The Film Festival Seize this Day with Me SEIZE THE FILM! includes screenings of foreign and domestic
films on the topic of “The lives, activities and achievements of people with disabilities”
The festival is international in character, and has taken place since 2003, with the goals of: informing
the public about the lives, activities, positions, and accomplishments of people with disabilities,
recognizing one’s own identity and potential, facilitating a better understanding and acceptance of
differences, and influencing the media to more adequately follow activities and events in which
people with disabilities participate.
The organizers of the Film Festival are Creative affirmative organization Parnas – CAO “Parnas” from
Novi Sad, Serbia and Association Spirit from Rijeka, Croatia in cooperation with numerous partner
organizations from throughout Serbia and Croatia.
The first time this Film Festival was presented in Croatia was in 2011 in Rijeka and Krk ( the capital of
island Krk ). After that the story was slowly spreading out. Already in 2012 and 2013 a scope
screening of movies extended to other cities in Croatia such as Pula, Zagreb and Osijek.
In 2014 the „ Seize the Film “ tour affected 11 cities (with 15 screenings), Rab, Osijek, Zagreb,
Cakovec, Krizevci, Bjelovar, Labin, Sisak. In all those cities we showed the retrospective of the
previous festival films with a very good public response. Most of those cities requested the film
projections to continue so they did but in a slightly different way. We moved the projections to
schools, libraries and other public places and in that way created more friendly and interactive
atmosphere where we could easily had the discussions with the audience about the films they were
Although the fundings for this Festival are getting smaller and smaller every year, we are determined
to carry on because of the effects these films have on the raising of people consciousness. Another
idea is to show the people with dissabilities that they are free to achive whatever they wish for, that
there is always a way and everything is possible.
check main site www.uhvatifilm.org