The 8th Commissioner, a feature film by a first-time director Ivan Salaj and Maxima Film’s project in development, gained financial support from Creative Europe, European Commission’s framework program for support to the culture and media sectors. The recognition shown by this cultural institution affirms the quality of the project. Also, Creative Europe’s support facilitates the approach to different local and international partners in this phase of the project development.
Ivan Salaj’s first feature film, The 8th Commissioner, is based on the extremely popular and award winning novel of the same name, written by Renato Baretić. Apart from Creative Europe, The 8th Commissioner received funding from HAVC (Croatian Audiovisual Centre).
The next phase includes refinement of the script, selection of a creative team and resumption of the search for local and international partners.