Beta Film Buys Majority Stake in Croatian Production Company Drugi Plan

ZAGREB: The German production company Beta Film has bought a majority stake in Drugi Plan, a Croatian production and service company specialised in high-quality drama series.

FNE at Berlinale 2020: Croatian Film in Berlin

Croatian minority co-productions Mare by director Andrea Štaka, and Father directed by Srdan Golubović to premiere in the Panorama section. The films in this programme compete for a host of…

HAVC Celebrates Croatian Presidency of the EU Council

ZAGREB: The Croatian Audiovisual Centre (HAVC) has planned a series of international events as Croatia holds the presidency of the Council of the European Union from January to June 2020,…

Zagreb Film Festival Launches New Online Platform For Croatian Short Films

ZAGREB: The Zagreb Film Festival has launched a unique online platform as an extension of the Checkers, the festival’s competition of short films made by young Croatian filmmakers. The…

FNE Market Analysis 2019: CROATIA

ZAGREB: Domestic box office surged from 204,763 EUR in 2018 to 1 m EUR in 2019, with a total of 22 domestic releases in 2019, compared to seven in 2018.

Blitz Group Acquires 2i Films to Become Dominant Player at the Croatian BO

ZAGREB: The largest distributor of film and audiovisual content in the region, Blitz Group has acquired the Croatian distributor 2i film. Last year the two companies combined share of the…

Croatian Minority Coproduction Chris the Swiss Hits Spanish Cinemas

ZAGREB: Croatian minority coproduction Chris the Swiss directed by Anja Kofmel will be released by DocsBarcelona Distribution in 70 Spanish cinemas on 6 February 2020.

PRODUCTION: Hana Jušić Develops Croatian/Slovenian/Italian Sophomore Feature God Will Not Help

ZAGREB: The award-winning Croatian director Hana Jušić is in development with her second feature film God Will Not Help, produced by Kinorama in coproduction with Gustav film from Slovenia and…

FNE at WEMW Co-Production Forum 2020: Sandbag Dam

TRIESTE: Sandbag Dam, the new project by Čejen Černić Čanak after her BO hit The Mystery of Green Hill (2017), is participating in the Co-production Forum of the 10th edition…

BOX OFFICE: Croatian Films Soar at Domestic BO

ZAGREB: Domestic films' box office surged from 204,763 EUR in 2018 to 1 m EUR in 2019, with a total of 22 domestic releases in 2019, compared to only 7…

Documentary Series to Promote Croatia In China

ZAGREB: American media mogul and founder of E! Larry Namer is currently in Zagreb, where an episode of the documentary series Explore the World has recently been filmed.

NEM Zagreb 2019 Announces Winners

ZAGREB: Projects by Matej Merlić and Daria Keršić won the first edition of NEM Zagreb, a brand new three-day event in the CEE region, where TV and film professionals exchanged…

PRODUCTION: Croatian Goran Kulenović Preps The Death of the Little Match Girl

ZAGREB: Filming for The Death of the Little Match Girl, based on a novel by famous Croatian writer Zoran Ferić, will start in the autumn of 2020. This Mediterranean noir…

PRODUCTION: Petar Orešković Preps Children's Film about Nikola Tesla

ZAGREB: Director Petar Orešković is preparing a feature film for children Young Tesla and Idea Poachers about Nikola Tesla, with the shooting set for 2020. The film is a Croatian/Slovenian/Austrian/Serbian/Czech…

FNE Europa Cinemas: Cinema of the Month: Kino Gaj, Varaždin, Croatia

This month we speak with prof. Lana Velimirović Vukalović, the director of the Gaj Cinema / Kino Gaj in Varaždin, Croatia. Kino Gaj is an independent, city-owned cinema, situated in…

FESTIVALS: Ivana the Terrible Wins Zagreb Film Festival 2019

ZAGREB: The jury of the 17th Zagreb Film Festival awarded the Golden Pram for Best Feature Film to the Romanian/Serbian fictional autobiography Ivana the Terrible directed by Ivana Mladenović. The…

NEM Zagreb Brings TV Industry to Croatia

ZAGREB: TV and film content creation is the subject of the first NEM Zagreb convention, which takes place 11 -13 December 2019. Top international TV industry professionals will participate in…

OBITUARY: Branko Lustig

ZAGREB: Two-time Oscar winner and Croatia’s most famous producer, Branko Lustig died on 14 November 2019 in Zagreb.

FESTIVALS: Zagreb Film Festival Announces Competition

ZAGREB: The 17th Zagreb Film Festival will be held over the course of a record 11 days, from 7 to 17 November 2019. Around 100 films will be screened in…

GRANTS: Croatia Announces Grants for Minority Coproductions and TV Projects

ZAGREB: The Croatian Audiovisual Centre has announced the first grants for minority coproduction, TV project and script development in 2019, as well as the fourth round of grants for international…