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Millions of people watch Julkalendern (The Advent Calendar) in Sweden. Last year for the first time it was filmed outside Sweden, mostly on the island of Brač. Thanks to the scenes filmed on one of Croatia's most beautiful islands, raised an interest for the island. Journalist Av Ida Thunberg shared her extremely positive impressions of Brač for the Swedish newspaper Expressen.
The Croatian Audiovisual Centre (HAVC) presented its 2014 Activity Report on June 17. The publication provides detailed info on HAVC's numerous activities in the past year. Besides the last year results, the audience had a chance to see trailers of new feature fiction films by Antonio Nuić, Dalibor Matanić, Zrinko Ogresta and Ivan-Goran Vitez.
The Lake, an action thriller directed by Steven Quale (Into The Storm) and produced by Luc Besson, begins shooting in Croatia on June 17. The film is the most ambitious international production filming in Croatia this year. The shoot will last for 57 days, with two teams filming simultaneously, one in Zagreb and Gorski kotar, and one in Istria.
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell is set during the Napoleonic Wars in an England where magic once existed and is about to return. So begins a dangerous battle between two great men; the reclusive Mr Norrell and daring novice Jonathan Strange. The series was partially shot in Croatia in March 2014, in the coastal town of Trogir in Dalmatia.
The production of the award-winning animated documentary Chris the Swiss, by the Swiss director Anja Kofmel, began mid-June in Zagreb. The film is produced by the Swiss Dschoint Ventschr Filmproducktion and co-produced by Croatian Nukleus Film. In the following nine months tha animation will take place at Nukleus’ premises in Zagreb. The film is the first animated feature film benefitting from the Croatian film production incentive since its introduction in 2012.
River Upstream (En amont du fleuve) directed by Belgian director Marion Hänsel and produced by Man’s Films, begins filming this Tuesday, 26 May, in Ražanac, close to Zadar. Croatian production company Kinorama services the production.
At a press conference at Zagreb’s Europa Cinema, the international crew of the Winnetou trilogy presented their plans and details regarding the shooting scheduled to begin in August at various locations in Croatia.
On Wednesday, 22 April, the third season of the serial Crossing Lines began shooting in the northern Croatian resort town of Opatija. Filming on locations in Croatia will end on 2 May, and in addition to Opatija, the crew will work in Rijeka, Rovinj and Bale in Istria (Stancija Meneghetti).
Before the exclusive premiere of the new, fifth, season of the cult TV show Game of Thrones, HBO Adria published a video in which the crew of this popular serial speaks about their experience in filming in Croatia in the past three years. Season five will be broadcast in Croatia on 13 April at 20:05 – at the same time as other 170 countries across the world.
Fan, an upcoming Indian drama film starring Bollywood star Shahrukh Khan, will be partially filmed in Dubrovnik, Croatia. The filming began last September in Mumbai, India, and continues in Dubrovnik from March 16-24, after which the set moves to London, UK.