Two films in bad condition are currently restoring at Iridium film in Ljubljana! Those films are “Escape” directed by Zvonimir Lončarić from 1969 (6 min) and “Happiness” directed by Zlatko Pavlinić from 1976 (12 min). It is expected that restoration and digitalisation will be done by the beginning of summer.
Another great success for Daniel Šuljić and his newest animated film “From under which rock did they crawl out”! The movie is in competition programme of Perspectives, renowned festival of animated films in Annecy in France! The festival will take part from June 10t to 15th.
Animated film “Bobo” directed by Andrej Rehak won an award for most innovative short film at International Film Festioval R2R that took place from 7th until 13th of April in Vancouver u Canada!
In March, Croatian Audiovisual Centre (HAVC) has supported Zagreb Film by approving the funds for two animated projects.
DID YOU KNOW…?
In 1953, the Croatian Union of Film Workers founded a film company Zagreb Film, which was supposed to deal with all kinds of film activities, from distribution to production of shorts and feature films.
In 1956, Zagreb Film opened the Studio for Animated Film, where the continuous work on animated films in Croatia was resumed after a several year break.
Every Zagreb author has always worked in his unique style and had his own vision of the animation art (it remains so today).
Many people in the world associated with animation claim they can recognize Zagreb’s animated films by one sequence.