PRODUCTION: Translator Wraps Filming

ZAGREB: The Croatian Audiovisual Centre (HAVC, announced that a five week shoot on Translator was completed in mid-March. The film, directed by Biljana Čakić Veselič, is produced by Inter…

Croatian Audiovisual Industry Outlines Plans

Members of the Croatian audiovisual industry presented plans to the Croatian parliament at a 1 March 2011 meeting. Among the suggestions were a tax incentive programme and reviving national TV…

EFP Shooting Star Marija Skaricic

European Film Promotion's ( Shooting Stars includes on of Croatia's leading young actresses, Marija Skaricic (Škaričić), born in the seaside town of Split, Croatia, on 6 August 1977. EFP's Shooting…

Croatia Outlines Audiovisual Plans

Croatia's National Development Programme of the Audiovisual Industry was presented on 27 January 2011 in an official ceremony held in the teeming lecture hall of the Croatian Chamber of Economy.…

PRODUCTION: Little Gypsy Witch in Production

ZAGREB: Tomislav Žaja's feature film for children and adults Little Gypsy Witch (Duh babe Ilonke, screenplay by Irena Krčelić) began shooting on 28 December 2010.

PRODUCTION: Lea and Darija Completes Filming

Branko Ivanda finished the last day of shooting on his feature film Lea and Darija on 12 December 2010. The film is a drama with biographical elements about two child…

FNE 2010 Year in Review: Progress in Croatia

Croatia was rich with major developments in 2010: the support to minority co-productions was multiplied, 10 more film festival were supported with public funds, a new art cinema in Zagreb…

Croatian Actress Chosen for Shooting Stars

Croatian actress Marija Škaričić (Mother of Asphalt, 2010) has been selected as one of the 2011 Shooting Stars, European Film Promotion ( announced on 15 December 2010.

Croatia's House Wins Development Grant

The Croatian feature film House (screenplay Sanja Kovačević, director Zoran Sudar, produced by Mainframe Production) was awarded a development grant at the 8th Balkan Script Development Fund (4 - 6…

Croatian Audiovisual Center Confirms Hribar as Director

The Board of Governors of Croatian Audiovisual Centre ( appointed Hrvoje Hribar as Chief Executive of the Centre, at a meeting on 4 December 2010,

Zrinka Cvitešić Competes for European Best Actress

Croatian actress Zrinka Cvitešić is competing for the Best European Actress award in 2010 for her role of Luna in Jasmila Žbanić's film On the Path. The award winners in…

Croatian Focus at Thessaloniki

The Thessaloniki International Film Festival (3 - 12 December 2010) is presenting a special focus, Croatian Animation: From the Zagreb School to the Present, in the festival's Balkan Survey section,…

Croatia Calls for Grants

The Croatian Audiovisual Center has announced its call for grants. The applications are open until 12 November 2010.

Croatian Shooting Star Heads to Rome

European Film Promotion ( continues to expand its Shooting Star brand, with its first presence at the Rome IFF. Croatian Shooting Star Zrinka Cvitesić is one of three rising young…

Hribar appointed to Croatian AV Center post

ZAGREB: Hrvoje Hribar has been named Acting Manager of the Croatian Audiovisual Centre ( The appointment was made by the Board of Governors of the Centre.

The Blacks represents Croatia for Oscar bid

The Film Artists' Association of Croatia announced yesterday that the Croatian feature film The Blacks, a war drama directed by Zvonimir Jurić and Goran Dević, has been selected as Croatia's…

Art House Metropolis opened in Zagreb

Audiences in Zagreb are warming to the city's latest repertory cinema, Metropolis Art House opened 2 September at the Museum of Contemporary Art. The venue opened with the premiere of…

Romania postpones move to digital TV

The Romanian Government has cancelled a tender for the first two digital multiplexes and postponed the crossover to the digital terestrial TV by three years, from January 1, 2012 to…

Croatia gets EFP Up Next! spot

Croatian distributor Martin Milinkovic has been chosen to participate in European Film Promotion's ( Up Next! presentation on September 20 and 21 at the San Sebastian film festival.

Croatia aims to revive production

With 18 films with awarded public funds that are still not in production, Croatia is seeking ways to revive film production, which is currently stagnant.