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- In competition -
Opatija Summer Stage
Studio Render
2022, 27`
"Diptych: From Love To Love" is a culmination of the project 40 Years of Vlasta Delimar’s Artistic Love. The video is conceived as a collage of photographs and video clips (documents of the performance) of written and spoken sentences of own thoughts and attitudes made from beginnings in 1978 all the way to 2021.
Opatija Summer Stage
Petnaesta umjetnost , Kinoljetka
2022, 68`
On the tenth anniversary of the introduction of workers’ management, the Sisak Iron Mill, one of the largest industrial plants in former Yugoslavia, built an "ideal" settlement for their workers who had thus far lived in huts around the factory. A town was erected around the plant. Sixty years later the building planned as an architecturally contemporary centre of the neighbourhood fo...
Opatija Summer Stage
Waking up again to a sticky blue morning and seeing things through the prism of change as well as expecting a better "tomorrow". "Coming of age" film about finding yourself in a sea of spent style, routine parties, supporting the equally worn-out nightlife of town known as "flowing city".
Opatija Summer Stage
What form does trauma take when it is compressed into our own room and the sounds around us? By fragmenting intimacy and experience, an attempt to take control of emotions is not always successful. What then happens to fear, when the danger has "passed"?
Opatija Summer Stage
In the dead of the night, a phone call reveals how a friendship has one-sidedly turned into something more. Morning after follows introspection and escapism.
Opatija Summer Stage
Close your eyes and feel your body. It feels like a meditation.The story is very simple - In the Portuguese archipelago in the middle of the Atlantic ocean, through our conflicted relationship with the environment, arises the spiritual exploration of our inner Universe. The journey intensifies with the constant movement pushing us to win nature's trust back.
Opatija Summer Stage
(WORLD PREMIERE)
2022, 4`
The author's first autobiographical film. About faith, adolescence, and fainting.
Opatija Summer Stage
"Places We’ll Breathe" is an audiovisual essay that advocates imagination through a travelogue of constructed and anonymous landscapes. It is a note about the future. Narratives that intertwine in the interstices between the visual, the auditory, and the expressed, speak about loss, exploration, presence, vigilance, responsibility, struggle and freedom.
Opatija Summer Stage
Greta Creative Network
2022, 71`
A Croatian sailor was arrested in connection with the biggest ever drug bust by South African authorities, who seized 230 kilos of uncut cocaine in his room on the ship en route from Argentina to Europe. After five years in prison, he is back home. A filmmaker is following him on a personal journey where he deals with consequences of his decisions, tries to find a way to live a normal life and...
Opatija Summer Stage
(WORLD PREMIERE)
2022, 13`
By immersing herself in thoughts, with sharpened senses at night, the author becomes an observer of hidden night scenes and the secret life of other non-sleepers.
Opatija Summer Stage
(CROATIAN PREMIERE)
2021, 74`
This is a story about a small community living in a small town in the region of Istria, in the northern Adriatic. This small community lives inside a cinema, where everyone speaks the same language - the language of emotions and mutual understanding. After World War II, the Italian community managed to settle down in the town of Buje, where Leonardo Acuavita built a cinema, which kept the socia...
Opatija Summer Stage
Halubian bellmen are a traditional cultural custom that is specific for Kvarner, which has its roots in paganistic rituals of southern slavs, and is still very much alive and present in a context of Rijeka’s cultural life through the carnival. During the pagan time, the ritual of dressing up in a zoomorphic costume, with a huge bell hanging above one’s ass was about chasing the evil spirits of...
Opatija Summer Stage
She enters the Archives to hand over her memories. How much time can she get in return for the things she experienced?Film essay that combines videos and photographs, reality and fiction, where author explores the value of her memories and her imagination. 
Opatija Summer Stage
(WORLD PREMIERE)
Greta Creative Network
2022, 20`
"Division Topographies" is a short documentary film that shows the relationship between the inner and outer worlds of visually impaired children by connecting the sound of their own heartbeat with the environment in which they live as a chosen "happy place".
Opatija Summer Stage
(CROATIAN PREMIERE)
Silvestar Kolbas audiovizualna djelatnost
2022, 15`
This essay film on photography shows the passing of time through the ageing of the photographic material itself. B&W photographs of the closed Fotokemika factory, which produced photographic paper and films, are taken on photographic negatives that were once produced in that factory. All materials expired a long time ago, many of them showing visible signs of decay.At the same time, it is a...
