Pula Film Festival
Pula Film Festival is the oldest film festival in Croatia and one of the oldest in Europe. Its trademark is the Arena Pula, in which movies under the stars are being watched. Today, it is the most visited cultural event in Croatia with more than 73,000 spectators during a series of festival events. Festival programs are regularly held on a number of city locations and attract a lot of public attention.
The competition part of the program includes films of domestic productions, feature and shorts, which are mostly premiered, as well as an international program, a children's program, a youth program, a retrospective program and Pula Cinematheque program. The jury awards the main festival prize - the Grand Golden Arena for the best film, and the audience with their voices chooses the winner of the Golden Gate of Pula prize. This year the festival celebrates 65 years and will be held from 14th to 22nd of July.
Cinema by the Sea at the Ambrela beach
In addition to the extremely rich program and an impressive amount of movies, one of the peculiarities of this year's 65th Pula is definitely the screening location on Ambrela beach at Verudela peninsula, where, like last year film adventure will be enriched with a completely new program dimension with Cinema by the Sea program, intended for young film enthusiasts. Contemporary Croatian, European and worldwide feature films, animated feature and short films that have excelled at numerous children and youth film festivals will be screened at Ambrela beach. These films open the door to new, unknown cultures and a variety of cinematic expressions, and so make an inevitable segment of the entire festival program.
P.S. Pula at Kaštel
Another specific location hosting a part of the festival program is the Pula Kaštel. This location, where viewers can also enjoy watching movies under the open starry sky, will be screening independent films and European production films. The program is scheduled from 4th till 10th of August.