OBITUARY: Croatian Sound Designer and Editor Martin Semenčić

ZAGREB: The Croatian film community is shaken by the news of the sudden death of Martin Semenčić, one of the most talented young sound designers and editors, whose films were…

Estonian/Croatian Eeva Selected for Berlinale Shorts 2023

TALLINN: The Estonian/Croatian animated film Eeva directed by Morten Tšinakov and Lucija Mrzljak will have its international premiere in the Berlinale Shorts competition within the 73rd Berlin International Film Festival…

GRANTS: Croatian Audiovisual Centre Supports Production of 23 New Films

ZAGREB: The Croatian Audiovisual Centre has distributed 2.3 m EUR for the production of 23 new Croatian films, including six feature films, three long documentaries, seven documentaries and six short…

Antoneta Alamat Kusijanović Nominated for Directors Guild of America Awards

ZAGREB: Antoneta Alamat Kusijanović has been nominated for the Directors Guild of America Awards in the category Outstanding Directorial Achievement of a First-Time Feature Film Director for Murina.

First Croatian 3D Long Animated Film Released in Domestic Cinemas

ZAGREB: Cricket & Antoinette directed by Luka Rukavina hit Croatian cinemas on 5 January 2023. The first Croatian 3D long animated film is a coproduction between Diedra Studio and Zagreb…

FNE Film Meets Games: UK Publisher Jagex Acquires Croatia's Gamepires

ZAGREB: The UK-based developer and publisher of community-driven games Jagex announced the acquisition of Gamepires, a highly successful Croatian game development studio, which is best known for its open world…

Croatia Celebrates Shortest Day of the Year with Marathon of Short Films

ZAGREB: More than 40 titles will be screened in 25 independent cinemas across Croatia during the 10th edition of the Marathon of Short Films, which will be held 14 -…

PRODUCTION: Bruno Anković Shoots Croatian/Serbian/Slovenian Coproduction The Celebration

ZAGREB: Debut feature The Celebration / Proslava, directed by Bruno Anković and produced by Rea Rajčić through Croatia’s Eclectica in coproduction with Serbia’s Baš Čelik, Slovenia’s Vertigo and Croatia’s Spiritus…

GRANTS: Croatia Supports Five Minority Coproductions

ZAGREB: The Croatian Audiovisual Centre (HAVC) distributed 202,400 EUR / 1.5 m HRK to five minority coproductions on 14 December 2022.

ZagrebDox Pro 2023 Launches Call for Entries and Focuses on Shooting the War

ZAGREB: Directors and producers with projects in development and production are called to apply to the five-day programme ZagrebDox Pro, set to take place 27 – 31 March 2023 within…

Croatia’s Stari Grad Shortlisted for Best Filming Location

ZAGREB: The European Film Commission Network (EUFCN) has nominated the Croatian town of Stari Grad among the five finalists for the 5th edition of the Best Filming Location competition.

FESTIVALS: Network of Festivals in Adriatic Region Launches First Winter Edition

ZAGREB: Following the two successful Spring Editions of the joint online programmes, the Zagreb Film Festival, Sarajevo Film Festival, Belgrade Festival of Auteur Film, Herceg Novi Film Festival and Ljubljana…

PRODUCTION: Croatian Director Dalibor Matanić Shoots The Silence S2

OSIJEK: Croatian director Dalibor Matanić started filming the second season of his acclaimed TV series The Silence / Šutnja, which is produced by Croatia’s Drugi Plan and the Croatian Radiotelevision…

Gracija Filipović Awarded Gotham Award for Her Acting in Murina

ZAGREB: Young actress Gracija Filipović received the Gotham Award for Best Breakthrough Performer for her role in Antoneta Alamat Kusijanović’s debut feature Murina. The Gotham Awards starts the awards season…

Croatian Tina Hajon Appointed Programme Director of European Shooting Stars

ZAGREB: Croatian producer Tina Hajon has been appointed as Programme Director of European Shooting Stars, a project of the European Film Promotion (EFP). She is the first Croatian professional holding…

Murina Received Three Nominations at Independent Spirit Awards

ZAGREB: Antoneta Alamat Kusijanović's debut feature Murina scored three nominations at the Independent Spirit Awards. The film is nominated for Best First Feature, Best Breakthrough Performance (Gracija Filipović) and Best…

FNE Film Meets Games: Croatian Game Saint Kotar Released on Consoles

ZAGREB: Croatian point-and-click adventure Saint Kotar was updated and released for the Playstation, Xbox and Nintendo Switch platforms on 22 November 2022. Saint Kotar was among the first games whose…

BOX OFFICE: The Sixth Bus Has Best Opening of Croatian Film in 2022

ZAGREB: War drama The Sixth Bus / Šesti autobus directed by Eduard Galić, produced by MissArt and distributed by Duplicato Media, had 18,141 admissions in its first weekend in Croatia,…

Producer Danijel Pek Appointed as Artistic Director of Pula FF

ZAGREB: Producer Daniel Pek was chosen from among seven candidates as the new artistic director of the Pula Film Festival, Croatia’s biggest festival dedicated to national production and coproduction.

Croatian Kinoteka Joins Europa Cinemas

ZAGREB: Croatian cinema Kinoteka, run by the August Cesarac Centre for Culture and Film with support from the City of Zagreb and the Croatian Audiovisual Centre, has become the 17th…