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.

Funerals and Family Drama Sweep Pula IFF Awards

Bobo Jelčić's unconventional Croatian feature on the fierce dilemma forced upon a man by the funeral of a friend, A Stranger (, swept seven of the main competition awards as…

PRODUCTION: Docu The End of Light is Wrapping

ZAGREB: Aleš Suk and Željka Sukova are in post-production on their "docu-fiction fairy tale," shot over three years and expected to complete in spring. Music by Midi Lidi, the Czech…

28 Croatian Cinemas to be Digitalized by Autumn

ZAGREB: The Croatian Ministry of Culture and the city government are investing 1,655,210 EUR/12,477,500 HRK into the digitalization of 29 independent cinemas from 18 counties and 27 towns over the…

International Productions Expected to Rise in Croatia

ZAGREB: The cash rebate scheme implemented in January 2012 and the fact that Croatia joined the EU on 1 July 2013 is expected to boost international productions including coproductions and…

Pula IFF Presents a Croatian Cornucopia of Films

PRAGUE: A sign of the renewed vigour of Croatia’s national cinema, the 60th Pula IFF ( will screen 14 feature films in the national programme, which runs 20-27 July 2013.

Karlovy Vary Goes Wild for Priests Children

KARLOVY VARY: The Croatian box office smash hit The Priest’s Children ( ) brought Karlovy Vary IFF ( ) audiences to their feet with a standing ovation and…

Croatian Attendance on the Rise

ZAGREB: Croatian films are continuing their ascent on the domestic market in the first half of 2013, exceeding the trend that started in 2012 when admissions tripled compared to 2011.

FNE IDF DocBloc: Lika - Hunting for Myself

Croatian director Zrinka Matijevic is develop a 52 minute documentary through the Ex Oriente workshop. Read the full story on Dokweb.

Croatia Announces June 2013 Grants

ZAGREB: The Croatian Audiovisual Centre announced production and preproduction grants for feature films and short films for a total amount of 2,725,620 EUR (20,410,000 HRK).

Croatian Filmmakers Expect Increase in Foreign Productions as Croatia Joins EU

ZAGREB: Croatian filmmakers are predicting an increase in foreign film productions when the country becomes the 28th member of the European Union on 1 July 2013.

FNE TV: Hrvoje Hribar: Croatian AV Centre

FNE TV spoke to Hrvoje Hribar head of the Croatian Audiovisual Centre (HAVC) about the recent string of successes for Croatian films both at the domestic box office and internationally…

FNE at Cannes FF 2013: Croatia and France sign Coproduction Agreement

CANNES: The Minister of Culture of the Republic of Croatia Andrea Zlatar Violić, and Minister of Culture of the French Republic Aurélie Filippetti signed the Coproduction Agreement between the Government…
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PRODUCTION: A Patriotic Man in Postproduction

ZAGREB: Finnish writer/director Arto Halonen (Princess, Pavlov’s Dogs) is in postproduction with the first Finnish-Croatian coproduction, a comedy about the doping-phenomenon notable for the casting of Canadian Olympic athlete Ben…

EFP Producer on the Move: Zdenka Gold

ZAGREB: Croatian producer Zdenka Gold set up her own production company Spiritus Movens Production in 2009 after working as a freelance producer for a decade.

Wide Management Picks up Priests Children

Wide Management will present the Croatian comedy The Priest’s Children directed by Vinko Bresan at the Cannes Market screenings.

PRODUCTION: Naked in Postproduction

ZAGREB: Naked, Croatian writer/director Tiha Klara Gudac’s documentary about her grandfather’s detention 60 years ago will be completed in June 2013, with the premiere set for October 2013.

PRODUCTION: Croatian Ministry of Love in Development

ZAGREB: Croatian director Pavo Marinković is writing and developing The Ministry of Love, a comedy with "modern absurd and classic Gogolian motifs" inspired by Croatian Family Law.

PRODUCTION: Photoshop in Production

ZAGREB: Silvana Menđušić is shooting her first documentary, 65 min story about the death of a newspaper and the moral decay preceding cataclysm.