Croatian movie in cinemas
During 2016. in the local distribution there were 22 titles, of which 20 was co-financed through the public calls of the Center, and seven were minority co-productions. 14 feature documentary and a hundred short films (animated, documentary, experimental and feature films) were also completed.
In various forms of distribution there were 16 feature films (of which seven are minor coproductions) and six documentary films, sold near the 134.000 ticket. Some of the films still appear in cinemas all over the country ("All the Best" Snowman Tribuson and "Goran" Nevia Marasovic). The most watched Croatian film of the year in the domestic distribution is "ZG80" directed by Igor Šeregi and production of Cinematheque with 65.685 viewers. The second is the most popular title of "Constitution of the Republic of Croatia" directed by Rajko Grlić and Interfilma production, which looked at the 32.021 viewer, and in third place the feature film "Gazda" directed by Darija Juričana and HRCIN production with approximately 12.000 continues to be shown on large payouts across the country).
Successful distribution in Italy during 2016. he was also awarded the many award-winning "Zvizdan" directed by Dalibor Matanic. The distribution began with a projection in Rome, where the audience was welcomed by Tihana Lazović, who played the main role in the film and the film was up to 31. viewed the 52.000 viewer on August. Otherwise, after the last year's premiere in Cannes, "Zvizdan" was screened at almost a hundred international film festivals and was awarded with a total of thirty awards.
The successes of Croatian cinematography in the world
The year began with two Croatian performances at Berlinale: "On the one hand" Zrinka Ogreste was shown in the Panorama program and Tihana Lazović was selected as one of the 10 participants of the European Shooting Stars program, which promotes the most successful young European actors and actresses every year. The film "On one hand" was awarded with a special award by the jury of Europa Cinemas Label, and the European Film Academy included it mid-year in the selection of 50 films that competed for the European Film Award. At the Cannes Film Festival, the Croatian minority co-production of Sieranevada by Romanian director Cristian Puiu and short feature feature film "Zvir" directed by Miroslav Sikavica, which was awarded the special prize of the jury by the "15 of the Author" ('Quinzaine des réalisateurs' while in Venice she has been a member of the authorship program under 73. The show, presented debutant feature film Hana Jušić, "Do not look at me," won the FEDEORA Award for Best European Film, after which she was screened at the program of international film festivals in Warsaw, Reykjavik, Vancouver, Tokyo and Valladolid (Seminci). "Constitution of the Republic of Croatia" Rajko Grlić won the Grand Prix at the International Film Festival in Montreal and Franjo Dijak in the same town at the Fantasia Festival was awarded the best male lead in the new film Nevija Marasović "Goran".
The awards were also won by Croatian minorities' co-productions. Thus, for example, the "House of Other" Georgian director Rushdan Glurjidze won the main prize in East of the West 51. Karlovih Vara, and many awards were also awarded "Good Women2 Mirjane Karanović (Best Film and Grand Jury Prize at SEEFest International Film Festival, Best Debut Film Award in Brussels ...).
Other film forms were successful on the festival scene. In addition to the aforementioned "Zviri" by Miroslav Sikavica, "Dawn O. Pusić" was also successful, which was awarded with a special jury award at the Slamdance Film Festival and the best short film in Los Angeles. "By Man" Kristina Kumric, created by the collaboration of HAVC and the Ministry of Defense, through the contest One Picture from the Homeland War, was premiered at the International Film Festival in Toronto, and won the Best Film Award in Vallodolid.
Documentaries: "Dum spiro spero" was awarded with Pere Kvesić, the best medium-length documentary 57. Festival dei Popoli, and the observatory documentary "Tourism!" Toncija Gaćine won the award for the best emerging young filmmaker DokuFest. In addition, "Tourism!" Has had its international premiere at the prestigious documentary film festival in Nyon Visions du Réel, and Tonci Gaćina has participated in the Future Frames of Karlov Vara, as one of the most talented young European filmmakers. The awards have also won the Croatian minorities' co-production, so the "Murder of Death, and so" directed by Mladen Kovačević was proclaimed the best film by Belgrade's Beldos.
Successes continued to run and animated films. So they are on 40. the edition of the International Animated Film Festival in Annecy, one of the most respected animated films, featured two Croatian titles. In the official competition of short films, "Planemo" was directed by Veljko Popovic, and outside the competition was the experimental short-film "Dota" by Petar Zlonoge. In addition, "Night Bird" Špela Čadež at the beginning of 2017. will be shown in the competition of the prestigious Sundance and Clermont-Ferrand festivals.
Croatian Academy Award nominees and final Oscars
With the rewards, this year was significant with regard to the candidacy for 89. the Oscar of the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science in the category of best film in a foreign language. Namely, Croatia had, indirectly or directly in that category, eight candidates. Croatia was represented by feature film "On the one hand" by Zrinka Ogreste, as well as by a series of minor Croatian co-productions: Feature Films "Oslobodjenje Skoplje" directed by Rada and Danilo Šerbedžija as a Macedonian candidate (Croatian co-producer Igor A. Nola of MP film production) , "The House of Others" by director Rusudan Glurjidze (Croatian co-producer Dario Domitrović from Embrio Production) as a Georgian candidate, Sieranevada by director Cristi Puiua (Croatian co-producer Zdenka Gold of Spiritus movens) as a Romanian nominee, "Vrapci" directed by Rúnar Rúnarsson is Igor A. Nola of the MP film production) as an Icelandic candidate and "Dnevnik mašinovođa" by director Miloš Radović (Croatian co-producer Ivan Maloča from Interfilma) as a Serbian candidate; and the documentary-feature film "Houston, we have a problem!" directed by Žige Virac (Croatian co-producer Siniša Juričić from Nukleus Film) as Slovenian candidate. Also this year, a Croatian short film fulfilled the conditions for competition in the category of Best Short Film: "The Cry" by Director and Screenwriter Daine O. Pusić.
In addition, short feature feature film Judite Gamulin was also released at the beginning of August in the Oscars final. The film was produced by the Academy of Dramatic Art and was one of the seven award-winning finalists in the category of Best Foreign Film.