In 2016 Slovenia’s film production remained stable, but the audience’s interest in domestic films increased. There were no major changes in the distribution and exhibition sectors, and the number of completed domestic feature films generally remained the same.
LJUBLJANA: The Slovenian 2016 box office is up by around five percent thanks to the domestic hit At Hostar by Luka Marčetić, which scored over 180,000 admissions last year.
LJUBLJANA: A Good Wife / Dobra žena, a full length feature debut by the acclaimed Serbian actress Mirjana Karanović, took the Kingfisher Award at the 27th edition of the Ljubljana International Film Festival (LIFFe) on 19 November 2016.
LJUBLJANA: The indie Slovenian comedy At Hostar / Pr’ Hostar by Luka Marčetić continued to dominate the Slovenian box office and attendance for the second week with almost 90,000 admissions. That means that it will likely become 2016’s top title, because no film released this year has reached 100,000 admissions.
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.
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