The Croatian Heritage Foundation initiated and originated the event concept in 1996. The Golden Ducat Prize for contributions to Croatian film production will be presented to Branko Schmidt and Lukas Nola.

The Days of Croatian Film in Orašje is one of the leading culture events of the Croatians of Bosnia-Herzegovina. This film festival has been staged in Orašje for the past twenty years and features premiere screenings of the complete and latest film production of Croatian cinematography in the past year. This year the event runs from the 5th through the 11th of September.

The Croatian Heritage Foundation initiated and originated the event concept in 1996. From its modest beginnings actor Ivo Gregurević and his associates have succeeded in forging an exceptional and significant culture event. This is evident now from the large number of guests, including actors, directors, producers and other cinema professionals. This year we once again expect the arrival of leading Croatian actors and film creators.
The many top figures at the event will be joined by regular guests of the event from the ranks of ministers from Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina, ambassadors and consuls. The Golden Ducat Prize for contributions to Croatian film production will be presented to Branko Schmidt and Lukas Nola.

The event programme:
Gala reception at 6:30 pm at the Centar Restaurant in Orašje, near the County Government building
Festival opening ceremony at 8:00 pm in the movie theatre and a screening of the movie Imena višnje (Ungiven).
Gala banquet at 10:30 pm, the Orašje Pools

Films to be screened in Orašje include: Branko Schmidt’s Imena višnje (Ungiven), Daniel Kušan’s Ljubav ili smrt (Love or Death), Ognjen Sviličić’s Takva su pravila (These Are the Rules), Vinko Moderndorfer’s Inferno, Zagrebačke priče vol.III (Zagreb Stories vol. 3) by directors Ivan Salaj, Petar Orešković, Matija Vukšić, Vlatka Vorkapić, Danilo Šerbedžija and Radislav Jovanov-Gonzo, and Vuk Ršumović’s Ničije dijete (No One’s Child).
The festival will close with a Bosnia-Herzegovinian film production, Šemsudin Gegić’s Stupica nevidljivog djeteta (An Invisible Child’s Trap).

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Text by: Nives Antoljak