FNE at Zagreb FF 2014: Zagreb Film Festival Gets Under Way

ZAGREB: The 12th edition of Zagreb Film Festival (19-26 October 2014) presents more than one hundred films in a dozen different programmes.

Croatia Takes Nearly Half of Game of Thrones Foreign Spend in 2014

ZAGREB: Foreign film production is on a roll in Croatia. The Croatian Audiovisual Centre estimates that international productions will spend approximately 13.8 m EUR/105 m HRK in Croatia in 2014…

PRODUCTION: Hana Jusić Develops Quit Staring at My Plate

ZAGREB: Hana Jusić's debut feature, Quit Staring at My Plate/ Ne gledaj mi u pijat, is a Croatian, Danish and French coproduction set for shooting in May 2015.

PRODUCTION: People’s Hero Ljiljan Vidić Shooting

ZAGREB: Croatian director Ivan Goran Vitez (Forest Creatures) is shooting People’s Hero Ljiljan Vidić, a Croatian partisan-comedy set in 1944.

More CEE Films Submitted for 2015 Foreign Oscar

WARSAW: Croatia, Estonia, Latvia and Georgia have announced their submissions for the Best Foreign-Language Film at the 87th Academy Awards.

Obituary: Croatian Actor Zvonimir Torjanac

ZAGREB: The popular Croatian theater, film and television actor Zvonimir Torjanac died in Zagreb at 84.

Croatia to Launch New Independent Exhibitors Network

ZADAR: A new network for independent exhibitors is set to be launched in Croatia. Under the auspices of the Croatian Audiovisual Centre, this initiative is a part of a long-term…

PRODUCTION: Zagreb Stories, vol.3 Resumes Shooting

ZAGREB: Propeler Film is in production with volume 3 of the successful portmanteau film Zagreb Stories focusing this time on a holiday theme.

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.