Croatia and France join forces to valorise cinematic industry
An agreement has been signed between Croatia and France confirming the two countries’ commitment to establish and encourage film connections, and to valorise their mutual cinematic heritage.
The Croatian Minister of Culture Andrea Zlatar Violić, and the Minister of Culture of France signed the co-production agreement on behalf of the two governments in Cannes on Monday (28 May).
Any future collaborations will be implemented by the Croatian Audiovisual Centre (HAVC) and the National Centre of Cinema and the Moving Image (CNC). The move will have a major impact on both Croatian and French filmmakers, facilitating and nurturing collaboration on joint projects.
The announcement will have a major positive impact on Croatian producers, as they can now apply for financial grants from foreign and French sources, and have a stronger presence on the international film market, including greater representation at French and international film festivals.
Head of the HAVC, Hrvoje Hribar, said: “The agreement confirms strategic partnership between two countries sharing fundamental values and advocates the preservation of their languages and cultural identities. It is signed by two countries with a similar vision of cinema as multi-faceted cultural production that plays an important economic role in both societies.”