The first international tourism film festival in Croatia, the Zagreb Tourfilm Festival ended on July 6, 2012, with more recognition for the creators of Timelapse Croatia. As previously reported on Digital Journal
, Mario Romulic and Drazen Stojcic took the Croatian media by storm earlier this year with the release of Timelapse Croatia, a short movie comprising more than 150,000 photographs. It was hailed as one of the best promotions of Croatia in parts of the national media.
At the festival, the pair collected first prize for best Croatian film under two minutes, this time for another impressive timelapse of the Visnjan Obseratory, although as they pointed out on their Vimeo page
: "This video is still UNDER CONSTRUCTION! This is just a teaser that's going to be updated after we polish out everything."
The concept of Timelapse is relatively new and centres around thousands of pictures taken in rapid succession, which are then assembled together to make it look as though the footage shot is actual video.
"This is just a small sample of what we can do to help promote Croatia," Romulic told Digital Journal in a recent interview in his holiday home in Stari Grad on Hvar. "We are keen to work with people to develop these initial Timelapse videos into a much more polished product, and to cover the whole of Croatia."
Romulic is no stranger to Hvar, having produced all the promotional material for leading hotel group Suncani Hvar, as well as the Hvar Tourist Board, and Digital Journal understands that the photographers are in negotiations with the town to open a Panoramas of Hvar exhibition later this summer, where they will showcase 16 panoramic views of Croatia's premier island, such as the one below, with each photograph three metres in width.