If you happen to be in Zagreb this week, don’t miss the Zagreb Film Festival, which kicks off Sunday, October 20, 2013, at several locations, including Cinema Europa, Cinema Tuškanac, and MSU Cinemas. At its 11th edition, the festival features films of authors from all over the world, competing for the great prize, the Golden Pram award. The program features eleven feature-length fiction films, ten short fiction films and twelve documentary films in the international competition and nine films of new Croatian authors in Checkers program, which will present the latest Croatian short film production.
Organized by the Zagreb Film Festival Artistic Organization, the festival is designed with events for audiences of all ages. A special programme for children, Bib for Kids, features miraculous cinematic adventures. There is also a section for film debut, My First Film, this year focused on Poland, with five debutant films of Polish directors like Krzysztof Kieślowski, Andrzej Wajda and Roman Polanski. Last but not least, the Great 5 program will brings films from Spain, France, Italy, Germany and Great Britain.
The festival programme is not limited at the events mentioned above. Introducing for the first time, four new categories, Inspired by True Events, East European SF, Queer Re-creation and LUX Film Day, promise an even more selection of international films.