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.

PRODUCTION: Antonio Nuić Preps Mali

ZAGREB: Acclaimed Croatian helmer Antonio Nuić is currently in the final stages of preproduction with his new feature film Mali / Mali je naš, the third part of a project…

Serbia and Croatia Win HBO First Draft Contest

ZAGREB: Two TV projects from Croatia and Serbia have been selected for development by HBO Europe from its HBO Adria First Draft Contest for original drama out of more than…

Two Croatian Children’s Movies Score High in Local Chart

ZAGREB: After 12 weeks in cinemas, The Mystery of Green Hill, the fourth installment of the Croatian powerhouse Koko series, is holding on at fifth place in admissions with 61,755…

PRODUCTION: Dalibor Matanić Preps TV Series The Last Socialist Artefact

ZAGREB: Acclaimed Croatian director Dalibor Matanić is currently developing a six-part TV series The Last Socialist Artefact, set for shooting in 2018. The project is a Croatian/Serbian coproduction produced by…

Ridley Scott Series Shoots in Croatia

ZAGREB: Filming on the 10-part AMC series The Terror produced by Ridley Scott began on the Croatian island of Pag on 3 April 2017.

Croatian Zombie Comedy Launches Crowdfunding Campaign

ZAGREB: Director Dario Lonjak and writer/producer Velimir Grgic started a crowdfunding campaign on FundThis for their independent zombie comedy HoliDead. They need 100,000 USD in order to complete the pre-production,…

Croatian Series Rest in Peace Expands to American Market

ZAGREB: Croatian TV series Rest in Peace will expand onto the American market as ‘Walter Presents’ project, which bought its license, is expanding in the US with ‘Walter Presents USA’.

The Constitution Sold in the US

ZAGREB: The Constitution by the acclaimed Croatian director Rajko Grlic was picked up for US Distribution by Synergetic and will be released theatrically later in 2017.

Blitz-Cinestar Opens the First Laser Cinema in the Region in Croatia

ZAGREB: Leading theatrical exhibitor Blitz-Cinestar opened its 13th multiplex in Croatia, Kaptol Boutique Cinema & Bar. The total investment in the first laser cinema in the region amounts to approximately…

FESTIVALS: The Dazzling Light of Sunset Wins the 13th ZagrebDox

ZAGREB: Georgian/German coproduction The Dazzling Light of Sunset by Salomé Jashi has won the Big Stamp for Best Film in the International Competition of the 13th edition of ZagrebDox. The…

FERA and EFAD’s Support Hrvoje Hribar and Croatian Filmmakers’ Initiative We’ve Had Enough

BRUSSELS: Federation of European Film Directors and Association of European Film Agency Directors (EFADs) support the initiative of Croatian Filmmakers We’ve Had Enough / Puk’o nam je film and praise…

The High Sun Is Rising in Spain

ZAGREB: Dalibor Matanić is in Spain this week, where he will introduce his film The High Sun, that will be released in Madrid by Surtsey Films.

James Bond 25 in Negotiations to Shoot in Croatia

DUBROVNIK: The mayor of Dubrovnik Andro Vlahusic has said that the negotiations to shoot the 25th film in the James Bond franchise in the Croatian town are in an advanced…

PRODUCTION: The General Starring Goran Višnjić Started Shooting in Croatia

ZAGREB: Antun Vrdoljak’s anticipated The General, starring Goran Višnjić as the hero of the Croatian War of Independence Ante Gotovina, started shooting in Croatia on 20 February 2017. The project…

Croatian Filmmakers Lobby against Political Interference

ZAGREB: Representatives of Croatian Film Director's Guild and Croatian Producers Association have launched the initiative We’ve Had Enough, aimed at protecting Croatian cinema from political influence and control. The initiative…

Daniel Rafaelić Named Acting Director of Croatian Audiovisual Centre

ZAGREB: The Executive Board of the Croatian Audiovisual Centre (HAVC) unanimously named Daniel Rafaelić acting director of the HAVC on 16 February 2017.

Robin Hood: Origins Starts Shooting in Dubrovnik

DUBROVNIK: Lionsgate’s Robin Hood: Origins, directed by Otto Bathurst, started shooting in Dubrovnik on 20 February 2017. This is the biggest Hollywood production to be shot in Croatia to date.…

FESTIVALS: Zagreb Dox Announces Competition Films

ZAGRAB: A total of 21 films will compete in the 2017 Zagreb Dox festival, which runs 26 February – 5 March 2017.