Opatija Summer Stage
Metar 60
2022, 91`
Over the course of three years, the film follows four women from Vukovar who were among thousands of those that experienced life changing trauma during the war for Croatian Independence 27 years ago. They relate their life stories through a complex process of personal empowerment, and the journey is changing their lives and relationships. Marija feels that she doesn't deserve to be free; Katic...
Opatija Summer Stage
(CROATIAN PREMIERE)
Stefano Obino Productions , Nukleus Film
2021, 73`
Iraqi Kurdistan. What happens to war zones after the spot-lights go off? Where do its children go? The last war against Isis left 1.6 million of people in need. Half of them are less than 18 years old. A mother's diary accompanies us on her journey to reconstruct a finally normal life, made of simple things. Disordered elements of a post-traumatic stress syndrome ask to move away from the trage...
Opatija Summer Stage

Vow

(CROATIAN PREMIERE)
2022, 7`
One of the main reasons why wars still happen even today are the narratives and stories that are transmitted from generation to generation. These stories have been passed on from one's families to one's country, especially in the Balkans where all the nations reckon that they are being denied some of the territories that their neighbours are holding. That is why we now have an ongoing war in Uk...
Opatija Summer Stage
Renko za HRT
2022, 49`
„Wish For” is implemented throughout Croatia and is the most valuable projectfunded by the European Social Fund in Croatia. The project`s goal is to strenghten and improve the work potential of hard-to-employ women and toencourage social inclusion and increase the life quality of its users – the old and weak. For one year we are with Natalija, who is employed in the program, and the people she...
- Out of competition - Regionale -
izvan konkurencije / out of competition , off program , regionale , Villa Antonio
After the construction of the first section of the highway Matulji - Tunnel Učka in 1980, when only my family was forcibly alienated several thousand square meters of land, there has been talk of building a complete highway profile and this uncertainty lasted until early 2021 when a decision was made to demolish several houses, and among them my family’s home. Until the last day, it was not kno...
izvan konkurencije / out of competition , off program , regionale , Villa Antonio
A film crew follows proteges inside a mental institution of an open type in their effort to gain their lost independence. The documentary process behind this film explores the limits of confronted realities – those of protagonists, film crew and the system. Their faith, hope, and humaneness are not in the question but their road to sanity is long andfull of challenges.
izvan konkurencije / out of competition , off program , regionale , Villa Antonio
The documentary about the port named "Delfin" goes beyond the chronicle approach, although it actively includes it. It is an urban story that transmits the universal problems of life at and by the sea. It is filled with contemporary life frames of the above mentioned society, which successfully overcame bankruptcy under shady circumtances
izvan konkurencije / out of competition , off program , regionale , Opatija Summer Stage
The children of the Rikard Katalinić Jeretov school in Opatija made this film after the trees that they had planted in the schoolyard, disappeared. They participated in the extracurricular eco group that was focused on the project "Precious Plastic" and shot 4 films on the topic. With this film they wanted to send a message that they have the right to live in a greener, sustainable wo...
izvan konkurencije / out of competition , off program , regionale , Villa Antonio
Cirk Pozor
2022, 13`
A short film inspired by the life of the famous American clown Emmett Kelly, based on his autobiographical book "My life in tatters and smiles". He was remembered as a clown misfit with a sad face who was a mirror for thousands of poor, rejected people of similar destinies who looked at him and felt that they were not alone.“By laughing at me, they really laugh at themselves”
izvan konkurencije / out of competition , off program , regionale , Villa Antonio
(WORLD PREMIERE)
2022, 9`
Music Conservatory, numerous nights out and vineyards. Flora is just like flora, she gradually grows her true self.
izvan konkurencije / out of competition , off program , regionale , Villa Antonio
(WORLD PREMIERE)
2022, 19`
The short documentary film True Beauty follows a group of girls who work on restoring old buildings, a physically demanding job that is stereotypically known as a “men’s job”. Located on the coast of the Adriatic Sea, the film focuses on Eni, Katarina, Andrea and Nika as they utilise their passion and perfectionism to bring out the true beauty of the neglected buildings. True Beauty encapsulate...
izvan konkurencije / out of competition , off program , regionale , Villa Antonio
(FESTIVAL PREMIERE)
Restartova Škola dokumentarnog filma
2022, 11`
Beetroot soup is a Polish specialty that my dad's new girlfriend is bringing to our Christmas lunch. But beetroot soup is also her - the odd one out in a traditional setting.I record the lunch and everything that leads to it, where commenting recipes and spices presents an escape from all possible questions except for my grandmothers "Are you full?".
