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2007

    THE HUNTING PARTY
During the Fall of 2006 (with additional shooting in the Winter of 2007), Arsen
was the 2nd unit director on THE HUNTING PARTY, a new film by Richard
Shepard ("The Matador"), starring Richard Gere, Terrence Howard and Diane Kruger.
The producers were Mark Johnson ("The Chronicles of Narnia", "Rain Man")
and Scott Kroopf ("The Last Samurai", "Runaway Bride").
The film successfully premiered in the USA in the Fall of 2007, distributed by
The Weinstein Company.
 
    TWO FESTIVALS OF CROATIAN FILMS
"A Wonderful Night in Split" is invited to participate at two presentations of Croatian films during the early Fall of 2007: The first one is the "Croatian Film Festival - NYC" organized by Doors Art Foundation, to be held in the Museum of Moving Image and Tribeca Cinemas in New York, from 13-16 of September.
More info on www.cffnyc.com
The second presentation is "Closer Croatia - Croatian Film Festival" organized by the Embassy of the Republic of Croatia in UK, to be held at Riverside Studios in London from 11-14 of October.
More info on www.riversidestudios.co.uk
Arsen is scheduled to attend both screenings and participate in the program.
 
    54. PULA FILM FESTIVAL
Arsen Anton Ostojic was elected the president of the Jury for the 54th Pula Film Festival, held from the 12th to the 21st of July 2007 in the Croatian coastal city of Pula. This festival is a Croatian national film festival, traditionally held during the summer in the famous 1st century Roman amphitheater featuring all films made in Croatia in the previous year.
The other members of the jury were: actor Tonko Lonza, film critic Diana Nenadic, musician Tamara Obrovac and cinematographer Branko Linta.
 
    NO ONE'S SON
During 32 days of shooting in March and April of 2007 Arsen directed his second feature film "NO ONE'S SON", based on a contemporary play by Croatian playwright Mate Matisic and produced by Jozo Patljak from Alka Film. The film centers on Ivan, a 36-year old ex-rock singer and a disillusioned war veteran who lost both legs in the recent Croatian Homeland War. Ivan discovers a dark family secret which fundamentally changes his life he now wants to end. The film was shot in Sisak and Zagreb, in Super 35mm. The principal cast consists of leading Croatian actors: Alen Liveric as Ivan, Mustafa Nadarevic as his father, Biserka Ipsa as his mother, Zdenko Jelcic as a Serbian refugee, Darija Lorenci as Ivan's ex-wife, a newcomer Niksa Mirksic as Ivan's son, Goran Grgic as the police inspector, Slaven Knezovic as Mika, among others. The film was financed by the Croatian Ministry of Culture, Croatian Television and Alka Film, with the participation of Television Slovenia.
 
    ARS SEPTIMA SCREENWRITING PRIZE
The non-profit organization Ars Septima, headed by Arsen A. Ostojic, created to foster young and undiscovered screenwriting talents in Croatia, announced the winner for the 2007 National Competition. The selection committee with Zvonimir Berkovic, Ante Tomic and Arsen A. Ostojic awarded Hrvoje Sadaric for his script "F20". The winner received 10,000 Croatian kunas and the right to participate as the Croatian national winner in the competition for the well-known Hartley-Merrill International Screenwriting Prize organized by the Foundation for International Film Artists from Los Angeles. There were total of 50 screenplays submitted for the national competition, which is considered a success, considering how difficult it is for up-and-coming screenwriters in Croatia to get their first break.
The submission deadline for the 2008 competition will be January 18th 2008.
More info on www.arsseptima.hr
 
Arsen Anton Ostojic 2004-2017