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  • Croatia: 2017 Animation Data

    Information on 2017 Croatian animation, provided by Creative Europe Media Desk Croatia.

    Official name of country:

    Republic of Croatia


    4.3 million

    Gross domestic product (GDP):

    48.3 million €


    Official name:



    Chief executive:

    Croatian Audiovisual Centre

    Nova Ves 18

    Daniel Rafaelić

    Public funding available in €:


    Percentage of public funding dedicated to animation:

    8.5% (development and production)

    Average production budget in €:

    2016: 281,628 € (including minority co-productions) or 448,802 € (without minority co-productions)

    - For short animated film:

    2016: 33,841 € (including minority co-productions) or 35,848 €(without minority co-productions)

    - For feature animated film:

    The Criquet and the Antoinnette: received an approximate figure of 526,316 €; however it was never made (year of reference: 2012)

    - For episode of animated TV series:


    Tax incentives:


    Tax incentives percentage:


    Regional funds for animation:


    Available scholarships for animated film professionals:



    Official name:



    Commissioning editor responsible for animation:

    HRT/Croatian Radio Television

    Prisavlje 3

    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Funding dedicated to acquisition of animated content from CEE countries in the last 5 years:


    Funding dedicated to production of local animated content in the last 5 years:


    Number of minutes produced in the last 5 years:



    Admissions in cinemas in 2016:

    4.29 million (147,705 Croatian films)

    Number of screens:

    154 screens (140 digital screens)

    Average ticket price in €:

    3.8 €

    Internet penetration rate:



    Number of feature animated films produced in the past 10 years:


    CAVC (Croatian Audiovisual Centre) is one of rare public funds in the region that provides minority support for short films (including animation).

    Addiotionally, the support for script development and project development is also available for animation projects.

    - Number of 100% national films:


    - Number of minority co-productions:


    - Number of majority co-productions:


    Number of short animated films produced in past 5 years:


    - Number of 100% national films:


    - Number of minority co-productions:


    - Number of majority co-productions:


    Number of TV series episodes produced in past 5 years:

    13 TV series episodes were supported for their development 


    Number of animation schools:

    Academy of Fine Arts Zagreb, Department of Animation and New Media

    Number of animation companies:

    31 (some are more active than others. Some production companies registered for animation, thus, here are taken into consideration)

    Association of animated film:




    Number of animation film festivals:

    Animafest Zagreb

    Festival webpages:


    Short presentation of the history of animation in maximum 500 characters (for example main awards and authors, important milestones, trends, etc.):


    Croatia is famous for its tradition in animation related to Zagreb school of animated films- an animation film studio located in Zagreb (in 1956), Croatia and is a part of the Zagreb Film company.

    The first major success was a Grand Prix award in Venice for the animated short Samac (Lonely guy) by Vatroslav Mimica, and their greatest work so far is an Oscar-winning animated short Surogat by Dušan Vukotić in 1962.

    The new generation of animators specializes in computer animated films, yet their style is as innovative and groundbreaking as that of their illustrious predecessors. Simon Bogojević Narath (Morana - Annecy competition, Flower of Battle - Balkanima official selection)  and Veljko Popović (She who measures - FIPRESCI award in Annecy 2008, May Way - Cartoon East Award 2010, Götteborg,  Dove Sei Amore Mio - Clermont Ferrand offical competition 2011, Planemo un 2016), two highly influential figures in this new wave of Croatian animation explore new approaches to animation. In addition, it is important to highlight some other names: Michaela Müller (Miramare - Sarajevo FF 2009, Animateka), Matija Pisačić, Marko Meštrović (No Sleep Won't Kill You - Annecy 2010 -official competition, Sarajevo FF, Ottawa), Marko Dješka, Draško Ivezić, Daniel Šuljić. Among many it is important to highlight screenings, official selections at Animafest Zagreb and Animateka, supported by MEDIA.

    The most recent success story - 2017 (Croatian minority co-production) - Hedhogehog's Home coproduced between Canada and Croatia (Bonobo Studio) directed by Eva Cvijanović and being selected at Generation Next - this year's Berlinale.



    Data provided by: Creative Europe MEDIA DESK Croatia




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  • Creating Your Own Boundaries: Interview with Veljko Popović

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