Grlic’s The Constitution Sets Raindance Record

LONDON: The Constitution by director Rajko Grlic took an unprecedented three main prizes at the 2017 London Raindance Film Festival, which concluded on 1 October. The film won prizes for…

Tom Hanks to Shoot Black Money Games in Croatia

ZAGREB: Hollywood action thriller Black Money Games directed by Adam Wright and starring Tom Hanks is set for shooting on the Croatian island of Hvar in spring 2018.

Croatia Selects Quit Staring at My Plate for the Oscar Race

ZAGREB: Hana Jušić’s debut feature Quit Staring at My Plate was chosen to represent Croatia in the Best Foreign Language Film category at the 90th Academy Awards. The film is…

FESTIVALS: Western Wins Motovun Film Festival

MOTOVUN: Valeska Grisebach’s Western, a coproduction between Germany, Bulgaria and Austria, was awarded the Propeler of Motovun for best film at the 20th Motovun IFF. The festival took place in…

Ralph Fiennes to Shoot in Croatia in September

ZAGREB: The White Crow,a film focusing on the Russian ballet dancer and choreographer Rudolf Nureyev, will start shooting in Croatia in September. Ralph Fiennes will direct.

FESTIVALS: A Brief Excursion Wins the 64th Pula FF

PULA: A Brief Excursion, directed by Igor Bezinović, was awarded best film in the main competition programme of the 64th Pula Film Festival, while Sieranevada, directed by Cristi Puiu, received…

Croatia Supports Three Minority Coproductions

ZAGREB: Croatian Audiovisual Centre has allotted 118,730 EUR / 880,000 HRK to two feature films and one short film, including The Great Train Robbery / Budi bog s nama, the…

FESTIVALS: Twelve Croatian Films in the Main Competition at the 64th Pula Film Festival

PULA: Twelve Croatian feature films are competing for Golden Arenas in the main competition programme of the 64th Pula Film Festival, which takes place from 15 to 22 July 2017.

FESTIVALS: The 20th Motovun FF Announces Lineup

MOTOVUN: Eighteen films have been selected for the main programme of the 20th Motovun IFF, set to take place from 25 to 29 July 2017.

PRODUCTION: BBC’s McMafia Wraps Shooting in Croatia

ZAGREB: Shooting of the BBC series McMafia directed by James Watkins and starring James Norton wrapped in Opatija last week. The series was shot in various locations first during the…

FNE Exclusive: Daniel Rafaelić, Head of the Croatian Audiovisual Centre

ZAGREB: Daniel Rafaelić spoke to FNE about his main objectives and the challenges that lay ahead. In May 2017, he was named director of the Croatian Audiovisual Centre (HAVC) for…

Croatia Expects a Record Year for Tax Incentives Scheme

ZAGREB: Six international projects applied for tax incentives in Croatia by 1 June 2017. According to the Croatian Audiovisual Centre, 2017 will be a better year than the record year…

PRODUCTION: Documentary In Search of a Lost Country in Production

ZAGREB: Actress/producer Marija Ratkovic Vidakovic is penning, producing and co-directing together with Dinka Radonic her first film, the autobiographical documentary In Search of a Lost Country / U potrazi za…

Mamma Mia! Sequel will Shoot in Croatia

ZAGREB: Ten years after the original Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again, the prequel/sequel to the popular musical comedy Mamma Mia! by Phyllida Lloyd will begin filming on a remote…

FESTIVALS: Nighthawk Wins Animafest Zagreb

ZAGREB: CEE animation fared well at the 27th Animafest Zagreb, which ran 5-10 June 2017, with the Grand Prix going to the Slovenian short film Nighthawk by Spela Cadez.

FNE at Cannes 2017: Croatian Cinema in Cannes

Croatian films and filmmakers at 70th Cannes Film Festival

PRODUCTION: Ana Urushadze In Postproduction With Debut Feature

TBILISI: Ana Urushadze, the daughter of the acclaimed Georgian helmer Zaza Urushadze, is currently in postproduction with her first feature film, Scary Mother. The film is set to be released…

FESTIVALS: Animafest Unveils Competition Films

ZAGREB: The Croatian festival of animated films Animafest taking place 5 -10 June 2017, selected nine features and 44 short films for its main competition sections.

GRANTS: Croatia Announces Grants - May 2017

ZAGREB: A total of 1,615,161 EUR / 12,004,100 HRK was distributed by the Croatian Audiovisual Centre as production grants and minority coproductions grants, and also for script and project development.

Daniel Rafaelić to Head Croatian Audiovisual Centre

ZAGREB: Daniel Rafaelić was named director of the Croatian Audiovisual Centre for a four year term, after a unanimous vote at a meeting of the Board of Directors.