Record Year for Croatian Incentives Scheme in 2017

ZAGREB: Cumulative local expenditure for international productions that applied for incentives in 2017 was almost 25.4 m EUR, more than double compared to 2016 and more than in the record…

Croatian Filmmakers Protest Against Public Television Censorship

ZAGREB: The Croatian Producers Association and Croatian Film Directors’ Association are protesting against the decision of the Croatian National Television (HRT) to cancel the broadcast of the feature film Ministry…

Last Season of Game of Thrones to Be Shot in Croatia

DUBROVNIK: The eighth and last season of the HBO series Game of Thrones will be shot in Dubrovnik in 2018. HBO has already announced in a statement that the premiere…

Blitz-CineStar Opens Largest Cinema in Dalmatia

SPLIT: CineStar 4DX Mall, opened in Split on 1 December 2017, is Blitz-CineStar's 14th multiplex in Croatia and the largest in the Dalmatia region. Blitz-CineStar is the largest and most…

FESTIVALS: Men Don’t Cry Wins 15th Zagreb Film Festival

ZAGREB: Alen Drljević’s coproduction between Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia, Croatia, Germany Men Don’t Cry continued its festival success story, winning the Best Film award at the 15th Zagreb FF, which…

PRODUCTION: Rade Šerbeđija Starring in Fishing and Fishermen's Conversations

ZAGREB: Milan Trenc is in preparation with his third feature film Fishing and Fishermen's Conversations / Ribanje i ribarsko prigovaranje, starring Rade Šerbeđija. The film is based on the philosophic…

RE-ACT Extends Deadline

ZAGREB: The deadline for applications for the RE-ACT co-development fund has been extended to 22 November 2017.

FESTIVALS: Two Bosnian Coproductions in Zagreb Fest Main Competition

ZAGREB: Men Don’t Cry by Alen Drljevic is among the 13 films vying for the Golden Pram in the main competition of first and second films at the 15th Zagreb…

FNE Europa Cinemas: Cinema of the Month, Kino Karaman, Split

This month we speak with Snježana Kuzmanić, director and programme manager at Kino Karaman in Split, Croatia. Based on available information, Kino Karaman is the oldest movie theatre in Europe…

GRANTS: Croatia Announces Minority Coproduction and TV Development Grants

ZAGREB: The Croatian Audiovisual Centre distributed 452,116 EUR / 3,395,000 HRK as production grants for minority coproductions, and script development and project development support for TV productions.

Mamma Mia Wraps in Croatia

ZAGREB: Mamma Mia 2! Here We Go Again, Universal Pictures’ sequel to its 2008 hit musical, completed filming on the remote Croatian island of Vis. The film reunites original cast…

FNE at Jihlava IDFF Emerging Producers 2018: Tena Gojić, Croatia

ZAGREB: Tena Gojić represents Croatia at the Emerging Producers 2018 programme taking place at the Jihlava IDFF running 22-27 October 2018.

PRODUCTION: Rafael Begins Filming in Croatia

ZAGREB: The Dutch/Belgian/Croatian film Rafael by Ben Sombogaart began a 30-day shoot on locations in Croatia on 30 September 2017

Grlic’s The Constitution Sets Raindance Record

LONDON: The Constitution by director Rajko Grlic took an unprecedented three main prizes at the 2017 London Raindance Film Festival, which concluded on 1 October. The film won prizes for…

Tom Hanks to Shoot Black Money Games in Croatia

ZAGREB: Hollywood action thriller Black Money Games directed by Adam Wright and starring Tom Hanks is set for shooting on the Croatian island of Hvar in spring 2018.

Croatia Selects Quit Staring at My Plate for the Oscar Race

ZAGREB: Hana Jušić’s debut feature Quit Staring at My Plate was chosen to represent Croatia in the Best Foreign Language Film category at the 90th Academy Awards. The film is…

FESTIVALS: Western Wins Motovun Film Festival

MOTOVUN: Valeska Grisebach’s Western, a coproduction between Germany, Bulgaria and Austria, was awarded the Propeler of Motovun for best film at the 20th Motovun IFF. The festival took place in…

Ralph Fiennes to Shoot in Croatia in September

ZAGREB: The White Crow,a film focusing on the Russian ballet dancer and choreographer Rudolf Nureyev, will start shooting in Croatia in September. Ralph Fiennes will direct.

FESTIVALS: A Brief Excursion Wins the 64th Pula FF

PULA: A Brief Excursion, directed by Igor Bezinović, was awarded best film in the main competition programme of the 64th Pula Film Festival, while Sieranevada, directed by Cristi Puiu, received…

Croatia Supports Three Minority Coproductions

ZAGREB: Croatian Audiovisual Centre has allotted 118,730 EUR / 880,000 HRK to two feature films and one short film, including The Great Train Robbery / Budi bog s nama, the…