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Country profile: Croatia

Country profile: Croatia

08 December 2023

The CEE Animation Workshop announces its 2024 selection

CEE Animation Forum 2024

The CEE Animation Workshop announces its 2024 selection

The workshop enters its sixth year showcasing a blend of innovation and diverse talent from across Europe, with the introduction of its first XR project in 2024  

26 February 2024

Croatian films achieve third-highest attendance levels at home in the last 15 years

Box Office - Croatia

Croatian films achieve third-highest attendance levels at home in the last 15 years

39 local releases, including The Diary of Paulina P. and Cricket and Antoinette, as well as eight minority co-productions, sold a total of 278,053 admissions in 2023  

17 January 2024

NEM Dubrovnik gears up for its 11th edition

NEM Dubrovnik 2024

NEM Dubrovnik gears up for its 11th edition

Running from 10-13 June, the prominent TV-industry summit is currently accepting applications for early accreditation until 17 January  

11 January 2024

REPORT: NEM Awards @ NEM Zagreb 2023

NEM Zagreb 2023

REPORT: NEM Awards @ NEM Zagreb 2023

We lift the veil on the three television series that achieved the highest positions at the inaugural NEM Awards  

08 December 2023

NEM Zagreb reveals its full programme

NEM Zagreb 2023

NEM Zagreb reveals its full programme

Highlights include a series of showcases by leading companies, insightful panel discussions, the NEM Contest and Awards, and a new focus on film  

16 November 2023

The Zagreb Film Festival wraps another successful Industry programme

Zagreb 2023 – Zagreb Industry

The Zagreb Film Festival wraps another successful Industry programme

The focus of this year’s edition, which also hosted some strong master classes, was mainly on education in the different fields of filmmaking  

14 November 2023

Italian-Balkan co-productions and distribution synergies formed the focus of discussions at the Balkan Film Festival in Rome

Italy

Italian-Balkan co-productions and distribution synergies formed the focus of discussions at the Balkan Film Festival in Rome

The sixth edition of the festival dedicated to Balkan film hosted a workshop attended by representatives from the Italian and Balkan film industries, as well as from European organisations  

13 November 2023

Series Rough Pitch – The Balkan Way returns for the third time

Industry / Market - Croatia

Series Rough Pitch – The Balkan Way returns for the third time

The online industry initiative, designed to foster the creation of TV series in the Balkan region, has selected eight projects originating from ten countries  

27 October 2023

The CEE Animation Workshop opens its call for entries

CEE Animation Forum 2024

The CEE Animation Workshop opens its call for entries

The sixth edition of the year-long training programme will consist of four modules and will help develop 12 animated projects; the deadline for entries is set for 20 October  

14 September 2023

NEM Dubrovnik provides insights into content buying

NEM Dubrovnik 2023

NEM Dubrovnik provides insights into content buying

A panel discussion involving leading TV players from the CEE region shed light on what buyers are looking for and explored the importance of a human connection in the content industry  

13 June 2023

Europe and broadcasters under the spotlight at NEM Dubrovnik

NEM Dubrovnik 2023

Europe and broadcasters under the spotlight at NEM Dubrovnik

The challenges and opportunities of the evolving broadcasting landscape were discussed at a panel organised by ACT during the tenth edition of the event  

12 June 2023

The tenth edition of NEM Dubrovnik is ready to unspool

NEM Dubrovnik 2023

The tenth edition of NEM Dubrovnik is ready to unspool

Featuring an array of keynote speeches, panel discussions, presentations, premieres and networking opportunities, the leading TV market event for CEE will run from 5-8 June  

30 May 2023

Cannes NEXT welcomes the experts working on the CRESCINE European research project

Cannes 2023 – Marché du Film

Cannes NEXT welcomes the experts working on the CRESCINE European research project

CANNES 2023: The ambitious three-year initiative, backed by Horizon Europe, aims to empower and transform the film industries of seven small European countries  

25 May 2023

NEM Zagreb provides some crucial insights into writing successful CEE TV and streaming content

NEM Zagreb 2022

NEM Zagreb provides some crucial insights into writing successful CEE TV and streaming content

The “TV Writing – How to Bring out the Best from CEE?” panel offered advice to creators in order to help content from Central and Eastern Europe become more visible globally  

15 December 2022

The 2nd NEM Zagreb brings together regional and global content creators and decision makers

NEM Zagreb 2022

The 2nd NEM Zagreb brings together regional and global content creators and decision makers

A wide array of industry events on the topics of FTA television, pay-TV channels and streaming services in the CEE region formed the programme of this year’s Croatian gathering  

14 December 2022

NEM Zagreb reveals its full programme

NEM Zagreb 2022

NEM Zagreb reveals its full programme

Viaplay Group, Antenna Studios, Lionsgate, Mediawan, Sky, Big Light Productions, Beta Film, Firefly Productions, Lumière, Drugi plan, EBU and the Sarajevo Film Festival will all take part in the event  

29 November 2022

Series Rough Pitch - The Balkan Way presents seven regional TV series projects

Industry / Market - Croatia

Series Rough Pitch - The Balkan Way presents seven regional TV series projects

Initiated last year by the Creative Europe Desk – MEDIA Office Croatia, the event takes place for a second consecutive year online  

04 November 2022

The Zagreb Film Festival wraps up another rich industry programme

Zagreb 2022 - Zagreb Industry

The Zagreb Film Festival wraps up another rich industry programme

A wide and varied selection of industry events on the topics of film, video games, ecology and marketing formed this year's industry programme at Zagreb  

04 November 2022

NEM Zagreb announces its selection of speakers

NEM Zagreb 2022

NEM Zagreb announces its selection of speakers

Leading television professionals from Europe and beyond will discuss industry trends and present their latest projects in the Content Showcase, the central part of the event's programme  

28 October 2022

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 - Zagreb Industry

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

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