GRANTS: Slovenia Announces Production Grants

LJUBLJANA: The Slovenian Film Centre has distributed 3,407,540 EUR for the production of six feature and four short films.

FESTIVALS: Festival of Slovenian Film Portorož 2023 Announces Lineup

LJUBLJANA: A total of 94 out of 135 submitted films have been selected for the 26th Festival of Slovenian Film Portoroz, which will run from 3 to 8 October 2023…

FNE Oscar Watch 2024: Slovenia Selects Riders as Oscar Contender

LJUBLJANA: Dominik Mencej's debut feature Riders / Jezdeca has been selected as Slovenia‘s candidate for the 96th Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences award in the Best International Feature…

GRANTS: Slovenia Announces Minority Coproduction Grants

LJUBLJANA: The Slovenian Film Centre has distributed 432,000 EUR for the production of seven minority coproductions.

Not a Word by Hanna Slak Acquired by Beta Cinema Ahead of Toronto Premiere

LJUBLJANA: Not a Word / Kein Wort directed by acclaimed Slovenian/German director Hanna Slak has been picked up by Beta Cinema ahead of its world premiere in the competitive Platform …

PRODUCTION: Slovenian Director Ester Ivakič Starts Shooting Debut Feature

LJUBLJANA: Slovenian director Ester Ivakič starts shooting her debut feature Ida Who Sang So Badly Even the Dead Rose Up and Joined Her in Song / Ida, ki je pela…

PRODUCTION: Slovenian Director Klemen Dvornik Starts Shooting Children's Film Block 5

LJUBLJANA: Slovenian director Klemen Dvornik started shooting his fourth feature film Block 5 / Blok 5 on 8 July 2023. The 30-days shooting of this Slovenian/Croatian/Serbian/Czech coproduction will take place…

PRODUCTION: Slovenian Director Jani Sever Starts Shooting Musical Drama Ciao Bela

LJUBLJANA: Slovenian documentary director Jani Sever starts shooting his debut feature Ciao Bela / Čao Bela on 3 July 2023. The Slovenian/Serbian/Croatian coproduction is a musical youth drama about a…

PRODUCTION: Slovenian Director Urška Djukić Starts Shooting Little Trouble Girls

LJUBLJANA: Slovenian director Urška Djukić, who has won several awards for her short animated film Granny’s Sexual Life, co-directed by Émilie Pigeard, started shooting her debut feature Little Trouble Girls…

FESTIVALS: Second Edition of ReActing as a Star in Bled

BLED: The international programme ReActing as a Star, aiming at encouraging networking between the film and audiovisual actors in the region of ex-Yugoslavia countries, as well as increasing their presence…

Cineplexx Ljubljana Wins Best New Built Cinema Award from ICTA

LJUBLJANA: Cineplexx Ljubljana was awarded as best new built cinema of the year at the International Cinema Technology Association’s (ICTA) 2023 Awards.

Žiga Virc’s Sophomore Feature Acquired Ahead of Cannes’ Marché du Film 2023

LJUBLJANA: Berlin-based Picture Tree International has picked up the upcoming film by Slovenian director Žiga Virc Shooting Blanks (aka The Last Hero / Poslednji heroj), which is currently in postproduction…

PRODUCTION: Vinci Vogue Anžlovar Starts Shooting Tartini’s Key

LJUBLJANA: Slovenian director Vinci Vogue Anžlovar will start shooting his sixth feature film Tartini’s Key / Tartinijev ključ on 4 May 2023. This child-youth crime adventure is a Slovenian/Italian coproduction,…

Slovenia’s First Multiplex Closes Down

LJUBLJANA: Kolosej, the first multiplex in Slovenia, closed down in Ljubljana on 14 March 2023 after 22 years of activity. The new owner plans to refurbish the building into an…

Slovenia Prepares New Strategy for Developing Audiovisual Industry

LJUBLJANA: At the initiative of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Slovenia, Dr. Robert Golob, the Slovenian Federation of Filmmakers’ Guilds (ZDSFU) is preparing a new strategic plan for…

FNE at Berlinale 2023: Slovenian Cinema in Berlin

Slovenian Talents at Berlinale - Urša Menart’s new film in development, titled Everything That’s Wrong With You, will be presented at the co-production market of the 73rd Berlinale, which is…

BOX OFFICE: Grandpa Goes South Dominates Slovenian Box Office

LJUBLJANA: Vinci Vogue Anžlovar's comedy drama Grandpa Goes South is still the top domestic title in the Slovenian chart, four weeks after its release on 12 January 2023. With 23,419…

Eleven Slovenian Feature Films to Be Shot in 2023

LJUBLJANA: No less than 11 feature films will start shooting in 2023, as the Slovenian Film Centre’s budget for 2023 raised up to 8,784,653 EUR (from 6.33 m EUR in…

BOX OFFICE: Slovenia Sees Record Share for Domestic Films Since Its Independence

LJUBLJANA: Slovenia's total cinema admissions in 2022 climbed up to the pre-pandemic numbers and reached nearly 1.8 m EUR, whereas the attendance for domestic films increased up to almost 18%.…

GRANTS: Slovenia Announces Production Grants for Feature and Documentary Films

LJUBLJANA: The Slovenian Film Centre has announced a total of 3.4 m EUR in production grants for seven feature films and two long documentaries.