LJUBLJANA: Slovenian filmmakers are disappointed and concerned about not receiving funds for various film projects through already signed contracts with the Slovenian Film Centre (SFC) for several months. Many of them are still waiting for the payments for their work, which was already done more than a year ago. Because of these problems also some current projects have been stopped, postponed or even jeopardised.

LJUBLJANA: Cinemas are forced to close again according to new regulations issued by the Slovenian government due to the rising number of COVID-19 infections in Slovenia. This second closing is putting Slovenian cineplexes and art cinemas in a difficult position.

LJUBLJANA: The 23rd Festival of Slovenian Film, which ran in Ljubljana from 6 to 11 October 2020, ended with no grand prix for the main Vesna Award for best full-length film. Another five Vesna Awards were not given out this year.

LJUBLJANA: Davide Del Degan's crime comedy Paradise – A Second Life / Paradise – Una nuova vita / Paradiž – novo življenje will be screened in the competition of the 23rd Festival of Slovenian Film in Ljubljana (6-11 October 2020). This Italian/Slovenian coproduction stars Slovenian actress Katarina Čas and was partly shot in the Slovenian towns of Grosuplje and Piran.

LJUBLJANA: Martin Turk's third feature film Don't Forget to Breathe / Ne pozabi dihati will be screened in the competition of the 23nd Festival of Slovenian Film in Ljubljana (6-11 October 2020). This coming-of-age drama was produced by an all-female Slovenian/Croatian/Italian coproduction team.

LJUBLJANA: Audrius Mickevičius and Nerijus Milerius's long documentary Exemplary Behaviour will be screened in the competition of the 23rd Festival of Slovenian Film in Ljubljana (6-11 October 2020). This Lithuanian/Bulgarian/Slovenian/Italian coproduction is a personally motivated story about long-term prisoners in one of Lithuanian prison facilities.

LJUBLJANA: Majda Širca's fifth documentary Arson / Požig will be screened in the competition of the 23rd Festival of Slovenian Film in Ljubljana (6-11 October 2020). This Slovenian long documentary sheds light on the century that twisted the fates of many in the most painful ways, when people found themselves under the pressure of fascist powers.

LJUBLJANA: Dejan Babošek's third feature Breakthrough / Preboj will be screened in the competition of the 23rd Festival of Slovenian Film in Ljubljana (6-11 October 2020). This Slovenian war drama was released in the autumn of 2019 with 19,000 admissions.

LJUBLJANA: Matjaž Žbontar's Ivan Bolle – A Lonesome Rider / Ivan Bolle – Volk samotar will be screened in the competition of the 23nd Festival of Slovenian Film in Ljubljana (6-11 October 2020). This feature documentary is a portrait of Ivan Bolle, an unknown Slovenian filmmaker who made films in the 1930s, documenting various events in and around Ljubljana. His film opus includes four medium-length fiction films set in the mountains.

LJUBLJANA: Maša Nešković's Asymmetry / Asimetrija will be screened in the competition of the 23rd Festival of Slovenian Film in Ljubljana (6-11 October 2020). This Serbian/Slovenian/Italian coproduction is a fiction drama about three couples in one city, sharing exactly the same destinies. The film won the Jury Prize for Best Narrative Feature film at the Sydney World Film Festival.

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