First HBO Adria Series Wraps

ZAGREB: Uspjeh, the first HBO original series for HBO Adria, completed shooting in Zagreb at the end of May 2018.

FESTIVALS: Pula Announces 17 Competition Films

ZAGREB: The 65th Pula Film Festival, running 14-22 July 2018 in the Adriatic seaside town, will have 10 Croatian majority films and another seven Croatian minority films in the main…

FNE at Cannes 2018: Croatian Cinema in Cannes

Dear friends, it is our pleasure to invite you to market screenings of new Croatian films - crime drama Mali, first film Lada Kamenski and documentary Days of Madness.

EFP 2018 Producer on the Move: Oliver Sertić, Croatia

ZAGREB: Oliver Sertić represents Croatia at the European Film Promotion’s 2018 Producers on the Move event taking place 10-14 May during the Cannes Film Festival.

UK, Sweden and US Buy Croatian RTV’s Guardian of the Castle

ZAGREB: Britain’s Channel 4 and Sweden’s public broadcaster SVT acquired the Croatian Radio and Television (HRT) mini-series Guardian of the Castle.

Chinese Romantic Comedy to Film in Croatia

ZAGREB: Chinese director Jiang Zhongyuan is scheduled to direct a romantic comedy in Croatia in 2019, titled Summer in Croatia, for release in China in 2020.

Croatian Cinema Wins ICTA Award

COLOGNE: The European branch of the International Cinema Technology Association (ICTA) will give its 2018 New Build Cinema of the Year award to the Cinestar 4DX, Mall of Split, Croatia.

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…