Rijeka to be European Capital of Culture in Croatia in 2020
The selection panel of independent experts responsible for assessing the Croatian cities competing to be European Capital of Culture in 2020 has recommended that Rijeka should be awarded the title. The other three cities short-listed after the initial pre-selection round in May 2015 were Dubrovnik, Osijek and Pula. The formal designation of Rijeka by the relevant Croatian authorities is expected to take place in the coming months.
26th Animafest Grand Competition Line-up Is Out
The 26th World Festival of Animated Film – Animafest Zagreb takes place in Zagreb, 6-11 June. Its Grand Competition selections includes 55 films promising one of the most entertaining festival editions so far.
IAB01- Industrial Art Biennale – Labin
Industrial Art Biennale is art festival project of Labin Art Express XXI (L.A.E. XXI), which was held first as a pilot-project in 2014 in Labin, and from 2015 biennially, i.e. every two years, in Labin as well as at some other industrial locations in Istria (Raša, Pula, Rovinj,…).
'My son only walks a little slower' awarded in Buenos Aires
Ivor Martinić's play titled 'My son only walks a little slower' performed and produced by Apacheta Theatre in Buenos Aires just won prestigious ACE Award by Association of Theatre Critics of Argentina in the category for Best Independent Theatre Performance.
Martina Zelenika MOON exhibits in Maribor
Multimedia artist Martina Zelenika MOON currently presents her exhibition titled MetaPerspective’ at Gallery KiBela, Multimedia Centre KID Kibla in Maribor. The exhibition is on view till 19 September.
10th KAUNAS BIENNIAL
Kaunas Biennial, the biggest contemporary art festival in the Baltic States, will begin its 10th season on September 18th with the exhibition Threads: Fantasmagoria about Distance, curated by the well-known art theorist and curator Nicolas Bourriaud.
21st Sarajevo Film Festival Awards
The awards ceremony held in the National Theatre in Sarajevo on Saturday night closed the 21st edition of the Sarajevo Film Festival, in which the Turkish film Mustang, directed by Deniz Gamze Ergüven, received the Heart of Sarajevo for Best Feature Film. The minority Croatian coproduction, Mladen Mitrović’s Chasing a Dream, won the Audience Award for Best Documentary, while The High Sun, directed by Dalibor Matanić and Eva Kraljević’s I Like That Super Most the Best won festival partner awards.
3rd DANUBE BIENNALE with Croatian artists
The 3rd DANUBE BIENNALE presents 22 artists from the young and middle generations from ten Danube basin countries - Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Romania, Moldova and Ukraine. Croatia will be presented with Nemanja Cvijanović, Tanja Deman, Paulina Jazvić, Kristian Kožul and Pavle Pavlović.
Sparrows competing at Toronto International Film Festival
The 40th Toronto International Film Festival, running from September 10th to 20th, has announced films competing in the category Contemporary World Cinema. Among the selected films is Sparrows, written and directed by Rúnar Rúnarsson – coproduced by MP Film Production in Croatia – which will have its world premiere at this prestigious film festival.
Ars Electronica: POST CITY – Habitats for the 21st Century
The Ars Electronica Festival that takes place from September 3 to 7, 2015, in Linz is an inquiry into how cities of the future will have to be configured when there are more robots than people working in factories, everything is intelligently interlinked, autos drive autonomously and drones deliver the mail.
The Forest Unbowed and Radovan Ivšić
The Forest Unbowed exhibition opens on 24 September at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Zagreb.The Forest Unbowed exhibition is dedicated to Radovan Ivšić, a prominent Croatian surrealist poet and playwright.
The 25 years of Interreg
In 2015, Interreg celebrates its 25th anniversary. A quarter of a century playing an active role in regional development and European cohesion, improving the life of people and supporting local economies.
Kinorama secures funds for development of three projects
Creative Europe Desk – MEDIA Office has announced results regarding subsidies intended for slate funding, for which the Croatian production house Kinorama ltd. secured funds for three projects in the amount of 73 000 EUR. Furthermore, results have been announced for the festival support where four domestic film festivals have secured MEDIA Subprogram funds totaling 127 000 EUR.
Liburnia Film Festival starts a crowdfunding campaign
Liburnia Film Festival (LFF), an admission-free film festival screening the best Croatian documentaries of the year, started a crowdfunding campaign with the goal of rewarding the most talented Croatian documentary filmmakers for their current work and, in doing so, support their future projects. In order to do that, the LFF wants to introduce a financial Audience Award and Jury Award at the next, 13th Liburnia Film Festival which will be held from 25th to 29th of August this year in the port of Ičići, Croatia.
Naked Island and Ana the Square Win Awards at 8th Cinema City Festival
At the 8th edition of the International Film Festival Cinema City, which took place from 29 June to 5 July on more locations in Novi Sad, Croatian documentary films Naked Island and Ana the Square, as well as the Croatian minority co-production No One’s Child, garnered awards.
XII Triennial of Croatian Sculpture
XII edition of Triennial of Croatian Sculpture is on view till 10 September at Glyptotheque in Zagreb. The visitors have an opportunity to see artworks by thirty six Croatian sculptors.
Bruno Isaković's Denuded @ Kilowatt Festival
Bruno Isaković's choreography Denuded will have its world premiere within the program of Kilowatt Festival on 19 July, 20:45 in Teatro alla Misericordia in Sansepolcre in Italy.
