Srbenka in France, Portugal, Romania, Czech Republic and USA

Sunday, 14.10.2018
Srbenka in France, Portugal, Romania, Czech Republic and USA

While waiting for the official nominations for the European Film Awards, 'Srbenka' by Nebojša Slijepčević slowly coming to the number of 3000 spectators in Croatian cinemas and announcing some new awards and festivals. We just received a good news that the jury of Festival Signes de Nuit (Paris, France), Jacques PuyMarina Mazotti and Roshan Bikram Tahuri, awarded the film with Signs Award in the documentary competition. 'Srbenka' just had American premiere in the documentary program of the 54th Chicago International Film Festival, and Romanian in the Central and Eastern Europe competition at the Astra Film Festival, Sibiu. This week's festival selection we are finishing with program Heart Beat of big doclisboa (Lisboa, Portugal) as well as Doc Alliance Selection of upcoming Jihlava Documentary Film Festival (Jihlava, Czech Republic).

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Four films on six festivals

Wednesday, 03.10.2018
Four films on six festivals

Four Restart's films are this week on the programs of six festivals in Lithuania, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Peru, Sri Lanka and Croatia. 'Days of Madness' by Damian Nenadić is in the competition of the Cuzco Underground Cinema Festival in Peru, and later in the main program of Human Rights Film Festival Lugano (Film Festival Diritti Umani Lugano, Switzerland). Short school film 'Mum, why are you crying...' by Vladimira Spindler is in the short film competition of the Jaffna International Cinema Festival in Sri Lanka. 'Playing Men' by Matjaž Ivanišin is in the official selection of Vilnius Documentary Film Festival and also in the program 'Cinedocs', festival of central and eastern European film CinEast that is happening between 4th and 21st of October in Luxembourg. It will be accompanied by Nebojša Slijepčević's 'Srbenka' that will be also screened in the competition of our dear festival Dokuart in Bjelovar, Croatia.

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Orbit awarded in Porto, September 3rd 2015 at 25 FPS

Monday, 01.10.2018
Orbit awarded in Porto, September 3rd 2015 at 25 FPS

'All Still Orbit' by Dane Komljen and James Lettimer just received a Jury Mention at the Beast International Film Festival in Porto, Portugal. The film was competing in the category experimentalEAST and was mentioned for 'its meditate exploration and the atmospheric dynamic of geopolitical non-spoken and by creation of subjective landscape which invite the audience to join'. Beast IFF is a festival dedicated to short films from Eastern Europe.  The film 'September 3rd, 2015' by Sara Jurinčić made on the last edition of Restart's School of Documentary Film won Green DCP Award at the 14th edition of 25 FPS festival because this is the work 'that dissolves and skips film genres to face a personal trauma'. 

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Mezostajun awarded in Betina

Monday, 24.09.2018
Mezostajun awarded in Betina

Our short experimental documentary 'Mezostajun' by Ivan Ramljak received Special Jury Mention at the first edition of Betina Film Festival held in the town of Betina on island Murter.  Members of the jury Vlado Zrnić, Boris Poljak and Ivica Perinović congratulated the film on its 'photography and originality'. The main prize went to a short documentary "Dear Neighbours" by Nebojša Slijepčević, produced by the Croatian National Television (HRT).

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Days of Madness awarded at the Festival of Slovenian Film

Sunday, 16.09.2018
Days of Madness awarded at the Festival of Slovenian Film

The film 'Days of Madnes' by Damian Nenadić at the just finished Festival of Slovenian Film won an Vesna Award for Special Acheivements. Jury members Haidy KanclerMetod Pevec and Miloš Srdić awarded the film because without moralising, the film raises harrowing questions of how one responds to psychological distress; and how the system, the medical science, the pharmaceutical industry reacts. Thanks to well-thought-out yet only seeming absence of the author, what is left is an honest, brutally compelling document that leaves the viewer with an almost physical effect. 'Days of Madness' is produced by Restart in co-production with Slovenian Petra Pan 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

Institutional Support

Nacionalna zaklada za razvoj civilnog društva

Restart label - Distribution of Documentary Films