8th ZAGREB FILM FESTIVAL / ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
17th-23rd October 2010.
CINEMA EUROPA, CINEMA TUŠKANAC, DOKUKINO CROATIA, DANCE CENTER, MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART
The eighth edition
of the Zagreb Film Festival is going to be held from October 17th-23rd 2010.
This year the programme is not going to be screened on the SC premises.
Instead, it is going to be shown on several locations in Zagreb – at the
cinemas Europa, Tuškanac, and Dokukino Croatia as well as
the Dance Centre, which is going to function as a cinema for a week for the
purposes of the festival. A part of the programme is going to be screened in the Museum of
Contemporary Art (MSU) in Novi Zagreb. With its expansion over the banks of
the river Sava, the Zagreb Film Festival is going to blend in with the city
life more than ever and it is going to remain the biggest and most important film
festival for the inhabitants of Zagreb. The festival is going to host about 80
films in seven different programmes!
programme (at the
cinemas Europa, Tuškanac, and Dokukino Croatia) is, again, going to present
new film debuts – there will be 12 feature films, 10 short films, and 15
documentaries. All of the films are going to compete for the festival's award –
the Golden Pram.
Checkers (at the Tuškanac Cinema) is a
programme in which Croatian short films compete for the prize. Its aim is to promote
and stimulate Croatian film-making.
Vip Bib for
Kids (at the Europa
Cinema and MSU), for the forth year in a row, is going to make the youngest
audience satisfied by screening five films, five titles from the world's
cinematography, intended for children of different age. The aim of this
programme is to familiarize children with films and encourage them to become
My First Film (at the Dance Centre), a programme
which is inspired by the homonymous book by Stephen Lowenstein, is celebrating
its fifth edition this year. The programme is going to be focused on German
directors, whose film debuts are going to be screened at the Dance Centre.
The Great 5 (at the Tuškanac Cinema and MSU) is
a programme which includes blockbusters from five important European
cinematographies, and which has conquered the hearts of the Zagreb audience and
become one of the most attended side programme. It presents new European films
from Spain, France, Italy, Germany, and Great Britain.
Film Protest (at the
Dance Centre) is a continuation of the ZFF socially engaged programme. After films
used as propaganda, films about elections, and banned films, we were inspired
by the events in Varšavska so we decided to prepare a programme which is going
to revolve around the topic of civil protest and which is going to try to
provide us with an answer to the question: How do we protest?
Ours (at the Tuškanac
Cinema) is a new programme which includes films produced abroad in which
important roles were played by Croatian artists or to which Croatian artists
gave a significant contribution.
Vipnet is the
festival's general sponsor, and it is financially suported by the City of
Zagreb and its Office for Culture, the Croatian Audiovisual Centre and the