FESTIVALS: Record Number of Domestic Films Submitted for Portoroz FF

Siska Deluxe by Jan Cvitkovic Siska Deluxe by Jan Cvitkovic photo: Perfo Production

PORTOROZ: A total of 97 out of 146 submitted films have been selected for the 18th Slovenian Film Festival. This is a record number for the festival that will run from 15 to 20 September 2015.

Sixteen feature films, 11 mid-length and 70 short films will be screened in the different venues at Avditorij Portoroz, 63 titles in competition and 34 out of competition. Seven feature films and one documentary have been selected for the main competition. Six feature-length international coproductions, eight short and mid-length documentaries and 11 student films will screen in the main programme, also in the competition.

The Panorama section includes 30 titles while the Slovenian Animated Shorts section counts more than 10 titles. The recipient of the Metod Badjura Award 2015 is film producer Dunja Klemenc, who coproduced No Man's Land (Studio maj) by Danis Tanović and Tea by A.W. Slak.

Four of the feature films in the main competition will be released right after the festival. The love story Juliet and Alfa Romeo will be released by Fivia on 17 September 2015, the first Slovenian classical horror film Idyll will be released by Karantanija cinemas on 1 October 2015, The Beat of Love will follow on 15 October 2015, distributed by Continental Film, while Siska Deluxe will be distributed by Fivia starting 29 October 2015.

Feature Films Competition:

Siska Deluxe / Šiška De Luxe (Slovenia, Czech Republic, Macedonia)
Directed by Jan Cvitkovič
Produced by Perfo Production
Coproduced by Evolution Films and Kino Oko
Supported by Slovenian Film CenterCzech Film Fund , Macedonian Film Agency

Girls Don't Cry / Dekleta ne jočejo
Directed by Matevž Luzar
Produced by RTV Slovenija

Idyll / Idila
Directed by Tomaž Gorkič
Produced by Blade production
Coproduced by Strup Produkcija
Supported by Slovenian Film Center

Case: Osterberg / Psi brezčasja
Directed by Matej Nahtigal

Production Company: Lignit Film
Coproduced by MC Velenje, Studio Viba Film, TV Slovenija

The Beat of Love / Utrip ljubezni
Directed by Boris Petković
Produced by Gustav Film
Coproduced by RTV Slovenia, MB Grip, Studio Rhytm, Pact Media

Things I Wanted To Do With You / Stvari, ki sem jih hotel početi s tabo
Directed by Miha Knific
Produced by TV Slovenija

Juliet and Alfa Romeo / Julija in Alfa Romeo
Directed by Blaž Završnik
Produced by Perfo Production
Coproduced by TV Slovenija

Long Documentaries:

Home / Dom
Directed by Metod Pevec
Produced by Vertigo
Supported by Slovenian Film Center

Partisan Priest / Križ in kladivo
Directed by Bojan Labovič
Produced by Studio Legen


You Carry Me (Croatia, Slovenia, Serbia, Montenegro)
Directed by Ivona Juka
Produced by Vertigo
Coproduced by 4 Film, Sloan Film Production
Supported by Croatian Audiovisual Center, Eurimages, Slovenian Film Center, Serbian Ministry of Culture, Croatian Radio and Television - HRT, FS Viba Film

The High Sun (Croatia, Serbia, Slovenia)
Directed by Dalibor Matanić
Produced by Kinorama
Coproduction Gustav Film in association with SEE Film Pro from Serbia Project
Supported by the Croatian Audiovisual Center and the MEDIA Programme, the Slovenian Film Center and Viba Film Ljubljana

The Reaper / Kosac (Croatia, Slovenia)
Directed by Zvonimir Jurić
Produced by Kinorama
Coproduced by Forum Ljubljana
Supported by the Croatian Audiovisual Center, Eurimages

Impressions of the Drowned Man / Spomini utopljenca (Cyprus, Slovenia)
Directed by Kyros Papavassiliou

Produced by DryTree Films
Coproduced by Restart Production, Filmblades
Supported by Slovenian Film Center, Cyprus Ministry of Education and Culture, Southeastern European Cinema Network

Our Everyday Life / Naša svakodnevna priča (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Slovenia)
Directed by Ines Tanović
Produced by Dokument Sarajevo
Coproduced by Spiritus Movens , Studio Maj

Supported by Sarajevo Cinematographic Foundation, Sarajevo Canton Ministry of Culture, Municipality of Stari Grad Sarajevo, Slovenian Film Centre, Croatian Audiovisual Center, Eurimages and Viba Film Ljubljana

We Will Be the World Champions / Postali bomo prvaki sveta (Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia)
Directed by Darko Bajić
Produced by Intermedia Network
Coproduced by Kinorama, Perfo Production
Supported by the Croatian Audiovisual Center