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 CvitkovičProduced by Perfo ProductionCoproduced by Evolution Films and Kino OkoSupported by Slovenian Film Center, Czech Film Fund , Macedonian Film Agency
Girls Don't Cry / Dekleta ne jočejoDirected by Matevž LuzarProduced by RTV Slovenija
Idyll / IdilaDirected by Tomaž GorkičProduced by Blade productionCoproduced by Strup ProdukcijaSupported by Slovenian Film Center
Case: Osterberg / Psi brezčasjaDirected by Matej Nahtigal
Production Company: Lignit FilmCoproduced by MC Velenje, Studio Viba Film, TV Slovenija
The Beat of Love / Utrip ljubezniDirected by Boris PetkovićProduced by Gustav FilmCoproduced by RTV Slovenia, MB Grip, Studio Rhytm, Pact Media
Things I Wanted To Do With You / Stvari, ki sem jih hotel početi s taboDirected by Miha KnificProduced by TV Slovenija
Juliet and Alfa Romeo / Julija in Alfa RomeoDirected by Blaž ZavršnikProduced by Perfo ProductionCoproduced by TV Slovenija
Home / DomDirected by Metod PevecProduced by VertigoSupported by Slovenian Film Center
Partisan Priest / Križ in kladivoDirected by Bojan LabovičProduced by Studio Legen
You Carry Me (Croatia, Slovenia, Serbia, Montenegro)Directed by Ivona JukaProduced by VertigoCoproduced by 4 Film, Sloan Film ProductionSupported 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 MatanićProduced by KinoramaCoproduction Gustav Film in association with SEE Film Pro from Serbia ProjectSupported 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 JurićProduced by KinoramaCoproduced by Forum LjubljanaSupported 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, FilmbladesSupported 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 TanovićProduced 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 BajićProduced by Intermedia NetworkCoproduced by Kinorama, Perfo Production Supported by the Croatian Audiovisual Center