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LJUBLJANA: The Government of the Republic of Slovenia appointed Nataša Bučar to the position of director of Slovenian Film Center (SFC) for the next five years. Bučar will assume the position on 1 December 2016.

COTTBUS: Nightlife / Nočno življenje by Damjan Kozole, who won the Best Director Award at the 51st Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, will be screened in the competition of the 26th Cottbus Film Festival, which runs 8-13 November 2016. The film is a Slovenian/Macedonian/Bosnian coproduction.

COTTBUS: Žiga Virc’s first feature, the docu-fiction Houston, We Have a Problem! / Houston, imamo problem!, will be screened in the main competition of the 26th Cottbus Film Festival (8-13 November 2016). 

LJUBLJANA: The Slovenian Parliament voted yesterday, 27 September 2016, on vital changes to Slovenian film legislation that introduce a cash rebate scheme for foreign producers filming in Slovenia and make changes to legislation governing the funding of the Slovenian Film Center (SFC).

LJUBLJANA: The Slovenian Parliament will vote today, 23 September 2016, on vital changes to Slovenian film legislation that would introduce a cash rebate scheme amounting to 25% of qualified spend for foreign producers filming in Slovenia and make changes to legislation governing the funding of the Slovenian Film Center (SFC).

PORTOROŽ: The long documentary Houston, We Have a Problem! by Žiga Virc won the Vesna Award for best picture of the 19th Slovenian Film Festival, which ran in Portorož from 13 to 18 September 2016. The film was also awarded for best actor and editing.

PORTOROŽ: Sport documentary Deckument / Deckument: Od rolke do skejta by Slovenian video artists Nina Vrhovec, Matej Lavka, Andro Kajzer and Miha Brodarič, will be screened in the competition of the 19th Slovenian Film Festival in Portorož (13-18 September 2016). The film tells the story of Slovenian skateboarding pioneers.

PORTOROŽ: Croatian/Serbian/Slovenian/Montenegrian coproduction Life Is a Trumpet / Život je truba by Antonio Nuić will be screened in the competition of the 19th Slovenian Film Festival in Portorož (13-18 September 2016). This character-driven film, where drama and comedy are intertwined offering a different perspective of the same event, stars Bojan Navojec, Iva Babić and Ksenija Marinković.

PORTOROŽ: Family Film / Rodinný Film by Prague-based Slovenian director Olmo Omerzu will be screened in the competition of the 19th Slovenian Film Festival in Portorož (13-18 September 2016). The film is a Czech/German/French/Slovenian/Slovak coproduction shot on location in Prague and at the sea in Thailand.

PORTOROŽ: Musical documentary The Young Lions: The Fullness of Time / Mladi Levi: polnost časa by Dejan Batoćanin will be screened in the competition of the 19th Slovenian Film Festival in Portorož (13-18 September 2016). Batoćanin’s first movie tells the story of the comeback of the legendary Slovenian band Mladi levi, which was popular in the 1960s and 1970s.