FESTIVALS: Pula Film Festival 2024 Announces National Competition

    FESTIVALS: Pula Film Festival 2024 Announces National Competition credit: Pula FF

    PULA: Nine Croatian films and 11 minority coproductions will compete for Golden Arenas at the 71st Pula Film Festival, with the possibility of a few other films being announced in the Croatian competition before the festival starts. The festival will be held 11 - 18 July 2024.

    "Among the news is that the international programme is becoming competitive, and it is aimed at encouraging the distribution of European and independent films on the Croatian market. We are also introducing a project development workshop and pitching for television series", said Danijel Pek, director of the festival.

    As of this year, the Pula Film Festival will be one day shorter.


    The Woman With The Rubber Gloves / Žena s gumenim rukavicama (Croatia)
    Directed by Mario Šulina
    Produced by Slavonija nova
    Supported by the Croatian Audiovisual Centre

    Frka (Croatia)
    Directed by Svebor Mihael Jelić
    Produced by Oksimoron
    Supported by the Croatian Audiovisual Centre

    This Is Not a Love Song / Šlager (Croatia)
    Directed by Nevio Marasović
    Produced by Šlager film
    Supported by the Croatian Audiovisual Centre

    The Wrath of God / Božji gnjev (Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina)
    Directed by Kristijan Milić   
    Produced by Eurofilm
    Coproduced by Oktavijan Film
    Supported by the Croatian Audiovisual Centre, the Sarajevo Film Fund

    Holy Family / Sveta obitelj (Croatia, Serbia)
    Directed by Vlatka Vorkapić
    Produced by Inter Film
    Coproduced by Zillion Film
    Supported by the Croatian Audiovisual Centre, Film Center Serbia

    Sweet Simona / Slatka Simona (Croatia)
    Directed by Igor Mirković    
    Produced by Inter Film
    Supported by the Croatian Audiovisual Centre

    Bosnian Pot / Bosanski lonac (Croatia, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina)
    Directed by Pavo Marinković
    Produced by Telefilm
    Coproduced by Nanook Film, Oktavijan Film
    Supported by the Croatian Audiovisual Centre, the Austrian Film Fund

    Our Children / Naša djeca (Croatia)
    Directed by Silvestar Kolbas
    Produced by Factum
    Supported by Croatian Audiovisual Centre

    Celebration / Proslava (Croatia, Qatar)
    Directed by Bruno Anković
    Produced by Electica
    Coproduced by Pakt Media (Slovenia*)
    Supported by the Croatian Audiovisual Centre, the Doha Film Institute

    *with Slovenian contribution being less than 5% of the total budget, the film is officially a Croatian coproduction with Qatar


    Housekeeping for Beginners / Domakinstvo za pocetnici (North Macedonia, Poland, Croatia, Serbia, Kosovo)
    Directed by Goran Stolevski  
    Produced by List Production, MadantsKinoramaSense Production, Industria Film
    Coproduced by Film I Väst, CommonGround Pictures and Causeway Films, in association with Tango, New Europe Film Sales, the Adelaide Film Festival Investment Fund
    Supported by the North Macedonia Film Agency, the Croatian Audiovisual Centre, Film Center Serbia, the Polish Film Institute, the Kosovo Cinematography Center

    Excursion / Ekskurzija (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Croatia, Norway, France)
    Directed by Una Gunjak
    Produced by SCCA/pro.ba
    Coproduced by Baš Čelik, Nukleus Film, Mer Film, Salaud Morisset
    Supported by the Ministry of Culture and Sport of Canton SarajevoFilm Fund Sarajevo, the Croatian Audiovisual Centre, Sorfond, Film Center Serbia, Hubert Bals Fund, Eurimages

    KIX (Hungary, France, Croatia)
    Directed by Bálint Révész, Dávid Mikulán  
    Produced by Bulb Cinema, ELF Pictures
    Coproduced by Eclectica, ARTE, HBO MAX
    Supported by the National Film Institute – Hungary (NFI), the Croatian Audiovisual Centre

    Lost Country (Serbia, France, Luxembourg, Croatia)
    Directed by Vladimir Perišić
    Produced by Easy Riders Films, Trilema, KinoElektron
    Coproduced by Red Lion, Kinorama
    Supported by Film Center Serbia, CNC, Arte France Cinema, the Luxembourg Film Fund, the Croatian Audiovisual Centre

    (North Macedonia, Croatia, Kosovo, France and Luxembourg)
    Directed by Vardan Tozija 
    Produced by Focus Pocus
    Coproduced by 4 Film, In My Country, Les Contes Modernes, Wady Media
    Supported by the North Macedonia Film Agency, the Croatian Audiovisual Centre, the Kosovo Cinematography Center, SACEM, TV Telma

    Do Not Exepct Too Much From The End Of The World / Nu aștepta prea mult de la sfârșitul lumii (Romania, Luxembourg, France, Croatia)
    Directed by Radu Jude
    Produced by 4Proof FilmmicroFILM
    Coproduced by Paul Thiltges Distributions, Les Films d’Ici and Kinorama, in association with Bord Cadre Films (Switzerland) and Sovereign Films (UK)
    Supported by the Romanian Film Centre (CNC), the Film Fund Luxembourg, Eurimages, Arte Cofinova/19 and the Croatian Audiovisual Centre, as well as Cineplexx România, EssenceMediacom and the Romanian Public Television 

    Shooting Blanks / Poslednji heroj (Slovenia, Croatia, Italy, Greece)
    Directed by Žiga Virc 
    Produced by Studio Virc
    Coproduced by Nukleus Film, Levante Produzioni, Asphalt, Asterisk Post
    Supported by the Slovenian Film Centre, the Croatian Audiovisual CentreRTV Slovenija, ERT, Eurimages, Creative Europe MEDIA, FS Viba Film

    Working Class Goes to Hell / Radnička klasa ide u pakao (Serbia, Greece, Bulgaria, Montenegro, Croatia, Romania)
    Directed by Mladen Đorđević
    Produced by Banda, Sense Production
    Coproduced by Agitprop, Homemade Films, Adriatic WesternKinoramaTangaj ProductionCinnamon Films
    Supported by Film Center Serbia, the Bulgarian National Film Center, the Greek Film Centre, the Film Centre of Montenegro, the Croatian Audiovisual Centre, Eurimages

    Sirin (Montenegro, Croatia, Albania, Kosovo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, France)
    Directed by Senad Šahmanović
    Produced by Cut Up Films
    Coproduced by Croatian Sekvenca, On Film Production, Buka Production, Dokument, Alliance de Production Cinématographique
    Supported by the Film Centre of Montenegro, the Croatian Audiovisual Centre, the Albanian National Center of Cinematography, the Kosovo Cinematography Center, Eurimages

    Sweet Sorrow (Serbia, Croatia)
    Directed by Kosta Đorđević
    Produced by Kinematografska Kuća
    Coproduced by Marinis Media
    Supported by Film Center Serbia, the Croatian Audiovisual Centre

    Forever Hold Your Peace / Živi i zdravi (Montenegro, Serbia, Czech Republic, Croatia, North Macedonia, Slovenia)
    Directed by Ivan Marinović
    Produced by Adriatic Western
    Coproduced by Sense ProductionAnalogVisionKinorama, Krug Film, Spok Film
    Supported by the Film Centre of MontenegroFilm Center Serbia, the Czech Film Fund, the Croatian Audiovisual Centre, the North Macedonia Film Agency, the Slovenian Film Centre, Creative Europe MEDIA, SeeCinema NetworkEurimages, Porto Novi, the Touristic Organisation of Herceg Novi, the Municipality of Herceg Novi