EFP 2018 Producer on the Move: Rok Sečen, Slovenia

LJUBLJANA: Rok Sečen represents Slovenia at the European Film Promotion’s 2018 Producers on the Move event taking place 10-14 May during the Cannes Film Festival.
08-05-2018

Slovenia Reconsiders Film Funding Goals

PLZEN: Slovenia is re-evaluating its funding priorities, in light of the rising importance of coproductions in the Balkan and CEE region.
03-05-2018

Foreign Acquisitions Tighten at Slovenia’s Public Broadcaster

PLZEN: Shrinking budgets and time slots are reducing foreign programming and documentaries on Slovenia’s public broadcaster RTVS.
23-04-2018

Drive-in Cinema Debuts in Slovenia

LJUBLJANA: Slovenia’s first drive-in movie theatre is expected to open in May 2018 at a shopping center in Ljubljana.
18-04-2018

GRANTS: Slovenia Announces Minority Coproduction Grants

LJUBLJANA: The Slovenian Film Centre decided to support five minority coproductions with the amount of 480,000 EUR including technical service and equipment from FS Viba.
04-04-2018

Slovenia, Bulgaria and Romania to Launch New Film Education Programme

LJUBLJANA: Teaching European History through Cinema (TEHC), a film education programme using European films as a tool for learning history, will be implemented in 2018 in Slovenia, Bulgaria and Romania…
26-03-2018

Research on Gender Inequality in the Film Sector Shows 90% of Slovenian Films Directed by Men in Past Two Decades

LJUBLJANA: Ninety percent of the films made in Slovenia from 1995 to 2017 were directed by men, according to research commissioned by the Slovenian Film Centre.
22-03-2018

Slovenia Discusses Women in Film Sector

LJUBLJANA: The Slovenian Film Centre is organising the international panel discussion Women in the Film Sector: A Gender Issue at Klub Lili Novy at Cankarjev dom, Ljubljana on 20 March…
16-03-2018

Slovenian Government Approves Bill for Additional Funding for Culture and Film Heritage

LJUBLJANA: The Slovenian government green lighted an MP-sponsored bill aimed at securing additional funding for arts and culture in 2020-2026. The funds will be earmarked for various urgent areas including…
14-03-2018

FNE Europa Cinemas: Cinema of the Month: Mestni kino Domžale, Slovenia

This month we speak with Jure Matičič, the programmer of the Slovenian Mestni kino Domžale, a small municipal one screen art house cinema, established in 2009. It operates as part…
27-02-2018

FNE at Berlinale 2018: Janez Burger’s Ivan Sold to China

BERLIN: The Slovenian drama Ivan, directed by Janez Burger and produced by Miha Černec through Staragara, has been sold to the Chinese distribution company Huaulu, with plans for it to…
20-02-2018

FNE Country Report 2017: SLOVENIA

LJUBLJANA: There were no major changes in 2017 in terms of general admissions in Slovenian cinemas, as well as film production and grants awarded by the Slovenian Film Centre. More…
05-02-2018

EUROPEAN YEAR OF CULTURAL HERITAGE: Slovenia Restores Classic Hit Real Pests!

LJUBLJANA: The Slovenian Film Center together with the Slovenian Film Archive digitally restored the Slovenian classic comedy hit Real Pests! / To so gadi! (1977, Viba Film) directed by Jože…
26-01-2018

More Domestic Films Released in Slovenian Cinemas in 2017, Less Admissions

LJUBLJANA: More domestic films were released in Slovenian cinemas 2017, but admissions to domestic films dropped from 230,851 in 2016 to 163,500 due to the fact that no major domestic…
12-01-2018

FESTIVALS: Romania's The Blissful Accidental Death Wins Animateka Film Festival

LJUBLJANA: The Blissful Accidental Death by Romania's Sergiu Negulici won the Jury Grand Prix at the 14th Animateka International Animation Film Festival, which took place in Ljubljana from 4 to…
11-12-2017

CEE Animation Workshop Wraps with Signing of Ljubljana Accord

LJUBLJANA: The first edition of CEE Animation Workshop, a new initiative bringing together 19 Creative Europe Desks from Central and Eastern Europe, wrapped with the signing of the Ljubljana Accord,…
07-12-2017

PRODUCTION: Metod Pevec Starts Shooting I Am Frank

LJUBLJANA: Metod Pevec’s Slovenian/Serbian/Macedonian coproduction I Am Frank started shooting in the small Slovenian town of Tržič on 23 November 2017. Pevec is well-known for his multiple-award-winning drama Beneath Her…
01-12-2017

PRODUCTION: Goran Vojnović Preps Once Were Humans

LJUBLJANA: Goran Vojnović is in preparation with drama Once Were Humans / Nekoč so bili ljudje about two guys who get involved in human trafficking. Vojnović is a renowned Slovenian…
30-11-2017

GRANTS: Slovenia Announces New Grants

LJUBLJANA: The Slovenian Film Centre announced development and production grants of 837,000 EUR in November 2017. Thirty one projects were selected for co-funding in three categories: audiovisual projects production, short…
29-11-2017