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Articles, interviews, news, analysis on the Croatian audiovisual sector.

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Country profile: Croatia

Country profile: Croatia

27 December 2020

Actors, casting directors and talent agents from five ex-Yugoslav countries get a platform for regional cooperation

Industry / Market - Slovenia/Croatia/Serbia/North Macedonia/Montenegro

Actors, casting directors and talent agents from five ex-Yugoslav countries get a platform for regional cooperation

A three-year Memorandum of Cooperation on the ReActing as a Star project has been signed by the five film centres in the region of the former Yugoslavia  

31 August 2022

CIRCLE kicks off its fifth edition

Industry / Market - Serbia/Croatia/Italy

CIRCLE kicks off its fifth edition

This year’s Women Doc Accelerator gets its first module under way this week in Serbia, which will be followed by events in Croatia and at Trieste’s When East Meets West  

14 June 2022

ZagrebDox Pro “Confessions” sets its sights on young professionals

ZagrebDox 2022 – ZagrebDox Pro

ZagrebDox Pro “Confessions” sets its sights on young professionals

This year’s iteration of the industry programme will welcome eight documentary projects by students and youngsters  

29 March 2022

Upcoming Balkan series presented at Series Mania

Series Mania 2022 - Series Mania Forum

Upcoming Balkan series presented at Series Mania

The five new shows from Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Slovenia feature talent including Dalibor Matanić, Danis Tanović, Aida Begić, Sonja Prosenc and Goran Šušljik  

28 March 2022

The Celebrating Women in MEDIA event set to launch from Zagreb

Industry / Market - Croatia

The Celebrating Women in MEDIA event set to launch from Zagreb

Established female film professionals such as Dubravka Turić, Christine A. Maier and Jasmila Žbanić are among the key participants  

07 March 2022

The Zagreb Film Festival wraps up yet another diverse industry programme

Zagreb 2021

The Zagreb Film Festival wraps up yet another diverse industry programme

A wide and varied selection of industry events, addressing topics ranging from film and television to video games and ecology, formed this year's rich industry programme  

23 November 2021

Series Rough Pitch - The Balkan Way launched as part of the Zagreb and Ljubljana Film Festivals

Zagreb 2021

Series Rough Pitch - The Balkan Way launched as part of the Zagreb and Ljubljana Film Festivals

The online initiative focused on scripts for TV series aims to strengthen the collaboration between the Balkan countries and established European markets, and to spotlight emerging talents  

16 November 2021

Nine Croatian projects to be presented at Doclisboa's Nebulae

Doclisboa 2021

Nine Croatian projects to be presented at Doclisboa's Nebulae

The Portuguese event's industry section also features a Filmmaking Seminar, and a slate of talks, panels and events taking place both on site and online  

21 October 2021

The fifth edition of the European Genre Forum gets ready to kick off its Zagreb event

Industry / Market - Croatia/Estonia/Netherlands

The fifth edition of the European Genre Forum gets ready to kick off its Zagreb event

The teams behind seven genre projects from six countries will take part in the online Producing Lab, coinciding with the Fantastic Zagreb Film Festival, from 1-3 July  

01 July 2021

ZagrebDox Pro announces its winners

ZagrebDox 2021 – ZagrebDox Pro/Awards

ZagrebDox Pro announces its winners

The Croatian festival’s industry section has wrapped its second digital edition, where four projects received prizes  

30 June 2021

ZagrebDox Pro announces its selection

ZagrebDox 2021 – ZagrebDox Pro

ZagrebDox Pro announces its selection

This year’s iteration of the industry training programme will welcome 12 creative documentary projects to its digital edition  

22 June 2021

How to shoot a film during a global pandemic: the EFM presents a case study on Radu Jude's Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn

Berlinale 2021 - EFM

How to shoot a film during a global pandemic: the EFM presents a case study on Radu Jude's Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn

BERLINALE 2021: The panel from the Berlinale Co-Production Market centred on the Romanian director's latest film, shot in Bucharest during the pandemic last summer  

03 March 2021

Cinemas will survive but they need to adapt, say panelists at the Zagreb Film Festival

Zagreb 2020 - Zagreb Industry

Cinemas will survive but they need to adapt, say panelists at the Zagreb Film Festival

Trying to figure out “How to Protect Cinemas During the Pandemic COVID-19?”, participants of the online panel shared their fears and hopes for the future  

27 November 2020

Zagreb Film Festival and LUX Audience Award talk institutional support measures during pandemic

Zagreb 2020 - Zagreb Industry

Zagreb Film Festival and LUX Audience Award talk institutional support measures during pandemic

