International Sound & Film Music Festival (ISFMF) is one of the three largest and most important sound and film music festivals in the world.
The mission of the International Sound & Film Music Festival (ISFMF) is to promote awareness of the importance of music and sound as irreplaceable elements of film. The festival also provides visibility to audiovisual professions who work in the field of composing music, sound design and sound mixing.
Born from the small family circle of today’s Artistic Director Ozren K. Glaser, Tena Glaser and Željko Glaser, later strengthened by the arrival of the Executive Director Marijana Knezoci, ISFMF grew year by year, and in 2022 it had celebrated its 10th anniversary by programming exclusive events in Pula, Samobor and Paris.
The first decade of the ISFMF was marked by the attendance of some of the biggest names of the film and music showbusiness who contributed to the festival in the form of masterclasses, concerts, joining the Artistic Board and especially friendships that last to this day.
And truly, no event has ever brought more Oscar, BAFTA, Emmy and Golden Globe winners to Croatia than ISFMF over the past ten years. The festival’s official program includes concerts of film music, panels and seminars, workshops, film market and parties and it takes place in October in Samobor, Croatia.
Beside the official program, ISFMF holds exclusive events throughout the year in unique places.
In 2023 ISFMF continues with bringing some of the World’s best cinematography achievements on stage at the breathtaking Arena in Pula, screened on one of the biggest screens in Europe, accompanied with best sound system for creating a unique experience for our audiences.
The ISFMF’s latest event in Pula ISFMF was “Gladiator – Once in a lifetime” – a unique and spectacular event held in the 2000-year-old Arena, the largest completely preserved amphitheater from the Roman Empire, in front of a full auditorium.
The Pula Arena thus served as a unique stage for the screening of the audiovisual masterpiece: Gladiator, directed by Ridley Scott, and the awarding of the Crystal Pine Award for Lifetime Achievement to one of the greatest sound designers of all time, Scott Millan, winner of four Oscars®, one of which he received for Gladiator.
ISFMF will be awarding the Crystal Pine Awards for Lifetime Achievement. Save the date: July 23th 2023. More details about the screening, special guests, winner of the Crystal Pine Award for Lifetime Achievement and tickets will be announced soon.
WHERE TO STAY
Pula is the largest town on the Istrian peninsula and it offers a diversity of attractions to lovers of culture. Start your trip by booking your accommodation via ISFMF partners and discover this mediterranen town, the Istrian gastronomy and lifestyle.
WHAT TO DO IN PULA AND ISTRIA
Istria and Pula will surprise you with the traditional cuisine, the high-quality wines and olive-oils. Istria is an ideal destination for gastronomical challenges and exploring the gourmet offer, but also to enjoy already known tastes and smells. Discover the high-quality products such wines Kozlović, Vina Laguna, Festigia, Damjanić, Trapan; olive-oils such as Ipša, Chiavalon, Baiocco, Brist. Indulge yourself to the great hospitality at the restuarant La Puntulina in Rovinj, konoba Morgan in Brtonigla and many others.
Beside attending the official festival’s program you can discover the gastronomy and attractions of Samobor.
The official festival program will take place in Samobor from 12 – 15 of October 2023 and it will bring unique content both for the industry and for the public. This year the festival will bring the official selection screenings with special guests, open talks with authors, the Crystal Pine Awarding ceremony, amazing music performances by international stars. ISFMF continues to be a great place for industry professionals to network, to meet their audience in the authentic and welcoming environment of Samobor. Follow our page and social media chanels and find out the program details upon release.
Tickets for the evening events organized in frame of ISFMF 2023 official program in Samobor will be available from September 2023 online on Ulaznice.hr, and on site one hour prior the event.
WHERE TO STAY
Samobor is situated 20 km from Zagreb, on the slopes of the Samobor hills. The town is a gem of Baroque architecture, and is the most popular excursion destination for Zagreb residents, who pay visits to enjoy its charm, natural beauty, museums, restaurants and excursion sites.
Smart and charming hotel on the town’s main square with its own restaurant and pleasant terrace area. Hotel Livadić is the official partner of ISFMF.
WHAT TO DO
Samobor is surely a town of gourmet tradition. There is hardly any tourist or visitor to Samobor who has left without trying a kremšnita (a custard slice) and having a glass of bermet (a red wine, fruit and herbs aperitif).
Discover Samobor at ISFMF in 2023.
BECOME A VOLUNTEER
We are always looking for people to help out in any way they can.
If you feel you can help, please let us know. Volunteering at ISFMF will be a great way to meet professionals from the film industry, gain experience in various fields of production of events (logistics, staging, hosting industry guests, providing information), but also to have fun. Feel free to contact us if you have any further question and apply for this unique experience.