This year's edition of Cinematiac presents exhibition with works by Sanja Iveković, Dalibor Martinis, Goran Trbuljak, Claudio Ambrosini, Michele Sambin, Luigi Viola, Živa Kraus and Zdravko Milić. Curated by Branka Benčić. The exhibition remains opened till 14 August at MMC LUKA, Istarska 30, Pula, Croatia. Opening on 19 June, 20.00 h
New Materialisms (Station 1) @ Grey Area Gallery
The exhibition presents audiovisual installation Voyager/ non-human agent by Slovenian artistic duet Špela Petrič and Miha Turšič. At the opening the artists will perform an informance (information performance).
Dance Week Festival 2015
Dance Week Festival 2015 is taking place from 29 May to 20 June in Zagreb. This year the festival hosts among many Sine qua non arts, Myriam Gourfink, Theatre Bretoncaffe, Collectif Es…
This year's edition of Animafest – World festival of Animated Films is set tot ake place from 9 to 14 June in Zagreb. The festival will hosts many renowned names in the world of animation as well as classics like Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland.
Culture Shock Festival 2015
Culture Shock Festival is international cultural and educational festival taking place every March since 2008 (except in May 2005, 2006 and 2007) in the city of Križevci in Croatia, Europe. The whole month of youth activism, involving different workshops, exhibitions, concerts, public discussions and performances makes the city truly alive place for out-institutional education, cultural explorations and quality pursuit of free time.
Croatian Films and Filmmakers at 37th Clermont-Ferrand
The 37th edition of the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival opens on Friday. It takes place 30 January to 7 February 2015. The special 3D film section screens A.D.A.M. by Vladislav Knežević, and Jure Pavlović from Sekvenca production company takes part in Euro Connection Producers Focus.
Brigada in Belgrade
On January 22nd Brigada
’s Creative Director Damjan Geber held a lecture at Nova Iskra
, Belgrade’s well known co-working space that brings together creatives, innovators, companies and entrepreneurs.
10th Museum Night
Croatian Museum Association is organizing the 10th Museum Night under the title "Inventions and Discoveries – Nikola Tesla, a universal mind".
Five Croatian Films at Rotterdam Festival
The programme categories of the 44th International Film Festival Rotterdam, taking place 21 January – 1 February, will show five Croatian films: Zvonimir Jurić’s feature The Reaper, Tin Žanić’s short Manjača, Hana Jušić’s No Wolf Has a House, Bore Lee’s Big Rocks, and Vlado Kristl's Don Quijote.
Eight Croatian Films at 26th Trieste Film Festival
The 26th Trieste International Film Festival will screen eight Croatian films – The Reaper in international feature competition, Velvet Terrorists and Naked Island in documentary competition, The Chicken in short fiction competition, The Dance Is Over, Maria and 1000 in animated competition, A Monument to Michael Jackson in genre surprise section, while Sofia’s Last Ambulance is screened in the off-programme.
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Charlie Hebdo’s Deceased Editor’s Cartoon for The Priest’s Children
Interfilm production company announced that the official media partner for the promotion of the film The Priest’s Children in France will be the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, whose office in Paris suffered a terrorist attack on 7 January, resulting in 12 human casualties.
A.D.A.M. by Vladislav Knežević at Clermont-Ferrand
The experimental film A.D.A.M. by Vladislav Knežević will be shown at the 37th edition of the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival, taking place between 30 January and 7 February. The film is selected for the special section dedicated to 3D films.
The Priest’s Children Seen in International Distribution by over 113,000 People
The French company WIDE, the international sales agent for the film The Priest’s Children by Vinko Brešan and produced by Interfilm, published a report on the global rates of this film in 2014. According to the audience measurement, in Germany the film was seen by 42,553 viewers, in Brazil by 31,454 people, in Hungary by 6,340 people, in Greece by 6,129 people and in Poland by 5,859 viewers.
Deimantas Narkevicius: Da Capo
The Museum of Contemporary Art (MSU) in Zagreb presents the first major solo exhibition of the Lithuanian artist and filmmaker Deimantas Narkevičius in Croatia. “Da Capo” is the final step of a cycle of three exhibitions, held between 2013 and 2014 in Museo Marino Marini in Florence and Le Magazin in Grenoble: each with a different curator, concept and display, developed anew for the specific context and location.
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Animafest Scanner Symposium
With the aim of creating synergy between theoretical and practical discourse among filmmakers and scholars, the second Animafest Scanner II 2015 international symposium takes place 10 and 11 June 2015, and international film and media researchers are invited to present the latest findings in the field of animation.
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Animation goes MSU! open call is now announced!
Following the successful collaboration project initiated in 2012, Animafest Zagreb in association with the Museum of Contemporary Art announces an open call Animation goes MSU! for three-channel site-specific animated works up to 10 minutes of duration, to be screened on the MSU media façade.
Recap: 2014 in Croatian Film World
Croatian Audio Visual Agency made a year recap on domestic film industry for Twelve months that are behind us. The large numbers that marked the recent years in some areas keep growing (production, service export, number of renovated screens), and in others flail (cinema rates).
Happy Multicultural Holidays!
Dear readers and visitors, we are sending you warmest thoughts and best wishes for holidays and a very happy new year with a lot of tolerance and understanding. Thank you for being with us through all of these years and we beleive you will continue to follow us in the next year.
Videozones in Belgrade
A compilation of video works by a group of international artists, among them Croatian contemporary artist Marko Marković, will be screened on 24 December in Cultural Center Belgrade, Serbia.
Damir Očko to present Croatia at the Venice Biennale
The jury in charge for the selection of Croatian participation at the next edition of the Venice Biennale decided Damir Očko's project Studies on Shivering: Third Level curated by Marc Bembekoff which includes his existing works and latest film production.