FESTIVALS: Croatian Films Awarded in Sarejevo

Croatia claimed four awards at the 17th Sarajevo Film Festival, including the honorary Heart of Sarajevo prize which was given to Emil Tedeschi, general manager of the Atlantic group, at…

Pula Film Festival Prize Winners

PULA: The 58th Pula Film Festival awarded its main prize, the Grand Golden Arena, to Kotlovina directed by Tomislav Radic in its National Competition for Croatian film. The film also…

Croatia Approves Tax Incentives Bill

ZAGREB: The Croatian Parliament adopted an amendment to it Audiovisual Law which introduces a 20% tax rebate for film production costs. The law was passed on 15 July 2011.

FESTIVALS: 58th Pula FF Opens

The 58th Pula Film Festival, running 16-23 July 2011, screens 19 feature-length films, opening with Lea i Darija by Branko Ivanda.

FESTIVALS: Seven Croatian Films Compete at Sarajevo

Seven Croatian films have entered the official competition programme of this year's 17th Sarajevo Film Festival (22-30 July).

FNE at Pula IFF: Pula Announce Competition Films

PULA: The 58th Pula Film Festival (9-23 July 2011, www.pulafilmfestival.hr) and the National Programme (16-23 July) have announced a selection of 19 Croatian films to be screened, including 10 Croatian…

FNE at KVIFF East of the West Competition: Marija’s Own

The Croatian director Zeljka Sukova's debut film, Marija's Own, is an unconventional documentary that screens in Karlovy Vary's East of the West competition.

Croatian Film Grants Announced

ZAGREB: The Croatian Audiovisual Center (HAVC, www.havc.hr ) selected five feature films for co-funding at its 19th session on 27 June 2011. A total of HRK 2,200,000 was distributed.

FNE at KVIFF East of the West Competition: Belvedere

Ahmed Imamović's second feature Belvedere, which has its European premiere in the East of the West competition of the Karlovy Vary IFF, is a drama about the survivors of the…

Ivona Juka's Co-production The Other Supported by Eurimages

ZAGREB: Director Ivona Juka's feature live-action debut The Other, a Croatian/Slovene coproduction,has won financial support from Eurimages.

Croatian Films at Karlovy Vary IFF

ZAGREB: The feature film Room 304, a Croatian coproduction by Danish director Brigitte Staermose, and the documentary film Marija's Own by director and writer Željka Sukova have been selected for…

FNE at DISCOP Budapest 2011: Croatia

ZAGREB: Croatian television is still struggling to find its way. The recent departure of several top executives and uneven results for attempts at new programming - as well as the…

PRODUCTION: Flower Square Completes Filming

ZAGREB: Filming of the feature crime drama Flower Square (working title) by Krsto Papić wrapped on 12 May 2011. The shoot began on 10 April, and the film was shot…

Croatia Introduces Proposed Incentives at Cannes

Croatia will promote its new incentive measures for investment in the country's audiovisual industry during the Cannes film festival. The incentives were featured in the objectives of the National Programme…

Croatia at Cannes

The stand of the Croatian Audiovisual Centre at the Cannes Film Market will be for the second year located at the Village International Riviera in the framework of the South-East…

PRODUCTION: Fashion Tension Begins Filming in Hvar

ZAGREB: The Croatian feature Fashion Tension is directed by Filip Šovagović and written by Ivica Đikić and Robert Perišić began shooting on the island of Hvar on 26 April 2011.

FNE - IDF DocBlock: Mechanical Figures

Croatian producer/director Helena Bulaja explores the life and world of inventor Nikola Tesla in the interactive and animated documentary Mechanical Figures, pitched at the 2010 East European Forum.

PRODUCTION: Croatian Doc Receives Romanian Funding

Croatian documentary film Gangster Loves You by director Nebojša Slijepčević and produced by Restart and Fade In received a grant of €26,000 from the Romanian National Film Fund CNC (Centrui…

PRODUCTION: Flower Square in Production

ZAGREB: Croatian director Krsto Papić has begun shooting his feature film Flower Square (working title). Filming commenced on 10 April 2011 in Zagreb, and is scheduled to wrap on 20…

PRODUCTION: Parade Shoots in Croatia

Parade, directed by Srđan Dragojević co-produced by Serbia, Macedonia, Croatia and Slovenia, and funded by Eurimages, completed a week shoot on locations in Croatia. The film is co-funded by the…