About the Festival
15th Zagreb Film Festival – 11-19 November 2017
HOT IN NOVEMBER #3
This year, Zagreb Film Festival takes place in November instead of October, to be more precise from 11 to 19 November at the usual locations across Zagreb (Cinemas Europa and Tuškanac, Museum of Contemporary Art etc.). The festival will last nine days and two weekends (Saturday to Sunday), bringing more than a hundred screenings, films and programmes.
FOLLOWING DEBUT FILMMAKERS FOR 15 YEARS
Zagreb Film Festival has from the very beginning been focused on promotion and presentation of film debuts and emerging filmmakers. The main (competition) section has thus far seen former first-time directors, now celebrities like Steve McQueen, Cristi Puiu, Radu Jude, Xavier Dolan, Andrei Zviagintsev, Taika Waititi, Jeff Nichols etc., while the national Checkers competition programme gathers and presents new up-and-comers on the Croatian film scene.
ZFF’S NEW AWARD, GOLDEN BICYCLE
Introduced at the 14th Zagreb Film Festival edition, the Golden Bicycle is awarded to the Best Film in the official Together Again section – a line-up of new films by the authors whose previous titles screened at earlier editions of ZFF and who, in a way, grew together with the festival.
POPULAR EXTRA PROGRAMMES
My First Film, selected by film critic Nenad Polimac, features debut films by world renowned film directors. The Great Five traditionally brings new titles from five largest European cinemas (United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy and Spain), while Bib for Kids and PLUS will once again present film pieces suitable for children and young audiences.
THERE’S NO FILM WITHOUT INDUSTRY
The Industry section, dedicated to educational and practical content, will host a series of workshops, talks, panels and other events intended for film professionals, emerging filmmakers and all those with an interest in different aspects of film production. Industry will also include the 6th edition of My First Script workshop, intended for filmmakers preparing a screenplay for their first feature.
The general sponsor of the film is Croatian Telecom. The festival is financially supported by the City of Zagreb Office for Culture, Croatian Audiovisual Centre and Creative Europe – MEDIA Sub-programme. The festival organiser is Zagreb Film Festival Art Organisation.