As reported by tportal.hr, the Croatian Society of Film Critics is organizing the 30th Octavian Awards. Since 2019, HDFK has decided to award prizes independently in order to ensure greater media visibility for the awarded films and also for the activities of the film society as such. The Octavian Award is the only Croatian film award that continuously follows the entire domestic cinematography, which makes it the most relevant and representative Croatian film award. The list of previously awarded films and authors can be found on the official website of HDFK.
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All filmmakers and production companies are invited to submit their films for the 30th Octavian Awards via this APPLICATION FORM.
All submitted films will be watched and evaluated by a ten-member selection group of HDFK, and then the ten best films in each category will be evaluated by the remaining, pre-registered, members of the Society. Films in all categories are rated with a score of 1 (one) to 5 (five) via a ballot with a list of all competing films, and then the average score is calculated. The film with the highest average rating is the winner of Octavian, but this rating must not be lower than 3.50. In order for Octavian to be awarded in each individual category, at least ten (10) critics must vote. Ratings are published on the official websites of the Company www.hdfk.hr and zonafilma.com.
The ratings will be made public during the awards ceremony for the authors of the best films in early 2022.
Films competing for the annual Octavian Award are all Croatian premiered and publicly shown during 2021 in Croatia, from 1 January to 31 December.
The annual Octavian Award is given in these categories:
- Octavian for a feature film
- Octavian for a feature-length documentary
- Octavian for (short and medium-length) feature film
- Octavian for (short and medium-length) documentary
- Octavian for (short, medium, and feature) animated film
- Octavian for (short, medium, and feature) experimental film
- Octavian for (short, medium, and feature) feature film
- Octavian for best minority co-production
The Octavian Prize film application process will run until November 30, 2021.
The Octavian Prize Regulations can be found HERE.
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