FNE country focus Croatia: 2011

The year 2011 was a watershed for the Croatian film industry with the adoption of new legislation that introduced financial incentives for film production in the form of a 20%…

Croatia Looks to Tax Rebate in 2011

ZAGREB: Croatia joins the growing club of countries from central and eastern Europe offering a tax rebate for audiovisual productions shooting locally on 1 January 2012. FNE courtesy of the…

PRODUCTION: Cannibal Vegetarian in Postproduction in Croatia

{mosimage}ZAGREB: Director/screenwriter Branko Schmidt is in postproduction with the dramatic feature film Cannibal Vegetarian, with an expected completion date of February 2012. The 85-minute film is produced by Stanislav Babic…

PRODUCTION: Documentary Sofia’s Last Ambulance

{mosimage}SOFIA: A Bulgarian/Croatian/German coproduction, Sofia's Last Ambulance directed by Ilian Metev was presented at the 2011 Doc Launch organized by the Institute of Documentary Film in Jihlava . The documentary…

FESTIVALS: Austria's Michael Wins Zagreb FF

ZAGREB: Michael by Austrian director Markus Schleinzer received the main prize of the 9th Zagreb film festival (www.zagrebfilmfestival.com) and a 4,000 euro cash award. The prize was accepted by the…

Koko and the Ghosts Tops Croatian Domestic Box Office

The feature live-action film Koko and the Ghosts has become the number one box office entry in Croatia after its premiere in early October. During the opening weekend it was…

FESTIVALS: Filmmakers Gather at Zagreb

ZAGREB: One hundred Croatian and international filmmakers are expected in Zabreb for the 9th edition of the Zagreb Film Festival (www.zagrebfilmfestival.com) taking place 16-23 October 2011. This year, eight Croatian…

PRODUCTION: Sonja & the Bull Begins Filming

ZAGREB: Director Vlatka Vorkapic started filming Sonja & the Bull, produced by Interfilm and Croatian Radio and Television, on 25 August 2011 in rural Croatia. Filming takes place in Zagreb…

Game of Thrones Plans Croatia Shoot

Game of Thrones, the HBO series, will shoot portions of its second season in Croatia, HBO announced.

PRODUCTION: Peter Greenaway Begins Filming in Zagreb

ZAGREB: British director Peter Greenaway is filming Goltzius and the Pelican Companyin Zagreb. Shooting began on 27 July 2011.

FESTIVALS: Croatian Films Awarded in Sarejevo

Croatia claimed four awards at the 17th Sarajevo Film Festival, including the honorary Heart of Sarajevo prize which was given to Emil Tedeschi, general manager of the Atlantic group, at…

Pula Film Festival Prize Winners

PULA: The 58th Pula Film Festival awarded its main prize, the Grand Golden Arena, to Kotlovina directed by Tomislav Radic in its National Competition for Croatian film. The film also…

Croatia Approves Tax Incentives Bill

ZAGREB: The Croatian Parliament adopted an amendment to it Audiovisual Law which introduces a 20% tax rebate for film production costs. The law was passed on 15 July 2011.

FESTIVALS: 58th Pula FF Opens

The 58th Pula Film Festival, running 16-23 July 2011, screens 19 feature-length films, opening with Lea i Darija by Branko Ivanda.

FESTIVALS: Seven Croatian Films Compete at Sarajevo

Seven Croatian films have entered the official competition programme of this year's 17th Sarajevo Film Festival (22-30 July).

FNE at Pula IFF: Pula Announce Competition Films

PULA: The 58th Pula Film Festival (9-23 July 2011, www.pulafilmfestival.hr) and the National Programme (16-23 July) have announced a selection of 19 Croatian films to be screened, including 10 Croatian…

FNE at KVIFF East of the West Competition: Marija’s Own

The Croatian director Zeljka Sukova's debut film, Marija's Own, is an unconventional documentary that screens in Karlovy Vary's East of the West competition.

Croatian Film Grants Announced

ZAGREB: The Croatian Audiovisual Center (HAVC, www.havc.hr ) selected five feature films for co-funding at its 19th session on 27 June 2011. A total of HRK 2,200,000 was distributed.

FNE at KVIFF East of the West Competition: Belvedere

Ahmed Imamović's second feature Belvedere, which has its European premiere in the East of the West competition of the Karlovy Vary IFF, is a drama about the survivors of the…

Ivona Juka's Co-production The Other Supported by Eurimages

ZAGREB: Director Ivona Juka's feature live-action debut The Other, a Croatian/Slovene coproduction,has won financial support from Eurimages.