PANEL DISCUSSION: First vs Second Features

15/11 | THURSDAY | 14:00 | Europe House
August Cesarec Street 4
open to public


The main topic of the event First vs Second Features is the financing of the first and second film by the same author. The industry recognizes the im- portance of newcomers entering the professional scene, therefore, the in- stitutions that support national film development have introduced forms of financial support of the works by young authors in almost every European country. The Croatian Audiovisual Centre also provides financial support for debut films productions every year. From 2008 to 2016, this support was awarded to 31 films, which constitutes almost 40% of the total number of films that have received support from HAVC. Even outside the framework of state support debut films make up a third of completed films in Croatia, a number comparable to countries like Denmark, Slovenia, or France. On the other hand, the “problematic” second film bears the burden of difficulties in finding financing, accompanied by a series of other difficulties that need to be addressed. The event dedicated to the analysis of debut and second film production will be moderated by Martina Petrović, Creative Europe Desk – MEDIA Office Croatia Director.

Participants: Mark Byrne, Element Pictures (The Lobster, The Killing of a Sacred Deer, Disobedience), Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson (Under the Tree, Either Way), Aldo Tardozzi (Spots, Štriguni), Gustavo Pizzi (Loveling, Riscado), Andraž Jerič, Temporama (Consequences), Dragana Jovović, Non-Aligned Films (The Load), Inja Korać, ZFF & Antoine Le Bos, Less is More

Please book your seat by 14/11 at 4pm, on

Brought to you in association with the European Commission Representation in Croatia