Monday, 11 November 2019

Zagreb Film Festival Breaks Attendance Records

As reported by zagrebinfo, tickets for films from the main competition program of this year's Zagreb Film Festival sold out during the first three days of the festival, and the audience is requesting 'additional tickets' for both morning and afternoon screenings.

The festival’s organizers also reported that they have sold ten percent more pre-sale tickets at the beginning of the festival. In addition to requests for additional tickets, they are continually getting inquiries as to whether the films will receive cinema distribution.

They note that the considerable interest once again shows that the Zagreb audience is very eager for new quality titles and is not ready to abandon the tradition of watching movies together.

The first sold-out season of tickets was opened by Taika Waititi's film “Jojo Rabbit” from the “Together Again” program, and all five screenings of the films from the main feature film competition at Tuškanac Cinema were sold out within the first three days.

"We are extremely pleased that our audience welcomed directors Ena Sendijarević and Ivana Mladenović on Friday and Saturday with such large numbers and interest at the screenings of their debut works 'Take Me Somewhere Nice' and 'Ivana the Terrible'." The organizers also noted that the films “Monos”, “Beanpole” and “Patrick” received an enthusiastic response and they expressed their gratitude to the audience.

The seventeenth edition of the Zagreb Film Festival offers more than a hundred films across 12 programs and runs through November 17th. There are 11 feature films, 10 international films and 10 Croatian short films from the “Checkers” program, which are in the race for the festival awards. The festival takes place in as many as eight Zagreb venues, and is being hosted in some twenty cities across Croatia.

A complete festival program and schedule can be found on the 2019 Zagreb Film Festival website.

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Saturday, 2 November 2019

100 Films, 12 Programs, 11 Days: Zagreb Film Festival Returns for 17th Edition

November 2, 2019 - One hundred films, 12 programs, 11 days, 8 Zagreb venues and 20 cities all over Croatia, is this year’s Zagreb Film Festival in numbers. 

T.portal writes that the 17th edition of the Zagreb Film Festival opens on November 7 at Lauba and will last until November 17 at various locations across the capital, including the Tuskanac Cinema, KIC Hall, Museum of Contemporary Art, Dubrava National University, Travno Cultural Center, Croatian Music Institute, F22 - New Academic Stage and HUB385.

Zagreb Film Festival Director Boris T. Matic opened the press conference at the Croatian Music Institute and announced that the visual identity of this year’s festival is dedicated to the Europa Cinema and its distinctive colorful neon lights., which closed to the public just a few months ago.

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"We are only seventeen years old, feeling younger and younger, our colleagues from other places have received us, and we are extremely fortunate that our sponsors, regardless of the whole situation, firmly believed in us and stayed with us," Matic said at the press conference.

This year’s festival will last a record eleven days in order to screen the hundred films and honor contracts with sponsors and patrons. 'We are a bit displaced and we were on our knees, but with our heads up and our hearts full, we are moving on. We hope the audience will be happy,” Matic said, referring to the painful closing of the Europa Cinema. 

This year’s Golden Pram program will showcase 11 feature films, 10 international and 10 Croatian short films from the Checkers program. The competition brings as many as four Oscar nominees - Russian, Belgian, Colombian and Danish, the winner of the Sundance Audience Award, the Best Debut of Cannes Criticism Week, the winner of the Sarajevo Film Festival and others. 

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The program also gives insight into the five most important European cinematographies – France, Italy, Germany, United Kingdom and Spain, boasts a children’s program, 'My First Film', which presents debut works by great directors who have passed away in the last two years, 'LUX Film Days', 'Fragments from the Exile', 'Two Berlins' and 'Festivals from the Spotlight'. You can explore the Zagreb Film Festival program in its entirety here.

Richard Breskovic, director of the Marketing Division at Hrvatski Telekom, said they were proud to be a part of the festival, which is of great importance for Croatian cinema and Croatian culture. "We are not someone who gives up and is afraid, the festival has good content and that is why we continue to support it," he said. Hrvatski Telekom is the general sponsor of the festival and, traditionally, delivers exclusive film content through the MAXtv platform with films from ZFF, and through the MAXtv To Go service.

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As part of the Zagreb Film Festival program travels in November, part of the program will be shown in 20 Croatian cities, including Bjelovar, Dubrovnik, Ivanec, Koprivnica, Prelog, Rijeka, Rovinj, Samobor, Slatina, Split, Šibenik, Varaždin, Velika Gorica, Zadar , Sv. Ivan Zelini, Hvar, Omiš, Bol, Podgora and Imotski.

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Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Human Rights Film Festival 2017 in Zagreb and Rijeka

After it hosted the Israeli Film Week last week, now Europa Cinema will host the 15th installment of the Human Rights Festival.

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

15th Zagreb Film Festival: Full Programme Announced

Film buffs, you're in for a treat!

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Zagreb Film Festival Less Than Three Weeks Away

ZFF 15 will take place November 11 - 19.

Monday, 17 July 2017

Zagreb Film Festival at Tuškanac Summer Stage

Everyone's favourite open-air cinema will be hosting Zagreb Film Festival July 17 - 23

Thursday, 10 November 2016

7 Zagreb Film Festival Titles Nominated for European Film Award

As many as seven films at the 14th Zagreb Film Festival have been nominated for the European Film Award. 

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Summer Cinema Tuškanac Kicked Off Last Night!

The summer cinema Tuškanac in Zagreb will be showing some of the best films as part of the Zagreb Film Festival.

Sunday, 15 November 2015

Zagreb Film Festival Opens With "Rams"

The 13th Zagreb Film Festival has begun.

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