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HAVC and Croatian Films at 61st Berlinale and 33rd Clermont-Ferrand

Croatian Audiovisual Centre will be present at this year’s edition of European Film Market (EFM) which will run for 9 days as a part of one of the most important film festivals in the world, the Berlinale (11 – 20 February 2011). You can find us at Martin-Gropius-Bau (MGB - 114), the market’s main venue.

Market screenings of Croatian films:

2 Sunny Days, directed by Ognjen Sviličić
11th February, 13.30, CinemaxX 14
16th February, 11.30, CinemaxX 12

Mother of Asphalt, directed by Dalibor Matanić
13th February, 15.15, CinemaxX 14
15th February, 13.30, CinemaxX 12

The Show Must Go On, directed by Nevio Marasović
14th February, 18.00, CinemaxX 19
17th February, 15.30, CinemaxX 18

72 Days, directed by Danilo Šerbedžija
15th February, 9.15, CinemaxX 19

Forest Creatures, directed by Ivan Goran Vitez
17th February, 13.15, CinemaxX 18

In order to give to the professionals attending the EFM accurate and pertinent information about recent film production in Croatia, the Centre has prepared several publications in English. The catalogue Croatian Feature Films 2010/2011 contains information about the most recent feature film production and upcoming releases. Furthermore, in publications Croatian Documentary Films 2010/2011 and Croatian Short Films 2010/2011 is presented documentary, animated and experimental film production and upcoming releases. In addition there is the Production Guide listing all important contacts: production companies, institutions, professional associations and guilds, film distributors, films festivals and other Croatian film institutions as well as crucial information about the audiovisual industry in Croatia. You can find the publication here.

Berlinale Talent Campus #9 (12-18 February) is a six-day creative summit for up-and-coming filmmakers with these Croatian participants: Barbara Vekarić, director and screenwriter, Hrvoslava Brkušić Lala, editor and screenwriter, Ivana Šimić, producer and screenwriter and Vladimir Kanić, cinematographer.

Shooting Stars 2011 is unique pan-European initiative, organized by the European Film Promotion. It puts a spotlight on Europe’s best young actors. It helps to put emerging new acting talent at the forefront of the busy film and entertainment agenda which unfolds each year at the Berlin International Film Festival. Croatian Shooting Star for 2011 is actress Marija Škaričić.

Croatian critics are also present at 61st Berlinale. Jurica Pavičić, a well-known Croatian film critic, is a member of FIPRESCI international film critics association jury.

Croatian movies can be seen at 33rd Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival. No Sleep Won’t Kill You, an animated-experimental short feature, directed by Marko Meštrović is part of the official Lab Competition program. There will be seven screenings of this film in various cinemas:

5th February, 13:00, Vian
6th February, 19:00, Hospital
7th February, 13:00, Vian
8th February, 21:00, Vian
9th February, 15:00, Gergovia
10th February, 18:00, Genova
11th February, 17:00, Vian

Croatian Audiovisual Centre and it’s representatives are also present at 26th Short Film Market. Recent Croatian films will be screened there. The Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Market is the favoured place of exchange between delegates from all branches of short film production worldwide. Exhibition hall will be open from February 7th to February 11th. For more information, please download HAVC's Clermont-Ferrand Catalogue.

Producer Dijana Mlađenović will be one of the pitchers at Euro Connection 2011, European Short Film Co-production Forum. Dijana Mlađenović’s project is animated short The Adventures of Gloria Scott, directed by Tvrtko Rašpolić and Matija Pisačić. The project is based on the short stories by Mima Simić. Check out the 18 selected projects from across Europe and the profiles of the 11 invited producers in the Book of Projects and Producers 2011.

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