Digitalisation of the Arthouse, Small and Regional Cinemas

Ministry of Culture, Croatian Audio-visual Centre, local and regional governments.
Key objectives of the measure:

The key objective of the measure was to digitize the network of independent cinemas (arthouses, small and regional cinemas) in different parts of Croatia, so as to enable easier and wider spread distribution of audio-visual content.

Scope of the measure:
Nature of the measure:
Main feature of the measure:

In 2013, the programme of digitization of the network of independent cinemas was completed and enabled digitization of 28 cinema halls and six film festivals in 18 counties and in 27 cities. This programme continued to be developed in 2014-2016 when additional 28 cinemas were digitized.

Results expected through the implementation of the measure:

To provide for the infrastructure for audio-visual content to be distributed throughout Croatia so as to make the basis for the flourishing of audio-visual culture even in very small towns. The additional feature of the implementation of the measure was the establishment of the new Croatian Network of Independent Cinemas – ‘Kino mreža’ in 2014, which by now has more than fifty members.

Financial resources allocated to implement the measure:


Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)
Cinema/ Audiovisual Arts