PORTOROŽ: Eleven feature films will be screened in the competition of the 20th Slovenian Film Festival in Portorož, which will run from 12 to 16 September 2017. The Badjura Lifetime Achievement Award will go to the producer Franci Zajc.
A total of 98 out of 183 submitted films have been selected, more than in 2016. A total of 97 films (51 in the competition and 46 out of the competition) will be screened in the two venues (Main Hall, Amphitheatre) at Avditorij Portorož.
Seventeen long films will compete for the Vesna awards: eleven feature films and six long documentaries, among them Janez Burger’s Ivan (starring the Slovenian Shooting Star 2017 Maruša Majer), Slovenia, Australia and Tomorrow the World by Marko Naberšnik and the documentary The Family by Rok Biček, who gained international success with his debut feature A Class Enemy (Triglav Film, 2013).
Most of the competition feature films will be released in autumn 2017.
Feature Films Competition:
Let Him Be a Basketball Player / Košarkar naj bo (Slovenia)Directed by Boris PetkovičProduced by Gustav FilmCoproduced by RTV Slovenija, MB Grip, Studio Ritem, Unicasting and PeclSupported by the Slovenian Film Center, FS Viba, Media
Ksana / Ksana (Slovenia)Directed by Dejan BabosekProduced by Narayan Production Coproduced by Snaut
A Dream / Privid (Slovenia)Directed by Boštjan SlatenšekProduced by FilRougeCoproduced by AS Film Production, DArt picture, Studio RitemSupported by the Slovenian Film Center, FS Viba
Ana’s Commision / Anina provizija (Slovenia)Directed by Igor ŠmidProduced by Studio ArkadenaCoproduced by Studio RitemSupported by the Slovenian Film Center, FS Viba
Slovenia, Australia and Tomorrow the World / Slovenija, Avstralija in jutri ves svet (Slovenia, Macedonia)Directed by Marko NaberšnikProduced by Perfo ProductionCoproduced by Kino Oko, RTV SlovenijaSupported by the Slovenian Film Center, FS Viba, Macedonian Film Agency
Ivan / Ivan (Slovenia, Croatia)Directed by Janez BurgerProduced by StaragaraCoproduced by Propeler Film, RTV Slovenija, Tramal filmsSupported by the Slovenian Film Center, FS Viba, Croatian Audiovisual Center, Eurimages
The Basics of Killing / Družinica (Slovenia, Serbia)Directed by Jan CvitkovičProduced by Perfo ProductionCoproduced by Pilon Media, RTV SlovenijaSupported by the Slovenian Film Center, FS Viba, Serbian Film Center
The Miner / Rudar (Slovenia, Croatia, Germany)Directed by Hanna SlakProduced by Nukleus FilmCoproduced by VOLTESupported by the Slovenian Film Center, FS Viba
Sly Foxes / Stekle lisice (Slovenia)Directed by Boris JurjaševičProduced by RTV Slovenija
Perseverance / Vztrajanje (Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Italy)Directed by Miha KnificProduced by Nukleus FilmCoproduced by This & That Productions, Helios Sustainable FilmsSupported by the Slovenian Film Center, FS Viba, Croatian Audiovisual Center, Film Centre of Serbia, BLS Slovenian Minority Coproductions:
Men Don't Cry / Muškarci Ne Plaču (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Germany)Directed by Alen DrljevićProduced by Deblokada SarajevoCoproduced by Iridium Film, This & That Productions, Menderley Films, Produkcija Živa and Cineplanet Supported by the Foundation of Cinematography Sarajevo, Slovenian Film Center, ZDF/Arte TV, MEDIA, Ministry of Culture and Sport of Kanton Sarajevo, CineLink, Eurimages and FS Viba
Codelli / Codelli (Slovenia)Directed by Miha ČelarProduced by Astral film Coproduced by RTV Slovenija, PS Mangart, KerozinSupported by the Slovenian Film Center, FS Viba
The Family / Družina (Slovenia, Austria)Directed by Rok BičekProduced by Cvinger filmCoproduced by RTV SlovenijaSupported by the Slovenian Film Center, FS Viba, Austrian Film Institute
The Last Ice Hunters / Zadnji ledeni lovci (Slovenia)Directed by Jure Breceljnik, Rožle BregarProduced by FilmITCoproduced by RTV Slovenija, Studio Ritem, VizualistSupported by the Slovenian Film Center, MEDIA
Charlatan Magnifique / Charlatan Magnifique (Slovenia)Directed by Maja PavlinProduced by RTV Slovenija
They Were Tito's Towns / Bila so Titova mesta (Slovenia)Directed by Amir MuratovićProduced by RTV Slovenija
Every Good Story Is a Love Story / Vsaka dobra zgodba je ljubezenska zgodba (Slovenia, Croatia)Directed by Matjaž Ivanišin, Rajko GrlićProduced by VertigoCoproduced by NP7, NuFrame, 100Supported by the Slovenian Film Center