FESTIVALS: Pula FF 2020 Opens with Gala Screening at the Arena

    Mare by Andrea Štaka Mare by Andrea Štaka credit: Okofilm production

    PULA: The 2020 Pula Film Festival opened on 27 August 2020, one month later than originally planned.

    “It was strange for all of us when we were left without the Festival in July, and it was really difficult to organise the Festival in these challenging times, especially because we didn’t know whether it will be held at all,” festival director Gordana Restovic said at a socially distanced press conference.

    The festival cancelled the children’s programme and the international programme this year, but is screening six Croatian films in competition, along with documentaries, shorts, and Croatian minority films.

    The festival runs through 4 September 2020.

    The competition titles are:

    Fishing and Fishermen’s Conversations (Croatia)
    Directed by Milan Trenc
    Produced by Studio Devet

    Go, Went, Gone (Croatia)
    Directed by Lubo Zdjelarevic
    Produced by Kinoteka

    Mare (Switzerland, Croatia)
    Directed by Andrea Staka
    Produced by Okofilm Production (Switzerland)
    Coproduced by Dinaridi Film (Croatia)

    Mater (Croatia, Serbia, France, Bosnia and Herzegovina)
    Directed by Jure Pavlovic
    Produced by Sekvenca (Croatia)
    Coproduced by Wake Up Films (Serbia), Les Films de l’Oeil Sauvage (France), Novi Film (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

    Tereza37 (Croatia)
    Directed by Danilo Serbedzija
    Produced by Focus Media

    The Voice (Croatia, North Macedonia, Serbia)
    Directed by Ognjen Svilicic
    Produced Maxima Film (Croatia)
    Coproduced by Skopje Film Studio (North Macedonia), Biberche Productions (Serbia)