A Brief Guide to the 10th ZagrebDox Programme Sections
The tenth anniversary edition of ZagrebDox takes place from 23 February to 2 March at Zagreb’s Cineplexx Kaptol Centre theatre. A rich festival line-up once again this year presents over 150 documentary stories from all four corners of the world.
LADO on Japan tour
The Ansambl LADO while visiting Japan, will hold 22 performances and 10 workshops in 18 cities. The tour will last from 4 February to 11 March. The series of events are made in collaboration with Folklore report.
Camerata Garestin in The Netherlands
The Ensemble Camerata Garestin will give a concert within the music series entitled Musica Antica da Camera on 26 January, 15:30, at Ambachts - en Baljuwhuis Hall in Voorschoten, The Hetherlands.
Four Croatian films at the prestigious International Film Festival Rotterdam
Four Croatian films will be screened at the International Film Festival Rotterdam, whose 43rd edition takes place between 22 January and 2 February 2014. Tatjana Božić’s Happily Ever After will have a world premiere in the feature fiction film competition, and the festival will also present Sonja Tarokić’s On Shaky Ground, Dane Komljen’s Tiny Bird and Petra Seliškar’s Mama Europa.
Borgia filming in Dubrovnik
The filming of the third season of the TV series Borgia is continuing in the ancient Croatian town of Dubrovnik. The filming in the historical city centre and the nearby areas of Lokrum and Trsteno will last up to 21 January. The main role in the TV series is played by American actor John Doman.
Hanibal Salvaro's works in Poland
Gallery Amfilada based in Polish city of Olsztyn is currently hosting Hanibal Salvaro’s exhibition Trans-Mediterranean Dialogues which opens on 15 January. The exhibition is curated by Davorin Kerekov and will be on view till 15 February.
Poet Lana Derkač awarded in Korea
Poet Lana Derkač is the recipient of the Korean National Award for Literature by the World Academy for Art and Culture from South Korea for natural modernism which is a topic the academy is aiming to promote.
Matija Ferlin performs in Ljubljana
Following successful shows at Kunstenfestivaldesarts in Brussels, Black Box in Oslo, Infant festival in Novi Sad and Actoral in Marseille, performance Sad Sam Lucky is coming back to Ljubljana Stara mestna elektrarna - Elektro Ljubljana) on 19 January.
Curator Ana Kutleša at curator-in-residence program in NYC
Curator Ana Kutleša is taking part in the residential program in New York City from January 7 to February 3. Ana Kutlesa is a member of curatorial collective [BLOK], which acts (not only) in Zagreb in the interspace between art, activism and urban studies.
Meeting Points in Brussels
International group exhibition within festival Meeting Points curated by collective WHW could be seen at M HKA Museum in Brussels till 16 February.Meeting Points is a multidisciplinary contemporary arts festival focusing on the contextualised presentation of art from the Arab World.
Tomislav Gotovac's artwork in Madrid
Tomislav Gotovac's 'Suitcase' is currently on view within the group exhibition 'Biographical forms Construction and individual mythology' at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid. The exhibition is on view till 31 March.
Andreja Kulunčić's work in Mexico
Solo exhibition by Andreja Kulunčić titled 'Conquering and Constructing the Common' is on view till 2 February at the Museo MUAC in Mexico City.
Jagoda Buić's exhibition extended in Trieste
The Revoltella Museum where the works of Jagoda Buic, a famous costume designer, production designer and director, are being exhibited for the first time in Italy will be extended till 12 January. Buic is an internationally recognized artist, her works can be found in the world’s most important museums such as The Metropolitan in New York, Musée d’art modern de la Ville in Paris, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Zagreb, Stedelijk in Amsterdam, etc.
Miran Tomičić’s typography selection in the German Page
B&Ž Creative Director Miran Tomičić participated in the selection of the best new typography published in the new issue of the German Page magazine. MiranTomičić has chosen Nocturno, the work of the esteemed Croatian typographer Nikola Đurek (Typonine).
Festival Kroatien Kreativ successfully ended
Officially opened during Leipzig Book Fair in March, Festival Kroatien Kreativ has been successfully ended. During nine months the festival hosted almost hundred events in Germany presenting Croatia as a new EU member.
new edition announcement
"Family Meals" released on DVD
After two years of touring national and international festivals, highly acclaimed documentary "Family Meals" directed by Dana Budisavljević is now available on DVD.
Vatroslav Kuliš in Ljubljana
Gallery Cankarjev dom n Ljublajna hosts the exhibition 'Vatroslav Kuliš: Works on paper' from 18 December to 16 February, 2014. The exhibition is a collaborative project with Museum of Arts and Crafts from Zagreb.
Best Animation Award for Father at Olympia Festival
Olympia International Film Festival for Children and Young People takes place in Athens for 16 years featuring diverse competition programs – features, short fiction, animation and a special section dedicated to children’s film.
Nine Croatian films at the Les Arcs Film Festival
The Festival of Europen Film Les Arcs is taking place from 14 to 21 December will present five Croatian films and four films /projects made in the coproduction with European and regional partners currently in development phase.
First Short Film Marathon
On Saturday, 21 December, 25 independent cinemas in 23 Croatian cities and towns will host The Shortest Day in the Year 21/12 – First Short Film Marathon. This is a part of the international event Le jour le plus Court (The Shortest Day), launched in France and promoting short film production on the winter solstice.
Under the lights of Amsterdam
Museum of Broken Relationships is currently on view in Amsterdam's Oude Kerk cathedral. The exhibition was organized in cooperation with Annemarie de Wildt, curator of the Amsterdam Museum. The display is open to visitors until March 2, 2014.
