10th Zagreb Film Festival

time: 14.10.2012. - 21.10.2012.
place: Zagreb, Croatia
organiser: ZFF
The tenth Zagreb Film Festival will be taking place from 14-21 October 2012. The screenings and events will be taking place in six venues in Zagreb: in cinemas Europa, Tuškanac, Grič, Dokukino KIC and in Zagreb Dance Center which will be turned into an attractive cinema during the festival week.

A part of the program will also be shown in the Museum of Contemporary Art in Novi Zagreb. By spreading across the Sava River, Zagreb Film Festival will merge with the city more than ever and will remain the biggest and most important film festival for the people and visitors of Zagreb. Some 100 films will be shown in ten programs. On average, the festival screenings are seen by around 30,000 viewers.

The main competition program of the festival will present new first or second films of international directors: twelve long feature films, including one which will be shown out of competition, ten short feature films and sixteen documentary films. The films will be competing for Golden Pram Awards in their respective categories. Besides its international program, the festival will also present Checkers, the national short film competition program. It will include leven films made by new Croatian authors in order to boost and promote Croatian film production.

As in previous years, the festival's main program will be accompanied by three regular side programs: Bib for Kids – films (mostly European) for children, including a block of short films; My First Film program, inspired by Stephen Lowenstein's book of the same title and selected by film critic and editor Nenad Polimac, presents five first films of acclaimed international directors; and Great 5, the program that includes topical films of five great European cinematographies (Spain, France, Italy, Germany and UK) and that has captivated Zagreb audience, becoming one of the most popular side programs.

Every year, Zagreb Film Festival presents a few additional programs the purpose of which is often educational. These programs are realized in cooperation with Croatian and foreign selectors and international festivals and institutes. Some of such previously presented programs include Red Westerns and Wheel (in cooperation with Rotterdam International Film Festival), Film: Protest, Film as Propaganda (selector: Daniel Rafaelić), Bunker (selector: Bernd Buder, Berlinale)... and many others.

Also, in order to help promote Croatian authors and short film production, for the third year in a row ZFF is cooperating with relevant short film festivals (last year it was Tampere Film Festival). In addition to film programs, the festival features numerous presentations of festivals and institutes, book promotions, lectures, photo exhibitions and – in cooperation with Croatian Film Association – Palunko Screenwriters' Workshop.

(Source: ZFF)