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Eight days before the beginning of the Festival, all the tickets for the Arena were sold out. The first Yugoslavian featured film directed by a woman was screened, Sumnjivo lice A Suspicious Character directed by Soja Jovanovic, but also the first documentary film in colour, Okroglica Our Documents by Milan Kumar. During the transition between the first and the second story of the film, the audio went missing, then the lights in the Arena came on, then the presenter tried to apologize but her microphone was not working either The address was then www. The parallel launch of the Motovun Film Festival, at the same time, finally created healthy competition and helped Pula to be profiled as one of the most important film festivals in the country. That is where the press screenings of Croatian films, Slovenian programmes and documentary films were shown.

The events were followed by forty foreign guests and accredited local journalists. In a retrospective programme, 28 films were shown with a total of viewers, an average of 28 cinephiles per film. For the first time, it was agreed that the film which would win in Pula, would be shown at the Dubrovnik Summer Festival. The Festival was held in spite of it, but the national competition programme was replaced by a retrospective of animated films produced by the Zagreb School of Animation and a selection of documentaries. Cinema Valli was opened after renovation and from that moment it became an integral part of the Festival locations. The film was screened out of the competition since the original version of the film was in English.

Guest of the Festival was the eighty year old Milton Manaki, a cinema pioneer in the Balkans. The latter stated that all films awarded in Pula get bad reviews at international festivals in cinemw world. With the addition of protocol entrances and around informal entries, a total of around 21, visitors was reached.

However a lot of attention was generated in Pula ccinema among Croatian media by the arrival and longer stay of the actor and Director Ralph Fiennes.

The film was screened out of the competition since the original version of the film was in English.


The 50th Jubilee of the Festival. The latter cinea viewers. All the press conferences and business meetings were broadcasted via internal close circuit television in all the other rooms of the Festival Centre. The Croatian Programme saw a record number of films in the competition programme: The members of the Ljubljana Cinema Club 61 decided to award the worst film with a “cokula”, a local wooden clog.

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Venues 14 Festival venues More. The 64th Pula Film Festival will be remembered for more than 60, visitors, films, and 18 venues, including two new venues: All the numbered and standing places in the Arena around were sold out ten days preceding the Festival. Although the Festival Council stated that Rade Serbedzija could be awarded just like all the other actors, the prize was not awarded.

All the other films can be awarded in the remaining categories. This year insurance cover for accidents during the Festival was introduced. There was also a spectacular opening ceremony with a 3D mapping on the progam of the Arena and a large number of guests from the film world who have created the history of the Festival.

The programme at Kastel took place at the end of August, showcasing artistically valuable European and world films of various genres appealing to a broad audience. The opening the Festival passed without fireworks, only three Croatian films were screened in the main programme. The award for best film was not assigned in any form. No firework display was organised for the sarajeevo of the Festival. The programme at Kastel took place August 6 — 12, presenting artistically valuable European and world films of various genres appealing to a broad audience.

Controversy utoak sparked by the decision of the selector Mate Kukuljica that the film Kalvarija Calvary by Zvonimir Maycug should not be accepted at the Festival as, according to him, it did not meet the basic aesthetic and professional level.

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In the Arena a minute of silence was observed as a tribute to him. Eight days before the beginning of the Festival, all the tickets for the Arena were sold out. Fadil Hadzic writes in the first bulletin: Despite being made forDM with a borrowed camera, this film won four Golden Arena awards and the Audience Award.


For the first time the Festival introduces the competitive section of minority co-productions. After the European programme, the International programme was introduced and the foreign films are shown in the Arena after the Croatian films.

From to the third prize was named Great Bronze Arena. Despite of last year’s success, the screenings in the Arena and the Time Machine which showed restored Croatian classics failed to draw a significant number of viewers.

Special media attention was caused by the arrival of Sylvia Krystel. The three best films in were: From to The Festival Jury ranks the three best Festival films without assigning official awards. The Festival hosted Oja Kodar who announced the beginning of the shooting of her film Vrijeme za… Time for… and held a press conference during which she talked about her own artistic path and the life with Orson Welles.

The Croatian Society of Film Critics did not assign the Octavian award as no film received a rating higher than 3,5. Guest of the Festival was the Italian actress Silvana Pampanini who recalled her work on the film Road a Year Longrecorded in Croatia, at the utorai conference.

The decision was made that the host cimema of Pula would become the organiser of the Festival of the Yugoslavian Fiction film. The producer Marjan Film announced a complaint would be filed as the answer print was screened.

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There were 50 foreign guests and accredited journalists. Kruno Simon simultaneously translated the dialogues by standing in front of the screen and literally yelling.

Strong dissatisfaction was caused by the changes in the selection of the nominated films.