Awards of 19th Liburnia Film Festival

Sunday, 29.08.2021
Awards of 19th Liburnia Film Festival

On Friday, 27th of August, the last day of the 19th Liburnia Film Festival, festival of Croatian documentary film, organised by Association LFF and co-organised by Restart we found out this year's winners. The jury Branka BenčićVišnja VukašinovićSzabolcs SzironyMarko Grba Singh and Vladimir Gojun decided that the best film of the festival is 'Factory to the Workers' by Srđan Kovačević (Fade In), giving the special mention to 'White Christmas' by Josip Lukić (Academy of Dramatic Arts). The Best Regional Film award went to Toni Jelenić from Rijeka for his film 'Martin Torpedo' (Filmaktiv) while the audience awarded 'One of Us' by Đuro Gavran (Pipser) with high 4,78/5. The best director is Ivan Ramljak (film 'Once Upon a Youth'), best cinematographer Andrea Kaštelan ('Landscape Zero'), editors Elena Radošević and Josip Lukić ('White Christmas'), and sound designer Vjeran Šalamon ('Landscape Zero'). Traditionally, Ivana Pipal and Vanja Babić led Restart's Filmmaking for Beginners workshop for the youngest. Before the award ceremony, the audience could see two films made at Restart's School of Documentary Film, 'More than 35'  by Timy Šarec and 'Letters to Nicholas' by Dunja Ivezić.

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Apply to School of Documentary Film 2021/2022

Wednesday, 04.08.2021
Apply to School of Documentary Film 2021/2022

Restart invites all those interested to apply for the 11th annual School of Documentary Film 2021/2022, which will be held under the guidance of foreign and Croatian mentors and lecturers in Zagreb from October 2021 to February 2022. Deadline for applications is September 9, 2021, all the information about the application procedure can be found on the official website of the program.

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World premiere of "Bosnian Broadway" at Sarajevo Film Festival

Wednesday, 04.08.2021
World premiere of

This year, the 27th edition of the Sarajevo Film Festival will take place from August 13th to 20th. The competition program of the documentary film shows a total of 16 films, three of which are Croatian. We are especially proud that one of those is the short documentary "Bosnian Broadway" by Jasmina Beširević, made as part of the platform for young authors Restart Laboratory. Screening of "Bosnian Broadway" in Sarajevo will be it's world premiere. The film follows sixteen young actors selected to participate in a Broadway musical set up by established American artists in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The producers of the film are Tibor Keser and Vanja Jambrović, the editor is Iva Ivan, and the mentor of the film in the Restart Laboratory Nebojša Slijepčević.

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Masterclass by Swedish director Fredrik Gertten

Thursday, 29.04.2021
Masterclass by Swedish director Fredrik Gertten

On Friday, April 30th, Swedish director Fredrik Gertten will hold a masterclass entitled “Film and Political Responsibility” at Dokukino KIC starting at 6 p.m. Gertten will talk about the problems he faces in his work and what it means to care about the theme of the film and how possible the films are in a political sense. They will show excerpts from their most significant works, some additional materials and discuss everything with the audience. Due to the limited number of visitors to Dokukino, it is necessary to book your place by sending an email to info@dokukino.net. Admission is free. In addition to Dokukino KIC, the masterclass will be available in parallel via online streaming. All it takes to follow the masterclass is to join the Restart Films YouTube channel at the right time: https://bit.ly/3fQFuhP. 

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Museum of the Revolution wins an award at Last Stop Trieste 2021

Thursday, 04.02.2021
Museum of the Revolution wins an award at Last Stop Trieste 2021

The project of the feature-length documentary "Museum of the Revolution" by director, screenwriter and cinematographer Srđan Keča and editor Hrvoslava Brkušić, which was presented in the industrial program Last Stop Trieste, won the Flow Digital Cinema award. The project is produced by Vanja Jambrović (Restart, Croatia) and Srđan Keča (Uzrok, Serbia), and co-produced by Lukás Kokes and Pavla Janoušková Kubečková (Nutprodukce, Czech Republic). Last Stop Trieste is a sub-program of the industrial program When East Meets West, and is intended for documentary projects that are almost completed. A video of the shooting ceremony and the list of all the awarded projects that participated in the industrial part of the festival can be found at this link.

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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 2020

Institutional Support

Nacionalna zaklada za razvoj civilnog društva

Restart label - Distribution of Documentary Films