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PHOTOS: Croatians in Los Angeles turn out for night of Croatian film & flavors

Film and HTZ crew in Hollywood last night for the premiere

LOS ANGELES, 16 November – Los Angeles’ Croatian community came out in force last night for the American premiere of the Croatian candidate for an ‘Oscar’ nomination in the category for best foreign language film. 

The screening of The Eighth Commissioner took place at the famous Egyptian theatre on Hollywood Boulevard on Thursday night as part of the ‘A Night of Croatian Film & Flavors’ event organised by the Croatian Audiovisual Centre (HAVC) and the Croatian National Tourist Board. 

Q&A after the movie

As well as the screening of the premiere of the film, promotion of Croatia was held on the night. This was the first international cooperation between HAVC and HTZ held in order to create the preconditions for the better placement of this film, and future Croatian Oscar nominees and the promotion of Croatia through the film industry.

Promotion of Croatia also took place

HTZ and HAVC cooperate internationally for the first time

The night started with stars and crew of the movie parading on the red carpet, including Ivan Salaj (director), Jozo Patljak (producer), Frano Mašković, Borko Perić, Nadia Cvitanović (actors), Slobodan Trninić (director of photography), Antonio Patljak (visual effects), Zorana Rajić (script) and Ivana Grubišić Perišić (director of film). 

Ivan Salaj and Borko Peric

Also a number of Los Angeles’ Croatian community in the film and TV industry come out in support, including actor Goran Višnjić, actress Leona Paraminski, CBS Sports creative director and 36-time Emmy winner Pete Radovich Jr., director and 7-time Emmy winner Helmut VonLichten, Vanja Černjul, producer and director Bobby Boško Grubić and Alen Petković.

Goran Visnjic and Kristjan Stanicic, director of HTZ

LA Lakers Croatian star Ivica Zubac and singer Željko Bebek were also in attendance together with 50 voters from the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. 

Photos from the event below:

LA Lakers Ivica Zubac and girlfriend Kristina Prisc

Željko Bebek with wife Ružica

Jasmina Hdagha & Leona Paraminski

Film team

Hana and Bin Noka

Frano Maskovic and wife Inja, Dora Delbianco, Nadia Cvitanovic, Borko Peric

Chefs Hrvoje Zirojevic and Braco Sanjin

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