ZAGREB: Pakistani feature film Joyland directed by Saim Sadiq won the Golden Pram Award at the 20th Zagreb Film Festival, held 23 - 30 October 2022. Croatian debut feature Safe Place / Sigurno mjesto by Juraj Lerotić received a Special Mention in the main competition dedicated to first and sophomore features.

ZAGREB: Croatian director, scriptwriter and set designer Lukas Nola died aged 59 on 29 October 2022, after a long struggle with cancer. He will be remembered as one of the most talented filmmakers who started filming in a war-torn Croatia during the 1990s.

ZAGREB: The spy thriller Canary Black directed by Pierre Morel and starring Kate Beckinsale started filming in Zagreb on 21 October 2022. The film is produced by UK’s Anton and USA’s Sentient Entertainment, with services provided by MP Produkcija. The producers have applied for 25% cash rebates through the Filming in Croatia programme of the Croatian Audiovisual Centre.

ZAGREB: Eleven titles by first or second time directors including Juraj Lerotić, Josip Žuvan, David Kapac, Andrija Mardešić and Dubravka Turić are running in the Feature Film Competition of the 20th edition of the Zagreb Film Festival (23 – 30 October 2022).

ZAGREB: The Zagreb Film Festival, which will run 23 - 30 October 2022, has announced a rich industry programme for its 20th anniversary edition.

ZAGREB: The Croatian Audiovisual Centre has launched the campaign “Discover Our New Film” at a high-profile industry event held at Kaptol Boutique Cinema in Zagreb on 3 October 2022. From the presented ten new Croatian films, which will be released in the next months, eight are debut features.

ZAGREB: Motivated by a surprising number of Croats who claim to share a family connection with John Malkovich, film director, poet and marketing expert Luka Mavretić decided to make a film about that. His first long documentary Being Related to John Malkovich is currently in production with Anita Juka producing through Croatia’s 4film, and Italy’s Tesla Production and Martichka Bozhilova through Bulgaria’s Agitprop as coproducers.

RIJEKA: The crew of the Serbian TV series South Wind / Južni Vetar, created and directed by Miloš Avramović, produced by Serbia’s Archangel Studios and Režim Beograd, and coproduced by Croatia's Telefilm for the Serbian Radiotelevision, has arrived in the Kvarner region of Croatia.

PULA: Our Man from Jersey directed by Julian Farino and produced by USA’s Closest to the Hole Productions for Netflix is filming in Croatia and Slovenia throughout September 2022, with Croatia’s Pakt Media service producing. The cast of the film includes Halle Berry, J.K. Simmons and Mark Wahlberg, who is also the owner of the production company and one of the main producers of the film.

ZAGREB: The Croatian Audiovisual Centre (HAVC) has distributed 345,750 EUR / 2,605,000 HRK to six minority coproductions under the third funding deadline in 2022. Projects by Srđan Vuletić, Olmo Omerzu, Nikola Ležaić, Jovan Arsenić, Sonja Prosenc and Srđan Šarenac received support.