Selective co-production funding

Besides production incentive, a film project with international partners can also benefit from the selective minority co-production support.

In the past several years, the Croatian Audiovisual Centre has supported a number of internationally acclaimed Croatian minority co-productions, including Mare by Andrea Štaka, Father by Srdan Golubović, God Exists, Her Name Is Petrunija by Teona Strugar Mitevska, Stitches by Miroslav Terzić, The Barefoot Emperor by Jessica Woodworth & Peter Brosens, The Load by Ognjen Glavonić, and Aga’s House by Lendita Zeqiraj.

Minority Co-production Scheme provides funding for projects outside Croatia, but with Croatian participation. This is a selective scheme, with projects assessed solely on their artistic merit by appointed artistic consultants. Films supported through this scheme must be able to qualify as official co-productions under either bilateral treaties or the European Convention on Cinematographic Co-production. Croatian co-producers interested in this support scheme can apply for funding upon the Centre’s call for applications, which is an open call with four annual submission deadlines.

Eligibility criteria for selective co-production funding

  • Fiction, documentary, and animation, both feature-length and shorts
  • Croatian producer is involved as a creative collaborator and provider of a minority share of the financing needed
  • 50% of the financing already in place
  • At least 60% of the approved funding must be spent in Croatia, on Croatian services, cast and crew
  • Croatian share of financing must be at least 10% of the overall production budget
  • Participation of Croatian artistic and technical staff, depending on the co-production financing share
  • An official co-production under either a bilateral treaty or the European Convention on Cinematographic Co-production

Croatia is a signatory to the European Convention on Cinematographic Co-production and has bilateral co-production agreements with Canada, France, Germany and Italy. It is a member of the European Co-production Fund Eurimages and the EU Creative Europe Programme/MEDIA sub-programme.

For further information on selective co-production funding, please visit the funding section on