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15th edition of ZagrebDox opens on Sunday

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ZAGREB, Feb 23 (Hina) – The 15th edition of the international documentary film festival ZagrebDox, to be held at Zagreb’s Kaptol Butique Cinema from February 24 to March 3, will feature 104 documentaries, including 37 competing for international and regional awards, and the films will be shown as part of 16 programmes.

Festival director Nenad Puhovski said the festival committee this year had more than 1,700 films and tried to choose the best for ZagrebDox visitors.

Puhovski recalled that over the past 15 years the festival had hosted all prominent documentary filmmakers from Croatia, from veteran to young authors, as well as many prominent filmmakers from the region and the rest of the world, which have made it the central documentary event in Zagreb, Croatia and the region.

So far more than 400 people have worked on the festival and more than 1,200 volunteers have been involved.

International programme features 19 films, regional programme 18

Almost half of all documentaries chosen for the festival’s international programme have been made by young authors, under 35, which heralds a generational change on the world documentary scene.

Among them are two Academy Award nominees, Minding the Gap by Bing Liu, an atmospheric hit from the Sundance Film Festival about American skateboarders on the threshold of adulthood which has won 51 awards, and the British short documentary Black Sheep by Ed Perkins about a young man who chooses an unusual way to fight racial violence.

Tickets for this year’s ZagrebDox are available at Kaptol Boutique Cinema, at ticket machines in the cinema’s lobby as well as online at kaptolcinema.hr and on the iCineStar mobile application.

ZagrebDox is financially supported by the City of Zagreb and the Croatian Audio Visual Centre.

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