About the Festival

16th Zagreb Film Festival – 11-18 November 2018.

HOT IN NOVEMBER

Zagreb Film Festival this year takes place 11-18 November at the usual venues (cinemas Europa and Tuškanac, Museum of Contemporary Art, Müller Hall and F22 – New Academy Scene) and two new ones (Dubrava Public University and Travno Culture Centre). During eight days, the festival will bring over a hundred film screenings and as many as 15 program sections.

FOLLOWING DEBUT FILMMAKERS FOR 16 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.

POPULAR EXTRA PROGRAMMES

Curated by film critic Nenad Polimac, My First Film section features debut titles by some of the most influential directors. This year, these will be Czech filmmakers. 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.