GRANTS: Croatia Supports Six Minority Coproductions

ZAGREB: The Croatian Audiovisual Centre (HAVC) has distributed 345,750 EUR / 2,605,000 HRK to six minority coproductions under the third funding deadline in 2022. Projects by Srđan Vuletić, Olmo Omerzu,…

Croatia Hosts Emmy Awards Semi-Finals for the First Time

DUBROVNIK: A semi-final round of judging for the 50th International Emmy Awards took place in Dubrovnik on Wednesday 14 September, hosted by the United Media and Nova TV. This is…

FNE Oscar Watch 2023: Croatia Selects Safe Place as Oscar Candidate

ZAGREB: Safe Place / Sigurno mjesto, the first feature film by Juraj Lerotić, has been selected as Croatia’s candidate for the 95th Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences award…

Bendita Films Picks-up Croatian/Serbian The Uncle

ZAGREB: The Uncle / Stric, David Kapac and Andrija Mardešić’s debut feature, has been acquired by Bendita Films.

Third Season of Netflix’s Vikings: Walhalla to Be Filmed in Croatia

DUBROVNIK: The third season of Vikings: Walhalla, produced by Ireland’s Metropolitan Films International, Canada’s History Channel and USA’s MGM Television for Netflix, will be filmed in Dubrovnik in late September…

Cercamon Picks Up Juraj Lerotić’s Award Winning Debut Feature Safe Place

ZAGREB: Safe Place / Sigurno mjesto, the first feature film by Croatian director Juraj Lerotić, has been acquired by Cercamon. The film is a Croatian coproduction produced in collaboration with…

Kate Winslet, Jude Law, Josh O'Connor and Marion Cotillard to Shoot Lee Miller Biopic in Croatia

DUBROVNIK: The ruins of the abandoned Kupari military resort near Dubrovnik, which was heavily destroyed by shelling in the 1990s Croatian Homeland War, will serve as WW2 setting for the…

Hotel Portofino Starring Natascha McElhone Returns to Croatia with Second Season

ZAGREB: TV crews have returned to Zagreb to continue the shooting of Hotel Portofino, a period drama created by Matt Baker, directed by Adam Wimpenny and starring Natascha McElhone. The…

Juraj Lerotić’s Safe Place Wins Big in Locarno and Heads to Sarajevo

SARAJEVO: Juraj Lerotić’s debut feature Safe Place / Sigurno mjesto will have its regional premiere in the main competition of the Sarajevo Film Festival on 18 August 2022. The film…

FESTIVALS: Croatian Brač Film Festival Returns

ZAGREB: The 8th edition of the Brač Film Festival is screening the most recent films from the region on the island of Brač, in Croatia, from 10 to 13 August…

FESTIVALS: Record Number of Submissions to Short Film Competition at Motovun FF

MOTOVUN: Nineteen feature films are competing for the Propeller of Motovun, the main award of the Motovun Film Festival running in Motovun, Croatia 26-30 July 2022. This year, 25 titles…

FESTIVALS: The Staffroom Wins Five Awards at Pula Film Festival 2022

PULA: Sonja Tarokić’s The Staffroom / Zbornica won five Golden Arenas including the awards for best film and best director in the national competition at the 69th Pula Film Festival,…

Pula Industry Showcases 13 Feature Films and Seven Series in Development

PULA: The 69th edition of the Pula Film Festival (16 - 24 July 2022) prepared an ambitious industry programme that is taking place 17 – 22 July 2022. Thirteen feature…

FESTIVALS: First Edition of Mountain Summer FF Kicks off in Zagreb

ZAGREB: The first edition of the Zagreb Mountain Summer Film Festival is taking place 13 – 17 July 2022. The festival offers free open air film screenings, concerts and workshops.

FNE Market Analysis 2021: CROATIA

ZAGREB: The total gross of Croatian cinemas surged from 5.9 m EUR in 2020 to 11.7 m EUR in 2021, mainly due to cinemas reopening after the lockdowns. Box office…

PRODUCTION: Croatian Recircle Starts Production on Animated Series Nutz

ZAGREB: The Croatian animation studio Recircle has started producing its new animated series Nutz / Krceki, created and produced by Denis Alenti and sold internationally by England’s Meta Media.

Mediterranean Film Festival Split Pitching Forum Announces Winners

SPLIT: The short fiction film project Alone / Sama by Filip Dizdar was awarded at the Pitching Forum organised within the Mediterranean Film Festival Split (FMFS), taking place 16-25 June…

Murina Prepares for US Distribution

ZAGREB: The debut feature Murina by Antoneta Alamat Kusijanović will be theatrically released by Kino Lorber in the United States on 8 July 2022. The film has had 50,133 admissions…

GRANTS: Croatia Announces First Production Grants in 2022

ZAGREB: The Croatian Audiovisual Centre (HAVC) has distributed 2.1 m EUR / 15.9 m HRK for the production of one feature film, four debut features, five long and three short…

GRANTS: Croatia Announces Grants for Minority Coproductions, Short and Experimental Films

ZAGREB: The Croatian Audiovisual Centre (HAVC) has distributed 583,700 EUR / 4.39 m HRK as minority coproduction, experimental and short film production grants. Eight minority coproductions received 317,200 EUR /…