PORTOROŽ: A total of 98 out of 167 submitted films have been selected for the 19th Slovenian Film Festival, which will run from 13 to 18 September 2016 in Portorož. The number of submissions was again higher than last year and set a new record with 21 submitted titles more than in 2015.
Altogether 98 films (52 in the competition and 46 out of the competition) will be screened in the two venues (Main Hall, Amphitheatre) at Avditorij Portorož. Fourteen films will compete for the Vesna awards: ten feature films and four long documentaries, among them Nightlife by Damjan Kozole, who recently won the Best Director Prize at the 51st Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, and Houston, We Have a problem! by Žiga Virc, an unexpected success in the Slovenian box office with almost 18,000 admissions.
Some of the feature competition films have already been released in Slovenian cinemas, but Nika by Slobodan Maksimović is set for October, Nightlife for November, Come Along by Igor Šterk for December 2016 and Comedy of Tears by Marko Sosič for January 2017.
The Badjura Lifetime Achievement Award will go to the production designer Dušan Milavec.
Feature Films in Competition:
Houston, We Have a Problem!/Houston, imamo problem! (Slovenia, Croatia, Germany)Directed by Žiga VircProduced by Studio VircCoproduced by Nukleus Film, Sutor KolonkoSupported by the Slovenian Film Center, RTV Slovenia, FS Viba, MEDIA Programme, Eurimages, the Croatian Audiovisual Center, HBO Europe, WDR Germany, Doha Film Institute
Comedy of Tears /Komedija solz (Slovenia)Directed by Marko SosičProduced by Arsmedia Coproduced by Iridum Film, MB Grip, ZvokarnaSupported by the Slovenian Film Centre, RAI, Fondo Regionale per l'Audiovisivo del Friuli Venezia Giulia, FS Viba
Mother / Mama (Slovenia, Italy, Bosnia and Herzegovina)Directed by Vlado ŠkafarProduced by Gustav FilmCoproduced by Transmedia, SCCA/Pro.Ba., Arch ProductionSupported by the Slovenian Film Centre, Eurimages, MIBAC, FS Viba, Fondo Regionale per l'Audiovisivo del Friuli Venezia Giulia, FVG Film Commission
Nika (Slovenia)Directed by Slobodan MaksimovićProduced by Nora Production GroupCoproduced by RTV SlovenijaSupported by the Slovenian Film Centre, FS Viba
Nightlife /Nočno življenje (Slovenia, Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina)Directed by Damjan KozoleProduced by VertigoCoproduced by Sisters and Brother Mitevski, SCCA/pro.ba Supported by the Slovenian Film Centre, Film Fund Sarajevo, FS Viba
Buoyancy /Pod gladino (Slovenia)Directed by Klemen DvornikProduced by RTV Slovenija
Come Along /Pojdi z mano (Slovenia, Croatia)Directed by Igor ŠterkProduced by A.A.C. ProductionsCoproduced by Gustav Film, MB Grip, KinoramaSupported by the Slovenian Film Centre, FS Viba
The Constitution/Ustav Republike Hrvatske (Croatia, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Macedonia)Directed by Rajko GrlićProduced by Interfilm Coproduced by In-Film, Croatian Radiotelevision, Sever&Sever, Slovenian Film Centre, Revolution Production, Film and Music EntertainmentSuported by the Croatian Audiovisual Centre, MEDIA Sub-programme, Eurimages
Family Film/Rodinny film (Czech Republic, Germany, France, Slovakia, Slovenia)Directed by Olmo OmerzuProduced by endorfilmCoproduced by Arsmedia, Punkchart films, Czech Television, Rouge International, 42filmSupported by the State Cinematography Fund – Czech Republic, the Slovak Audiovisual Fund, Slovenian Film Centre, MDM Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung, MEDIA Programme
Life Is a Trumpet /Život je truba (Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro, Slovenia)Directed by Antonio NuićProduced by Propeler FilmCoproduced by Baš Čelik, Artikulacija production, Staragara, Croatian RadiotelevisionSupported by the Croatian Audiovisual Centre, Croatian Radiotelevision, Zagreb Film Festival, MEDIA Programme for development, the Slovenian Film Centre
Home Sweet Home/Dom ljubi dom (Slovenia)Directed by Maja PrettnerProduced by Sever&SeverCoproduced by Maja Prettner
The Young Lions: The Fullness of Time/Mladi levi: polnost časa (Slovenia)Directed by Dejan BatoćaninProduced by KrekerCoproduced by Zavod December
My World Is Upside Down /Moj narobe svet (Slovenia, Croatia, Macedonia)Directed by Petra SeliškarProduced by Petra Pan FilmCoproduced by Restart, PPFPSupported by the Slovenian Film Centre
Deckument/Deckument: Od rolke do skejta (Slovenia)Directed by Matej Lavka, Andro Kajzer, Miha Brodarič, Nina VrhovecProduced by Zavod MultipraktikCoproduced by Kino ŠiškaSupported by the Slovenian Film Centre