Speakers from EFAD, the European Parliament, the Croatian Ministry of Culture and two producers discussed how the film industry has been supported so far and what the future might hold  

17 November 2020

Croatia explores the prospect of building a film studio

Industry / Market - Croatia

Croatia explores the prospect of building a film studio

The Croatian Audiovisual Centre has presented two studies that show that building a studio would be feasible and beneficial to the economy, tourism and culture in the country  

04 November 2020

The Croatian Audiovisual Centre offers €660,000 to projects during the pandemic

Industry / Market - Croatia

The Croatian Audiovisual Centre offers €660,000 to projects during the pandemic

The funds are aimed at previously supported feature-length fiction projects which are at the development and post-production stages  

29 October 2020

Croatian multiplexes reopen today

Distribution / Releases / Exhibitors - Croatia

Croatian multiplexes reopen today

Independent cinemas have been working since May and HAVC is starting the promotional campaign "Back to the Movies!", which includes screenings of classics and recent local hits  

20 August 2020

The European Genre Forum announces its 2020 selection

Industry / Market - Croatia/Estonia

The European Genre Forum announces its 2020 selection

Eight projects have been selected to attend the two talent labs that will be hosted in Zagreb and Tallinn  

10 July 2020

The MEDIA Desks of the Baltic countries, Croatia and Slovenia join forces for Europe Day

Distribution / Releases / Exhibitors - Croatia/Estonia/Latvia/Lithuania/Slovenia

The MEDIA Desks of the Baltic countries, Croatia and Slovenia join forces for Europe Day

Under the "Big Stories from Small Countries" banner, the desks will make four MEDIA-supported films available to audiences in their territories, free of charge for 48 hours  

06 May 2020

The online edition of ZagrebDox Pro hands out its awards

ZagrebDox 2020 – ZagrebDox Pro/Awards

The online edition of ZagrebDox Pro hands out its awards

ZagrebDox’s industry section has managed to wrap a successful first digital edition, at which four projects received prizes  

24 March 2020

ZagrebDox Pro goes online

ZagrebDox 2020 – ZagrebDox Pro

ZagrebDox Pro goes online

Amid the COVID-19 outbreak, the 16th iteration of the industry training programme will welcome 12 documentary projects to an online environment  

17 March 2020

HAVC and Filming in Croatia showcase Mare at EFM Landmark

Berlinale 2020 – EFM

HAVC and Filming in Croatia showcase Mare at EFM Landmark

BERLINALE 2020: Andrea Štaka's Panorama entry benefited from Dubrovnik locations, the minority co-production funding scheme and the cash rebate; Croatia is also planning to build its first film studio  

02 March 2020

Croatia begins its EU presidency with high hopes for national cinema

Institutions / Legislation - Croatia/Europe

Croatia begins its EU presidency with high hopes for national cinema

The Croatian Audiovisual Centre, its Creative Europe MEDIA Desk and other governmental and NGO bodies are organising a series of industry-related events for the first six months of 2020  

13 February 2020

Croatian projects Dream Hackers and Travel Bug winners of NEM Zagreb's TV Writing Contest

NEM Zagreb 2019

Croatian projects Dream Hackers and Travel Bug winners of NEM Zagreb's TV Writing Contest

The first edition of the TV market saw presentations of new content coming from BBC Studios, CBS International, Keshet International and yes Studios  

17 December 2019

Croatian filmmakers campaign against censorship by pubcaster HRT

Institutions / Legislation - Croatia

Croatian filmmakers campaign against censorship by pubcaster HRT

FERA and SAA support Croatian audiovisual authors complaining that the public service has failed to fulfill its obligations regarding the promotion of European audiovisual works  

28 November 2019

New female voices from Croatia grow louder

Industry / Market - Croatia

New female voices from Croatia grow louder

Supported by the Croatian Audiovisual Centre, five emerging female directors are presenting their debut features to international audiences  

21 November 2019

Zagreb Film Festival wraps the successful and diverse industry programme of its 17th edition

Zagreb 2019

Zagreb Film Festival wraps the successful and diverse industry programme of its 17th edition

A wide and varied selection of industry events, ranging from film and television to video games, formed the rich industry programme of this year's Zagreb Film Festival  

19 November 2019

NEM Zagreb reveals its guests and programme

NEM Zagreb 2019

NEM Zagreb reveals its guests and programme

The event aimed at developing the TV and movie industry in Central and Eastern Europe has revealed its programme bulging with panels, speakers and workshops  

18 November 2019

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