Yesterday, the Croatian Audiovisual Centre (HAVC) announced the results of the Public call for script and project development for TV works in 2018, minority co-productions and international cooperation.
Among the recipients of funding in the category of minority co-productions, within the subcategory of a debut live-action film in the post-production stage, was the Montenegrin live-action feature film “After the Winter”, directed by Ivan Bakrač, for which HRK 300,000.00 (approximately EUR 41,000.00) was allocated.
Art advisor, Boško Picula, states in his explanation that “the debut live-action feature film (in post-production) After the Winter (Montenegro) is the work of the Montenegrin director Ivan Bakrač, who also wrote the script. So far, Ivan Bakrač has made several notable short- film titles (Wars, Our Skin is Going to Gray) and he envisaged this project as an artistic analysis of the subject of contemporary friendship, through the prism of different types of friendships (female-female, male-male, male-female). When dealing with the young people on the threshold of maturity, the author explores their relationships by placing them in the context of the seasons with winter as a narrative and metaphorical epilogue. With a stable screenwriting structure and elegant directorial solutions, the film is fundamentally a generational story that, despite its local color, speaks about universally comprehensible issues. Croatian co-producer is Maxima film with a long-standing experience in Croatia (These Are the Rules, Armin) and with foreign partners (When Day Breaks). The Croatian artistic and technical crew gave its contribution through one of the supporting roles, the work of the composer, sound design, as well as image and sound post-production”.
The Call for proposals for the promotion of audiovisual activities and creativity for co-productions with minority Croatian participation (1st deadline, 11 July 2019) received 33 applications, of which 27 were taken into consideration and 9 were proposed for co-financing.