6th ZAGREB FILM FESTIVAL / ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
19st – 25th October 2008. / STUDENT CENTRE, CINEMA EUROPE / ZAGREB
Zagreb Film Festival features debut, first and second author films, so we like to claim that we turn people into stars. Or at least we help them on their way. It was at our festival that German feature film 'The Life of Others' by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck won its first festival awards, both from the audience and the jury, and it is not seldom the case that Zagreb audience gets to be among the first in Europe to see movies that later turn into blockbusters, such as 'Borat' which had its European prepremiere in SC Cinema.
On the other hand, most important is the fact that the majority of films screened at ZFF can be seen only then and there, so this festival remains a unique big screen distribution channel in the country.
The Festival award is called GOLDEN PRAM and our general sponsor Vipnet provides monetary awards in the international competition of 5.000 EUR for long feature film and 1.500 EUR each, for short and documentary, while the audience’s first choice walks away with 1.000 EUR. BUG magazine is awarding 2.000 EUR to the best film in the Checkered selection.