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Hedgehog’s Home to Premiere at Berlin International Film Festival

Posted by Larry Gleeson

Hedgehog’s Home (Ježeva kuća), an animated film by Canadian-Croatian Eva Cvijanović based on a classic tale by Branko Ćopić, will have its world premiere at the 67th Berlin International Film Festival.

The film, which was part of the national curriculum for primary school literature in Croatia, has been included in the Generation Kplus competition programme at the famous festival, which will be held from 9 – 19 February 2017.

Hedgehog’s Home is about a hedgehog who lives in a lush and lively forest. He is respected and envied by the other animals. However, the hedgehog’s unwavering devotion to his home annoys a quartet of insatiable beasts. Together, they march off towards Hedgehog’s home and spark a tense and prickly standoff.


Cvijanović’s 10-minute animated film is based on Ćopić’s classic story which is a warm and universal tale for young and old that reminds us there truly is no place like home.


The film has been narrated in three languages – Croatian (by actor Rade Šerbedžija), English (by actor Kenneth Welsh (Twin Peaks), and in French (by actor France Castel).

The film is co-produced by The National Film Board (NFB) of Canada, winner of 12 Oscar Awards, and Croatia’s Bonobostudio.

Find out more about the film here.

(Source: croatiaweek.com)

64th Pula Film Festival

Posted by Larry Gleeson

Pula Film Festival is the oldest film festival in Croatia and one of the oldest film festivals in Europe. Its trademark is the Arena, where the film screenings take place under the stars. Today it is the most visited cultural event in the Republic of Croatia, with over 73,000 visitors attending the great number of festival events. The festival program takes place at different city locations, attracting a large number of visitors.


The competition program includes Croatian films, both feature and short films, usually premieres at the festival, as well as international program, children’s program, youth program, retrospective program and Pula Cinematheque. The accompanying sidebar program consists of programs for film professionals, film workshops, different exhibitions dedicated to cinematography and concerts. The jury awards the main festival prize – Grand Golden Arena for Best Festival Film. The Golden Arena is also awarded for the best director, screenplay, actor and actress, supporting actor and actress, DOP, editing, music, scenography and costume design. Another official festival award is also Octavian awarded by the Croatian Society of Film Critics (HDFK), and the Golden Gate of Pula, an award based on audience votes for films screened in the Arena.


The festival is slated to run July 15th through July 22nd, 2017 in Pula. For more information click here.

(Source: http://www.croatia.hr/en-GB)