Award-Presentation Ceremony and Premiere of Circles for the End of the 11th Zagreb Film Festival; Golden Pram Goes to The Lunchbox!

The 11th edition of Zagreb Film Festival ended tonight with the award-presentation ceremony in front of packed audience in Cinema Europa, followed by the out-of-competition screening of Srdan Goluboviæ's Circles, the Serbian candidate for an Oscar and winner of some 30 awards so far.

The closing ceremony and presentation of awards were informal as always, with Festival Director Boris T. Matiæ and Executive Director Hrvoje Laurenta. 'One more festival is behind us. It was great and hard at the same time. We had fantastic weather, great guests and wonderful audience',...

'The Lunchbox' – Best Film of the 11th ZFF!

The winners of this year's competition program of the 11th Zagreb Film Festival were announced at the press conference that has just taken place in the Müller Auditorium on the first floor of Cinema Europa.

The Indian-German-French production The Lunchbox, directed by Ritesh Batra, was proclaimed by the jury (Leo Barraclough, Srdan Goluboviæ and Ada Solomon) the best film of the 11th Zagreb Film Festival. 'It is an emotionally engaging, visually stunning arthouse film that communicates with audience all around the world', explained the jury. Its director has won...

Day Six: Presentation of Awards and Premiere of Multi-Awarded Circles!

Saturday is reserved for the grand finale of Bib for Kids at 11:00 and the short FILMCLUB films from Great Britain!


Continuing our afternoon program in Cinema Europa, we will be showing the reruns of two European hits: Salvo by Fabio Grassadonia and Antonio Piazza, the winner of the main award of the Critics' Week in Cannes (at 15:00) and British film Shell, the directorial debut of Scott Graham (at 17:00).


The 19:00 and 21:00 screenings in the Museum of Contemporary Art are reserved, respectively, for In Bloom by Nana Ekvtimishvili and Simon Groβ (the winner...

'In Bloom', one of the discoveries of this year’s Berlinale!

Zagreb Film Festival’s new section, Inspired by True Events, features a film that critics proclaimed one of the discoveries of this year’s Berlin International Film Festival and its authors exciting new talents in the world of filmmaking. In Bloom will be screened tonight, at 9PM, at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Zagreb. 

In Bloom is a debut picture by the filmmaking duo Nana Ekvtimishvili and Simon Gross, who testify of a new rise of Georgian cinema and a new generation of directors ‘emerged’ from the suffering and isolation of the Georgian past. The film has so...

Fruitvale Station – a tragic tale of American reality and this year’s double Sundance award winner

Five intriguing film stories, five interesting directorial approaches inspired by actual facts and events - this is what Zagreb Film Festival’s screens will show in a new section Inspired by True Events. These five films will attract audiences not only with the authenticity of their plots, but also with their successful appearance at film festivals and praises received from both critics and audience.

Among them is this year’s double award-winner at Sundance (Jury and Audience Grand Prix) and the winner of Avenir Award in the Un Certain Regard program of this year’s...

INTERVIEW: Marat Sargsyan - Father takes us to the world of Vidas Zenonas Antonovas, one of the most interesting criminals of the Soviet Unions

One of the treats of this year’s documentary programme is definitely the Lithuanian film Father, directed by Marat Sargsyan. Father takes us to the world of Vidas Zenonas Antonovas, one of the most interesting criminals of the Soviet Unions, who stole a million roubles from state institutions during his ‘career’ and now lives a quiet family life. We had a chat about the film and its protagonist with director Marat Sargsyan. Father is on program today, at 8PM, at Zagreb Puppet Theater. 

- Mr Marat, this is your first documentary. How did you find out the story about...