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PRODUCTION / FUNDING Croatia

Croatia’s HAVC splits €4.28 million among nine feature projects

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- The new films by Zvonimir Jurić, Rok Biček, Vlatka Vorkapić and Dražen Žarković are among the winners, while nine feature-length documentaries will share €500,000

Croatia’s HAVC splits €4.28 million among nine feature projects
Director Rok Biček, who has received €538,580 for Dark Mother Earth

The Croatian Audiovisual Centre (HAVC) has announced the results of its latest public competition for the funding of feature-length fiction and documentary projects and shorts of all genres.

The biggest winner is production company Kinorama, which received financing for two feature films: Escort by Lukas Nola (Hush [+see also:
trailer
interview: Tihana Lazovic
film profile
]
) and The Fourth King by Zvonimir Jurić (The Reaper [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Zvonimir Jurić
film profile
]
, The Blacks [+see also:
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interview: Zvonimir Juric, Goran De…
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]
) have been awarded €538,580 each.

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Production outfit Izazov 365 has also secured financing for two features: €538,580 for Salsa by Dražen Žarković (My Grandpa Is an Alien [+see also:
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trailer
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]
), and €430,881 for The Head of the Big Fish by Arsen Oremović – the latter in the category of debut feature films.

Three more debut features have been granted funding: €430,881 for Dario Lonjak's Savages (Alka Film), and €363,533 apiece for Jasna Nanut's Seventh Heaven (Petnaesta umjetnost), and Andrija Mardešić and David Kapac's The Uncle (Eclectica).

Inter Film's Holy Family by Vlatka Vorkapić (Sonja and the Bull [+see also:
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]
) and Antitalent's Dark Mother Earth by Rok Biček (Class Enemy [+see also:
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trailer
interview: Rok Biček
interview: Rok Bicek
interview: Rok Bicek
film profile
]
, The Family
 [+see also:
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]
) round off the fiction-feature grants, with €538,580 each.

HAVC has also split €500,000 among nine feature-length documentary projects, including Restart's Fiume o morte! by Igor Bezinović (A Brief Excursion [+see also:
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trailer
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]
), which got €107,722, and Udruga Ukus' Lying Carpet by Željka Suková (Endless Tail [+see also:
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film profile
]
, Marijine
), which received €47,128.

Another €244,948 went to five animated projects, €184,431 to six fiction shorts, and €115,744 to seven experimental films.

For the full list (in Croatian and with awards in HRK), please click here.

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