Mini-journey through subversive images, words and deeds

French philosopher Geoffroy de Lagasnerie wonders how to think in a world that is characterized by daily violence and exploitation. We could paraphrase his dilemma into “how to do film festivals in a bad world”. There have never been more film festivals. As I write this text, their numbers are estimated at nearly ten thousand events worldwide. Unfortunately, most of them follow market and neo-imperialist logic where selection and branding go hand in hand, and the motto is constant expansion. Mediocrity has become the main aesthetic standard – to risk nothing, to question anything, to cultivate maximum aesthetic and political

UN-WAR Space

One-day exhibition opening and site-specific meeting UN-WAR SPACE Architect Armina Pilav in collaboration with artist Servet Cihangiroğlu Saturday, 5.10. 2019 21:00 Meeting Point: in front of Dom Kulture The exhibition is organized by the Unseen Festival We will be walking with Armin Pilav, architect and researcher, and Servet Cihangiroğlu, an intermedia artist living on the Sirnak – Paris route. In addition to presenting their work on Un-war space, Armina and Servet will create a site-specific encounter that proposes the processes of transformation of violence that is still present in our region, in the form of spatial and social trauma, which

Nomad in Cavtat

We are pleased to announce that this year during Unseen from 1.10. in Cavtat we are welcoming NOMAD Dubrovnik, a temporary mobile pavilion, which will be available for free to anyone. NOMAD Pavilion moves through open city areas with the aim of cultivating and promoting the non-commercial use of public space. We really look forward to watching movies with NOMAD! The Nomad project is organized by the PLACA association – a collective for space research. The project started in 2016, and through 2017 it has set been up in five locations, one of which was at Pustijerna organized by the

Introducing – VAC and Vizantrop

The School of Visual Anthropology was launched in 2011 at the Faculty of Philosophy in Belgrade, with the support of Professor Slobodan Naumovic, the Ethnographic Museum in Belgrade, the Vega Youth Center, the Institute for the Study of Cultural Development, and many other institutions and organizations aimed at popularizing the visual anthropology in Serbia. Some of the films of the School of Visual Anthropology have won awards at domestic festivals and participated in numerous European ethno film festivals, film screenings and conferences (International Ethnographic Film Festival in Belgrade, Ethnographic Film Days in Ljubljana, Ethnocineca in Vienna, Ethnographic Film Days in

A small festival with great ambitions

The Unseen Festival has reached its third edition. From October 2-6 this year, projections of the new edition of Unseen will take place at various locations in Cavtat, in several festival programs. As in previous years, the selection of films by young authors who answered our public call last spring is central to the program. We are also continuing our cooperation with other festivals in Croatia and the region, which is bringing us Zagreb Subversive Film Festival and a selection of films from their program this year, selected by curator Dina Pokrajac. We will also host a selection of films

Cavtat welcomes the second Unseen

The second Unseen mini film festival, opened in Cavtat on September 26. Until the end of September 2018 it will present three different selections of films, along with the workshops, discursive programme and concerts. After short speeches given by one of the programme coordinators Karla Crnčević and Ivana Ivković on behalf of the jury, the coordinator of the Festival’s Discursive Program Mario Kikaš announced the first screenings for the opening of the second mini film festival Unseen – short film Almost Nothing: So Continues the Night by Davor Sanvincenti, awarded Octavian for the best experimental film on Croatian Film Days

Opening of the second UNSEEN mini film festival in Cavtat on Wednesday

The end of September brings the second edition of the Unseen mini film festival to Cavtat, which will, in five days, from 26 to 30 September, present three selections of films, two workshops and three concerts. The opening of the festival at the Hotel Supetar Park in Cavtat on 26 September at 8 PM, will be followed by screening of two films, Almost Nothing: So Continues the Night by Davor Sanvincenti, awarded Octavian for the best experimental film on Croatian Film Days, to be presented in Cavtat at 8.30 PM and Occupied cinema by  Senka Domanović, that premiered at the

Open call: Unseen mini film festival 2018.

