Official name: Croatia

Population: 4,284,889

GDP in Euro per capita: $18,314

Capital: Zagreb

Currency: HRK - Croatian Kuna (1 EUR = 7.60416 HRK)

Time zone: CET (UTC+1)

Calling code: +385





The Croatian Audiovisual Centre is the Government-backed strategic agency for the audiovisual sector in Croatia. It aims to stimulate a successful, vibrant audiovisual industry as well as to promote the widest possible enjoyment and understanding of audiovisual works throughout Croatia. As a main audiovisual agency in Croatia, we have the overall responsibility for the growth of Croatia’s audiovisual industry. Our remit ranges from supporting development, production, distribution, exhibition, marketing and promotion, to professional training and supporting national film archive through the system of public subsidies.

The Centre also promotes Croatian films and co-productions at all major festivals and markets and administers Croatian cash rebate scheme for film and tv production, aimed at encouraging inward investment.





The Croatian Audiovisual Centre (havc) is currently operatingwith the annual budget of around 8 million €. Additional public support bodies in the country are City Office for Education, Culture and Sport – City of Zagreb and City Office for Culture – City of Rijeka.




Development Fund supports both script and project development for feature-length films: fiction, documentaries and animation intended for theatrical release. There is also a Television Development Fund supporting development of television series, serials and singles.




We support the production of Croatian feature films and international feature film co-productions. We currently operate two feature film support schemes: Feature Film Support Scheme and First Feature Film Support Scheme.




We support production of high-quality and distinctive documentary filmmaking, both feature length and shorts, as well as documentary co-productions.




Short films can help new filmmakers break into the mainstream. We currently operate three separate short film support schemes: for fiction, animation and experimental shorts. 




Animation has a long and venerable tradition in Croatia, dating back to the mid 1950s and culminating in the work of the worldrenowned Zagreb School of Animation in the 1960s and 1970s. After years of relative stagnation, a new generation of Croatian animation talent has been reaping awards at home and abroad. For the first time in many years, we have had a feature-length animation film in distribution in 2010 and another one currently in


International Co-productions with Minority Croatian Participation


We support international feature film co-productions with minority Croatian participation: feature-length fiction,
documentaries and animation, as well as fiction, animation and experimental shorts.

The call for applications for this scheme is an open call with decisions taken on a quarterly basis.


Croatian Cash Rebate for Film and Television Production


This is a cash rebate scheme for film and television productions made in Croatia, available from January 2012. The rebate applies to Feature Films, Documentaries, Short Films, Television Dramaand Animation and does not apply to Commercials, Reality, Game Shows and Soaps. Projects can derive a benefit of up to 20% of their qualifying expenditure, which is based on the cost of Croatian cast and crew working in Croatia, as well as goods
and services purchased in Croatia, with around 2,6 million € spending cap per project. For further information on the Cash Rebate please contact us at

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Fact box Croatia
Country Name: Croatia
GDP: $80.620 billion
Admissions: 4.4 million
Addmissions per capita: 3.7 per 100,000
Number of screens: 153
Digital Screens: 100
Average ticket price: 4.46 €
Feature film production: 15
Annual state support: 5.8 million

With the support of the Eurimages Fund of the Council of Europe