Boris Poljak’s Autofocus Wins Best Short Documentary at 49th Karlovy Vary!
At tonight’s official closing ceremony of the 49th edition of the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Boris Poljak’s Autofocus won the best short documentary film award. Karlovy Vary is one of the most important European film festivals, and this is a second important international prize for Autofocus, after Visions du Réel in Nyon, Switzerland, in May.
Record-breaking Number of Films at 17th Motovun Film Festival
At the 17th edition of Motovun Film Festival, taking place once again this year at 227 metres of altitude, in addition to the regular film programme visitors can expect many novelties like spreading to another festival location – Buzet. This is thus a record-breaking year for Motovun by the number of screened films. Motovun’s programme takes place 26-30 July, and Buzet’s programme begins the day before and ends on 3 August.
Croatian Films in Feature Film Competition of Sarajevo’s Jubilee Edition
Cure by Swiss-Croatian director Andrea Štaka will have its international premiere in the Competition Programme of the 20th Sarajevo Film Festival, which takes place August 15- 23. The Chicken by Una Gunjak and Manjača by Tin Žanić will compete in the Short Film Competition, while the Croatian film Love Island by Jasmila Žbanić will have its regional premiere at the Open Air non-competition programme.
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BADco.'s reader available for download
BADco.'s reader of the symposium Broken Performances: Time and (In)Completion titled Time and (In)Completion – Images And Performances Of Time In Late Capitalism (2014) is since recently available for free download.
Croatian harpists in Sidney
12th World Harp Congress takes place from 20 to 26 July in Sidney, Australia. Croatian Duo Flute-Harp - Tamara Coha Mandić and Diana Grubišić Ćiković will also take part at the festival performing program composed for the exclusively.
HAVC Presents 2013 Results
The Croatian Audiovisual Centre yesterday gathered representatives of the media and Croatian filmmakers to present the 2013 Activities’ Report – an issue providing a detailed insight into the Centre’s diverse activities and painting a comprehensive picture of the Croatian film industry.
The legendary NYC graphic designer Paul Davis has recently opened the Sarajevo 100 poster exhibition at the Sarajevo Collegium Artisticum gallery. The project marks the 100 years since the beginning of World War I and strives to contribute to a more positive image of Sarajevo in the context of European cultural and historic heritage.
Two Croatian Films in Karlovy Vary Competition
The competition of the 49th edition of the prestigious Karlovy Vary Film Festival, taking place 4-12 July, includes two Croatian titles. The Croatian minority co-production Monument to Michael Jackson by Darko Lungulov competes in the East of the West category, and Boris Poljak’s Autofocus in documentary competition.
Tomislav Gotovac: Pure Words
In the exhibition titled Pure Words works from the late 1970s to 1990s of Tomislav Gotovac will be on display at the Galerie Michaela Stock. The art exhibited challenges traditional assumptions that text (language) is the primary and most efficient communication medium. The exhibition is on view between 27 June and 30 August.
Fantastic Zagreb Film Festival 2014
Fantastic Zagreb Film Festival, the only fantastic film festival in the region, brings special cinematic treats through the end of June and the beginning of July to all film buffs and fantastic fans. In nine days of the Festival, fans of fantastic and related genres – science fiction, horror, thriller, mystery, experimental etc. will get to watch a number of intriguing and interesting films from both new and acknowledged authors.
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Summer Museum Week - An English-Language Program for Children
Summer Museum Week is a multiple-visit program in English that introduces children to art and museums. Through object-based teaching, discussion, and various activities, we will learn to look at and think more deeply about art in a fun and enjoyable way.
Bruketa & Žinić in the Belgian Le Vif
Le Vif, the main news magazine in the French-speaking Belgium has published a list of most unusually designed books among which is Well Done, an internationally awarded annual report created by Bruketa&Žinić OM for Podravka in 2007.
Croatian sculptors in Italy
Croatian ceramic sculptors will exhibit their artworks at the 21st Competition of Mediterranean Ceramics which is set to take place from 29 June to 28 September in the city of Grottaglie in Italy. The theme of the exhibition is titled ‘Antique forms – New Ideas’.
B&Ž and Brandoctor in ComputerArts Annuals
The agency’s projects Adris group annual report In Good Hands and Valtida Piccola olive oil packaging have been included in the Computer Arts Graphic Design Annual 2014, and Brandoctor’s Anja Bauer Minkara wrote for Computer Arts Branding Design Annual 2014.
Vujičić and Lekić in Bejing
KONTEJNER and NAMOC (The National Art Museum of China, Bejing) are presenting 2 Croatian artists during the third triennial of new media art thingworld: International Triennial of New Media Art (10.06. - 07.07.2014., Bejing, China).
Tomislav Gotovac: Public and Intimate
New York based gallery Alexander Gray Associate is currently hosting exhibition with works by Tomislav Gotovac titled Public and Intimate, curated by Žarko Vijatović. The exhibition is on view till 21 June.
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Extravagant Bodies: Extravagant Age in London
The presentation of materials from the Extravagant Age Exhibition in Zagreb (2013) and Belgrade (2014) and a book launch for the Extravagant Age Catalogue hosted by Olga Majcen and Suncica Ostoic of Kontejner in Zagreb and Milica Pekic from Belgrade will take place at Queen Mary University, London, June 2nd, 6 pm.
