Playing Men wins an award at FIDMarseille

Tuesday, 18.07.2017
Playing Men wins an award at FIDMarseille

At the 28th International Film Festival FIDMarseille, the feature-length documentary film "Playing Men" directed by Matjaž Ivanišin won the Georges de Beauregard Award in the International Competition Program. The film originated in the co-production of Nosorogi from Slovenia and Restart from Croatia. The jury, chaired by Sharunas Bartas, included Fabienne Babe, Nadi Turinev, Carlos Casas and David Schwartz. Georges de Beauregard, named after the award, was a famous French producer who was born in Marseille. He has produced the films "Contempt", "Breathless" and "A Woman is a woman". The next screening of the movie "Playing Men" will be in the documentary competition of the Sarajevo Film Festival.

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Applications open for the School of Documentary Film

Tuesday, 18.07.2017
Applications open for the School of Documentary Film

Restart invites all those interested to apply for the 7th annual School of Documentary Film 2017/2018, which will be held under the guidance of foreign and Croatian mentors and lecturers in Zagreb from October 3rd 2017 to February 28th 2018. Deadline for applications is September 1st 2017, all the information about the application procedure can be found on the official website of the program.

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World premiere of Playing Men in the competition of FIDMarseille

Sunday, 09.07.2017
World premiere of Playing Men in the competition of FIDMarseille

"Playing Men" is a feature-length documentary directed by Matjaža Ivanišin, created in Slovenian-Croatian co-production and in Marseille will have a world premiere in international competition. Slovenian film producer is Nosorogi (Marina Gumzi), and Croatian producer of the film is Restart (Vanja Jambrović and Tibor Keser). The film was filmed in Slovenia, Croatia, Italy and Turkey, and the Croatian authorship is presented by the sound editor and sound mixer Borna Buljević. FIDMarseille's international competition will feature a total of 15 documentary films. All films in the international competition will feature FIDMarseille as a world or international premiere, and "Playing Men" is the only film from South East Europe to be screened at the festival. FIDMarseille is one of the most revered festivals of the documentary film, which is visited annually by some 25,000 spectators. His 28th edition will be held from July 11th to July 17th, and more about the festival can be read on the festival's website.

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My Life Without Air in the competition of Karlovy Vary Film Festival

Thursday, 29.06.2017
My Life Without Air in the competition of Karlovy Vary Film Festival

52nd edition of Karlovy Vary International Film Festival open on Friday, 30th of June. 'My Life Without Air' by Bojana Burnać will have its European premiere in the documentary competition among 10 other films. Screenings are scheduled for the 5th and 6th of July with the presence of the director and DOP Burnać and producer Oliver Sertić. The film has premiered in the competition of Hot Docs, Toronto in April 2017.

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Best Cinematography for Half a Man at Croatian Film Days

Wednesday, 21.06.2017
Best Cinematography for Half a Man at Croatian Film Days

Our production for the second year in a row wins the Best Cinematography Award at the Croatian Film Days. Last year, best cinematographer was Ivan Slipčević who shot documentary film "Islands of Forgotten Cinemas" by Ivan Ramljak. This year, the award has gone to Igor Zelić, director of photography at the short fiction "Half a Man" by Kristina Kumric. This year's jury was: director of photography Živko Zalar, director Katarina Zrinka Matijević and editor Jan Klemsche. "Half a Man" had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2016, after it was screened at 24 film festivals so far. The latest award at the Croatian Film Days is the tenth festival award for this film.

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The school of documentary film

Škola dokumentarnog filma
The school of documentary film is taking place in Zagreb once a year and it is conceived as an intensive programme held by international tutors as well as those from Restart. They will be teaching the participants about basic and advanced skills needed to make their own documentary film.

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Film Catalogue 2014 - 2015

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Nacionalna zaklada za razvoj civilnog društva

Restart label - Distribution of Documentary Films