Stanka Gjurić’s short documentary, ‘Noon shot ‘has entered the official selection of the global network of the Lift-Off film festival in London.
The film is about Zagreb gunner Stjepan Možar who went to the Lotrščak tower on Grič every day to shoot from a cannon and thus mark noon.
Možar, who has unfortunately since passed away, fired from the Grič cannon every day for 35 years.
The Grič Cannon is one of Zagreb’s most recognisable landmarks. Since Since 1 January 1877 the cannon fired in the upper town to mark midday. The cannon was initially used to communicate to bell-ringers of the city’s churches that it was exactly 12:00 noon.
The only times firing was suspended since 1877 was after World War I, from 1918 to 1926 and after the recent earthquake.
Lift-Off Global Network is based at one of the most famous film studios on the planet. Their headquarters at Pinewood Studios in the UK is at the heart of the film industry.
The Lift-Off Film Festival Global Network is the only worldwide exchange of true independent cinema.
Congratulations goes out to the Croatian artist on her hard work, perseverance and, of course, success in presenting her own films around the world in France, Italy, Greece, Portugal, Spain, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Switzerland, Slovenia, Egypt, Canada, Serbia, USA, South Africa , Argentina, India, Russia, Austria, Brazil, Great Britain, etc.
With her short films, to date, Gjurić has won 15 international awards.
More details about the festival can be found on their website here.