Zagreb fest to honor Mike Downey, Sam Taylor

Event's 1st retrospective since being founded 8 years ago

LONDON -- Croatia's Zagreb Film Festival is to play host to a retrospective highlighting the production work of Mike Downey and Sam Taylor of U.K.-based production house Film and Music Entertainment.

It will mark the festival's first ever retrospective since being founded eight years ago. The Croatian shindig runs Oct. 18 - 24.

Among the films to be screened as part of the retrospective will be Michael J Bassett's World War I horror thriller "Deathwatch," shot in the Czech republic with Jamie Bell and Andy Serkis and "GUY X," directed by Saul Metzstein in Iceland and Canada starring Jason Biggs and Natasha McElhone.

"Our retrospective will now become an annual event," said Zagreb Film Festival director Boris T Matic. "We are very pleased that Mike and Sam have agreed to be the subject of that retrospective. Over the years they have been tireless supporters of debutant film makers and it is our pleasure to honor two such committed and dedicated cineastes."