ZAGREB: Domestic films' box office surged from 204,763 EUR in 2018 to 1 m EUR in 2019, with a total of 22 domestic releases in 2019, compared to only 7 in 2018. Croatian films had 268,817 admissions in 2019, compared to 53,968 in 2018.
ZAGREB: Filming for The Death of the Little Match Girl, based on a novel by famous Croatian writer Zoran Ferić, will start in the autumn of 2020. This Mediterranean noir is directed by Goran Kulenović and produced by Livada Produkcija with support from the Croatian Audiovisual Centre.
ZAGREB: Director Petar Orešković is preparing a feature film for children Young Tesla and Idea Poachers about Nikola Tesla, with the shooting set for 2020. The film is a Croatian/Slovenian/Austrian/Serbian/Czech coproduction.
ZAGREB: The jury of the 17th Zagreb Film Festival awarded the Golden Pram for Best Feature Film to the Romanian/Serbian fictional autobiography Ivana the Terrible directed by Ivana Mladenović. The film previously won the Jury Award in Locarno and had a regional premiere at the Sarajevo Film Festival.
ZAGREB: The 17th Zagreb Film Festival will be held over the course of a record 11 days, from 7 to 17 November 2019. Around 100 films will be screened in 12 film programmes at eight locations in Zagreb and another 20 Croatian cities. For the first time in 10 years, the recently closed cinema Europa won’t be the central festival venue.
ZAGREB: The Croatian Audiovisual Centre has announced the first grants for minority coproduction, TV project and script development in 2019, as well as the fourth round of grants for international cooperation programmes.
ZAGREB: Rea Rajčić from Eclectica has been selected to participate in the 2020 Emerging Producers programme for documentary film producers, which kicks off at the 23rd edition of the Ji.hlava IDFF, taking place 24-29 October 2019. FNE spoke with Rea Rajčić about the issues facing documentary film producers.
ZAGREB: The Croatian Audiovisual Centre has announced its first grants for production, script development and project development in 2019, as well as the third round of grants for international cooperation programmes.
DUBROVNIK: Croatia was added to the list of filming locations for the second season of Carnival Row, a Victorian fantasy produced by the Amazon Studios, starring Orlando Bloom and Cara Delevingne in the lead roles. The first season of the acclaimed show was filmed in the Czech Republic, with additional shooting in Germany and the USA.
ZAGREB: Croatian helmer Zrinko Ogresta has started filming his eighth feature People Can’t Fly. The film is produced by Interfilm from Croatia and coproduced by Zillion film from Serbia.
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