It’s been nine years since Split became one of the centres of contemporary film production in the Mediterranean. During that time, the MFF has been recognised as the must-go event of the pre-summer season. Categories range from documentaries to experimental films, with short and long features. All screenings in the garden of the Gallery of Fine Arts are free. Afternoons are reserved for the city’s smallest cinema, the old and colourful Cinematheque, another factor that has popularised this event. The revived open-air cinema in a small pine forest overlooking busy Bačvice beach is usually packed full for films in the main competition, with short features by young Croatian authors by way of intro. After credits fade, don’t leave Bačvice – theme parties with music ranging from film scores to 1980s nostalgia, to house and techno should keep you entertained, accompanied by affordable drinks.