Danish Children's Hits in Bib for Kids!

This year, ZFF is offering you an insight into Danish films intended for the youngest film lovers. Bib for Kids, our special program intended for elementary-school kids, presents four feature-length and five short films from Denmark.

One iconic children classic will be shown in Cinemas Europa and MSU. It is Pale Alone In The World (1949), directed by Astrid Henning-Jensen. It is an adaptation of the famous children's book about the ultimate children's fantasy: What would it be like if we were alone in the world and could we do anything we want?

The program...

Cannes Hockey Documentary Hit 'Red Army' to Be Shown at ZFF

The players and fans of the Zagreb-based ice-hockey team Medveščak deserve credit for a great Croatian sport story that has been unfolding in the past years both inside and outside the arena. They have successfully rehabilitated a sport that has almost been neglected among sport lovers in general. Of Hockey And Bears, a film directed by Josip Ivančić and Radoslav Jovanov Gonzo, tells us about the club, but also about the spirit and passion invested in its matches. At the same time when Of Hockey And Bears is about to have its theatrical release in Cinema Europa, an...

Still Focused on Debutants After All These Years

While awaiting its 11th edition, ZFF is still faithful to its original idea - presenting debutant and other works in its main program.

The competition program of ZFF has so far included the debuts of now great directors such as Andrei Zvyagintsev, Sofia Coppola, Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, Xavier Dolan, Anton Corbijn, Steve McQueen and many many more, as well as some Hollywood heavyweights such as George Clooney.

Since ZFF not only discovers new stars but also keeps track of its "old" stars, we will see some of the latter ones' films at the forthcoming festival...

The 12th ZFF Is Approaching!

The twelfth Zagreb Film Festival will be taking place from 19-26 October 2014 in the usual venues in the city: Cinema Europa, Cinema Tuškanac, Zagreb Dance Center, Zagreb Puppet Theater and Zagreb Museum of Contemporary Art.


Once again, the festival program will include numerous cinematic delights in the main competition program (in the feature, short and documentary categories). At the same time, our competition program Checkers will provide a selection of the latest short films made in Croatia. We will also have our regular side programs: My First Film wil...

Submissions for 12th ZFF are closed!

The submissions of films to the main competition (international) program of the 12th Zagreb Film Festival have been closed. The deadline for submitting was July 15. We thank everyone who submitted their film!

The results of the selection will be announced in the middle of September.

Deadline for the My First Script Workshop has been extended!

The deadline for the submission of applications for the My First Script Workshop has been extended to 15 July!


The workshop will be held during the next edition of the Zagreb Film Festival and its purpose is to help young screenwriters in making a script for their first feature-length fiction film, under the guidance of two script doctors, experienced screenwriters and/or directors. The workshop is free for all participants and the accommodation and travel expenses will be covered for foreign participants.


More information on this workshop and the materials...