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ZAGREB 2020

The 18th edition of the Zagreb Film Festival launches online

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- Traditional programme sections return in this special online edition

The 18th edition of the Zagreb Film Festival launches online
Charlène Favier's Slalom

The 18th Zagreb Film Festival will take place entirely online 8-15 November on platforms kinoeuropa.hr and croatian.film, and on the festival’s official web page, www.zff.hr.

Back in place are the traditional Golden Pram competition for best first or second film, as well as two short film competitions and the Together Again programme of films by former Golden Pram nominees in which the award is decided on by the audience.

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Nine films will be competing for the Golden Pram award. Three are coming from Cannes: Shahrbanoo Sadat's 2019 Directors' Fortnight entry The Orphanage [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Shahrbanoo Sadat
film profile
]
(Denmark/Germany/Luxembourg/France/Afghanistan) and two of this year's Label titles: Charlène Favier's Slalom [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Charlène Favier
film profile
]
(France/Belgium) and Magnus von Horn's Sweat [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Magnus von Horn
film profile
]
(Poland/Sweden).

Another three competition entries are coming out of Venice: Tarzan and Arab Nasser's Palestinian Oscar submission Gaza mon amour [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
(Palestine/France/Germany/Portugal/Qatar), Ana Rocha de Sousa's multi-awarded Listen [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Ana Rocha de Sousa
film profile
]
(Portugal/UK), Ivan Ikić's Europa Cinemas Label winner Oasis [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Ivan Ikic
film profile
]
(Serbia/Netherlands/Slovenia/Bosnia and Herzegovina/France).

Siamak Etemadi's Berlinale Panorama title Pari [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Siamak Etemadi
film profile
]
(Greece/France/Netherlands/Bulgaria), the EFA Discovery Award nominee Full Moon [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Nermin Hamzagić
film profile
]
from Bosnia's Nermin Hamzagić, and Slávek Horák’s biopic Havel [+see also:
trailer
film profile
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(Czech Republic) complete the competition line-up.

Srdan Golubović's Berlinale Panorama prizewinner Father [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Srdan Golubović
film profile
]
(Serbia/France/Germany/Croatia) will also screen as part of the official programme, out of competition.

ZFF's Industry programme will this year take place under the motto "How Film Industry Changes the World" and will include five lectures. One will offer insight into the creative methods of one of the most renowned European directors, Radu Jude, while another will be a lecture by American script doctor Bobette Buster, who will reveal what is behind our love for certain films. Cornelia Geppert, creative director of successful German studio Jo-Mei Games, will deliver a masterclass about designing monsters in video games.

Thierry Baujard, the European Commission’s expert on financing the culture and creative sectors, will hold a lecture called "Games Without Borders: European Co-Productions," which will be followed by a panel on the Croatian video game industry and its participation in European co-productions.

Screenwriters and producers Valeria Richter and Helene Granqvist will discuss television storytelling and the development of drama television projects for the international market in a masterclass organised by the Creative Europe MEDIA Offices of Croatia and Serbia.

In a continuing cooperation between the LUX Prize and ZFF, the Croatian MEDIA Desk co-organises two panel discussions about current industry challenges, entitled "To Produce or Not During the Pandemic" and "How to Protect Cinemas During the Pandemic."

All industry events will be open to the public on the festival's website and Facebook page.

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