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.

PULA IFF 2014 Announces Croatian Film Programme

ZAGREB: Twelve films will screen in the Croatian section of the 61st Pula Film Festival running 12-26 July 2014.

Croatian Funding Down, Domestic Hits Up in 2013

ZAGREB: The Croatian domestic film market share and number of releases were up in 2013, but funding for film production and international coproductions declined in 2013.

FESTIVALS: Motovun Hosts Film Fest Training

MOTOVUN: The Independent Cinema Office will present a course on Developing Your Film Festival at the Motovun Film Festival.

PRODUCTION: Dalibor Matanić Preps The High Sun

ZAGREB: Croatian filmmaker Dalibor Matanić will begin shooting the Croatian-Slovenian coproduction The High Sun/Zvizdan on 22 September 2014. The film is now in the location scouting and casting phase.

The Priest’s Children Sells to 32 Territories

ZAGREB: Vinko Bresan’s comedy The Priest’s Children has racked up an impressive international succes with 30,000 tickets sold in Brazil in 10 weeks and sales to 32 territories worldwide through…

Croatian Cinema in Cannes 2014

Screenings of Croatian Films in Cannes 2014

FNE IDF DocBloc: Apply for Ex Oriente Film 2014

Ex Oriente Film is a year-round creative documentary training programme supporting the development and funding of creative documentary films from Central and Eastern Europe. The 2014 edition starts July 21…

FNE Europa Cinemas: Cinema of the Month: Kino Urania

This month we spoke with Marijana Bosnjak, CEO and Head of Board of Kino Urania from the town of Osijek, in the Eastern part of Croatia. Cinema Urania/Kino Urania was…

EFP Producers on the Move 2014: Vanja Jambrović

ZAGREB: Vanja Jambrović, European Film Promotion’s Croatian Producer on the Move, began working as an independent producer within the company Restart in 2008, while still a student.

PRODUCTION: Full Contact Starts Shooting in Croatia

ZAGREB: After spending four years in development, the Dutch/Croatian thriller from acclaimed Dutch director David Verbeek began filming in Croatia on 24 April 2014.

Croatia Announces 2014 Minority Coproduction Grants

ZAGREB: The Croatian Audiovisual Centre has allotted 321,500EUR/2,460,000HRK to five minority coproductions including Romanian Cristi Puiu's new feature, Sierra Nevada.