The Ponta Lopud Film Festival launches a competition within the Lopud Foundation Artist Retreat program


The period of stay is from September 16 to October 14, 2023, and cannot be changed. Please consider this when applying.

Rules and regulations:

The invitation is extended to all participants in the previous editions of the Ponta Lopud Film Festival (2021 and 2022). It is possible to register only those film projects that are in the development phase. Only feature films are acceptable. Priority will be given to projects that are already supported by a film foundation. One participant will be selected.

Selected participants will be provided with the following:

  • Accommodation in a house on the island of Lopud
  • Food (breakfast, buffet lunch, dinner)
  • Transportation costs to Dubrovnik and back
  • Transfer Dubrovnik – Lopud – Dubrovnik
  • Allowance of €1,000 for a 4-week stay

A three-person committee from the film industry will be entrusted with selecting the winning project. The committee’s decision shall be final. Moreover, there is no requirement to provide personalized feedback to applicants who are not selected.


The results of the open invitation will be announced by the end of May 2023 at the latest. The application must include the following:

  • Logline
  • Synopsis (up to 300 characters with spaces)
  • Script (in its current stage)
  • Director’s statement (up to 1500 characters with spaces)
  • Motivational letter (up to 500 characters with spaces)
  • Mood board
  • Information on the status of the application for support from national or other film funds
  • Director’s biography and filmography
  • Links to previous films


The deadline for applying for the Lopud Foundation Artist Retreat program is April 20, 2023. The applications should be sent to: