PRODUCTION: Juric's The Reaper Explores Conflict

ZAGREB: Zvonimir Juric's social drama The Reaper (Kosac), set to begin production next in September, paints a portrait of struggle in a war-torn land. Produced by Ankica Juric Tilic and…

PRODUCTION: Jure the Gambler Wraps Shooting

ZAGREB: Denis Lepur and Marko Stanić's documentary on gambling addiction, Jure the Gambler/Jure kockar, which they are also producing through Kadar22, has completed shooting and is headed for editing.

Juricic: EU Membership Will be Boon to Croatian Film

ZAGREB: With Croatia's entry into the EU on 1 July, the climate of film production has not yet been much affected. “Things have not changed,” Sinisa Juricic of Nukleus Film…

PRODUCTION: Šeregi Prepping Football Drama ZG80

ZAGREB: Igor Šeregi’s debut feature retraces the story of one of the greatest rivalries in soccer history, between the Bad Blue Boys, the supporters of football club Dinamo, Zagreb, Croatia…

Croatia's Juricic Headed for EFP Producers Lab Toronto

The head of Croatia's Nukleus Film, launched in 2009 and expanded into Slovenia three years later, will represent Eastern Europe at the European Film Promotion Producers Lab in Toronto September…

Croatia Funds Docus and Michael Jackson Co-Production

ZAGREB: The Croatian Audiovisual Centre has granted 894,117 EUR/6,714,410 HRK in its latest session.

Funerals and Family Drama Sweep Pula IFF Awards

Bobo Jelčić's unconventional Croatian feature on the fierce dilemma forced upon a man by the funeral of a friend, A Stranger (, swept seven of the main competition awards as…

PRODUCTION: Docu The End of Light is Wrapping

ZAGREB: Aleš Suk and Željka Sukova are in post-production on their "docu-fiction fairy tale," shot over three years and expected to complete in spring. Music by Midi Lidi, the Czech…

28 Croatian Cinemas to be Digitalized by Autumn

ZAGREB: The Croatian Ministry of Culture and the city government are investing 1,655,210 EUR/12,477,500 HRK into the digitalization of 29 independent cinemas from 18 counties and 27 towns over the…

International Productions Expected to Rise in Croatia

ZAGREB: The cash rebate scheme implemented in January 2012 and the fact that Croatia joined the EU on 1 July 2013 is expected to boost international productions including coproductions and…

Pula IFF Presents a Croatian Cornucopia of Films

PRAGUE: A sign of the renewed vigour of Croatia’s national cinema, the 60th Pula IFF ( will screen 14 feature films in the national programme, which runs 20-27 July 2013.

Karlovy Vary Goes Wild for Priests Children

KARLOVY VARY: The Croatian box office smash hit The Priest’s Children ( ) brought Karlovy Vary IFF ( ) audiences to their feet with a standing ovation and…

Croatian Attendance on the Rise

ZAGREB: Croatian films are continuing their ascent on the domestic market in the first half of 2013, exceeding the trend that started in 2012 when admissions tripled compared to 2011.

FNE IDF DocBloc: Lika - Hunting for Myself

Croatian director Zrinka Matijevic is develop a 52 minute documentary through the Ex Oriente workshop. Read the full story on Dokweb.

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…