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  • ZagrebDox

    Location: Zagreb
    Festival dates: 26. March – 2. April 2023 | 19th Edition

    ZagrebDox is an international documentary film festival launched in 2005. Festival is intended to provide audiences and experts insight into the recent documentary films, stimulate national documentary production and boost international and regional cooperation in co-productions. The festival's competition program has international and regional categories. Besides competition program, ZagrebDox has a number of non-competition programs – retrospectives and films focused on specific subjects, genres, techniques and esthetics.

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  • Animafest Zagreb

    Location: Zagreb
    Festival dates: 5 – 10 June, 2022 |
    33rd Edition

    The World Festival of Animated Film – Animafest Zagreb, founded in 1972, is the second oldest film festival that is entirely devoted to animation and one of the world’s most important animated film festivals. The festival takes place each year in early June. With over 400 films, symposium on contemporary animation studies, presentations, exhibitions, lectures and workshops, the festival provides a comprehensive insight into contemporary animated production and celebrates its rich tradition. The winner of Animafest’s Short Film Grand Prix directly qualifies for the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Science's Oscar Awards. Winners in all competition categories qualify for Annie Award and European Animation Award Emile.

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  • Pula Film Festival

    Location: Pula
    Festival dates: July, 2023 | 70th Edition

    Pula Film Festival is one of the oldest ongoing film festivals in Europe and the world. Launched in 1954 as the main festival of Yugoslav films, Pula Film Festival became Croatia’s national film festival in 1992. Its main competition programme includes feature fiction films. Alongside other city locations, the festival’s programme takes place in Pula’s amphitheatre, popularly called the Arena. It is organised by the Pula Film Festival public institution.

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  • Tabor Film Festival

    Location: Veliki Tabor
    Festival dates: July, 2023 |
     21st Edition

    Tabor Film Festival is an international short film festival, taking place in castle of Veliki Tabor near village Desinić.  It has international and domestic competition, and KIKI - children competition. 

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  • Motovun Film Festival

    Location: Motovun
    Festival dates: 22 – 29 July, 2023 | 26th Edition

    Motovun Film Festival is dedicated to films made within small film industries and by independent productions. The programme consists of feature and short fiction and documentary films. The festival is jointly organised by Motovun Film Festival, the Istria County and the Municipality of Motovun.

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  • DORF – Festival of Documentary Rock Film 

    Location: Vinkovci
    Festival dates: August, 2023 
    | 17th Edition

    DORF is the oldest regional festival of music documentaries, founded by the RARE Association of film lovers. In addition to its film programme, the festival organises a number of side events: exhibitions, workshops, book promotions and concerts. We also have as our raison d'etre touring to other countries and cities in  this region - in 11 years we have been to 82 cities in 6 countries and presented highlights from our festival. 

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  • Liburnia Film Festival

    Location: Open Air Theatre, Opatija
    Festival dates: August, 2023 | 21st Edition

    Liburnia Film Festival is the first documentary film festival in Croatia and the only festival exclusively screening recent Croatian documentaries. The festival is comprised of two competition programmes – the National programme and the Regional programme, and gives seven awards: Best Film, Audience Award, Best Director, Best Cinematographer, Best Editor, Best Sound Design and Best Regional Film. LFF is organized by Association Liburnia Film Festival from Rijeka, in cooperation with Restart from Zagreb.

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  • 25 FPS Festival

    Location: Zagreb
    Festival dates:September, 2023 | 19th Edition

    25 FPS Festival is an international experimental film and video festival, primarily oriented towards short film. It screens films which innovatively explore the possibilities of cinematic language, narration and the medium itself, cross film types and genres and broaden the notion of film as art. It promotes expressive original concepts, progresses in terms of theme, idea and aesthetics, as well as works that perpetuate the tradition of artists', avant-garde and experimental film. Main festival sections are: Competition Programme, Jury's Choice, Expanded Cinema, Reflexes, Kino 23. International Grand Jury hands out three Grand Prix prizes in cash (ex aequo) and Special Mentions, Critics Jury Critics Award, festival organizer an award in production services to the best Croatian film, and Audience Award is selected according to audience votes.

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  • Split Film Festival – International Festival of New Film

    Location: Split
    Festival dates: 12. – 21. October, 2023 | 28th Edition

    The Split Film Festival – International Festival of New Film focuses on new, creative, experimental, radical, and subversive films, videos and new media works. It screens all forms and genres, with special focus on works diverging from the mainstream film and video production model, regardless of whether it concerns traditional filmmaking techniques or the use of the most recent digital technology. The competition programme is divided into two parts: feature films and shorts. The festival’s side programme presents web projects, interactive works, performances, special programmes and retrospectives of local and international filmmakers.

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  • Zagreb Film Festival

    Location: Zagreb
    Festival dates: 5 – 12 November, 2023 | 21st Edition

    Zagreb Film Festival is one of the central and most visited cultural events, and the largest international film festival in Croatia. It is held during November in Zagreb and presents to its audience the best of newer independent international and local film production. From its beginnings, ZFF’s mission is to discover and promote contemporary independent film and debut films of directors from all over the world. For almost two decades, it has offered a festival, and later also a distribution platform, and it has screened works which are often left out of the programs of multiplex cinemas. The festival has also played a key role in educating generations of audiences which enjoy film art. The festival program offers a diverse film and educational content for all ages and interests, and serves as a platform for the networking of professionals: each edition of the festival gathers around 200 film experts from Croatia and around the world who come to Zagreb to present their films or participate in the festival’s educational programs.

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  • Human Rights Film Festival

    Location: Zagreb, Rijeka
    Festival dates: December, 2023 | 21st Edition

    The Human Rights Film Festival was initiated in 2002 with the goal of increasing visibility of various topics on human rights issues in film. Taking place in Zagreb and Rijeka every December, the festival showcases a programme of feature and documentary films that promote openness, multiculturalism, tolerance and freedom of speech. It is organized by the Multimedia Institute and the Culture Development Association (CDA). 

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