Foundation "Hrvatska kuća - Croatian House" joined EUNIC network
The newly established Foundation "Hrvatska kuća - Croatian House" with the aim of promoting Croatia's culture, language and cultural heritage abroad was selected yesterday for full membership during the annual general meeting of the network of the European national institutes for culture – EUNIC, which takes place from 11th to 13 December in Brussels.
Tea Tupajić to partake artist-in–residence program in Berlin
Theatre director Tea Tupajić partakes from 9 to 22 December in the programme of the international research residence at Tanzfabrik Berlin (APAP Production Studio) within the project by Culture of Change – Student Centre titled APAP – Performative Europe.
'Circles' nominated for Satellite Award in the best foreign film category
The Croatian minority co-production Circles, directed by Srđan Golubović and written by Srđan Koljević and Melina Pota Koljević, was nominated for the Satellite Award in the best foreign film category. The award is presented by the International Press Academy with a seat in Los Angeles, considered one of the most reliable indicators for potential Oscar nominations.
Hrvoje Hribar recipient of Order of Arts and Letters
Hrvoje Hribar, film director and currently Director of the Croatian Audio-Visual Centre is the recipient of the French National Award - Order of Arts and Letters selected by French Minister of Culture Aurélie Filippetti. Hribar was selected for his contributions to intercultural cooperation and strengthening connections between Croatian and French audio-visual sector.
Bruketa and Žinić speakers at Eurobest
Davor Bruketa and Nikola Žinić will be speaking at this year’s Eurobest Festival, also known as Cannes for European agencies, happening in Lisbon for the next three days.
Mediterranean Diet Makes UNESCO’s Intangible Heritage List
The initiative to include the Mediterranean Diet on the list began four years ago when Italy, Spain, Greece, and Morocco put it forth. It did not meet UNESCO’s guidelines and the initiative was rejected. Last August the four countries, with Italy coordinating, reworked their submission request. On 4 December UNESCO Committee decided that this element satisfies the criteria for inscription on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
9th BOOK FAIR(Y) in Istria
Pula Festival of Books and Authors known as 9th BOOK FAIR(Y) will be held this year from 5 to 15 December with the main theme: Socialism on the Bench having in focus Contemporary Russian Literature and Vojvodina – Region in the Region.
Mangelos: Miroirs noirs @ Gallery Frank Elbaz
Exhibition titled Miroirs noirs presenting artworks by Mangelos and curated by François Piron is currently on view at the Frank Elbaz Gallery in Paris. The exhibion remains opened till 11 January, 2014.
Twelve new members elected to World Heritage Committee
Representatives of the 190 States Parties to the 1972 World Heritage Convention elected 12 new members to the 21-member intergovernmental Committee in charge of managing UNESCO’s World Heritage List and implementing the Convention.
Vanja Andrijević as jury member at Animateka
Bonobostudio producer Vanja Andrijević is one of the jury members at the 10th Animateka. She will also present a program of animated films produced in Bonobostudio in the past three years. 10th edition of Animateka – international film festival dedicated solely to the art of animation – starts on 2 December in Ljubljana!
Father – Best in Krakow
Father is the winner of Etiuda & Anima International Film Festival in Krakow. Grand Prix of the 20th edition of Etiuda & Anima went to Father, Bulgarian, Croatian and German co-production directed by six artists and animators.
Gangster of Love awarded in Belarus
At the Minsk International Film Festival, held 1 - 8 November in Belarus, the film 'Gangster of Love' from the director Nebojša Slijepčević has been awarded the Special prize from Radio Unistar "for an ironic view of reality".
'On The Other Side' in France
Theatre piece by Bobo Jelčić and Nataša Rajković 'On The Other Side' made in the production of Zagreb Youth Theatre will have guest appearances at the Festival Mettre en Scene in Rennes between 21 and 23 November.
TIR awarded in Rome
Coproduction project between Italy and Croatia – feature documentary film TIR by Alberto Fasulo has been rewarded with the Golden Marco Aurelio Award at the International Film Festival in Rome.
INK Pula & HNK Varaždin in Maribor
Ranko Marinković's play 'Gloria' directed by Damir Zlatar Frey made in the coproduction by INK Theatre Pula and National Theatre House from Varaždin will have guest appearance on 21 November at the Slovene National Theatre in Maribor.
Ivan Ladislav Galeta exhibits in Hungary
On Sunday, 23 November Museum Paksi Képtár in the city of Paks (Hungary) opens the retrospective exhibition titled Point Zero Landscape, Experiments and Research by Ivan Ladislav Galeta. The exhibition remains opened till 23 February, 2014.
SPVH Conference : Renewable Energy / Renewable Culture @ MSU
International Interdisciplinary Conference on Technology, Politics, Art, Energy and Sustainability SPVH Conference : Renewable Energy / Renewable Culture is set to take place on 29 and 30 November at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Zagreb. The conference initiates a 3 year project converging art and science at the Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb.
Croatian media artists in Berlin
Media Facade programme within Kroatien Kreativ will be screened at the cover of the Collegium Hungaricum building in Berlin from 22 to 24 November presenting a wide scale of contemporary Croatian media artists.
Retrospective Exhibition of Vojin Bakić's Work
The Museum of Contemporary Art will present the first retrospective exhibition of the works by Vojin Bakić (1915-1992), one of the most important Croatian abstract sculptors.
'The Priest’s Children' nominated for best European comedy
The comedy hit The Priest’s Children directed by Vinko Brešan and produced by INTERFILM is one of the four candidates for the European Film Award in the best European comedy category. The winners will be made public at the official award ceremony, taking place on 7 December in Berlin.