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HAVC Presents 2013 Results

place: Zagreb
organiser: havc
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.

HAVC called the public also to make an exclusive announcement of the upcoming season in Croatian cinemas. A trailer with clips from new feature live action films by Vanja Sviličić, Ivona Juka, Jasmila Žbanić, Andreja Štaka, Ognjen Sviličić, Kristijan Milić, Branko Ištvančić and others was played.

The annual report on HAVC’s activities shows the investment structure and evaluates its efficiency. From the financial report it is evident that HAVC is an institution that invests almost 90 per cent of its funds into projects and programmes, which substantially differentiates it from other public platforms, said Hrvoje Hribar, Head of HAVC.

The year 2013 was a season of growing production. Animated and experimental film stabilised both the pace and the standards of production. Feature documentary film became a constant form accepted by the audience, and feature narratives scored record-breaking results in both the production scale and the number of sold tickets, added Hribar.
In 2013, 443,233 tickets were sold, and taking into account the films whose distribution extended beyond the calendar year, five films that carried last year’s listings, a total of 493,000 tickets was sold. Both figures substantially exceed the successful years in the last 25 years of Croatian cinema (1996, 2006 and 2012).

With 87 per cent of digitised screens, Croatia is one of the best countries in Europe and has successfully implemented one of the key points of the National Programme of Audiovisual Industry Development. In addition to the digitisation process, a national network of independent operators was formed to keep promoting diverse and culturally valuable repertory.
Croatian filmmakers have participated at over a hundred prestigious festivals, won awards in Rome, Raindance and Thessaloniki, and were included among the nominees for the European Film Award. Export of film services and international co-productions, backed by automatic support, continue to grow. Thanks to incentive measures, which helped host the producers of Game of Thrones fourth season and a series of leading northern and western European producers, Croatia has made a name for itself as a reliable film partner and earned 55 million kuna to the local film industry. Opportunities offered by such co-productions in terms of screen tourism and national promotion become ever more visible to the public.
The report includes detailed information about the activities of all the departments at the Croatian Audiovisual Centre, a list of all the projects co-funded through public tenders, exact viewership rates and participations of Croatian films at important festivals, as well as a series of other useful information. A PDF file is available in Publications directory on the Centre’s official website.

(Source: havc.hr)

(D.H., 04.07.2014)