Screen tourism in Croatia boosted by Game of Thrones

ZAGREB: Stimulated by the international productions shot in Croatia recently, especially the fourth season of HBO’s series Game of Thrones, screen tourism can be a strong alternative to regular tourism…

Croatian audiovisual sector pumps cash into state budget

ZAGREB: The Croatian audiovisual industry pays back 1.5 to 2.3 HRK into the state budget for every HRK that the government spends in subsidizing the AV sector, according to a…

Croatian Kids Film Tops Box Office

ZAGREB: Silvije Petranovic’s adaptation of the classic children novel The Brave Adventures of the Little Shoemaker sold 21,693 tickets in its first weekend, outperforming Thor: The Dark World.

WIDE Seals Croatian Deals

The international sales company WIDE (formerly known as WIDE Management) announced sales of the Croatian box office and critical success Priest’s Children as well as a new VOD partnership in…

FESTIVALS: The Lunchbox Wins Zagreb FF

ZAGREB: The Indian-German-French production The Lunchbox directed by Ritesh Batra won the Golden Pram best film award and a prize of 4,000 EUR at the 11th Zagreb FF.

FESTIVALS: Zagreb FF 2013 Awards Tilic

ZAGREB: Croatian Ankica Juric Tilic is the 2013 recipient of the Albert Kapovic Award for outstanding contribution to Croatian film at the 11th Zagreb Film Festival, running through 27 October…

FNE at Jihlava IDFF Emerging Producers 2013: Morana Komljenovic

FNE interviews Croatian documentary producer Morana Komljenovic, selected to participate in the 2013 Emerging Producers workshop at the Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival.

PRODUCTION: Croatian Television Shooting War Drama

ZAGREB: Kristijan Milić’s TV movie Number 55/ Broj 55 is in production on location in Zagreb for Telefilm and public broadcaster Croatian TV (HRT).

Croatian Cowboys Tops Gravity on Opening Weekend

ZAGREB: Cowboys/Kauboji based on a popular Croatian play opened on 42 screens in 36 locations – a record for a Croatian film – with weaker-than-expected admissions of 8,210. It was…

Croatia Announces Fall 2013 grants

ZAGREB: Nearly 200,000 EUR was awarded in coproductions and development grants in the latest round, announced on 9 October 2013.

FNE Europa Cinemas: Cinema of the Month – Kino Europa, Zagreb

This month we speak with Hrvoje Laurenta, the head of Cinema Europa/Kino Europa. Built in 1924/1925, Kino Europa was commissioned by the wealthy Zagreb-based Müller family and destined to become…

PRODUCTION: Game of Thrones Returns to Croatia

ZAGREB: The fourth season of HBO's fantasy adventure hit Game of Thrones is filming in the southern Dalmatian city of Dubrovnik and will continue in Split with Embassy Films providing…

Avvantura Honors Global Cinema

ZADAR: Juries at the 4th Avvantura fest Film Forum in Zadar were closely monitoring world art film work 24-30 August at Croatia's up-and-coming fest founded by director Sergej Stanojkovski.

FNE at Avvantura Festival Film-Forum 2013: Focus on European coproductions

ZADAR: Avvantura Film-Forum in the beautiful Croatian city of Zadar is one of Europe’s newest film festivals but it is rapidly becoming one of the most important for the regional…
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PRODUCTION: Juric's The Reaper Explores Conflict

ZAGREB: Zvonimir Juric's social drama The Reaper (Kosac), set to begin production next in September, paints a portrait of struggle in a war-torn land. Produced by Ankica Juric Tilic and…

PRODUCTION: Jure the Gambler Wraps Shooting

ZAGREB: Denis Lepur and Marko Stanić's documentary on gambling addiction, Jure the Gambler/Jure kockar, which they are also producing through Kadar22, has completed shooting and is headed for editing.

Juricic: EU Membership Will be Boon to Croatian Film

ZAGREB: With Croatia's entry into the EU on 1 July, the climate of film production has not yet been much affected. “Things have not changed,” Sinisa Juricic of Nukleus Film…

PRODUCTION: Šeregi Prepping Football Drama ZG80

ZAGREB: Igor Šeregi’s debut feature retraces the story of one of the greatest rivalries in soccer history, between the Bad Blue Boys, the supporters of football club Dinamo, Zagreb, Croatia…

Croatia's Juricic Headed for EFP Producers Lab Toronto

The head of Croatia's Nukleus Film, launched in 2009 and expanded into Slovenia three years later, will represent Eastern Europe at the European Film Promotion Producers Lab in Toronto September…

Croatia Funds Docus and Michael Jackson Co-Production

ZAGREB: The Croatian Audiovisual Centre has granted 894,117 EUR/6,714,410 HRK in its latest session.