About the Festival

18th Zagreb Film Festival
8-15 November 2020

Zagreb Film Festival is one of the central and most visited cultural events and the largest international film festival in Croatia. It’s held every year in November in Zagreb and presents to the audience the best of recent independent international and domestic film production. From its beginning, ZFF is oriented towards discovering and promoting contemporary independent film and debut films of directors from around the world. By offering for nearly two decades a festival, and later a distribution platform, and by screening films which are often not found in multiplex theatres, the festival played a crucial role in bringing up generations of audiences who enjoy film art.

In light of the current epidemiological situation, we’ve decided to hold the 18th edition of the festival online in order to preserve the audience’s and festival crew’s health. . So this year, there won’t be some of the events that refine our festival story, but we’ll still have what matters most – great films from all over the world, the same number of them as last year. We’ve arranged around one hundred films in four competition programs – feature, international short film, domestic short film Checkers, and Together Again, two side programs – The Great 5 and Festivals in the Spotlight – and the KinoKino Festival program, which is being held this year under the banner of ZFF.

Films from the main program – feature and short film competition and the Together Again program, as well as The Great 5 and Festivals in the Spotlight side programs and KinoKino festival will be available at www.kinoeuropa.hr, and the competition program of domestic short films, Checkers, will be available at croatian.film. Films will be available to watch in a 24-hour period, from 6 PM on the premiere day until 6 PM the following day, and will only be available in the Republic of Croatia.

Most of the lectures in the Industry program are open for public, and will be accessible via online streaming at the official page of Zagreb Film Festival www.zff.hr and on social media.

Zagreb Film Festival is financially supported by the City Office for Culture, Croatian Audiovisual Centre and Creative Europe – a MEDIA sub-programme. The festival’s media partners are Jutarnji list, Yammat FM and Gold FM. The monetary awards sponsor for best feature and best short film is Addiko Bank, while the award for best film of the Checkers program is provided by the Croatian Film Directors’ Guild. The festival is supported by Zagrebačka Pivovara, Mastercard, FED and many others.