izvan konkurencije / out of competition , off program , regionale , Villa Antonio
The culture of living with and by the sea is part of everyday life in many parts of Croatia, including the region of Kvarner. However, Kvarner is specific for the coexistence of the sea and industry. What happens when an imposed industry threatens the mysterious bond with the blue primordial beginning of life? What price are we ready to pay in the name of development and progress? "Modra&q...
izvan konkurencije / out of competition , off program , regionale , Villa Antonio
(WORLD PREMIERE)
2022, 20`
That much more follows the relationship between mother and daughter (director of this film) as they clear the way to the sea, which is overgrown with thick macchia.
izvan konkurencije / out of competition , off program , regionale , Villa Antonio
Istra film
2021, 50`
People with mental health issues from the Turnić Home (Rijeka) are trying to return to the everyday life of the community through different activities and remove the prejudices they face. They act, they sing, have their own radio show on Radio Rijeka (named the best radio show in Croatia in 2017) and live in residential communities outside the Home where they feel equal to healthy people.
izvan konkurencije / out of competition , off program , regionale , Villa Antonio
(WORLD PREMIERE)
2022, 8`
Hotel Opatija was built in 1888. From the time of Austro-Hungary until today, it has changed, expanded and continued its existence in several countries. At the current stage, the hotel is closed for guests and its employee Ivanka performs the only remaining duty there. Large, once pompous spaces are now empty and neglected, while their walls seem to dread the future and the final judgment for t...
izvan konkurencije / out of competition , off program , regionale , Villa Antonio
Blank
2022, 19`
A wave is a way of transmitting energy caused by a disturbance in one part of an asset. We think in the direction that we are each other’s means and disturbances that drive each other’s waves and vibrations.
- Out of competition - Restart presents -
izvan konkurencije / out of competition , restart , Opatija Summer Stage
"Babajanja" is a short essay documentary with horror elements. Going back to the past, the narrator is trying to find the mysterious woman he was scared of as a boy. Rummaging across his memories, dreams and forgotten horror films, he is trying to find out who she is and where she is today. He includes his family, relatives, fellow villagers in his investigation – no one is particular...
izvan konkurencije / out of competition , restart , Opatija Summer Stage
(FESTIVAL PREMIERE)
Restartova Škola dokumentarnog filma
2022, 12`
Ana is employed as the only housekeeper in a hospice - an institution for housing patients in the final stages of a terminal illness. However, her role goes beyond her workplace. In additionto keeping the hospice immaculately clean and tidy, she develops a relationship with the dying patients before, but continues after their death.
izvan konkurencije / out of competition , restart , Opatija Summer Stage
(FESTIVAL PREMIERE)
Restartova Škola dokumentarnog filma
2022, 12`
Emotional confession, born in an intimate atmosphere and an even more intimate moment, provide a sketch of a portrait of the author's friend.
izvan konkurencije / out of competition , Opatija Summer Stage
Restart , Hrvatska radiotelevizija (HRT) , Uzrok , nutprodukce , Al Jazeera Documentary Channel , GEO Television
2021, 91`
Inside the remnants of an abandoned utopian project, a young life persists in the form of a fierce little girl. As the city erases the spaces she inhabits, so looms an end to childhood dreams.
izvan konkurencije / out of competition , restart , Opatija Summer Stage
(FESTIVAL PREMIERE)
Restartova Škola dokumentarnog filma
2022, 14`
What does it mean to learn, to cope with the new, the strange, to listen and articulate? What does amateur performance tell us, and how does it shape expressions that disappear with professionalization?The film examines the boundaries between documentary, feature and experimental elements that are intertwined both with each other, and in the relationship in front of and behind the camera - the...
- Out of competition - Beldocs presents -
izvan konkurencije / out of competition , Lučica Ičići
Ranch production
2022, 63`
After getting fired, an outsider, painter from Belgrade, Aleksandar loses his dog, and now he is on a quest to find it. Together with his strange friends, he guides us on a journey through his vision of Serbia which gives it the social, political and emotional context. Roaming through these fragments both Aleksandar and Serbia are looking for identity.
- Out of competition - LFF presents -
izvan konkurencije / out of competition , Lučica Ičići
In the wake of Tito's reign, Dragomir and Ljubica Miličić moved from their Serbian rural homeland to Pula to start a new life. Thirty-five years later, after the breakup of Yugoslavia, they tried to exercise their right to live in a country where they no longer felt welcome. This is their story.