This year’s important novelty is the SEED initiative launched by Restart and the Croatian Audiovisual Centre alongside six other regional partners with the aim of promoting documentary films made in Southeast Europe.
SEED – South East European Documentaries, is the initiative launched by Restart from Zagreb in association with the Croatian Audiovisual Centre and several regional partners: Bulgarian National Film Centre, Film Center Serbia, Slovenian Film Centre, Macedonian Film Fund, Ministry of Culture of Montenegro, and Balkan Documentary Center from Bulgaria. The aim of the initiative is to draw attention to regional co-production potentials, present the latest films to other festival programmers and stimulate networking between documentary filmmakers in the region and beyond.
Several Croatian films have also been included in the DOK market (and SEED also published a catalogue). These are Gangster of Love by Nebojša Slijepčević (nominated also at Prix Europa 2013), Occupation, The 27th Picture by Pavo Marinković, The Verdict by Đuro Gavran and Velvet Terrorists by Peter Kerekeš.