What to expect at the 62nd Pula Film Festival?
Croatian film and Minority Croatian co-production films selected through application will compete in the Croatian programme. The selection of recent European and world feature films, medium-length and short films, selected from the most prestigious world film festivals will be screened in the International programme.
Festival programme will offer film education also for young population: Pulica programme, besides film titles, prepares workshop the Professor Balthasar’s Laboratory, Dizalica programme screens films thematically suitable for teenagers and RED workshop in which participants produce their own film.
By joining programmes for the new generations within the seventh art, new ones will be launched, Student programme, which will offer an opportunity for young authors to present their feature films and shorts, as well as to participate in the professional programme Pula PRO intended for filmmakers and instructed by the renowned moderators and lecturers. Cinematheque, as a kind of time machine, is a programme screening selected five feature films significant for the history of the Pula Film Festival, whereas the Retrospective thematically screens a progamme dedicated to one foreign country cinematography or one foreign author opus.
Film programme is encompassed by additional sidebar programmes, such as theme exhibitions and divers Music programme.
62nd PFF introduces Festival Nights from 22nd to 28th of August at the Kaštel, presenting a programme made up of interesting film titles.
1st Open Door Days successfully finished
A two-day Pula Film Festival 1st Open Door Days, held from 25th to 26th of February, successfully finished counting 319 visitors.
Educational institutions showed the biggest interest for the PFF 1st Open Door Days, and elementary schools Kaštanjer, Centar and Šijana, the High school for Education, the Vocational High School and nurseries Latica, Val, Školjkice and Vjeverice had organized visits. Institution’s business activity, cinema-screenings activities and Pula Film Festival programme were presented to school’s and nurseries’ visitors on the 1st Open Door Days.
The young visitors were particularly given insight into past and modern screening techniques and all visitors got several centimetres of “ the old” 35 mm film as a souvenir. A Camera obscura workshop, an optical device that led to photography, and therefore to film, was also held. Program also included cartoon characters templates children colouring, and films made and produced in creative PFF workshops “The Professor Balthazar’s Adventurous Laboratory”, respectively RED workshop, were screened, and those films were made by children of the same age as visitors. The Institutions was also visited by other citizens, who were mostly looking for information about job vacancies on the 62nd Pula Film Festival, the festival sidebar programmes and The Valli Cinema general business activities.