Balkan Film Festival in Rome Starts Today, Croatian Movies Will Be Screened

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Source: HAVC
Balkan Film Festival in Rome
Balkan Film Festival in Rome

October 8, 2020 –  At the Balkan Film Festival in Rome, which starts today, October 8, 2020, and lasts until October 11, 2020, at the Casa del Cinema art cinema, four Croatian films will be presented, three of which are minority co-productions.

As Hina reports, the festival aims to acquaint the Italian audience with selected films from the countries of the Balkan region, which together make up one of the most diverse cinematographies in Europe.

The festival will begin with a documentary nominated for several prestigious awards, “Medena zemlja” (“Honey Land”), by Tamara Kotevska and Ljubomir Stefanov.

A selection of the most interesting feature films from the region will also be shown, including Ognjen Svilić’s “Glas” (“Voice”) and three Croatian minority co-productions: Slovenian-Croatian-Serbian film “Izbrisana” (“Erased”) by Miha Mazzini, Macedonian-Croatian-Serbian “Grudi” (“Breasts”) by Marija Perović and Albanian-Italian -Macedonian-Croatian “Moje jezero” (“My Lake”) directed by Gjergj Xhuvani.

The festival is held in co-operation with the Croatian Audiovisual Center (HAVC) and film centers in Albania, Bulgaria, Greece, Northern Macedonia, Montenegro, and Slovenia.

As HAVC reports, the festival is organized by Associazione Occhio Blu – Anna Cenerini Bova in cooperation with the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities (MIBACT) and Italian Film Audiovisual and Multimedia Industries Association (ANICA).

As organizers say, the cinematographic works included in the program of the Balkan Film Festival are an expression of particular richness and meaning. The festival also seeks to encourage the active involvement of film centers in the region in the initiatives of the MIBACT and the ANICA to launch new cooperation between Italy and the Balkans.

“The aim is to encourage joint and multilateral programs to strengthen cooperation and the possibility of film co-productions, supported by quality integration processes at the level of the whole of Europe,” it is noted.

Entrance to the festival is free.


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