FNE Market Analysis 2018: CROATIA

Croatian cash rebate was raised to 25% as of July 2018, with additional 5% for productions in regions of below average development.

More International Productions Benefit from Croatian Tax Incentives in 2018

ZAGREB: The number of foreign productions using the tax incentives scheme in Croatia increased from 11 in 2017 to 14 in 2018, but the local expenditure decreased from of 24.7…

Sharp Decline in Domestic Film Admissions in Croatia

ZAGREB: Admissions to domestic films in Croatia decreased from 121,205 in 2017 to 55,709 in 2018, as the number of theatrically released domestic films dropped drastically from 16 in 2017…

OBITUARY: Croatian Actor Ivo Gregurević

ZAGREB: The acclaimed Croatian film and theatre actor Ivo Gregurević has died at age 66. In 1998 he received Croatia's highest cultural honour, the Vladimir Nazor Award for his contribution…

FNE Europa Cinemas: Cinema of the Month, Kino Urania, Osijek, Croatia

This month we speak with Marijana Bosnjak, CEO and Head of Board of Kino Urania located in the town of Osijek, in the Eastern part of Croatia. As a part…

GRANTS: Croatian Audiovisual Centre Announces Minority Coproduction Grants

ZAGREB: The Croatian Audiovisual Centre (HAVC) allotted 370,883 EUR / 2,755,000 HRK for minority coproduction grants and for script and project development grants. New projects by Goran Paskaljević and Srđan…

PRODUCTION: Stanislav Tomic in Early Preproduction with Action Comedy Tune-up

ZAGREB: Stanislav Tomic is in development/early preproduction with action comedy Tune-up / Po tamburi. The film is set to be a coproduction between Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro, Macedonia and Slovenia, and…

CineStar Opens Miniplex in Pula

ZAGREB: The Croatian multiplex chain Blitz CineStar opened a three-screen miniplex in Pula, the first one in the city, on 7 November 2018.

FNE at Zagreb Film Festival: All Alone

ZAGREB: The Zagreb Film Festival, running 11-18 November, will screen Croatian writer/director Bobo Jelčić’s drama All Alone.

FESTIVALS: Animafest Zagreb Opens Applications

ZAGREB: Animafest Zagreb is accepting applications from short and feature length animated films for its 29th edition, running 3-8 June 2019.

FESTIVALS: Zagreb Film Festival Selects Twelve Films for Main Competition

ZAGREB: Twelve directors’ first and second feature films are competing for the main award and a prize of 4,000 EUR at the Zagreb Film Festival, running 11-18 November

PRODUCTION: The Barefoot Emperor Completes Filming in Croatia

ZAGREB: The Belgian/Dutch/Bulgarian/Croatian coproduction The Barefoot Emperor / Bosonogi car completed filming in Croatia on 15 October.

PRODUCTION: Goran Dević in Production with Docu-Fiction What's to Be Done?

ZAGREB: Croatian director Goran Dević is in production with the Croatian/Slovenian coproduction What's to Be Done? / Što da se radi, a 90 minutes docu-fiction following the efforts of a…

PRODUCTION: German The Master Butcher's Singing Club to Shoot in Croatia

ZAGREB: Ulrich Edel’s historical drama The Master Butcher's Singing Club, which is currently shooting in Croatia, is the first foreign production using incentives for filming in regions of particular national…

RE-ACT Co-Development Funding Opens Call for Projects

ZAGREB: Applications for the RE-ACT Co-Development Funding for 2018 can be submitted until 15 November 2018.

Croatia Selects The Eighth Commissioner as Oscar Bid

ZAGREB: The Croatian/Bosnian coproduction The Eighth Commissioner / Osmi povjerenik by Ivan Salaj has been selected as Croatia’s official entry for the US Academy Awards in the Foreign Language Film…

Book on Orson Welles Launched in Croatia

HVAR: The book Orson Welles in Hvar by Duško Kovačić and Daniel Rafaelić was launched during the celebrations of the 150th anniversary of organised tourism on Hvar.

FESTIVALS: Killing Jesus Wins the 21st Motovun Film Festival

MOTOVUN: Laura Mora’s Killing Jesus (Colombia, Argentina) was awarded Propeller of Motovun for Best Film at the 21st edition of Motovun Film Festival. After winning the prestigious Doc Alliance award…

PRODUCTION: Croatian Director Danilo Šerbedžija's Teresa 33 Wraps

ZAGREB: A new feature film by Croatian director Danilo Šerbedžija, Teresa 33,wrapped shooting in Split on 22 July 2018.

FESTIVALS: Mali Wins the 65th Pula Film Festival

PULA: Mali, directed by Antonio Nuić, was awarded Grand Golden Arena for best festival film at the 65th Pula Film Festival, which wrapped on 22 July 2018.