History Film Festival Rijeka is currently the only international festival in the world that focuses exclusively on historical documentaries produced within independent and television productions. History Film Festival Rijeka opens a wide range of historical themes that filmmakers interpret in a variety of ways. The international character of the History Film Festival Rijeka provides transcultural dialogue on some of the historical themes that have shaped different views on them, and often set up opposing national, social, racial and political opinions.
The festival will be presented by his initiators Bernardin and Tiha Modrić, while the festival program will be presented with a documentary film „Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked The World“.
Rumble: Indians who rock the world is a documentary about the role of indigenous Americans in popular music history. Rumble recounts the story of a deep, essential, and hitherto missed chapter in the history of American music: an indigenous influence. With music icons, Charlie Patton, Mildred Bailey, Link Wray, Jimmy Hendrix, Jesse Ed Davis, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Robbie Robertson, Randy Castillo and others, Rumble shows how talented musicians helped shape the soundtracks of our lives.
Bernardin Modrić is the author of over 120 short feature films and documentaries that are screened and awarded in the country and the world. The co-founder is also the director of Istra Film, a member of the Croatian Artists Association, the Society of Croatian Film Directors and the Croatian Association of Producers.
Tiha Modrić graduated from the Department of Cultural Studies at the Faculty of Philosophy in Rijeka where she currently completes her master's degree. Since 2013 she has collaborated on all film projects of Istra Film as a film producer. Additional project management experience gained through the work of two European Union projects (Emilie and ArTVision) and through the organization of the Live on Street music festival (2013).