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Dubrovnik, Pula, Motovun – The art of film under a starry sky

Dubrovnik, Pula, Motovun – The art of film under a starry sky
Croatia is the promised land in July, for all lovers of the seventh art form because it offers as many as three interesting film festivals. Chronologically speaking, the first is Libertas Film Festival, one of the many cultural events in Dubrovnik. The seventh edition of this festival will be held from 2-6 July, and the organisers have again this year thought up a rich and high quality program. It is a festival which brings to Dubrovnik audiences some of the most interesting film accomplishments of independent productions. Presented within the program there are: feature films, documentaries and short films, while the ambience certainly adds to the uniqueness of the festival. Every film projection is shown in the open air among the ancient walls of Dubrovnik.

After Dubrovnik, film lovers’ attention will be drawn by the 58th Feature Film Festival in Pula, which is one of the oldest film festivals in Europe. A few years ago the London Guardian proclaimed the Pula Film Festival one of the three best and most spectacular European open air festivals. This year, from 9-23 July, the audience will be able to enjoy a varied program with international and domestic film novelties.

Only two days after the festival in Pula, in the nearby Istrian town of Motovun, held from the 25-29 July, for the 13th time running, will be the Motovun Film Festival. But the organisers have decided to hold the festival under the number – 14!

In the past few years a new rule has emerged – every true film lover must visit Motovun at the end of July, because at that time this Istrian town turns itself into a Croatian film Mecca. This picturesque town on the top of a steep hill makes an ideal ambience for the festival, which stubbornly neglects the commercial character of cinematography and supports independent film making. Films of the newest world production can be seen in Motovun, regardless of their genre. This five day film marathon with all day projections can satisfy the biggest of appetites. The festival offers top quality entertainment even at times when visitors’ attention in not drawn to the movie screen.

The Tourist Board of Istria County

The Tourist Board of Pula

Pula Film Festival

The Tourist Board of Motovun Borough

Motovun Film Festival

The Tourist Board of Dubrovnik-Neretva County

The Tourist Board of Dubrovnik

Libertas Film Festival

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