🇭🇷 Motovun is a village and a municipality in central Istria, Croatia. In ancient times, both Celts and Illyrians built their fortresses at the location of present-day Motovun. The name of the village is also of Celtic origin, derived from Montona, meaning "a town in the hills". The Parenzana, a narrow-gauge railroad that ran from Trieste to Poreč/Parenzo between 1902 and 1935, passed below the town. Since 1999, Motovun has hosted the international Motovun Film Festival for independent and avant-garde films from the U.S. and Europe.
Motovun has a population of over 983 people. Motovun also forms part of the wider Istria County which has a population of over 208,055 people. Motovun is situated 71 km north of Pula.