Forum on artist-in-residence programs in Zagreb
The Forum will explore the practical examples of organizing and supporting artist-in-residence programs by questioning its role as a hub for local and intercultural exchange. The Forum will gather cultural professionals and artists from different fields of contemporary art, as well as policy makers and experts.
Festival of Tolerance 2014
8th JFF – Jewish Film Festival or Festival of Tolerance is taking place from 18 to 24 May in Zagreb. The Jewish Film Festival Zagreb Association is a non-profit organization that has from its very beginnings in 2008 recognized the need to offer additional enriched features to culture and the outer-institutional education of citizens.
Croatia @ 67th Cannes Film Festival
The 67th edition of the Cannes Film Festival takes place 14-25 May. The short film The Chicken is screened in the 53rd Critics’ Week competition, and producer Vanja Jambrović and the Slovenian-Croatian co-production Houston, We Have a Problem take part in the festival industry section’s development programmes.
Booksa in New York
Miljenka Buljević, one of the co-founders of Booksa, will take part in the porgram of International Literary Festival World Voices organized by the American PEN centar from 28 April to 4 May in New York.
Salvador Dali exhibit in Rovinj
An exhibition of Salvador Dali graphics has opened in the western town of Rovinj. The works of one of the most famous artists of 20th Century will be exhibited in Heritage Museum (Zavicajni muzej) until the 5 October.
Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra performed in Oman
On Thursday, 24 April, the Zagreb Philharmonic musicians, led by the Italian maestro Marco Boemi, performed overtures by Glinka, Verdi, Mozart,Offenbach as well as arias accompanying the famous Russian bass Ildar Abdrazakov.
’Global Shopping Village’ to premiere in Linz
Documentary film Global Shopping Village directed by Ulli Gladik, produced by Golden Girls Filmproduction & Filmservices GmbH (Austria), in co-production with Nukleus film, will have its world premiere on April 27, 2014 (1pm, City 2) at the Crossing Europe Film Festival in Linz.
Sixteen animated works to be screened on MSU’s media facade
Animation goes MSU will present 16 various site-specific national and international animated works from all around the world. The opening of screenings on MSU's media facade is scheduled for May 23 at 8pm. The screenings will be available to passers-by until the closing of the festival, i.e. 8 June.
Una Gunjak’s 'The Chicken' Selected for 53rd Critics’ Week in Cannes
The German-Croatian co-production The Chicken, written and directed by Una Gunjak, has been selected for the short film competition at the International Critics’ Week, whose 53rd edition takes place 15-23 May during the Cannes Film Festival. The Croatian co-producer of The Chicken is Siniša Juričić from Nukleus film.
Omis hosts 5th Guitar Fest
The southern Croatian town of Omis will host its 5th Guitar Fest from 24 to 26 April. The competition will attract 140 guitar players from all around the world, including musicians from countries as far away Japan or Guatemala.
Conference Media against Democracy?
Conference Media against Democracy? - The Commercialization of Internet and the Crisis of Media is taking place in Goethe Institut, Zagreb, April 24-26.
Ballet of the CNT is giving guest performances at Teatro Verdi in Trieste
From April 22 to April 27 six performances of Six Antique Epigraphs; In Black and White / The Rite of Spring will be performed at the Teatro Verdi in Trieste, where The Rite of Spring will be accompanied by the Orchestra del Teatro Lirico Giuseppe Verdi di Trieste conducted by Mladen Tarbuk.
Forecasting to be performed at Ring Festival
Performance Forecasting by Barbara Matijević and Giuseppe Chico will be on view on 16, 17 and 18 April within the program of Ring Festival in the National Drama Center La Manufacture in Nancy, France.
Festival of French Culture in Croatia
Initiated by the French president François Hollande and Croatian president Ivo Josipović with diplomatic approval from all sides and on all levels, during the meeting of Mr Hollande and Premier Milanovic in October 2013 the first meeting was held with a follow-up announcement that Festival of French Culture will be held in Croatia in 2015.
Kastav Film Festival launches crowdfunding campaign
Kastav Film Festival has launched it's Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign and has opened applications for films. It is the sixth time the event has been put on and this time Kastav Film Festival is asking for public help via the indiegogo.com crowdfunding platform.
Animafest: Selection results 2014
Animafest International selection committees have finished their work and out of 1725 short films from 73 countries they have selected 144 film titles for Animafest 2014 competition and panorama programs.
Bonobostudio presents two premieres
Bonobostudio presents on Thursday, April 17th at 7 PM in Kino Europa in Zagreb the premiere screening of two new films from Bonobostudio production – Hunger by Petra Zlonoga and Simulacra by Ivana Bošnjak and Thomas Johnson.
Thanks to ‘Game of Thrones’ Lonely Planet promotes Dubrovnik and Split
Lonely Planet, one of the largest publishers specialising in travel guides, in its newsletter published a guide through the locations where Game of Thrones Season 4 was filmed, including Dubrovnik and Split. The fourth season of Game of Thrones was filmed in Croatia thanks to the Croatian Audiovisual Centre’s cash rebate scheme and organised by the Croatian production company Embassy Films.