FESTIVALS: Eight Films Compete at Animafest Zagreb

ZAGREB: Estonia will have the lone entry from Central Europe in Animafest Zagreb’s main competition, Captain Morten and the Spider Queen, an Estonian/Irish/Belgian/British coproduction directed by Kaspar Jancis, Henry Nicholson…

The Constitution Distributed in Italy

ZAGREB: The awarded Croatian/Czech/Macedonian/British coproduction The Constitution / Ustav Republike Hrvatske by Rajko Grlić was released in Italian cinemas on 4 April 2018. The film will be released in the…

Croatian Drama Series Newspapers Sold to Netflix

ZAGREB: The drama series Newspapers / Novine directed by Dalibor Matanić has been sold to Netflix and will become available in 130 countries. Netflix also bought the second season of…

Croatia to Adopt New Rules in Film and Audiovisual Activities

ZAGREB: The Croatian Government put forward to the Parliament a bill on audiovisual activities, introducing a new structure for the Council and the Managing Board of the Croatian Audiovisual Centre…

GRANTS: Croatia Announces Grants

ZAGREB: The Croatian Audiovisual Centre distributed 2,135,735 EUR / 15,880,000 HRK as production grants for feature films, debut features, long documentaries, short documentaries, short fiction films and experimental films, and…

FESTIVALS: Of Fathers and Sons Wins 14th ZagrebDox

ZAGREB: Of Fathers and Sons by Talal Derki was awarded best film in the international competition of the 14th ZagrebDox, which took place from 25 February to 4 March 2018.…

GRANTS: Croatia Announces Minority Coproduction Grants

ZAGREB: The Croatian Audiovisual Centre distributed 272,300 EUR / 2,025,000 HRK to three minority coproductions directed by Peter Brosens & Jessica Woodworth, Metod Pevec and Ines Tanović.

HBO Green-lights First Adria Region Original Drama

ZAGREB: HBO Europe has green-lit the six-part drama Success directed by Oscar-winner Danis Tanović. The Zagreb-set series is the first original series to come out of the Adria region. It…

FESTIVALS: The 14th ZagrebDox Announces Lineup

ZAGREB: The most important documentary film festival in Croatia, ZagrebDox will screen 21 titles in its international competition from 25 February to 4 March 2018.

FNE Country Report 2017: CROATIA

ZAGREB: The Board of HAVC reappointed Hrvoje Hribar as Chief Executive for a second four-year term beginning in December 2014, but on 6 February 2017 Hribar handed in his resignation…

Record Year for Croatian Incentives Scheme in 2017

ZAGREB: Cumulative local expenditure for international productions that applied for incentives in 2017 was almost 25.4 m EUR, more than double compared to 2016 and more than in the record…

Croatian Filmmakers Protest Against Public Television Censorship

ZAGREB: The Croatian Producers Association and Croatian Film Directors’ Association are protesting against the decision of the Croatian National Television (HRT) to cancel the broadcast of the feature film Ministry…

Last Season of Game of Thrones to Be Shot in Croatia

DUBROVNIK: The eighth and last season of the HBO series Game of Thrones will be shot in Dubrovnik in 2018. HBO has already announced in a statement that the premiere…

Blitz-CineStar Opens Largest Cinema in Dalmatia

SPLIT: CineStar 4DX Mall, opened in Split on 1 December 2017, is Blitz-CineStar's 14th multiplex in Croatia and the largest in the Dalmatia region. Blitz-CineStar is the largest and most…

FESTIVALS: Men Don’t Cry Wins 15th Zagreb Film Festival

ZAGREB: Alen Drljević’s coproduction between Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia, Croatia, Germany Men Don’t Cry continued its festival success story, winning the Best Film award at the 15th Zagreb FF, which…

PRODUCTION: Rade Šerbeđija Starring in Fishing and Fishermen's Conversations

ZAGREB: Milan Trenc is in preparation with his third feature film Fishing and Fishermen's Conversations / Ribanje i ribarsko prigovaranje, starring Rade Šerbeđija. The film is based on the philosophic…

RE-ACT Extends Deadline

ZAGREB: The deadline for applications for the RE-ACT co-development fund has been extended to 22 November 2017.

FESTIVALS: Two Bosnian Coproductions in Zagreb Fest Main Competition

ZAGREB: Men Don’t Cry by Alen Drljevic is among the 13 films vying for the Golden Pram in the main competition of first and second films at the 15th Zagreb…

FNE Europa Cinemas: Cinema of the Month, Kino Karaman, Split

This month we speak with Snježana Kuzmanić, director and programme manager at Kino Karaman in Split, Croatia. Based on available information, Kino Karaman is the oldest movie theatre in Europe…