Contemporary Croatian Film Festival in London
By Karmen Horvat, Hina
18 films will be screened on second edition of the festival, which was opened by Rajko Grlic`s `Karaula`.
Festival of contemporary Croatian film `Closer Croatia` was opened yesterday at the Riverside Studios in London, informs Croatian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integrations.
`Closer Croatia` festival will run until Sunday, October 14 and a total of 18 films will be shown (8 feature films, 7 animated films, 2 experimental films and a documentary). The festival was opened by Rajko Grlic`s `Karaula`in the crowded hall.
The second edition of the Closer Croatia festival was opened by Croatian Ambassador Josko Paro who pointed out the exceptional significance of film in cultural promotion of a country
Wit numerable representatives of the diplomatic and business world, as well as respectable cultural artists, the reception and the screening were attended by Croatian film directors Arsen A. Ostojic, Ognjen Svilicic and Dalibor Matanic.
After the screening, they answered questions in front of the interested London audience, while the organisers of the Filmhouse programme in Edinbourg have expressed interest to present a similar programme in January next year.
With sponsors and associations in Croatia and Great Britain, the festival was organised by Croatian Embassy in London, International Cultural Co-Operation Department of the Foreign Affairs Ministry, Croatian Culture Ministry, City Department for Culture and Multimedia Research Centre of Zagreb University Students` Centre