FESTIVALS: Slovenian Film Festival in Portorož Announces Lineup

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PORTOROŽ: A total of 98 out of 167 submitted films have been selected for the 19th Slovenian Film Festival, which will run from 13 to 18 September 2016 in Portorož. The number of submissions was again higher than last year and set a new record with 21 submitted titles more than in 2015.

Altogether 98 films (52 in the competition and 46 out of the competition) will be screened in the two venues (Main Hall, Amphitheatre) at Avditorij Portorož.  Fourteen films will compete for the Vesna awards: ten feature films and four long documentaries, among them Nightlife by Damjan Kozole, who recently won the Best Director Prize at the 51st Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, and Houston, We Have a problem! by Žiga Virc, an unexpected success in the Slovenian box office with almost 18,000 admissions.

Some of the feature competition films have already been released in Slovenian cinemas, but Nika by Slobodan Maksimović is set for October, Nightlife for November, Come Along by Igor Šterk for December 2016 and Comedy of Tears by Marko Sosič for January 2017.

The Badjura Lifetime Achievement Award will go to the production designer Dušan Milavec.

Feature Films in Competition:

Houston, We Have a Problem!/Houston, imamo problem! (Slovenia, Croatia, Germany)
Directed by Žiga Virc
Produced by Studio Virc
Coproduced by Nukleus Film, Sutor Kolonko
Supported by the Slovenian Film Center, RTV Slovenia, FS Viba, MEDIA Programme, Eurimages, the Croatian Audiovisual Center, HBO Europe, WDR Germany, Doha Film Institute

Comedy of Tears /Komedija solz (Slovenia)
Directed by Marko Sosič
Produced by Arsmedia
Coproduced by Iridum Film, MB Grip, Zvokarna
Supported by the Slovenian Film Centre, RAI, Fondo Regionale per l'Audiovisivo del Friuli Venezia Giulia, FS Viba

Mother / Mama (Slovenia, Italy, Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Directed by Vlado Škafar
Produced by Gustav Film
Coproduced by Transmedia, SCCA/Pro.Ba., Arch Production
Supported by the Slovenian Film Centre, Eurimages, MIBAC, FS Viba, Fondo Regionale per l'Audiovisivo del Friuli Venezia Giulia, FVG Film Commission

Nika (Slovenia)
Directed by Slobodan Maksimović
Produced by Nora Production Group
Coproduced by RTV Slovenija
Supported by the Slovenian Film Centre, FS Viba

Nightlife /Nočno življenje (Slovenia, Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Directed by Damjan Kozole
Produced by Vertigo
Coproduced by Sisters and Brother Mitevski, SCCA/pro.ba
Supported by the Slovenian Film Centre, Film Fund Sarajevo, FS Viba

Buoyancy /Pod gladino (Slovenia)
Directed by Klemen Dvornik
Produced by RTV Slovenija

Come Along /Pojdi z mano (Slovenia, Croatia)
Directed by Igor Šterk
Produced by A.A.C. Productions
Coproduced by Gustav Film, MB Grip, Kinorama
Supported by the Slovenian Film Centre, FS Viba


The Constitution/Ustav Republike Hrvatske (Croatia, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Macedonia)
Directed by Rajko Grlić
Produced by Interfilm
Coproduced by In-Film, Croatian Radiotelevision, Sever&Sever, Slovenian Film Centre, Revolution Production, Film and Music Entertainment
Suported by the Croatian Audiovisual Centre, MEDIA Sub-programme, Eurimages

Family Film/Rodinny film (Czech Republic, Germany, France, Slovakia, Slovenia)
Directed by Olmo Omerzu
Produced by endorfilm
Coproduced by Arsmedia, Punkchart films, Czech Television, Rouge International, 42film
Supported by the State Cinematography Fund – Czech Republic, the Slovak Audiovisual Fund, Slovenian Film Centre, MDM Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung, MEDIA Programme

Life Is a Trumpet /Život je truba (Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro, Slovenia)
Directed by Antonio Nuić
Produced by Propeler Film
Coproduced by Baš Čelik, Artikulacija production, Staragara, Croatian Radiotelevision
Supported by the Croatian Audiovisual Centre, Croatian Radiotelevision, Zagreb Film Festival, MEDIA Programme for development, the Slovenian Film Centre


Home Sweet Home/Dom ljubi dom (Slovenia)
Directed by Maja Prettner
Produced by Sever&Sever
Coproduced by Maja Prettner

The Young Lions: The Fullness of Time/Mladi levi: polnost časa (Slovenia)
Directed by Dejan Batoćanin
Produced by Kreker
Coproduced by Zavod December

My World Is Upside Down /Moj narobe svet (Slovenia, Croatia, Macedonia)
Directed by Petra Seliškar
Produced by Petra Pan Film
Coproduced by Restart, PPFP
Supported by the Slovenian Film Centre

Deckument/Deckument: Od rolke do skejta (Slovenia)
Directed by Matej Lavka, Andro Kajzer, Miha Brodarič, Nina Vrhovec
Produced by Zavod Multipraktik
Coproduced by Kino Šiška
Supported by the Slovenian Film Centre