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…

Croatia Announces Grants for 2011

ZAGREB: The Croatian Audiovisual Centre (HAVC, www.havc.hr) has announced almost 5 million euros in film grants for 2011. Six feature films will share 3 million euros. Grants were also awarded…

Croatia Awards Coproduction Grants for 2011

ZAGREB: The Croatian Audiovisual Centre (HAVC, www.havc.hr ) has awarded over 500,000 euros in grants for Croatian coproductions. Grants were given to five feature, documentary, and animation films, and one…

PRODUCTION: Translator Wraps Filming

ZAGREB: The Croatian Audiovisual Centre (HAVC, www.havc.hr) announced that a five week shoot on Translator was completed in mid-March. The film, directed by Biljana Čakić Veselič, is produced by Inter…

Croatian Audiovisual Industry Outlines Plans

Members of the Croatian audiovisual industry presented plans to the Croatian parliament at a 1 March 2011 meeting. Among the suggestions were a tax incentive programme and reviving national TV…

EFP Shooting Star Marija Skaricic

European Film Promotion's (www.efp-online.com) Shooting Stars includes on of Croatia's leading young actresses, Marija Skaricic (Škaričić), born in the seaside town of Split, Croatia, on 6 August 1977. EFP's Shooting…

Croatia Outlines Audiovisual Plans

Croatia's National Development Programme of the Audiovisual Industry was presented on 27 January 2011 in an official ceremony held in the teeming lecture hall of the Croatian Chamber of Economy.…

PRODUCTION: Little Gypsy Witch in Production

ZAGREB: Tomislav Žaja's feature film for children and adults Little Gypsy Witch (Duh babe Ilonke, screenplay by Irena Krčelić) began shooting on 28 December 2010.

PRODUCTION: Lea and Darija Completes Filming

Branko Ivanda finished the last day of shooting on his feature film Lea and Darija on 12 December 2010. The film is a drama with biographical elements about two child…

FNE 2010 Year in Review: Progress in Croatia

Croatia was rich with major developments in 2010: the support to minority co-productions was multiplied, 10 more film festival were supported with public funds, a new art cinema in Zagreb…

Croatian Actress Chosen for Shooting Stars

Croatian actress Marija Škaričić (Mother of Asphalt, 2010) has been selected as one of the 2011 Shooting Stars, European Film Promotion (www.efp-online.com) announced on 15 December 2010.

Croatia's House Wins Development Grant

The Croatian feature film House (screenplay Sanja Kovačević, director Zoran Sudar, produced by Mainframe Production) was awarded a development grant at the 8th Balkan Script Development Fund (4 - 6…