The 61st Pula Film Festival opened this weekend and will screen 55 feature films and 31 short films before it closes on 26 July in the Istrian city. The festival, which has become a traditional feature in the summer cultural calender, will also host two workshops for the youth, seven workshops for film followers, and two roundtables.
Jimmy’s Hall, a film by acclaimed British director Ken Loach, opened the international programme this weekend. In the competition section there will be 21 feature films and 28 short films competing for awards. This year’s Jury of the Croatian Programme will be comprised of Amra Bakšić Čamo, producer (BIH), Nataša Dorčić, actress (CRO), Ivana Fumić, editor (CRO), Nick Holdsworth, film critic (The Hollywood Reporter, UK), and Antonio Nuić, director (CRO). This year’s Jury of the International Programme will be comprised of Leo Barraclough, film critic, Variety, Fridrik Thor Fridriksson, director, producer and actor (to whom we have dedicated this year’s Retrospective) and Stanislav Tomić, director.