Country Focus: Croatia
Audiovisual Centre splits €4m among eight features
by Vladan Petkovic
- The Croatian Audiovisual Centre has announced the results of the funding competition for feature and documentary films.
The same amount will go to Bobo Jelcic’s Odbrana i zastita, by production company Spiritus Movens.
Ozana Film will get €619,240 for veteran Krsto Papic’s Cvjetni Trg. As will Artizana, for Branko Istvancic’s Most na kraju svijeta. Istvancic’s previous film, Ghost in the Swamp, is among the five highest-ever local grossers since Croatia's independence.
Maxima Film’s Mirni Ljudi by Ognjen Svilicic will receive €591,734. Svilicic’s last outing, Armin [+see also:
film profile], won the Silver Dolphin at Festroia, the East of West Award in Karlovy Vary and the FIPRESCI Prize in Palm Springs in 2007.
Pavo Marinkovic’s Love Life of a Gentle Coward, produced by Alka Film, has already been made and premiered at Pula in 2009. It received an additional €220,257 that it was owed from last year’s competition.
Ivan Livakovic and Vlatka Vorkapic will each get €385,440 for their respective debut features, Svinjari (Interfilm) and Sonja i bik (Fos Film).
Another €297,224 will be divided among 15 short documentaries, and three feature documentaries will share €182,246.