ZAGREB: The total gross of Croatian cinemas dropped from 21.1 m EUR in 2019 to only 5.9 m EUR in 2020, due to lockdowns. Box office for Croatian films plummeted from 1 m EUR in 2019 to 77,600 EUR in 2020, even though the number of domestic releases dropped only slightly, from 22 in 2019 to 19 releases in 2020.

ZAGREB: A new series of strong earthquakes that hit Croatia on 11 January 2021 have led to the closure of the House of Croatian Film located in the Zagreb city centre. The new earthquakes added to the damage caused by the devastating earthquake that hit Zagreb in March 2020, and the House of Croatian film was deemed unsafe and is closed until further notice.

ZAGREB: The Croatian Audiovisual Centre approved funding for 15 films at its online meeting on 14 December 2020.

ZAGREB: Oasis directed by Ivan Ikić, a coproduction between Serbia, the Netherlands, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and France, won Best Film Award at the Zagreb Film Festival, which concluded on 16 November 2020.

ZAGREB: The 18th edition of the Zagreb Film Festival, which will be held fully online from 8 to 15 November 2020 on the platforms and, and on the official web page, announced the ten films in its main competition.

ZAGREB: The Croatian Audiovisual Centre (HAVC) will provide 660,000 EUR / 5 m HRK in additional support for the production of feature films to help productions affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The funds will be earmarked for the most vulnerable categories of previously co-financed projects that were unable to complete production.

ZAGREB: The Croatian Institute for Public Finance and Olsberg SPI consultancy will present the results of their feasibility study on a project of a new film studio complex in Croatia in an online panel today (29 October 2020) at 11:30 CET. The study was commissioned by the Croatian Audiovisual Centre after a long debate on the potential to build an international film studio near Zagreb, a possibility that was formally announced last year at the Pula Film Festival.

ZAGREB: The Zagreb Film Festival will hold its 18th edition entirely online, on the platforms and The festival becomes the latest in a series of autumn festivals to take the decision in light of the constant increase of the number of newly infected with coronavirus and the goal of preserving the health of the audience and the festival team.

Ivan Perić is participating in the 2020 Emerging Producers programme of the Ji-hlava International Documentary Film Festival, which runs 27 October - 8 November 2020.

ZAGREB: The 100-day shoot of the fourth season of Black & White World / Crno-bijeli svijet, the Croatian period drama with elements of comedy, has wrapped filming. The TV series is produced by Interfilm for the Croatian National Television. Written and directed by Goran Kulenović and Igor Mirković, it follows the stories of different generations of citizens of Zagreb in the 1980s, marked by the blooming rock music scene under the communist regime.