New Film Studio To Be Built Near Zagreb

ZAGREB: Croatia has announced that it will build a new film studio near Zagreb to accommodate its rapidly growing business as a services provider for both domestic and international productions.The…

FESTIVALS: Motovun FF Short Film Award to Become Eligible for EFA Award Nomination

MOTOVUN: As of this year, short films that win the Propeller of Motovun Award will gain a nomination candidacy for the European Film Academy short film award. The 22nd Motovun…

PRODUCTION: Bliss Starring Salma Hayek and Owen Wilson to Be Shot in Croatia

ZAGREB: American sci-fi Bliss, starring Salma Hayek and Owen Wilson, and directed by Mike Cahill, will start shooting in Croatia next week. The film is produced by Amazon Studios and…

FESTIVALS: The Diary of Diana B. Wins Big at the 66th Pula Film Festival

PULA: The Diary of Diana B. was awarded Grand Golden Arena for Best Festival Film and also best director and audience award at the 66th Pula Film Festival, which took…

Croatian Filmmakers Criticise Public Television Policy

ZAGREB: Croatian Film Directors' Guild / Društvo hrvatskih filmskih redatelja has launched the campaign “I'd like to see that, HRT says nyet!”, calling for the Croatian Television (HRT) to broadcast…

Zagreb’s Kino Europe Shut Down

ZAGREB: After months of controversy, Kino Europa (Cinema Europe) has closed. On 28 June 2019, leaders of the Zagreb Film Festival (ZFF), who managed the cinema, confirmed that they will…

Strike Back Films Final Season in Croatia

ZAGREB: The eighth and final season of the British action-adventure TV series Strike Back is filming in Croatia, following Game of Thrones, McMafia, The Terror and other well-known TV series,…

Third Season of Newspapers Films in Croatia

RIJEKA: Newspapers, the first Croatian TV series sold to Netfilx, is currently filming its third and final season at 50 locations along the Adriatic coast. The series is directed by…

Interview with Christopher Peter Marcich, Head of Croatian Audiovisual Centre

ZAGREB: Christopher Peter Marcich was elected to a four year term as the new Chief Executive Officer of the Croatian Audiovisual Centre (HAVC), starting 1 May 2019. He talked to…

HBO Releases Croatian Series in USA

ZAGREB: Oscar winner Danis Tanovic’s Croatian HBO series Success debuted in the USA on 5 June 2019. The six-part drama is HBO’s first series from Croatia and was one of…

FESTIVALS: The 66th Pula Film Festival Announces Lineup

PULA: Eight Croatian films and six minority coproductions will compete for Golden Arenas at the 66th Pula Film Festival, which takes place 13 to 21 July 2019. More than 130…

EFP Producers on the Move 2019: Anita Juka, Croatia

ZAGREB: FNE spoke with 2019 Producer on the Move Anita Juka representing Croatia. In 2015, she produced her sister Ivona Juka's debut feature You Carry Me, which was the first…

Zagreb Film Office Established in Croatian Capital

ZAGREB: The City of Zagreb has established the Zagreb Film Office to provide comprehensive services to film productions in the Croatian capital.

Protests Greet Planned Closing of Zagreb’s Kino Europa

ZAGREB: Croatians and a large international cultural contingent are protesting the closing of Kino Europa by the City of Zagreb.

Christopher Peter Marcich Appointed Head of Croatian Audiovisual Centre

ZAGREB: Christopher Peter Marcich has been unanimously elected to a four year term as the new Chief Executive Officer of the Croatian Audiovisual Centre (HAVC), starting 1 May 2019. He…

The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard Begins Filming in Croatia

ZAGREB: The sequel to the 2017 box office success The Hitman’s Bodyguard has begun filming on location in Croatia. The film stars Ryan Reynolds, Salma Hayek and Samuel Jackson in…

Croatia's Blitz-CineStar to Receive International Exhibitor of the Year Award

ZAGREB: Croatian based exhibitor Blitz-CineStar has been named the 2019 recipient of the International Exhibitor of the Year award.

PRODUCTION: Netflix Series Medical Police Filming in Zagreb

ZAGREB: Zagreb stands for a German city in the Netflix series Medical Police, a spin-off from the series Children’s Hospital, which is currently filming in Croatia. The series has already…

GRANTS: Croatia Announces Grants

ZAGREB: The Croatian Audiovisual Centre distributed 3,892,222 EUR / 28,858,840 HRK as feature film, debut feature, documentary, animated film and experimental film production grants, and also as script and project…

FESTIVALS: Animafest Zagreb Announces Lineup

ZAGREB: The 2019 Animafest Zagreb has announced the 46 titles selected for the Grand Competition - Short Films programme, chosen from among more than 870 films submitted. The festival runs…