The Croatian premier of the latest Hong Kong-Chinese martial arts film ‘The Grandmaster’, which is based on the life story of the Wing Chun grandmaster Ip Man, opened the 4th Avvantura festival Film Forum in the Dalmatian town of Zadar on Saturday night.
This year’s International Avvantura Festival Film Forum, which is held until 31 August, will present many Croatian and several regional premiers, and also host a range of workshops and industry sessions. This year’s special guests include Polish director Krzysztof Zanussi, Cannes film festival’s main film selector Christian Jeune, and Japan’s Shigeru Umebayashi, who is currently one of the world’s leading film composers. Avvantura Festival Film Forum in Zadar is the first international film festival focused on European Co-Productions and gathers not only the cinema audience during the film projections, but also the professionals participating at the creative Film Forum. The festival is also used a platform also to hopeful attract film production crews to Zadar as a possible film location.