ISFMF 2020 – Film music concert & ‘Gladiator’ movie screening [CANCELLED]

The International Sound & Film Music Festival (ISFMF), that will celebrate its 8th edition on Sunday 26 & Monday 27 of July 2020, in Pula, Croatia, announced last Friday, July 10, a very special event: a film music concert at the Pula Amphitheatre followed by the screening of the movie ‘Gladiator’ on Monday, July 27.


Unfortunately, a couple of days later, the Croatian government announced the prohibition of events with an audience bigger than 100 people, due to the COVID-19 Coronavirus, forcing the organization of the festival to cancel the event, just a few days after announcing it.


Official statement from ISFMF:

“Dear friends of ISFMF,

Unfortunately we have to postpone the central ISFMF 2020 event “Gladiator – 20th anniversary – Arena Pula” due to the new and unexpected circumstances related to Covid -19 pandemic.

As the epidemiological situation was getting worse during last week, the authorities banned all events with more than 100 visitors in the region of Istra (Croatia), where ISFMF takes place.

This decision reached us when we had completed all the activities related to this special project, launched it and got a fantastic feedback from our audiences, so you can only imagine how devastated we felt during the last two days.

This event was really special to us because we would be celebrating the 20th anniversary of this great film on the best possible stage on Earth – Arena Pula, which is one of the most well preserved Roman amphitheater’s in the World.

This event will be rescheduled for next year, while other ISFMF 2020 program activities continue to take place on 26 – 27 July 2020, in formats according the epidemiological measures active in this Croatian region.

Hope you are all healthy and safe and able to come to Pula this year!

It will all turn OK in the end!

Sending all our love.

Ozren & Marijana & Zeljko”

These are the details of the event, which unfortunately, will have to wait till 2021:

“The event program is divided in two sections: an extraordinary film music concert bringing the most wonderful music themes from movies InceptionInterstellar1917The Da Vinci CodeOnce Upon a Time in America and of course Gladiator, performed by Iskandar Widjaja – violin virtuoso and one of the most interesting violinists of the younger generation, Nina Kraljić – one of the World’s most beautiful vocals, accompanied by composer and performer Ozren K. Glaser and guitarist Tin Švegović.

The film music concert is followed by a screening of one of the most epic movies of all time – Gladiator. This will be the first screening of Gladiator in the Pula Amphitheater. Underneath the starts, on the biggest open-air cinema screen with the greatest surround, this will be a true and unique experience. Event will be hosted by artists Elis Lovrić and Bruno Krajcar.

The event is also an homage to the Croatian film producer Branko Lustig (1932–2019), winner of two Oscars (Schindler’s ListGladiator).”

ISFMF 2020 - Film music concert & ‘Gladiator’ movie screening [CANCELLED]


The International Sound & Film Music Festival (ISFMF) will still go on at the planned dates, July 26 & 27, and might change part of its program to have a physical and online version. More information will follow soon, together with the Crystal Pine Awards nominees’ announcement.


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