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SFERA Award is awarded annually by the science fiction society SFera in Zagreb since 1981. [1] Until 1991, it was given to participants from whole of Yugoslavia, but since 1994 only for works originally published in Croatian.

SFera is a science fiction society from Zagreb, Croatia. It was founded in 1976, thus marking the beginnings of organised science fiction fandom in the region.

Zagreb City in City of Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb is the capital and the largest city of Croatia. It is located in the northwest of the country, along the Sava river, at the southern slopes of the Medvednica mountain. Zagreb lies at an elevation of approximately 122 m (400 ft) above sea level. The estimated population of the city in 2018 is 810,003. The population of the Zagreb urban agglomeration is about 1.1 million, approximately a quarter of the total population of Croatia.

Yugoslavia 1918–1992 country in Southeastern and Central Europe

Yugoslavia was a country in Southeastern and Central Europe for most of the 20th century. It came into existence after World War I in 1918 under the name of the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes by the merger of the provisional State of Slovenes, Croats and Serbs with the Kingdom of Serbia, and constituted the first union of the South Slavic people as a sovereign state, following centuries in which the region had been part of the Ottoman Empire and then Austria-Hungary. Peter I of Serbia was its first sovereign. The kingdom gained international recognition on 13 July 1922 at the Conference of Ambassadors in Paris. The official name of the state was changed to Kingdom of Yugoslavia on 3 October 1929.


The SFera award is given to the best accomplishments in science fiction (as well as in fantasy and horror genre) first published or shown in Croatia over the preceding year.

Science fiction genre of fiction

Science fiction is a genre of speculative fiction, typically dealing with imaginative concepts such as advanced science and technology, space exploration, time travel, and extraterrestrial life. Science fiction often explores the potential consequences of scientific and other innovations, and has been called a "literature of ideas".

Fantasy genre of literature, film, television and other artforms

Fantasy is a genre of speculative fiction set in a fictional universe, often without any locations, events, or people referencing the real world. Its roots are in oral traditions, which then became literature and drama. From the twentieth century it has expanded further into various media, including film, television, graphic novels and video games.

At the beginning, the award was only for literary works, but with time, expanded to many categories. Currently it is awarded in the following categories:

Other mediums (costimography, sculpture, film, video, music) are designated as "special achievements". It is also awarded for life's work and from time to time, a special award for newcomers, called Protosfera.




Dušan Vukotić Yugoslav film maker

Dušan Vukotić was a Yugoslav cartoonist, author and director of animated films of Montenegrin descent. He is the best known member of the Zagreb school of animated films.




Željko Pahek comic-book and graphic novel creator, scriptwriter, painter, illustrator and caricaturist

Željko Pahek is an internationally published comic-book and graphic novel creator, scriptwriter, painter, illustrator and caricaturist.


Slobodan Petrovski is a Macedonian former professional basketball player who played for MZT Skopje, Žito Vardar, Nikol Fert and Vardar. He was also member of Macedonia national basketball team. Petrovski`s coaching career started in 2009 when he was appointed as head coach of Vardar Osiguruvanje.







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