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There is another year ahead, another program has been completed. We have two more interesting nights in Cinema Tuškanac left. True, there is a deficit in the program, but we can explain it. I was sad when I found out that, owing to some regulations that usually escape notice in festival propositions, some films will not be seen in this year's selection after all, because they have already been shown in official competitions of domestic festivals. I am sad primarily because there were some truly interesting works and films of an enviable production quality among them. It's a shame we will not be able to show them to the numerous lovers of our Croatian short film program. However, not to reduce this intro to a lament of its author, I am pleased to inform you that you will nevertheless be able to see great works of young authors, new hopes of Croatian film, including a few premieres. What still fascinates me, as it has throughout these years of selecting films, is witnessing the emergence of yet another generation of young filmmakers with passion and guts for exploring film forms and with mature approach in dealing with subjects that even more experienced authors would hesitate to deal with. It can freely be said that every new edition of the festival, Checkers Program in particular, offers ever wider range of various approaches, styles and even genres. This is what makes my selector's job more fun and more beautiful.

Vladimir Gojun
Selector of Checkers Program

Vladimir Gojun

THE PROGRAM IS GOING TO BE SHOWN AT THE TUŠKANAC CINEMA