Slovenian Minister of Culture Resigns

LJUBLJANA: The Slovenian Minister of Culture Dejan Prešiček has resigned only four months after his appointment. During his mandate he promised a substantial funding increase for culture and film production…
29-01-2019

FNE Market Analysis 2018: SLOVENIA

The first results show that Slovenian cinema admissions in 2018 increased by around 4% and the total box office increased by 8%. Admissions for domestic films decreased by almost 20%,…
23-01-2019

Slovenia Increases Support for Film Production

LJUBLJANA: The Slovenian Film Center (SFC) expects a substantial rise in state funding in 2019 and in the years to come. The budget is expected to increase by approximately 6…
21-01-2019

Decline in Admissions for Domestic Films in Slovenia

LJUBLJANA: Admissions for domestic films decreased by almost 20% in Slovenia, although more titles were released. Total admissions increased by approximately 4%, while total box office increased by 8%.
17-01-2019

Prešeren Award 2019 to Honour Filip Robar Dorin and Bjanka Adžić Ursulov

LJUBLJANA: Prešeren Award 2019, the top Slovenian accolade for arts, will go to filmmaker Filip Robar Dorin and costume designer Bjanka Adžić Ursulov. Only two filmmakers have been awarded the…
15-01-2019

FESTIVALS: III Wins Big at 15th Animateka International Animated Film Festival

LJUBLJANA: Polish animated film III directed by Marta Pajek was awarded the Jury Grand Prix and the DSAF Audience Award at the 15th edition of Animateka International Animated Film Festival,…
10-12-2018

Balkan TV Series Shoots in Slovenia

LJUBLJANA: The Serbian historical thriller TV series set after WWI, Black Sun also known as Shadow over the Balkans, took advantage of the Slovenian cash rebate to shoot part of…
28-11-2018

FESTIVALS: Woman at War Wins at 29th LIFFE

LJUBLJANA: The Icelandic action-thriller Woman at War directed by Benedict Erlingsson won Best Film at the 29th Ljulblana IFF, which ended on 18 November 2018.
19-11-2018

Slovenia Calls for More Financial Support for Film

LJUBLJANA: The Slovenian parliamentary Culture Committee has voted unanimously to call on the Culture Ministry to gradually increase the annual budget for film production from 4.5 m to 11 m…
16-11-2018

PRODUCTION: Slovenian/Croatian Corporation Starts Filming in Slovenia

LJUBLJANA: Corporation, the second feature film from director Matej Nahtigal, began filming on 9 November 2018. A 30-day shooting schedule is planned, ending on 23 December.
13-11-2018

FNE at Ljubljana IFF: My Last Year as a Loser

LJUBLJANA: Urša Menart's debut feature My Last Year as a Loser / Ne bom več luzerka, which was awarded Best Film at the 21st Festival of Slovenian Film in Potoroz,…
05-11-2018

PRODUCTION: Damjan Kozole Starts Shooting Slovenian/Macedonian/Serbian/Croatian Half-Sister

LJUBLJANA: Damjan Kozole began production on the Slovenian/Macedonian/Serbian/Croatian coproduction Half-Sister / Polsestra on 27 October 2018. The 32 days of filming are taking place in Ljubljana and the Slovenian fishing…
30-10-2018

PRODUCTION: Davide Del Degan Starts Shooting Paradise in Slovenia with Katarina Cas

LJUBLJANA: Italian director Davide Del Degan has started shooting on a Slovenian minority coproduction Paradise with Katarina Čas, in the Slovenian town Grosuplje. The 30-day shoot, which will also take…
23-10-2018

FESTIVALS: My Last Year as a Loser Competes at Ljubljana IFF

LJUBLJANA: Ten films will compete at the 29th Ljubljana IFF, running 7 – 18 November 2018. Slovenia will be represented by Urša Menart’s debut feature My Last Year as a…
23-10-2018

Consequences Racks Up Foreign Sales

LJUBLJANA: Darko Štante’s debut feature Consequences / Posledice, which won four Vesna Awards and the Slovenian Film Critics’ Jury Award at the 21st Festival of Slovenian Film in Portorož, has…
18-10-2018

FNE at Jihlava IDFF Emerging Producers: Katja Lenarčič, Slovenia

LJUBLJANA: Katja Lenarčič from EnaBanda is representing Slovenia at Jihlava IDFF's Emerging Producers programme. FNE spoke with Lenarčič about the current situation for documentary filmmaking in Slovenia.
16-10-2018

FNE Interview with Nina Peče Grilc and Koen Van Daele of Slovenian Art House Cinema Kinodvor

LJUBLJANA: The city cinema Kinodvor, located in the center of Ljubljana, opened its door to the audience on 1 October 2008. In the ten years of its operation it became…
12-10-2018

CEE Animation Workshop Accepts Applications

LJUBLJANA: The CEE Animation Workshop is accepting applications from animated film projects from low production capacity countries until 22 October 2018.
12-10-2018

Slovenian Comedy Gaja's World at Number One Spot at Domestic Box Office

LJUBLJANA: The Slovenian family comedy Gaja’s World / Gajin Svet directed by Peter Bratusa opened at the number one spot at the domestic box office in Slovenia.
05-10-2018

Slovenia Selects Ivan as Oscar Candidate

LJUBLJANA: The Slovenian/Croatian drama Ivan directed by Janez Burger is Slovenia’s official entry for the US Academy Awards in the Foreign Language Film category.
20-09-2018