GRANTS: Croatia Announces 2014 Feature Grants

ZAGREB: The Croatian Audiovisual Centre has awarded 3,259,132 EUR/24,805,000 HRK in grants for feature and debut feature production, and for project and script development projects.

PRODUCTION: Antonio Nuić in Postproduction with Life Is Like a Trumpet

ZAGREB: The award-winning Bosnian-Croatian film director Antonio Nuić is in postproduction with Life Is Like a Trumpet/Zivot je truba, a character-driven film where drama and comedy are intertwined offering a…

FNE Europa Cinemas: Cinema of the Month: Kinoteka Zlatna Vrata, Split

This month we spoke to Snježana Lisičić, director of Kinoteka Zlatna Vrata (The Golden Gate), which is part of the Centre for Culture and Lifelong Leaning located in the old…

FNE IDF DocBloc: Croatian Doc Wins at Sarajevo

Tiha Klara Gudac won the Heart of Sarajevo documentary award for Naked Island.

FNE at Venice IFF 2014: Croatia's These Are The Rules

VENICE: On Friday, 29 August, the Horizons competition section at the 71st Venice International Film Festival will screen the Croatian-French-Macedonian- Serbian film These Are the Rules, written and directed by…

FNE at Venice IFF 2014: These Are the Rules by Ognjen Sviličić at 71st Mostra in Venice!

ZAGREB: 24 July – The feature fiction film These Are the Rules, written and directed by Ognjen Sviličić, has been included in the Horizons competition at the 71st International Film…

American Series Dig Shoots in Croatia

ZAGREB: The series Dig set to premiere on USA Network this autumn will be partially shot in Croatia for approximately two weeks starting 1 September 2014 with local company Embassy…

Foreign Film Production Spend Doubles in Croatia

ZAGREB: The Croatian Audiovisual Centre estimates that international productions will spend almost 11m EUR in Croatia in 2014, almost as much as in 2012 and 2013 combined. Seven international projects…

Croatian Directors Confront TV with Copyright Demands

ZAGREB: The Croatian Film Directors Guild (DHFR) is launching a public debate about the difficult relationship between the filmmakers and the televisions, especially Croatian Radio and Television (HRT), regarding copyright…

FESTIVALS: Zadar Avvantura 2014 Competition

ZADAR: Ten films are screening in the international competition of first and second feature films at the Avvantura Festival taking place 23-29 August 2014.

FNE Europa Distribution: Distributor of the Month: Robert Berberih - Croatia

FNE together with Europa Distribution is launching a new chapter of the Distributor of the Month section. This time we focus on new strategies in film distribution and the importance…

Croatian Box Office Declines

ZAGREB: Croatia saw a general decline in box office and domestic films brought in 85% less money in the first half of 2014 compared to the first half of 2013.

PRODUCTION: Thriller Trema in Production

ZAGREB: Greek filmmaker Yorgos Zois (Casus Belli) started shooting his debut feature Trema/Stage Fright in Athens on 31 July 2014. The film is a Greek-Croatian-French-Dutch coproduction with Sinisa Jurićić coproducing…

Game of Thrones Season 5 to Shoot in Croatia

ZAGREB: The fifth season of the HBO series Game of Thrones will be shot in new locations in Dalmatia, including Šibenik and Imotski this fall.

FESTIVALS: Concrete Night and Number 55 Win at Pula IFF

PULA: Pirjo Honkasalo's Concrete Night / Betoniyö has been awarded Golden Arena for Best Feature Film in the International Programme of the 61st Pula IFF, 12-26 July 2014. Number 55…

GRANTS: Croatia Funds Five Coproductions

ZAGREB:.The Croatian Audiovisual Center (HAVC) announced five grants of 369,477 EUR/2,812,824 HRK for minority coproductions and production funding for animated films.

TV Projects Receive Bulk of HAVC 2014 Development Grants

ZAGREB: The Croatian Audiovisual Center allotted 238,361 EUR/1.81 m HRK in project development grants to 15 projects and 20 script development grants. The Center received applications from 92 projects.

GRANTS: Croatia Gives 850,000 EUR in Small Grants

ZAGREB: The Croatian Audiovisual Center (HAVC) allotted production funding to 25 projects, 13 script development grants and 8 project development grants at its 48th funding session.

PRODUCTION: 4 Passports Shooting Two Versions

ZAGREB: Serbian director Mihajlo Jevtić is shooting 4 pasoša/4 Passports a partly animated first-person documentary set against the backdrop of the former Yougoslavia of the last 30 years. The film…

PRODUCTION: The Yoghurt Syndrome in Development

ZAGREB: The love story/dramedy that Zvonimir Munivrana is developing through Corvus Film will be directed by Goran Rukavina with shooting planned for the first half of 2016.