The picture of animated film “Stribor’s Forest ” (13 minutes) directed by Milan Blažeković has been finished. We are working on image editing and setting up of tones, music and voices. The last animated film by Milan Blažeković (1940-2019) will be completed in July 2019.
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.
Animafest, the only A category film festival in Croatia will be held from 3rd to 8th of June in Zagreb!
Ater studio currently performs the restoration of three animated films by Nikola Kostelac and Zlatko Pavlinić and four documentary films by B. Balen, O. Gluščević, R. Sremac and Z. Sudović.
“Transparency” directed by Daniel Šuljić (2015) was selected as Staff Pick on Vimeo video sharing platform. We’re honoured that the video was shown more than 41 thousand times in last three weeks!
Read about festival screenings of our movies.
This film follows a journey through the humanist tradition of European art which turns into a tragedy of absurdity. It was made in 2D technique and lasts for 6 minutes and 30 seconds.
Along with the animated film, 8 documentary films will be restored in 2019.
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In the 2018 Zagreb film has distributed 28 films from last three years with more than 200 festival screenings.
Our films screened on Festivals in Tenerife, Budapest, Zagreb, Olympia and Belgrade.
Zagreb film became an active member of International Association Emile Award, the award for European animated films.
Our movies received some exciting new awards!
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In October, the production of a new experimental animated film “Colonel Futurista” directed by Vladislav Knežević began. It’s a fantastic story about the adventure of Giuseppe Rosignol. Mario Kalogjera, Pavao Stanojević and Damir Šuša will also work on the film. The film is scheduled to release in Spring/Summer of 2019.
Restoration of the 13 episodes of the animated series “Inspector Mask”, 4 documentary films and 2 short feature films has been completed.
2D animated film “First Step” (10 minutes) directed by Petra Kožar was finished in August.
Zagreb Film organizes the 9th International Animated Film Workshop which will be held in Komiža on the island of Vis.
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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.
Zagreb’s film starts again with the production of short-feature and documentary films, and restarts the tradition of production and distribution of these film genres continues.
The animation project “Iris” by Lucija Buzačić, produced by Zagreb film, will be presented at the pitching forum during Visegrad Animation Forum (May 1-3, 2018.)
Starting from March 2018, Zagreb film has three new short animation movies in distribution.
During March, our movies will be screened in the programs of the following festivals: FICAM Morocco, Festival International du Film d’Aubagne in France, GLAS animation film festival in Berkeley, USA and Balkan Days in Munich, Germany.
During 2017, Zagreb film has beed distributing 23 films (produced from 2015 – 2017).
Nine films produced by Zagreb film will be screened in the competition programme of 11th International Animation Forum, to be held in Cairo from Feb 15 to 22.
Zagreb film has finished the restoration process of animated advertising movies by Dušan Vukotić and Nikola Kostelac, produced in the 1950s.
Zagreb Film wishes you a happy and creative 2018.
During November and December, our movies were or will be screened on numerous festivals around the globe.
The movie “Carrus Navalis” was the Croatian representative at Animarkt Pitching, the only European event specialised for stop-motion projects, held from November 2-6, 2017.
Members of the jury of International Animated Film Festival Banja Luka 2017 (held from Oct 23 to Oct 28) awarded “The Last Quest” by Božidar Trkulja, produced by Zagreb Film in 2017, with the Award for the best puppet animation technique.
During August, September and October, our movies were screened or will be screened at many film festivals throughout the world!
“Ghost Town” by Marko Dješka awarded by Grand Prix award at the International festival of animated film “Constantine’s Gold” in Niš, Serbia, held from July 25 to 29.
Zagreb film’s movies were or will be screened on many international film festivals in Croatia and Europe during this Summer.
The movie “The Last Quest” by Božidar Trkulja was awarded with a special mention in Croatian Competition of Animafest Zagreb 2017 festival.
For the eight year in a row, Zagreb film will organize the international workshop for animated film, from September 28 to October 2 2017, in Komiža on the Island of Vis, Croatia.
From May 2 to 7 2017, we had the honour to present our work at the International Festival of Animated Films in Stuttgart.
During June 2017, our movie “Breakdown” by David Lovrić will be screened as a part of Labocine’s “Cabinet of Disorders” thematic programme.
On April 22 in Zagreb Film’s cinema hall in Zagreb, we held the 30th Work-In-Progress screenings, with over 30 authors and animators. After the screenings, we hosted interesting and creative discussion.
We are happy to be part of this year’s Animafest Zagreb international selection with movies “Red Hiking Hook Redux” by Daniel Žeželj and “The Last Challenge” by Božidar Trkulja!
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Professor Balthazar is a Croatian animated television series for children about an old inventor that was produced between 1967 and 1978.