Three Croatian Projects at First European Genre Co-production Market

place: Tallin
This year’s Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival hosts a special section: the first European genre co-production market, organised by Black Nights (Tallinn), Night Visions (Helsinki), Screen Division (Paris) and Fantastic Zagreb, took place 24-28 November.

During the five days of training sessions, panel discussions and pitching forums in Estonia, three Croatian co-production projects in development are going to be presented: the Croatian production Block 63, the Norwegian-Croatian co-production Albino, and the Serbian-Croatian-Slovenian co-production Multilingual.

Block 62 is written and directed by Vanja Vascarac; this retro horror thriller takes place in Yugoslavia in 1962 and focuses on a series of bizarre suicides in a newly-built socialist realist residential block. An unusual investigative team consisting of the representatives of Catholic Church and communist secret services start to suspect of demonic presence. The film’s producer is Srđan Krnjaić, with Vertigo and Revolver companies in charge of production.

Albino speaks about a taxi driver who gets stranded with his friends in a snow-clad mountain cabin and accused of murder. Everything he does to dispel the suspicion only makes his situation worse... The film is written by Norwegian Gjermund Gisvold, directed by Nevio Marasović, and produced by Danijel Pek. Antitalent produkcija company from Zagreb is in charge of production.

The neo-noir film Multilingual speaks about two Serbs, best friends forced to return to the world of crime they abandoned years ago after killing an Albanian drug smuggler in an unfortunate sequence of events. The film is written by Miloš Radović from Serbia, produced by Tea Korolija, and directed by Nevio Marasović. LeSpot company from Serbia is in charge of production.

At the pitching forum during the industry days in Tallinn, the films will be presented by Vanja Vascarac, Nevio Marasović and Tea Korolija. Besides, Martina Petrović on behalf of Media Desk Croatia will participate at two panel discussions, and the co-founder and managing director of Fantastic Zagreb Stjepan Hundić is in charge of the European genre Co-production Market project presentation.

The market organises panel discussions related to sales, promotion and festival strategy, workshops focusing on ‘storytelling’ and business development, networking, one-on-one meetings and pitching forums for projects in development, like the aforementioned.


(D.H., 28.11.2014)