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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Half a Man wins Best Croatian short film at MFF in Split

Monday, 19.06.2017
Half a Man wins Best Croatian short film at MFF in Split

At recently finished the 10th Mediterranean Film Festival in Split (Croatia), Restart's short fiction "Half a Man" by Kristina Kumrić won an award for the Best Film in 'Jeska' Category among 16 Croatian short films. The best film was announced by the international jury represented by the members of film festivals from Cyprus, Ireland and Iceland. This is how the jury explained their decision: "We found it important to select a film that was technically well produced, but also a film that would be a good represtantation of the Croatian people and their journeys. According to the audience's choice, Best Feature Film of the 10th Mediterranean Film Festival is "Last Men in Aleppo" (4,78/5), Danish-Syrian documentary directed by Feras Fayyad that will enter Croatian theatrical distribution at the end of the year, distributed by Restart Label. A film that came second by the audience's choice is another film co-produced by Restart - an Italian-Croatian feature documentary "Funne: Sea Dreaming Girls" by Katia Bernardi (4,72/5).

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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