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2008

    OSCAR SCREENINGS
"No One's Son" will have the following Oscars screenings during the campaign for the 81st Annual Academy Awards:
- on Thursday, December 11th at 6 PM at Wilshire Screening Room in Beverly Hills
- on Saturday, January 3rd at 1:30 PM at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (the official screening for the members of the Academy)
 
    PRESIDENT
At the regular Annual Convention held on November 4th, Arsen has been elected the new president of the Croatian Film Director's Guild. This post is held for 2 years, with one possibility to extend and is a non-paid position, usually offered to distinguished film directors in Croatia.
More info: www.dhfr.hr
 
   
TWO COMPETITION PROGRAMS
"No One's Son" has been selected for the official competition program at the two upcoming European film festivals:
- 24th Warsaw International Film festival, to be held from October 10-19 in Warsaw, Poland;
- 18th Film Festival Cottbus, to be held from November 11-16 in the city of Cottbus, Germany.
More info: www.wff.pl
               www.filmfestivalcottbus.de
 
 
    "A WONDERFUL NIGHT..." ON DVD
The dvd of Arsen's first film "A Wonderful Night in Split" starring rapper Coolio among others, produced by Alka Film and distributed in the United States by First Run Features in association with Global Lens, has finally hit the video stores in North America. The dvd can also be ordered through Amazon or First Run Features web sites.
 
   
INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE

"No One's Son" will have its international premiere at the 13th Pusan International Film Festival, held in the South Korean city of Pusan, from October 2-10. This out-of-competiton premiere will mark the first time that a Croatian film participates at an international film festival through the European Film Promotion, an organization established to promote quality European films in the world. Croatian Ambassador to Japan and South Korea Mr. Drago Stambuk will be present at the screenings in Pusan.
More info: www.piff.org
               www.efp-online.com
 
 
    CROATIAN CANDIDATE FOR OSCAR
On September 12th, the 17-member committee of the Croatian Filmmakers Association has selected "No One's Son" to be the official Croatian representative for the 81st Annual Academy Awards in the Best Foreign Language Film category. This is the second time that Arsen's film is an official Croatian representative for the Academy Awards - in 2006 it was his highly successful first film "A Wonderful Night in Split".
 
   
CROATIAN PREMIERE
"No One's Son" had its Croatian premiere on September 3rd in the city of Sisak, close to the border with Bosnia, where most of the shooting took place. It was a rare occasion that a major Croatian film was shot in this city and had its premiere there. The premiere was attended by the mayor of Sisak Mr. Dinko Pintarić, other local dignitaries and many cast and crew members. After the premiere the film had a very successful one-week run in the local cinema, achieving its best box office results yet this year.
 
 
   
ABSOLUTE WINNER IN PULA
No One's Son became the absolute winner of the 55th Pula Film Festival, held at the Croatian coastal city of Pula from July 19-26th. The film was awarded the following:

Gold Arena for the Best Film
Gold Arena for the Best Director
Gold Arena for the Best Lead Actor
Gold Arena for the Best Music
Gold Arena for the Best Special Effects
Gold Arena for the Best Sound Design
Critics Award "Oktavijan"

In the popular vote for the Audience Award, the film was second, losing the first place for a fraction of a point.
More info: www.pulafilmfestival.hr
 
   
NO ONE'S SON IN CANNES
The first public screenings of Arsen's new feature film NO ONE'S SON, produced
by Alka Film from Zagreb, in association with Croatian TV and TV Slovenia and financially supported by the Croatian Ministry of Culture will happen as part of
the Film Market during the 61st Cannes Film Festival. There are two scheduled screenings, primarily intended for film professionals, distributors and journalists:

Tuesday, May 20, at 10:00 at Palais G screening room
Thursday, May 22, at 17:30 at Palais B screening room

These screenings are organized by the Croatian AudioVisual Center, as part of the presentation of the newly produced Croatian films.
 
Arsen Anton Ostojic 2004-2017