The creative and cultural industry is one of the fastest growing sectors in the European Union, and Croatia is also growing stronger in this industry. The creative industry encompasses a number of activities – music, publishing, media, design, architecture, photography, as well as the film and video game industries.
In recent years, Croatia has become an increasingly common location for filming world-famous series and movies such as Game of Thrones, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Robin Hood: Origins, Terror and McMafia, just to name a few. That is why the magazine fDi Intelligence, a specialist division of the Financial Times, gave Croatia in 2017 a special award as a film destination.
Additionally, world-famous video games such as Serious Sam, The Talos Principle, Unity of Command, Captain Brawe, just to name a few, have been produced in Croatia, and the Gaming Industry Hub “Letter” in Novska and Incubator of Creative Industries “IKI” in Koprivnica provide a place to bring together entrepreneurs and start-ups from this industry.
There are about 9,800 companies operating in this sector, employing some 26,000 people, with an average salary of € 1,093.