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Croatian Summer Film Festival Guide

This summer Croatia will not just be about music festivals (you can check out our Croatian summer music festival guide here) but a host of exciting film festivals will be going on up and down the country. Check out our Croatian summer film festival guide below to see what is going on in Croatia over the summer.

Fantastic Zagreb
28.06. – 06.07

Fantastic Zagreb Film Festival brings special cinematic treats from 28th June to 6th July to all film buffs and fantasy fans. In eight days of the Festival, fans of fantasy and related genres – science fiction, horror, thriller, mystery, experimental etc. will get to watch a number of intriguing and interesting films from both new and acknowledged authors. Fantastic Zagreb enriches Zagreb’s offer cultural and summer tourist offer, with an emphasis on the Upper Town and old Zagreb legends, such as the Witch of Gric, the Bloody Bridge etc.

Supetar Super Film Festival, Supetar, Brac
9.-13.07. 2013

This summer will be the 5th edition of the SSFF – festival of European contemporary documentary films. After Scotland, Sweden and the Czech Republic have all been partner countries with this young festival, it is expected that this year will once again be a great week of film, concerts and workshops on the beautiful island of Brač.

Pula Film Festival, Pula
13. – 27.07. 2013

Long ago, in 1938, even before the establishment of the Cannes Film Festival, a well visited first film revue took place in the Pula Arena and since 1953 Pula has established itself as a place where you can enjoy the film under the starry sky. London newspaper The Guardian in 2005 wrote that Pula is “one of the three most spectacular open-air festivals in Europe”. Its National & Popular programme, opening and award ceremonies are traditionally held in ancient Vespasian’s Amphitheatre (constructed in the mid-1st century B.C), popularly called Arena, that in summer becomes one of the biggest open-air cinemas in the world (along with Locarno and Taormina). European Programme will host a feast of cinematic delicacies from around the world, while the National Programme, thanks to which Pula proudly holds the title of the oldest film festival in the world, expects to present more a dozen Croatian titles.

Motovun Film festival, Motovun
27. – 31-07. 2013

Motovun Film Festival takes place in a picturesque medieval  town situated in a fort 270 m above sea level. A five-day film marathon with evening outdoor screenings and daily screenings in theatres. Festival program consists of around 70 titles from all over the world, from documentaries to feature films, from shorts to long forms, from guerilla made films to co-productions. Motovun is one of the most popular Croatian festivals and summer destinations.

Supertoon, Sibenik
28.07. – 02.08. 2013

After the first two years being held on the island of Brac, this year’s edition of Supertoon – International Animation Festival has moved to the beautiful coastal town of Sibenik.  Supertoon is definitely going to add some flavour to an already rich summer season in Sibenik. Supertoon is known for showcasing recent short animated films for adults and for kids and especially for its carefully curated music video selection programme – Supertoon Supertunes. One of this years six locations is Cinema at the Beach (town’s beach Banj), where visitors will be able to sip cocktails and enjoy the music video programme. This years festival’s tagline is Festival in Flip – Flops.

Postira Seaside Film Festival, Brac
01. – 03.08. 2013

The third Postira Seaside Film Festival will be held from 01-03 August in the old town square of the picturesque village Postira on the island of Brac. On two nights we will show some of the best up-to-date international short fiction films and on one night croatian shorts. Laid back and definitely fun!

Avvantura Festival Filmforumzadar, Zadar
24.-31.08. 2013

The 4th Edition of Avvantura Festival Filmforumzadar will be held from 24th – 31st August 2013! It is the first international film festival focusing on European Co-Productions and is taking place in Zadar during the last week of August and its thematic feature enhances Croatia’s position on the European film scene.

Liburnia Film Festival, Icici (near Opatija)
28.08. – 31.08. 2013

This open air documentary film festival is held every year in August and has built up a reputation for showing quality documentaries in a stunning setting with a relaxed atmosphere.


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