The Golden Arena Awards were presented to films in the Main Programme in the sections Croatian Film and Croatian Minority Co-productions at the Small Roman Theatre on Saturday evening. Following the award ceremony, the award-winners of the jubilee 70th Pula Film Festival went to the Arena for their bow to audience
Tickets for the Arena for Thursday 20 July sold out on Wednesday morning, making this the second sold out evening at the Arena during this edition of Pula Film Festival.
The three member jury of the Croatian Independent Cinema Network had made the decision for this special cinema exhibitors’ award to be presented in its first year to the film Only When I Laugh, directed by Vanja Juranić, for its utterly realistic portrayal of an extremely difficult topic that has rarely been dealt with in Croatian film and that has gained a foothold in Croatian reality.
The Marijan Rotar Award, named after the founder of Pula Film Festival and presented for contribution to the promotion of the Festival, was presented to the Archeological Museum of Istria. The Museum operates the Arena, which has been hosting the Festival from its very beginning in 1953, when it screened a revue of foreign, and later also domestic film...
"Malo je poznato da su se filmovi u Areni počeli gledati puno prije nego što je Festival začet", rekla je Sanela Pliško iz Javne ustanove Pula Film Festival na predstavljanju nove monografije Festivala koju je uredila s Lanom Skuljan Bilić iz Povijesnog i pomorskog muzeja Istre.
Announced as the edition dedicated to the audience and filmmakers, the 70th Pula Film Festival could not have had a more beautiful and emotional opening – more than 5,500 people in the sold out Arena opened the Festival in complete harmony, filmmakers told personal anecdotes from the Festival and thought back to beautiful moments, and […]