FNE Innovation: Film for Kids at Hospitals in Six EU Countries

Film New Europe continues to invite leaders of innovative AV projects to share their projects directly with its readers. Today, our guests are Edita Bilaver Galinec and Ivana Jakobović Alpeza…

GRANTS: Croatia's HAVC Supports Five Minority Coproductions

ZAGREB: The 12th session of the Croatian Audiovisual Council awarded five minority coproduction grants totaling 2,100,000 HRK / 277,200 EUR.

FESTIVALS: Animafest Zagreb Announces 2021 Competition Films

ZAGREB: Animafest Zagreb, which will be held 7 – 12 June 2021, has announced the animated films selected for its competition sections.

FESTIVALS: Pavo Marinković Appointed Director of Pula FF

ZAGREB: Playwright Pavo Marinković has been appointed artistic director of the Pula Film Festival, the Croatian Ministry of Culture and Media announced on Wednesday.

FNE Market Analysis 2020: CROATIA

ZAGREB: The total gross of Croatian cinemas dropped from 21.1 m EUR in 2019 to only 5.9 m EUR in 2020, due to lockdowns. Box office for Croatian films plummeted…

Turkish TV Project Wins 2nd NEM Network Competition

ZAGREB: The 2nd edition of NEM (New Europe Market) Network selected The Truth and Other Blindspots from Turkish creators Yeşim Özsoy, Melisa Önel, Melisa Üneri, and Uluç Keçik as the…

RE-ACT Funds Eight Projects in 2020

ZAGREB: The regional co-development fund RE-ACT selected eight projects for funding in 2020. The eight projects were chosen out of 55 applications in total and awarded with 10,000 EUR each…

Earthquakes Damage House of Croatian Film Forcing Filmmakers to Move Out

ZAGREB: A new series of strong earthquakes that hit Croatia on 11 January 2021 have led to the closure of the House of Croatian Film located in the Zagreb city…

GRANTS: Croatia Funds Production of Fifteen Films

ZAGREB: The Croatian Audiovisual Centre approved funding for 15 films at its online meeting on 14 December 2020.

FESTIVALS: Oasis Wins Zagreb Film Festival 2020

ZAGREB: Oasis directed by Ivan Ikić, a coproduction between Serbia, the Netherlands, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and France, won Best Film Award at the Zagreb Film Festival, which concluded on…

FNE at connecting cottbus 2020: Croatian Honey Bunny Hops Away with Two Awards

COTTBUS: Croatia grabbed the spotlight at the 2020 online edition of connecting cottbus, which concluded on 6 November 2020, with two awards for the Croatian dramedy Honey Bunny directed by…

FESTIVALS: Zagreb Film Festival 2020 Announces Competition For Fully Online Edition

ZAGREB: The 18th edition of the Zagreb Film Festival, which will be held fully online from 8 to 15 November 2020 on the platforms kinoeuropa.hr and croatian.film, and on the…

HAVC Gives Additional Support for Productions Affected by COVID-19

ZAGREB: The Croatian Audiovisual Centre (HAVC) will provide 660,000 EUR / 5 m HRK in additional support for the production of feature films to help productions affected by the COVID-19…

Presentation of Feasibility Study for Major New International Film Studio in Zagreb

ZAGREB: The Croatian Institute for Public Finance and Olsberg SPI consultancy will present the results of their feasibility study on a project of a new film studio complex in Croatia…

FESTIVALS: Zagreb Film Festival 2020 Goes Online

ZAGREB: The Zagreb Film Festival will hold its 18th edition entirely online, on the platforms kinoeuropa.hr and croatian.film. The festival becomes the latest in a series of autumn festivals to…

FNE Oscar Watch 2021: Croatia Selects Extracurricular as Oscar Bid

ZAGREB: Extracurricular directed by Ivan-Goran Vitez is Croatia's candidate for the 93rd Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences award in the best international feature film category. The 93rd Academy…

PRODUCTION: Fourth Season of Black & White World Wraps in Croatia

ZAGREB: The 100-day shoot of the fourth season of Black & White World / Crno-bijeli svijet, the Croatian period drama with elements of comedy, has wrapped filming. The TV series…

FESTIVALS: German Short Just a Guy Wins 2020 Animafest

ZAGREB: The 30th World Festival of Animated Film – Animafest 2020, the biggest Croatian film festival and a leading animation festival worldwide, gave its top prize to Just a Guy…

Nicolas Cage Comedy Films in Dubrovnik

DUBROVNIK: Nicolas Cage and Pedro Pascal lead the cast of The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent, a humorous meta-comedy directed by Tom Gormican, that’s currently being filmed in the luxurious…

PRODUCTION: Dalibor Matanić Films TV Series The Last Socialist Artefact

ZAGREB: Croatian helmer Dalibor Matanić started filming his new TV series The Last Socialist Artefact / Područje bez signala, based on the book of the famous Croatian writer Robert Perišić.…