LJUBLJANA: The Slovenian Film Center has announced the line-up of domestic productions set to shoot in 2016 and despite a chronic shortage of funding, film production looks very promising in 2016, says Jožko Rutar, the director of the Slovenian Film Center.
Several projects which won funding in 2015 will start shooting in 2016 including Let’s Join the Partisans / Greva v Partizane by Metod Pevec (Vertigo), History of Love / Zgodovina ljubezni by Sonja Prosenc (MonoO), Small Family / Družinica by Jan Cvitkovič (Perfo Production), He Must Be a Basketball Player! / Košarkar naj bo! by Boris Petkovič (Gustav Film).
Debut features Funeral Mass / Zadušnica by Matjaž Ivanišin (Staragara), I Will Be a Looser No More / Ne bom več luzerka by Urša Menart (Vertigo) and also the documentary Victoria / Viktorija by Nina Blažin (Sever&Sever) are also announced to start shooting in 2016.
Most of the films which started shooting in 2014 will also be finished in 2016 including Vlado Škafar’s Mother (Gustav film), Žiga Virc’s Huston, We Have a Problem (Studio Virc), Slobodan Maksimović’s Nika (Nora Production Group), Damjan Kozole's Nightlife (Vertigo), Igor Šterk's Come Along (A.A.C. Productions) and Marko Sosič’s A Comedy of Tears (Arsmedia).
Slovenian Film Center recently closed tenders for the production of feature films and documentaries as well as for debut features' production grants for 2015, and the grants contest for debut features' production grants and script development grants for feature films, documentaries and animated films will open in May 2016.
The share of European films shown in Slovenian cinemas, including the domestic ones, rose from 10% in 2005 to more than 25% in 2015.