FNE Exclusive Interview with Hrvoje Osvadic, Croatian Producers Association

Hrvoje Osvadić was elected in June 2012 to head of the Croatian Producers Association (HRUP, www.hrup.hr). He spoke to FNE about the challenges he faces in his new position and…

Croatian Producer Aims to Repeat Balkan Success Story

ZAGREB: Igor A.Nola of Mainframe -Zagreb (www.mainframeproduction.com), the Croatian coproducer of Srdjan Dragojevic’s hit comedy Parada, is hoping to replicate its success with a slate of four films that includes…

Croatian Audiovisual Center Strategy Boosts Local Film Industry

FNE spoke to Ankica Jurić Tilić, Croatian producer and former head of the Croatian Producers Association (www.hrup.hr) about the National Strategic Programme for the Audiovisual Industry in Croatian and the…

FNE at Zagreb FF 2012: Everybody in Our Family Wins Zagreb Fest

ZAGREB: The 10th edition of the Zagreb Film Festival (www.zagrebfilmfestival.com,14-21 October 2012) awarded over 7,000 EUR in prizes to the winners of its four competitions: feature, documentary, short film and…

Foreign producers Apply to Croatian Film Tax Incentives Programme

ZAGREB: The first tax incentive scheme is now underway in Croatia with five projects that have applied for the 2.65 m EUR (20 m HRK) available from the Croatian Audiovisual…

EFP Showcases CEE Films at AFM

Three Oscar contenders from Croatia, the Czech Republic, and Slovakia will be among the seven films screened by European Film Promotion (www.efp-online.com) at the American Film Market, 3-7 November 2012…

PRODUCTION: The Brave Adventures of Little Shoemaker Shooting

ZAGREB: Director/screenwriter Silvije Petranovic’s adaptation of I.Brlic.Mazuranic‘s famous children novel The Brave Adventures of Hlapić started shooting in September 11 and will wrap November 17. Maydi Mervar Petranovic and Silvije…

PRODUCTION: Croatian first feature Zagreb Cappuccino in Preproduction

ZAGREB: Vanja Svilicić is preparing her first feature, Zagreb Cappuccino, produced by Damir Teresak through Maxima Film (www.maxima-film.hr).

Game of Thrones Returns to Croatia

DUBROVNIK: The HBO series Game of Thrones has begun filming season three in Dubrovnik, through Croatian services company Embassy Films (www.embassyfilms.com).

PRODUCTION: Koko and the Ghosts sequel The Mysterious Boy starts production

ZAGREB: The Mysterious Boy, based on a famous Croatian children’s novel and a sequel to the 2011 critical and box office hit Koko and the Ghosts, has started shooting. Koko…

PRODUCTION: Croatian director Matanic in development on The High Sun project

ZAGREB: Croatian writer/director Dalibor Matanic (www.dalibormatanic.com) is developing The High Sun, a Romeo and Juliet-based love story about two people from different villages, religious and ethnic groups.

PRODUCTION: New Croatian film All the Best in Development

ZAGREB: Director/screenwriter Snjezana Tribuson is developing All the Best, a romantic comedy set to shoot in autumn-winter 2013 for the Croatian company Kinorama (www.kinorama.hr).

PRODUCTION: Mediterranean Breviary in Development

ZAGREB: Director/producer/playwriter and actor Filip Sovagovic who played one of the main characters in Danis Tanovic's No Man's Land is developing a cinematic adaptation of the Predrag Matvejevic bestseller Mediterranean…

FESTIVALS: Letter Take Top Prize at Pula

PULA, CROATIA: A Letter to My Father (www.hfs.hr) won the Best Film award and a prize of 30,000 HRK at the National Competition of the 59th Pula Film Festival (www.pulafilmfestival.hr)…


Croatia's most significant recent event affecting the film and TV industry was the approval of a 20% cash rebate for production costs incurred for feature films, documentaries, animation and TV…

Croatian Audiovisual Centre Announces 2012 Grants

ZAGREB: Croatia has awarded grants of 402,082 EUR/3,015,622 HRK to four feature films, one documentary and two short films - all minority co-productions.

FNE IDF DocBloc: Vitić Dances

Croatian director Boris Bakal is participating in Ex-Oriente 2012 with his documentary film project Vitic Dances.

FESTIVALS: Pula Completes National Film Competition Line-up

{mosimage}PULA: Three films have been added to the eight previously announced films to be screened in the national programme of the 59th Pula Film Festival (www.pulafilmfestival.hr), which takes place during…

Diana Biopic Filming in Croatia

Caught in Flight, a UK-Croatian coproduction about the last years of Princess Diana's life starring Naomi Watts, is in the midst of a three week shoot on locations around Croatia.

PRODUCTION: Green Dog in Development

ZAGREB: The Croatian company Kinorama (www.kinorama.hr) is developing a cinematic adaptation of the novel Green Dog written by Nada Mihelcic. No director is attached yet. Green Dog/ Zeleni pas is…