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Audiovisual Centre splits €4m among eight features


The Croatian Audiovisual Centre has announced the results of the funding competition for feature and documentary films.

Arsen Anton Ostojic will receive €633,168 for Halimin put, to be produced by Arkadena. Ostojic’s previous film, No One’s Son, won Best Film and Best Director at the 2008 Pula Film Festival.

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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:
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, 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.

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