Welcome / Greetings

Mayor of Zadar / Gradonačelnik Grada Zadra

Along with the festival, the City of Zadar is very happy to be celebrating its Fifth Year of being a Film City. By opening this door to the Seventh Art, we have strengthened cultural tourism, and enriched the City of Zadar.

After only five years, AVVANTURA FILM FESTIVAL ZADAR has grown to include more than 100 films and has attracted 200 international guests so we are confident we are on the right track. This is not only our conclusion. Creative Europe/Media shares our enthusiasm having officially given its support to this young and energetic festival. Your support and your presence here, Distinguished Guests, representing different parts of Europe and different generations demonstrates a passion for this very important art form that is encouraging to all of us.

We are excited about hosting in Zadar the first conference of independent cinema exhibitors, KIN-KONG, which has been organized by HAVC, the Croatian Audiovisual Centre in collaboration with Avvantura Film Festival Zadar, and which is supported by the City of Zadar.

We open our doors to all who love film here in our summer theater under the stars. We invite you to explore our city, take a walk on the Kalelarga, climb the bell tower of the Cathedral of St. Anastasia, look at the light installation “Greeting to the Sun”, sit near the water and listen to the sounds of our unique “Sea Organ.”

We are here for you and look forward to seeing you again in 2015.

Božidar Kalmeta,

Mayor of Zadar

 

Grad Zadar je prije pet godina postao i filmski grad i to nas mora veseliti. Otvarajući vrata sedmoj umjetnosti, otvorili smo i vrata jačanju kulturnoga turizma, snažno obogatili kulturnu i turističku ponudu, obogatili Grad Zadar. Kada nakon samo pet godina postojanja AVVANTURA FILM FESTIVAL ZADAR ima više od stotinu filmskih naslova i više od dvije stotine gostiju, još smo sigurniji da je na pravome putu. A sjajno je da tako ne mislimo samo mi, već i Europa, dajući podršku ovom mladom, energičnom festivalu. A podršku nam dajete i svi vi, cijenjeni gosti i cijenjena publiko, i poticajno je vidjeti na jednome mjestu toliko ljudi s raznih strana Europe i svijeta, mlađe i starije generacije, sve okupljene oko jedne strasti, profesije.

Veselimo se što u Zadar stižu i domaći nezavisni kinoprikazivači na svoju 1. konferenciju. KIN-KONG, u organizaciji Hrvatskog audiovizualnog centra, u suradnji s Avvantura Film Festivalom, ima potporu Grada Zadra i Zadarske županije.

Otvaramo vrata svima koji vole film i naša ljetna kina pod zvijezdama, pozivamo vas da upoznate naš grad, prošećete Kalelargom, popnete se na zvonik Katedrale sv. Stošije, obiđete svjetlosnu instalaciju Pozdrav suncu, sjednete na rivu i slušate zvuk, jedinstvenih u svijetu, Morskih orgulja. Savršen grad za film? Čekamo vas i 2015!

Božidar Kalmeta,

Gradonačelnik Grada Zadra

 

Festival Director and founder / Osnivač i direktor festivala

Welcome to the 5th edition of the AVVANTURA FILM FESTIVAL ZADAR

It is a pleasure to see you here for our film get-together. I am very happy that many of you are coming back and following us each year and that you are brining your colleagues and friends. All of us here at the Festival are looking forward to every new viewer and guest. In exchange, we are making an ever greater effort to justify the trust you have been showing to us. In 2014 we are also inviting you to the Festival’s stages: Forum, Trg pet bunara and Saint Dominic’s Church. For the next seven days those will be the screening sites surrounded with the rich history of Zadar. We have opened the Forum to a large range of audience and here you will find numerous premieres. This programme does not have a competition but you can see the participants of the short films competition. The competition programme consists of the “1st & 2nd Film” section and “International Coproduction” on “Pet bunara” and in “Dominic” respectively. In this last week of August, Avvantura will be traveling to Iceland and Slovakia which are our partner countries but also to Brazil. In September, a shorter version of the Festival will be traveling to Podgorica, Montenegro. We have already travelled during the winter on “Nedjeljna Avvantura”, the first online film festival in this parts of Europe where we have shown (together with the Eye on Films platform) first feature films by young directors who find it hard to find a distributing channel and audience.

