Zagreb Film Festival 2010

time: 17.10.2010. - 23.10.2010.
place: Zagreb
organiser: ZFF
The eighth Zagreb Film Festival, to be held between October 17 and 23, will feature films dealing with problems of children and young people as well as many documentaries.

This year the programme is not going to be screened on the SC premises. Instead, it is going to be shown on several locations in Zagreb – at the cinemas Europa, Tuškanac, and Dokukino Croatia as well as the Dance Centre, which is going to function as a cinema for a week for the purposes of the festival. A part of the programme is going to be screened in the Museum of Contemporary Art (MSU) in Novi Zagreb. With its expansion over the banks of the river Sava, the Zagreb Film Festival is going to blend in with the city life more than ever and it is going to remain the biggest and most important film festival for the inhabitants of Zagreb. The festival is going to host about 80 films in seven different programmes!

The main programme (at the cinemas Europa, Tuškanac, and Dokukino Croatia) is, again, going to present new film debuts – there will be 12 feature films, 10 short films, and 15 documentaries. All of the films are going to compete for the festival's award – the Golden Pram.

Checkers (at the Tuškanac Cinema) is a programme in which Croatian short films compete for the prize. Its aim is to promote and stimulate Croatian film-making.

Vip Bib for Kids (at the Europa Cinema and MSU), for the forth year in a row, is going to make the youngest audience satisfied by screening five films, five titles from the world's cinematography, intended for children of different age. The aim of this programme is to familiarize children with films and encourage them to become cinemagoers.

My First Film (at the Dance Centre), a programme which is inspired by the homonymous book by Stephen Lowenstein, is celebrating its fifth edition this year. The programme is going to be focused on German directors, whose film debuts are going to be screened at the Dance Centre.

The Great 5 (at the Tuškanac Cinema and MSU) is a programme which includes blockbusters from five important European cinematographies, and which has conquered the hearts of the Zagreb audience and become one of the most attended side programme. It presents new European films from Spain, France, Italy, Germany, and Great Britain.

Film Protest (at the Dance Centre) is a continuation of the ZFF socially engaged programme. After films used as propaganda, films about elections, and banned films, we were inspired by the events in Varšavska so we decided to prepare a programme which is going to revolve around the topic of civil protest and which is going to try to provide us with an answer to the question: How do we protest?

Foreign, but Ours (at the Tuškanac Cinema) is a new programme which includes films produced abroad in which important roles were played by Croatian artists or to which Croatian artists gave a significant contribution. 

Vipnet is the festival's general sponsor, and it is financially suported by the City of Zagreb and its Office for Culture, the Croatian Audiovisual Centre and the MEDIA programme.

(Source: Zagreb Film Festival)

(D.H., 12.10.2010)