30th June – 7th July
Since the very beginning, The Festival was marked by technical faults that peaked during the projection of the film Karneval, anđeo i prah (Carnival, Angel and Dust) by Antun Vrdoljak. During the transition between the first and the second story of the film, the audio went missing, then the lights in the Arena came on, then the presenter tried to apologize but her microphone was not working either...
The academic Pavletić asked the Festival organisers to put up the Croatian flag or to take down the Yugoslavian and leave only the Festival one. However, due to strong winds the Yugoslavian flag was removed as the noise from it was disrupting the screenings, they explained.
The films Vreme čuda
(Time of Miracles
) by Goran Paskaljević, which premiered at Cannes and Atoski vrtovi – Preobraženje
by Stojan Stojčić were withdrawn from the Festival.
Ethnic tensions were increasingly prominent, which makes the victory of the film Gluvi barut
) by Bato Čengić, even more symbolic as last laureates of the federal Yugoslavian Film Festival in Pula.