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.

Croatia Gives over 3.5 Million EUR in Grants

ZAGREB: The Croatian Audiovisual Center granted a total of 3,270,770 EUR (24,982,957 HRK) for production and development for 2012 and also 267,077 EUR/2,040,000 HRK for minority coproductions production for 2013.

PRODUCTION: Croatian Doc Consumed in Postproduction

ZAGREB: Borut Šeparović is editing his first long documentary Consumed/Potrošeni, the last part of 55+, a complex project about people over 55 and their rejection by Croatian society.

PRODUCTION: Interactive Tesla Animated Documentary in Postproduction

ZAGREB: Croatian multimedia artist Helena Bulaja is in postproduction with Mechanical Figures_Inspired by TESLA, an ambitious experimental interactive documentary inspired by the famous Croatia-born scientist and inventor Nikola Tesla.

PRODUCTION: Projections in postproduction in Croatia

ZAGREB: Zrinko Ogresta (Washed Out) is in postproduction with Projections, a psychological drama that was shot in Zagreb between 14 January and 1 February 2013, with theatrical release expected in…

PRODUCTION: Sviličić Shoots Quiet People

ZAGREB: Croatian writer/director Ognjen Sviličić began filming the contemporary drama Quiet People on 18 March 2013. Shooting will wrap on 25 April 2013.

PRODUCTION: Filming underway on The Witch in the Jaws of Life

ZAGREB: The Witch in the Jaws of Life, the first documentary feature from Senad Zemunović and Mija Pavliša, follows the famous writer Dubravka Ugrešić, branded a “witch to be burned…

PRODUCTION: Boris Bakal Develops Concrete Love

ZAGREB: Concrete Love/Stvarna ljubav (working title), the debut documentary feature of theatre and film actor and director Boris Bakal is the result of his 10-year struggle to save a modernist…

RCS&RDS Sells Digi TV Croatia to Vipnet

BUCHAREST-ZAGREB: Digi TV has been sold to Croatian operator Vipnet, a subsidiary of Telekom Austria for an undisclosed sum.

PRODUCTION: Cowboys Wrap Shooting

ZAGREB: Tomislav Mršić’s dramatic comedy Cowboys completed shooting on 2 March 2013.