In the competition category Croatian Feature Film, the Croatian Jury presents the following awards:
Grand Golden Arena for Best Festival Film (received by the producer)
Golden Arena for Best Director
Golden Arena for Best Screenplay
Golden Arena for Best Actress
Golden Arena for Best Actor
Golden Arena for Best DOP
Golden Arena for Best Supporting Actress
Golden Arena for Best Supporting Actor
Golden Arena for Best Editing
Golden Arena for Best Music
Golden Arena for Best Scenography
Golden Arena for Best Costume Design
Golden Arena for Best Make-Up
Golden Arena for Best Sound Design
Golden Arena for Best Special Effects
Golden Arena for Best Visual Effects.*
*The Croatian Jury reserves the right to not present awards in all categories if it determines that no film achievement has met the criteria.
The Croatian Jury also presents the Breza Award for Best Debutant from one of the listed categories.
In the category Croatian Minority Co-production, the Croatian Jury can present: Golden Arena for Best Film, Golden Arena for Best Director, and Golden Arena for Best Acting Performance.
Golden Gate of Pula – Arena Audience Award. This award is sponsored by the City of Pula.
Octavian – Croatian Society of Film Critics presents this award for Best Film in the category Croatian Film.
Diploma – HDFK presents this award for Best Film in the category Croatian Minority Co-production.
Recognition – Presented by foreign critics accredited at the Festival or juries of international film critics’ organisations.
Marijan Rotar Award – Presented by the Governing Board of the Public Institution Pula Film Festival.
The FEDEORA Jury presents recognitions for: Best Croatian Feature Film, Best Minority Co-Production, Best Croatian Short or Mid-Length Film, Best Croatian TV Series or Documentary Series, and Best Croatian Feature Documentary Film.
AWARDS PRESENTED AT THE FESTIVAL
Fabijan Šovagović Award – for exceptional acting contribution to Croatian cinematography, presented by the Croatian Film Directors’ Guild.
Vedran Šamanović Award – for an artist who has expanded the boundaries of film expression in Croatian film with their innovative approach, in any kind of film, feature or short film, during the current year; this award is presented by the Croatian Society of Film Workers, Croatian Society of Film Critics, Croatian Film Directors’ Guild, Croatian Cinematographers Society, and Croatian Film Association.
Nikola Tanhofer Award – for the most significant contributions to cinematography in categories: Feature Film, Short Films, and TV Series in the previous year; this award is presented by the Croatian Cinematographers Society.