Masterclass by James Watkins at 15th Zagreb Film Festival

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.

On Sunday, 12th November at 3.30 PM, ZFF is hosting the British screenwriter and director James Watkins, the director of McMafia, a TV serial shot this summer in Croatia, and an episode of Netflix’s popular show Black Mirror. In his speech McMafia: Idea Brought to Life (12/11) Watkins will describe the making of BBC’s series premiering early in 2018 – from script writing, project packing, directing episodes, filming in Croatia, working with a Croatian crew on Croatian locations, to promotion.


James Watkins directed The Woman In Black (2012), the most successful British horror film since records began. He made his directing debut with the critically acclaimed thriller Eden Lake (2008), which won the Empire Award for Best Horror, the Jury Prize at Sitges Fantasy Film Festival and Best Director at Fantasporto. Watkins has written screenplays for Warner Bros, Working Title, Pathé, Film Four and BBC Films. Before co-creating and directing all episodes of crime drama McMafia, he directed an episode of Black Mirrorfor Netflix.


Other info about the 15th edition of Zagreb Film Festival can be found here.

Filming in Croatia is a programme of the Croatian Audiovisual Centre