LJUBLJANA: The Slovenian Film Centre has sent a proposal to the Slovenian Ministry of Culture of additional measures to combat the damaging effects of the COVID-19 crisis.

LJUBLJANA: Slovenian filmmakers together with the Slovenian Film Centre (SFC), the Database of Slovenian Films and Filmoteka are offering a selection of Slovenian films for viewing free of charge. The action is a response to the government mandated restrictions resulting from the COVID-19 crisis.

LJUBLJANA: The increasingly restrictive preventive measures declared by the Slovenian Government regarding the spread of the Coronavirus have led to the halt or postponement of almost all the activities in the field of cinema exhibition and film production.

LJUBLJANA: One of the most respected, internationally recognised and popular Slovenian actors Peter Musevski died on 18 March 2020 at the age of 54.

LJUBLJANA: Vasko Simoniti was appointed as the new Minister of Culture of Slovenia by the National Assembly on 13 March 2020. His first task will be to draw up a new national cultural programme, the framework for programming and financial priorities in the arts.

LJUBLJANA: The 22nd Documentary Film Festival has been postponed and all cinemas are closed until further notice, due to preventive measures regarding the spread of the Coronavirus.

LJUBLJANA: Slovenian film production is stable and getting even stronger since a significant increase in film funding was achieved in 2019. The number of completed films was lower than in 2018, but more titles are expected to be completed in 2020.

LJUBLJANA: Slovenia has ratified Council of Europe’s (CoE) revised convention on cinematographic coproduction, and will be available for coproductions with countries which are not CoE members starting 1 May 2020.

LJUBLJANA: The Slovenian Film Centre announced the successful launch of the Slovenian internet film data base - BSF, an important step towards better national and worldwide overview of Slovenian film production, its history and heritage, statistics and actual production potential.

LJUBLJANA: The share of Slovenian films increased by more than 5% with the top domestic title Let Him Be a Basketball Player 2, directed by Boris Bezić and produced by Gustav Film, ranking 6th in the total admissions’ chart in 2019.

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