GRANTS: Croatia Supports Nine Minority Coproductions

ZAGREB: The Croatian Audiovisual Centre (HAVC) awarded a total of 404,100 EUR to nine minority coproductions, including three feature films, three long documentaries, two animated films and one short film.

German Fantasy Film Momo Starts Shooting in Pula

PULA: Germany’s Westside Filmproduktion GmbH and the Croatian service provider PAKT Media will be filming the fantasy film Momo directed by Christian Ditter from 26 February to 18 March 2024…

GRANTS: HAVC Funds Production of Six New Video Games

ZAGREB: The Croatian Audiovisual Centre (HAVC) will fund the production of six new video games with the total amount of 75,000 EUR, and the development of further 18 projects with…

PRODUCTION: Croatian/Slovenian/Serbian/Montenegrin Hybrid Doc Launches Crowdfunding Campaign

ZAGREB: The hybrid documentary Funk YU, directed by the main protagonist Franko Dujmić, has so far reached over 50 percent of the planned funding goal on a crowdfunding campaign launched…

Croatian/Estonian Short Animated Film Eeva Shortlisted for 96th Academy Awards

ZAGREB: Croatian/Estonian Eeva directed by Lucija Mrzljak and Morten Tšinakov has been shortlisted for the Animated Short Film category of the 96th Academy Awards. The screenwriter and composer of the…

BOX OFFICE: Croatian Films Have Third-Best Year in Domestic Cinemas

ZAGREB: Croatian films attracted 278,053 admissions in national cinemas in 2023, making it the third-best year for domestic film since the inception of the Croatian Audiovisual Centre (HAVC) in 2008.…

PRODUCTION: Marina Andree Škop and Vanda Raýmanová Prep Croatian/Slovak/Slovenian/Latvian Feature Film for Children Spacehead

ZAGREB: Directors Marina Andree Škop and Vanda Raýmanová are currently in preparation with their feature film for children Spacehead / Glavonja. The film is a coproduction between Croatia, Slovakia, Slovenia…

Head of HAVC Chris Marcich Elected EFAD President

ZAGREB: Chris Marcich, the head of the Croatian Audiovisual Centre (HAVC), was elected by the members of the board of the European Agency for Directors of Film Funds and Centers…

BBC Buys Broadcasting Rights for Croatia’s Pavilion 6

ZAGREB: The BBC purchased broadcasting rights for Great Britain and Northern Ireland for the long documentary Pavilion 6 directed by Goran Dević and produced by Croatia’s Fifteenth Art. This is…

Spy/Master Wins NEM Award for Best Drama TV Series in CEE Region

ZAGREB: Spy/Master, directed by Christopher Smith and produced by Proton Cinema (Hungary) and Mobra Films (Romania) for HBO Europe, received the NEM Award for Best Drama TV Series in the…

Croatia’s Pine Studio Sells Two Million Copies of Escape Simulator Game

ZAGREB: Croatia’s Pine Studio sold over two million copies of its hit game Escape Simulator to PC users, according to November statistics of the Steam platform.

Croatian Network of Independent Cinemas Welcomes New Member

ZAGREB: The Croatian Network of Independent Cinemas has welcomed a new member, CMIK/CMC Novigrad-Cittanova, which has become the 71st independent cinema under its wing.

NEM Zagreb Announces Finalists of Best TV Series in CEE Region

ZAGREB: NEM Zagreb has announced the finalists in the new competition for Best Drama TV series from the CEE region. Out of the 29 applicant projects, 12 made it to…

TV Beats Co-Financing Market and NEM Zagreb to Present 2024 Series Co-production Development Awards

STRASBOURG: TV Beats Co-Financing Market – Industry@Tallinn (Estonia) and NEM Zagreb are among the four series co-production markets selected by the Council of Europe to present the 2024 Series Co-production…

Netflix Series The Day of the Jackal Starring Eddie Redmayne Wraps Shooting in Croatia

ZAGREB: The biggest international project filming in Croatia in the autumn of 2023 was the Netflix series The Day of the Jackal starring Eddie Redmayne and directed by Brian Kirk,…

FESTIVALS: How to Have Sex Wins 2023 Zagreb Film Festival

ZAGREB: British/Greek How to Have Sex directed by Molly Manning Walker received the Golden Pram for Best Feature Film at the 21st edition of the Zagreb Film Festival (6 –…

FNE at Connecting Cottbus 2023: Night Waves

COTTBUS: Director/writer Filip Heraković once again teams up with Croatian production company Wolfgang & Dolly for his sophomore feature Night Waves. The project was presented at the 25th edition of…

PRODUCTION: Dutch Lemming Film Preps Croatian Minority Coproduction

ZAGREB: The filming of The Wolf, the Fox & the Leopard written and directed by David Verbeek, and produced by Lemming film (the Netherlands) in coproduction with Deal Productions (Luxemburg),…

Croatian Game Go Home Annie Secures Publishing Deal with Lithuania’s Nordcurrent Labs

ZAGREB: Croatian horror adventure game Go Home Annie produced by Misfit Village has secured a publishing deal with the Lithuanian Nordcurrent Labs.

OBITUARY: Branko Karabatić, Founder of Split Film Festival

SPLIT: Branko Karabatić, the founder and director of the Split Film Festival, died last week from the consequences of a stroke he had at the end of this year’s edition…