CROATIAN FILM ASSOCIATION
Croatian Film Association is an association of non-professional film and video groups operating in Croatia since 1928. Since 1992, the Association has been a member of the international organization of non-professional cinema (UNICA).
Under the Association’s patronage operate 162 film and video youth clubs and 45 associations with legal status, along with a great number of independent film and video authors. The association works in the following ways:
• organizes (or co-organizes) a large number of film film festivals
• regularly organizes film and video workshops for documentary, feature and animated film, intended for members of film and video clubs, that is to say, teachers and moderators of school (children) film and video clubs;
• encourages and offers expert help in realization of media education, especially in primary and high schools, and organizes the Media school;
• provides practical expert and financial help to clubs and individuals with shooting and production of their film and video materials.
In 2000 the Association also started its own film production and distribution primarily directed at experimental and short art fiction film and documentary film. In the past 10 years CFA has produced more than 90 short and 3 feature films.
Since 2005 the Association has been a member of the International Federation of Film Associations.