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LJUBLJANA: Darko Štante’s debut feature Consequences / Posledice, which won four Vesna Awards and the Slovenian Film Critics’ Jury Award at the 21st Festival of Slovenian Film in Portorož, has been sold to France, Germany, the UK, Ireland and North America. The sale is considered an impressive achievement for the first feature film produced by Temporama, a company established in 2012 with the goal of encouraging young filmmakers.

LJUBLJANA: Katja Lenarčič from EnaBanda is representing Slovenia at Jihlava IDFF's Emerging Producers programme. FNE spoke with Lenarčič about the current situation for documentary filmmaking in Slovenia.

LJUBLJANA: The city cinema Kinodvor, located in the center of Ljubljana, opened its door to the audience on 1 October 2008. In the ten years of its operation it became the leading Slovenian art house, recognised for its achievements internationally. On this occasion of its 10th anniversary FNE spoke to Nina Peče Grilc, director, and Koen Van Daele, programme director.

LJUBLJANA: Dejan Prešiček was appointed new Minister of Culture for Slovenia on 15 September 2018. The new Minister started his term in office by announcing that he is planning to prepare a new national cultural programme and to pass legislation which would ensure additional funding for the culture. He will strive for further development of the Slovene film production and also acknowledges the importance of encouraging foreign film production in Slovenia.

PORTOROŽ: Urša Menart’s debut feature My Last Year as a Loser won the Vesna Award for best film at the 21st Festival of Slovenian Film, which ran in Portorož from 10 to 15 September 2018. It is the first time that the most important Vesna award is presented to a film made by a female director.

PORTOROŽ: Peter Bratuša’s Gaja’s World / Gajin svet will be screened in the competition of the 21st Festival of Slovenian Film in Portorož (10-15 September 2018). The film is a contemporary teen romantic comedy with elements of a crime film, set in present-day urban reality.

PORTOROŽ: Marko Šantić's sophomore feature Together / Skupaj will be screened in the competition of the 21st Festival of Slovenian Film in Portorož (10-15 September 2018)

PORTOROŽ: Slovenian female film pioneer Maja Weiss's documentary My Way 50 / My Way 50 – Med iskanim in najdenim svetom will be screened in the competition of the 21st Festival of Slovenian Film in Portorož (10-15 September 2018). Weiss received the Manfred Salzgeber Prize for the most innovative European film at the 52th Berlin IFF for Guardian of the Frontier (2002, Belafilm), the first Slovenian feature directed by a female director.

PORTOROŽ: Erased / Izbrisana will be screened in the competition of the 21st Festival of Slovenian Film in Portorož (10-15 September 2018). This gripping tale, which shows the anomalies of the Slovenian social system, is the first feature film from Slovenian award-winning writer Miha Mazzini.

PORTOROŽ: Sonja Prosenc’s sophomore film History of Love / Zgodovina ljubezni will be screened in the competition of the 21st Festival of Slovenian Film in Portorož (10-15 September 2018). The film received a Special Jury Mention in the main competition of the 53 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.