Nestled along the stunning Adriatic coast of Croatia, Pula is a city rich in history and culture. Its crown jewel, the Roman Amphitheater, also known as Arena Pula, stands as a testament to its ancient heritage. This awe-inspiring amphitheater, built in the 1st century AD, serves as the backdrop for one of Istria’s most anticipated film events – the Pula Film Festival.

Arena Pula, with its towering stone walls and remarkable acoustics, has been hosting cultural events for centuries. As the sixth-largest surviving Roman arena, it provides a breathtaking setting for the cinematic experience offered by the Pula Film Festival.

Pula Film Festival and Its History

Since its inception in 1954, the Pula Film Festival has been a celebration of cinema, attracting filmmakers, actors, and film enthusiasts from around the world. Over the years, it has evolved into a prestigious event, showcasing the best of Croatian and international cinema. With its rich tradition and diverse program, the festival has become a highlight of the European film calendar. From its early days as a platform for Yugoslavian cinema to its current status as a global cultural phenomenon, the Pula Film Festival continues to captivate audiences with its blend of heritage, innovation, and artistic excellence. Each edition pays homage to its roots while embracing the ever-changing landscape of cinema, making it a must-attend event for filmmakers and cinephiles alike.

Pula Film Festival 2024

Mark your calendars for July 11th to July 18th, 2024, as the Pula Film Festival returns to Arena Pula for another unforgettable edition. Under the starlit sky, audiences will immerse themselves in a week-long cinematic journey, experiencing everything from classic masterpieces to cutting-edge independent films.

Accommodation with Wiibuk

Planning your visit to the Pula Film Festival? Ensure your stay is as luxurious as the films on display by booking your accommodation through Wiibuk. As an agency specializing in renting luxury villas with private pools and luxury apartments in Istria, Wiibuk offers the perfect retreats for festival-goers. Visit to find your ideal accommodation and make your festival experience truly exceptional.

The Pula Film Festival 2024 promises to be an extraordinary celebration of cinema set against the backdrop of one of Croatia’s most iconic landmarks. With a history spanning decades and a reputation for excellence, this year’s festival is not to be missed. Book your accommodation with Wiibuk and prepare for an unforgettable week of film, culture, and entertainment under the stars.