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Zagreb Film Festival once again takes place in autumn, between the 11th and 19th November 2017 on the usual city locations (cinemas Europa and Tuškanac, Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb, F22 etc.). It will traditionally represent films by upcoming international and Croatian authors in its competition program, and training and networking program with series of lectures, workshops and panels intended for film professionals, up-and-coming filmmakers and everyone in tune with recent developments and trends on the global audiovisual scene.
The filming of Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, the sequel to the 2008 blockbuster hit, wrapped on Tuesday on the Island of Vis. There were a total of 24 filming days, and more than 270 Croatian film professionals and extras were engaged.
On Saturday, September 30th, filming of the Dutch-Belgian-Croatian film Rafael began at numerous locations in Moščenićka Draga. The film will be shot in Croatia over 30 days, and once finished in Istria, the crew will move on to locations in Obrovac, on Pag and in Zagreb.
11 fantastic locations will compete for the European Location Award, created by Filming Europe - the European Film Commissions Network, in collaboration with Cineuropa. Among these 11 locations, two are in Croatia - city of Dubrovnik and Fortress Kaštilac in Kaštela, both featured in planetary popular Game of Thrones series.
Filming of the new BBC series McMafia wrapped last week in Opatija. The show, which, in the last few months, was shot in various locations across Croatia, is based on Misha Glenny’s bestseller. The series takes place across ten different countries, though most scenes were filmed from Zagreb and Rovinj to Split and the Island of Pag.
The 70th Cannes Film Festival, taking place from May 17th to 28th, will screen Dubravka Turić’s short film Cherries in the Directors’ Fortnight (“Quinzaine des réalisateurs”) programme, while the Croatian Audiovisual Centre will again, this year, promote Croatian cinematography at the Film Market.
Daniel Rafaelić has been named Director of the Croatian Audiovisual Centre for the next four years, after a unanimous vote held at the 8th Meeting of the Board of Directors.
On Sunday, April 30th, the premiere of the Indian blockbuster Fan will be held during the Tišina molim! (Quiet Please!) event taking place in Cinema Sloboda in Dubrovnik. Part of the film was shot in the city of Dubrovnik in March, 2015, with support from the incentives programme.
Episodes of the AMC Studios anthology television series “The Terror,” a supernatural thriller inspired by the mysterious disappearance of a Royal naval expedition crew in 1847 who are searching for the Northwest Passage, will start shooting in April on the island of Pag.
As a part of Francophone Celebrations Upstream (En amont du fleuve), by director Marion Hänsel, will premiere in Zadar and Zagreb. The whole film was shot on location in Croatia, and the premieres are scheduled in Zadar on March 8th at 7 pm in Puppet Theatre Zadar, and on March 9th at 6 pm in Cinema Tuškanac, Zagreb.