Center for Dramatic Arts (CDU) opens a public call for the admission of audiovisual works to the second edition of the Unseen Mini Film Festival, to be held in Cavtat from 26th of September – 1st of October 2018. Authors up to 35 years from the South East Europe (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Montenegro, Greece, Turkey, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Romania, Serbia and Slovenia) can apply for the competition. Short meter movies (not longer in duration than 20 minutes, including credits) of all subjects and genres, as well as interdisciplinary audiovisual works, can be submitted to the competition. All films

Hedgehog’s Home

Hedgehog’s Home

We are proud to announce that you will have chance to see two screenings of beautiful short movie Hedgehog’s Home. Exquisitely directed by Eva Cvijanović, Hedgehog’s Home is a warm and universal tale for young and old that reminds us there truly is no place like home. Hedgehog’s Home will be screened on Saturday, 30.9, 11:00AM and on Sunday, 1.10, 9:30PM! About movie: In a lush and lively forest lives a hedgehog. He is respected and envied by the other animals. However, Hedgehog’s unwavering devotion to his home annoys a quartet of insatiable beasts. Together, they march off towards Hedgehog’s

Benjamin Cantu

Benjamin Cantu in Cavtat

Benjamin Cantu, director and producer with Berlin address is going to join us in Cavtat to show his award-winning film “Because of Who I Am” (collaboration with producer Nils Bökamp) and discuss about it. Benjamin was this years Berlinale selector in category Generation14PLUS. About film: How loud, provocative and risk-taking must art be to trigger change? A restless film about queer artists, performers and visual activists who raise their voices in some of the world’s most homophobic places.

SIMKA at Unseen festival

We are happy to share with you that this year, during Unseen festival, you will be able to meet SIMKA – visual duo from Sweden who combine their knowledge and skill from visual art, set design and landscape architecture. SIMKA is cooperation project between two visal artists, Simon Häggblom and Karin Lind. Their artistic activities are investigation and formation of different spaces and sites for human interaction. At Unseen Festival this year, there will be projections of their visual projects as well as workshop.

Cooperation – DOKUFEST (Prizren) i RESTART (Zagreb)

September 29th, within the discursive program, we will host director Igor Bezinović, winner of this year’s Golden Arena for the Best Movie, as well as a multi-year educator at Restart‘s School of Documentary Film. We will talk about methods of out-of-institutional and amateur artistry of young authors, and you will have the opportunity to see selection of Restart School productions. On the same day, we have a great honor to work with one of the more successful festivals in this area – DokuFest from Prizren, Kosovo. We will be visited by: Linda Llulla Gashi, Program Leader Future is here Alba


Jury decided! Take a look which films are going to be shown in one part of program on beautiful Cavtat outdoor locations; on first edition of Unseen, mini film festival:</br></br> Samo Guraj/Just Push; 2016., d: Arnes Hamzić, BiH</br></br> Revolucionarni dom/ Revolutionary Home; 2016. d: Sead Šabotić, Montenegro</br></br> Bernard sau Limitele Construcției/ Bernard or The Limits of Construction; 2016. d: Cristian Drăgan, Romania</br></br> I know you are but what am I?; 2016. r: Nađa Sinić, BiH</br></br> Quiero decirte/ I Would Like To Tell You, 2017., d: Stefan M. Mladenovic, Srbia</br></br> Jump cut, 2017. d: Rumen Russev & Vassil Kotzev, Bulgaria</br></br> Eho;

Music performers at Unseen film festival

This September in Cavtat we are bringing you lots of movies but that is not all, we are bringing you music too. Our musical guests will be performing in public spaces around the town to help make this happening even more special. Here are the names of some of those artists. Keith M. Thomson & The Penny Black Remedy will be joined by his long time musical collaborator Marijana Hajdarhodžić on vocals and percussion and the in-demand London session violinist Basia Bartz. Dementronomes, funky octet from Zagreb. Martins Rokis, electronic music composer, with N1L project from Latvia.


Luko Piplica is a visual artist born in Dubrovnik in 1969. He graduated at the Academy of Fine Arts (MFA) in Zagreb. He lives and works in Močići and Dubrovnik. He has been exhibiting since 1993 (in Dubrovnik, Zagreb, Cavtat, Split, Marseille, Poreč, Momjan, Beograd, Mostar, Cetinje and Budapest). Mario Kikaš is a cultural worker from Zagreb, an editor of magazine RAD. and a member of Organization for Workers’ Initiative and Democratization. From 2012-2014, Kikaš was a member of editorial board of biweekly magazine for culture Zarez. He regularly publishes articles in several Croatian and regional media (Kulturpunkt, Le Monde