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Croatian films awarded at 15th SEEfest in Los Angeles

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ZAGREB, 5 July 2020 – Croatian films have received honourable mention awards at the 15th SEEfest in Los Angeles.  

The Film A Cat Is Always Female, directed by duo Martina Meštrović and Tanja Vujasinović,  received an honourable mention in the Short Film programme, while the directors of photography on Croatian co-productions Corporation, the Croatian co-producer is Siniša Juričić of Jaako dobra produkcija, and God Exists, Her Name Is Petrunija, produced by Croatian Zdenka Gold of Spiritus Movens, received honourable mentions in the Feature Film programme of the 15th South East European Film Festival of Los Angeles, the Croatian Audiovisual Centre said. 

Due to exceptional circumstances, this year the festival is held online until 16th August and it will screen as many as 13 Croatian titles in different programmes.  

This year’s 15th edition of SEEfest is held online. A portion of the programme is available to the audience in the United States via the streaming platform, Darkroom, starting 24th June, while the entire film programme will be added gradually from 15th July to 16th August.

Thirteen Croatian titles will appear in different SEEfest programmes. The Feature Film section will feature Dana Budisavljević’s The Diary of Diana B., Predrag Ličina’s Last Serb in Croatia, as well as another minority co-production, The Son, directed by Ines Tanović, alongside the abovementioned award-winning titles God Exists, Her Name Is Petrunija and Corporation.

The Feature Documentary section will present director Tomislav Žaja’s Ivan’s Game, which recently screened at the Athens Marathon International Film Festival and Near Nazareth Festival held in the Israeli city of Afula, while this summer it is scheduled to screen at InterDoc festival held in Moscow.  

Little Star Rising, a film by Slađana Lučić will also appear in the same programme.  

In addition to A Cat Is Always Female, which won an honourable mention in the Short Film programme, the section also features Closing Time directed by David Lušičić.

SEEfest will also screen four more Croatian animated shorts: Albatross, directed by Nenad Janković, Grow Up to Be a Little Tree by Noemi Ribić, Smile by Matea Kovač and Florigami by Iva Ćirić.   

SEEfest was incorporated in 2006 and since promotes the cultural diversity of Southeast Europe both at the festival and by organizing different film screenings throughout the year. For more information about SEEfest, visit the festival official website

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