Documentary films with a chance of picking up Oscar’s to be shown at the festival include American film Dirty Wars by director, cinematographer and editor Richard Rowley in the international competition, Cutie and the Boxer in the Biography Dox section, Twenty Feet from Stardom in the Musical Globe section, and The Act of Killing by Joshua Oppenheimer.
The four- Oscar-nominated films will join more than 150 documentary stories from across the world in the rich festival programme. ZagrebDox will again presents a series of popular official sections: Controversial Dox, State of Affairs, Happy Dox, Masters of Dox, Musical Globe, Teen Dox, Biography Dox, ADU Dox, Factumentaries and Phone Dox. The side selection include numerous retrospectives: best documentaries as selected by film critics and documentarians My Best Dox, Wajda Film School Retrospective from Poland, and a retrospective of films as selected by Gerwin Tamsma from the International Rotterdam Film Festival – Docufiction.
Festival director Nenad Puhovski spoke ahead of the festival’s 10th anniversary, ” Today, ten years later, I think we can safely say we have fulfilled the task we gave ourselves. Because, if we count in the films to be screened at this year’s ZagrebDox and the prospect of their potential viewers, we reach the truly impressive figure of 1,500 films and about 200,000 viewers! Larger and financially more ‘stable’ festivals, whose cities’ population exceeds that of Croatia, would not be ashamed of these numbers. But numbers are not all that counts. The main characteristic of each, including this year’s ZagrebDox is quality and diversity of its programmes”.