Jadran Film is a production house and film studio with over 70 years of experience. Our international venture began in 1963 with the Lum and Abner series. Ever since then Jadran Film has won multiple international awards like the Golden Palm and most notably a Academy Award for our cooperation in the “The Tin Drum”. The question is really rather simple, but at the same time complex in its nature the question of “Who we are” is a tremendously difficult to think about let alone answer. To simply put it; Jadran Film is a feeling of pride, a feeling of pride that a parent feels when their child succeeds, its the feeling that all everyone who has worked with us has felt, pride in their project, pride in themselves. So to those asking who we are; simply we are that pride that every man and woman wants to feel a pride that’s been felt for 72 years.
Jadran Film made its first International venture in 1963 by offering film production services to an American partner for the “Lum and Abner” series. Continuous co-productions and partnership with foreign companies started strongly in early 60 s. After filming Orson Welles «The Trial», and several films for Dino de Laurentis, we also filmed with partners from France, Germany and Italy, and extended our partnership with US companies filming famous films like “Isidora Duncan” and “Fiddler on the Roof”.
We succeeded in having foreign partners join our domestic projects, like “The Assassination in Sarajevo” with Franco Nero, and more others.
In 1975 in cooperation with Jadran Film, Sam Peckinpah s “Cross of Iron” was produced starring James Coburn, James Mason and Maximilian Shell; in 1977 Guy Hamilton directed “Force ten from Navarone” with Harrison Ford and Robert Shaw. In 1979 Voelker Schlendorff s “The Tim Drum” won the Academy Award for the best foreign film; it was also awarded the Golden Palm, the first prize at the Cannes Festival. Long years of work and experience have solidified our reputation for producing some of the world’s largest film projects. Hence in 1980, Paramount, in cooperation with Jadran film produced the greater part of their mini series “The Winds of War”. Other films that followed included souch hits as Allan Pakula s “Sophie s Choice” (Academy Award for Meryl Streep), Brian Hutton s “High Road to China”, and the mini series “The Lost Hero – Wallenberg Story” for Paramount (Emmy).
In 1986 ABC produced with Jadran film the world s most expensive television project of the year, “War and Remembrance”, with a budget of over 100 million US Dollars. When the region fell into conflict during the 1990s Jadran Film struggled to find foreign partners and productions. Now after surviving the war and privatization scandals alongside the 2008 crash, Jadran Film is now ready to return to the international market.
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