Pula Film Festival will be in its 64th year in 2017, making it the oldest film festival in Croatia. During the festival, more than 130 Croatian and foreign films are screened. Part of screenings are held in Arena, the Roman amphitheater, dating back to the 1st century, constructed to accommodate gladiator fights. The first ever film screening, held in Arena was in 1932, the same year of the first edition of Venice Film Festival, when Pula was under the Italian rule. Since its inception, the Pula Film Festival has grown into one of the most prestigious film festivals in Europe.