We are delighted to have two important congresses during the Avvantura Film Festival (Filmforum Zadar Matchmaking). AdaptLab, a part of an educational and networking platform TorinoFilmLab will be held in Croatia this year, alongside with Italy and Poland. KIN-KONG is also coming to Zadar, cinema congress of independent cinema operators because everyone there wants to have a different future for Croatian independent cinemas.

Avvantura Festival Zadar as a film festival that focuses on European coproduction is this year’s partner of the LUX award, given by the European Parliament for cinematic achievements and supporting the development of European coproduction. The Festival is supported by Eurimage and from this year recognized by the Creative Europe Desk – MEDIA. Avvantura Festival is the youngest Croatian festival amongst the four domestic ones that have been supported by MEDIA.

Zadar will also have concerts, parties, new festival locations. We are preparing a humanitarian project in Diklo, in the beautiful “Kraljevski vinogradi” (Royal Vineyards) where you can enjoy a “royal” film title It is up to you to choose and enjoy with us!

Director Avvantura Film Festival Zadar,

Sergej Stanojkovski

 

Dobro došli na peto izdanje AVVANTURA FILM FESTIVALA ZADAR

Drago mi je da ste stigli na naše filmsko druženje i drago mi je da se mnogi od vas vraćaju i prate nas svake godine. Da dovodite svoje kolege i prijatelje. Svi mi u festivalu veselimo se i svakom novom gledatelju i gostu. Zauzvrat se još više trudimo da opravdamo povjerenje koje nam ukazujete. I 2014. pozivamo vas na festivalske pozornice: Forum, Trg pet bunara i u crkvu Svetog Dominika. Sljedećih sedam dana to su kino pozornice okružene i oslikane bogatom poviješću Zadra. FORUM smo otvorili publici širokoga spektra, na njemu će pronaći brojne premijerne naslove, u tom programu nema natjecanja među dugometražnim filmovima, natječu se kratki filmovi. Za nagrade konkuriraju filmovi iz sekcija “1st&2nd film” i “Međunarodne koprodukcije” na “Pet bunara” i u “Dominiku”. Avvantura u ovom posljednjem tjednu mjeseca kolovoza putuje u Island i Slovačku, to su nam zemlje partneri, ali i u daleki Brazil iz kojega nam stižu recentni naslovi. U rujnu skraćena verzija festivala putuje u crnogorsku Podgoricu, a putovali smo mi i tijekom zime u “Nedjeljnoj Avvanturi” prvom online filmskome festivalu u ovome dijelu Europe i prikazivali (zajedno s platformom EYE ON FILMS) prvijence mladih redatelja koji teško pronalaze distribucijski kanal i publiku.

Posebno veseli što se na AVVANTURA FILM FESTIVALU (Filmforum Zadar Matchmaking) održavaju i dva velika i važna kongresa. AdaptLab, dio edukativne i networking platforme TorinoFilmLab, ove će se godine uz Italiju i Poljsku tako održati i u Hrvatskoj. U Zadar stiže i KIN-KONG, kino kongres nazavisnih kinoprikazivača, jer svi okupljeni oko njega žele drugačiju budućnost hrvatskih nezavisnih kina.

AVVANTURA FESTIVAL ZADAR, kao filmski festival koji u fokus stavlja europsku koprodukciju, ove je godine partner LUX nagrade koju dodjeljuje Europski parlament za postignuća u kinematografiji dajući potporu upravo širenju europskih koprodukcija. Podržava nas Eurimages, od ove nas godine prepoznaje i Desk Kreativne Europe Ured MEDIA kao najmlađi hrvatski festival, među četiri domaća filmska festivala koji su dobili njihovu potporu.

U Zadru će biti i koncerata, partija, novih festivalskih lokacija. U Diklu pripremamo vrijednu humanitarnu akciju, u prekrasnim “Kraljevskim vinogradima” možete uživati u “kraljevskom” filmskom naslovu Sada je na vama da birate i uživate zajedno s nama!

Sergej Stanojkovski, direktor Avvantura film festivala Zadar

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