71st Venice: Emir Hadžihafizbegović Wins Best Acting Award in Horizons

The jury of the 71st Venice International Film Festival’s Horizons section has presented the best actor in a leading role award to Emir Hadžihafizbegović for his part in the film These Are the Rules, written and directed by Ognjen Sviličić, who said in Venice: ‘We have confirmed that Croatian film is sturdy and ready for big things.’

RE-ACT presented in Venice

At the Venice Film Market, RE-ACT was presented today (Regional Audiovisual Cooperation and Training), an initiative aiming to stimulate the development and co-funding of joint feature-length co-productions and film education and networking between Slovenia, Croatia and the Italian region of Friuli Venezia Giulia.

Funny Monster in Bitola

Performance Funny Monster by Theatre Mala scena has been selected in the official competitive program of 4th Bitolino Theater Festival in Macedonia. Funny Monster will be performed on 7 August at10 am.

Theatre Mala scena premieres in Mexico City

Theatre piece Las fantástica historia de la señorita Ofelia by Theatre Mala scena will be performed on 8 August on the stage of Teatro El Galeón (Centro Cultural del Bosque) u Mexico City. The piece is a free adaptaion of Ophelia's Shadow Theatre by Michael Ende.
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Alexander Stewart @ Bonobostudio

Artist, filmmaker and professor Alexander Stewart is working on his new film in Zagreb.

17th Motovun Propeller to Ukrainian film The Tribe

The Ukrainian film The Tribe, written and directed by Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy won the 17th Motovun Film Festival.

Two Croatian Films in 67th Locarno Programme

The programme of the 67th Locarno Film Festival, taking place 6-16 August, includes two Croatian films – the minority co-production Cure – The Life of Another by Andrea Štaka in the international competition, and the majority co-production Island of Love by Jasmila Žbanić in the Piazza Grande non-competition programme. These will also be both films’ world premieres.

These Are the Rules by Ognjen Sviličić at 71st Mostra in Venice!

The feature fiction film These Are the Rules, written and directed by Ognjen Sviličić, has been included in the Horizons competition at the 71st International Film Festival in Venice.

The Hollywood Reporter writes about new wave of Croatian film at large world festivals

New Croatian films are poised for recognition at international festivals, says Nick Holdsworth for the leading film and showbiz magazine The Hollywood Reporter.

Ten Croatian Films at 20th Sarajevo Film Festival

A total of 10 Croatian films has been selected for the 20th Sarajevo Film Festival programme, which is taking place this year between 15 and 23 August at eight locations around the Bosnian and Herzegovinian capital. The programme includes two Croatian feature live action films, six documentary films and two short live action films.

Number 55 Wins Eight Golden Arenas

The action war film Number 55 by Kristijan Milić, produced by HRT, with its eight Golden Arenas – for best film, director, screenplay, editing, set design, costume design, make-up and special effects – is the absolute winner of the 61st Pula Film Festival. Best actress and actor are Areta Ćurković for Happy Endings and Ivo Gregurević for The Reaper, and Ivan Sikavica’s So Not You won the best short film award.

Eight Croatian Films at 13th DokuFest Prizren

The 13th International Documentary and Short Film Festival DokuFest takes place in Prizren, Kosovo 16-24 August, and it is screening a total of eight Croatian films – seven in competition and one in the special programme.

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.
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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.
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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.

Sarajevo 100

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.

World Premiere of Documentary Film Mitch – A Diary of a Schizophrenic at FIDMarseille

The feature-length documentary film Mitch – A Diary of a Schizophrenic, directed by Damir Čučić, will have its world premiere in the international competition of FIDMarseille.

The Priest's Children – Best Film at Anniversary Festroia

At the anniversary edition of the Festroia International Film Festival, which took place 6-15 June in Setúbal, Portugal, the comedy The Priest’s Children by Vinko Brešan won the Golden Dolphin Award for best film.

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.
call for entry

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.

'Fitting Abstraction' for Venice Biennale of Architecture

Croatia will be presented at the Venice Biennale of Architecture which is set to take  place from 7 June to 23 November with the exhibition 'Fitting Abstraction'  covering Croatian architecture from 1914 to nowadays.

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.
competition, exhibition

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.

Bonobostudio @ Annecy Festival

The Annecy International Animation Festival takes place from 9th to 14th of June in a picturesque French city of Annecy which grows every year for more than 7 thousand people from the world of animated film.

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.
new edition announcement

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.
conference, symposium

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.
presentation, screenings

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.
competition, screenings

’Velvet Terrorists’ in the official programme of Hot Docs

The Slovak-Czech-Croatian co-production Velvet Terrorists directed by Peter Kerekes, Pavol Pekarcík and Ivan Ostrochovský, which was previously awarded at the Karlovy Vary IFF and Berlinale, will be screened in the official program of the Canadian International Documentary Film Festival Hot Docs in Toronto.
presentation, screenings

’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.
competition, presentation

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, symposium

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.
new edition announcement

First cultural mobility experiences for European artists and cultural professionals in China

On the Move, the cultural mobility information network, launches its new online publication First cultural mobility experiences for European artists and cultural professionals in China: a repertory of web-links, developed to help artists and cultural players prepare their first travel(s) to China – and make the most out of it.

Rich film programmes of the 24th World Festival of Animated Film

The 24th World Festival of Animated Film – Animafest Zagreb 2014, short film edition, takes place between 3 and 8 June 2014 at Europa, Tuškanac and Cineplexx Kaptol Centre theatres.

Croatia to designate European Capital of Culture 2020

European Union culture ministers on Friday agreed on the order in which the member states were to designate Capitals of Culture in the 2020-2033 period, and Croatia's turn comes in 2020.

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.
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