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ZagrebDox 2022 – ZagrebDox Pro

Country Focus: Croatia

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

ZagrebDox Pro “Confessions” sets its sights on young professionals
Director Anita Čeko, who is taking part with Far Away, Kandahar

At the coming-of-age, 18th edition of the ZagrebDox International Documentary Film Festival, the gathering’s industry programme, ZagrebDox Pro, is focusing on students and young professionals. Under the banner “Confessions”, this year’s event will welcome eight regional projects and will take place from 5-8 April.

Mentored by Finnish producer Sari Volanen and Serbian filmmaker Želimir Žilnik, the young professionals will improve their ideas and strategies at the workshops taking place as part of ZagrebDox Pro Confessions. The aim of the segment is to gather up-and-coming filmmakers in a different, more intimate format so that they can exchange ideas with fellow auteurs, and work on the development and presentation of their projects with renowned professionals both in groups and individually, aiming to create preconditions for their future international collaboration.

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In addition to working on their films in development, the participants will be able to attend master classes and panels with a series of film professionals. Alongside Volanen and Žilnik, Confessions will welcome Vanja Jambrović, Péter Kerekes, Florijan Lacko, Nenad Puhovski, Klara Petrović, Martina Petrović, Rea Rajčić, Anđela Rostuhar, Davor Rostuhar and Boris Veličan. The host and moderator of all of the events is documentary director Igor Bezinović.

The selected projects for ZagrebDox Pro Confessions 2022 are as follows:

Catalogue/Until DawnAndrija Mugoša (Montenegro)
The Cypress They Failed to Take DownMina Vavan (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
The Double LifeIsabella Friedl (Austria)
Far Away, KandaharAnita Čeko (Croatia)
Gliding in the UniverseIlona Szekeres (Hungary)
IrenaJasmina Beširević (Croatian)
SpectrumBarbara Pešut (Croatia)
Talk to Me!Ismira Mašić (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

ZagrebDox Pro is supported by the Croatian Audiovisual Centre, the City of Zagreb and the Croatian Film Directors' Guild (DHFR).

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