Extended call for artwork

Apply for the 9th STIFF Festival exhibition program

We are inviting visual, sound, and performing artists as well as individuals and collectives in other creative disciplines (computer scientists, mechanics, game developers, writers…) that deal with the topic of PLAY to submit their work for the exhibition program of 9th STIFF festival. The deadline is extended until June 20th, 2022.

For the last eight years, the STIFF Festival has produced an extensive supporting program that elaborates and complements the thematic focus of its film program. With the emphasis on contemporary art practices, STIFF’s exhibition program gathers artists from all over the globe, dealing with relevant social, political, and intimate aspects of everyday life. 

This year the festival is giving attention to the topic of Play. The exhibition aims to bring together international authors whose works question the meaning of play in contemporary life, use games as a way of communication, or invite the audience to interact with the works.

As a supporting festival program, the multimedia exhibition will aim to create a special sensory experience that will explore and enrich the subject of the play.

We invite you to explore the overlapping of art, play and social interaction. We are looking for artworks that activate the visitors and confirm experiencing art as a physical act. The exhibition tends to establish a framework for play to examine our everyday lives.


The deadline is June 20th, 2022.

Submissions are made via form on the link.

For questions, contact us at [email protected].


 *STIFF is Croatia’s first International Film Festival dedicated entirely to student films. Established by the Filmaktiv Association and SKC Rijeka (Student Cultural Center) – the purpose of the festival is to strengthen the student film and video industry by allowing an insight into the work of other fellow student filmmakers, encouraging the development of new ideas, and establishing international collaborations in the field of media production. STIFF’s main goal is to present the best of student film production from around the world and help them get their audiences. It strives to educate audiences about the quality of work of emerging filmmakers.

*STIFF is organized in partnership with Art-kino in Rijeka, and supported by the Croatian Audiovisual Centre, the City of Rijeka, and the University of Rijeka.