Children’s and youth program Buzz@teen to take place in Buzet from 22-25 July Selection of this year’s program of Motovun Film Festival

Motovun Film Festival just loves get-togethers on hilltops. Once again, the neighboring Buzet Hill will also be a festival venue – from 22 to 25 July – when the traditional Buzet premieres and children’s and youth festival will be taking place there like every year since 2013.

The youngsters will enjoy the film treats from Buzz@teen program screened daily twice a day. The excellent animated film The Ape Star tells us about the coexistence of a girl and a gorilla. It is scheduled for the day one. Little heroes will appear in a few films in the program. The Club of Ugly Children follows the kids who organize resistance against President who wants to separate the allegedly ugly children from the beautiful ones.

The exciting film The Peppercorns and the Secret of the Deep Sea follows two young anti-pollution activists. SpaceBoy is a story about a boy and a girl venturing on a dangerous project of building a hot-air balloon. Pino, a brave and gifted boy who is fighting a disease, is the protagonist of the Italian film Glass Boy. In Triple Trouble, three little detectives are trying to solve the case of a stolen Monet’s painting.

A number of short features and cartoons will also be shown, including the famous Professor Baltazar and the excellent series of Recircle films for the youngest ones. The festival’s children and youth jury will decide on the best film in Buzz@teen program.

In addition to watching films, young viewers will have a chance to participate in an interesting workshop on environmental protection and the importance of ecologically responsible behavior. Also, as part of Cinema Istria project and in cooperation with Croatian Film Association, a documentary film workshop will take place, conducted by the acclaimed film director and cinematographer Boris Poljak. The attendants will learn about the making of documentary films, handling a camera and many other filmmaking skills. To apply, visit

Grownups will also find something to enjoy. The selection of the best films from this year’s program of Motovun Film Festival includes the awarded film Father with fantastic Anthony Hopkins in the lead role. Serbian film The Living Man is a comedy about a middle-aged rocker in search of deliverance. The Predators is an Italian black-humor story about the fatal encounter of two seemingly incompatible families – one middle class and the other proletarian. The awarded Israeli film Here We Are is a moving story about father and his autistic son coming of age together.

The films will be shown in Cinema Muzej at 6 pm, in Kapetanovo Kino at 9 pm and in Cinema Pjacalet at 9:15 pm. The afternoon screenings in Cinema Muzej are free. The tickets for the night screenings can be bought at the counter in the office of Buzet Tourist Board for HRK 25. Covid-19 certificates are not required for the screenings, but the cinema capacities will be reduced due to the obligatory distance between seats.

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