used. With respect for the tradition, we consider that this will be more suitable, because the term “amateur” is rarely used (you can find more information about the terms in the F.A.Q. link).
So, from now on, OSFAF will be abbreviation for: Common Students’ Festival of Alternative Film, which will keep the tradition, and will indicate contemporary form of a film festival.
The film enthusiasts and the film crowd, will have the opportunity to see the latest films from the domestic, European and world non-professional film production.
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