OBITUARY: Slovenian Actor Peter Musevski

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

Vasko Simoniti Appointed New Slovenian Minister of Culture

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…

Slovenian Cinemas Closed and Exhibitors Count Losses

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.

FNE Market Analysis 2019: SLOVENIA

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…

Slovenia Ratifies CoE Revised Convention On Cinematographic Coproduction

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.

Slovenia Launches National Film Database

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…

FNE at WEMW Co-Production Forum 2020: The Man Without Guilt

TRIESTE: The Italian/Slovenian coproduction The Man Without Guilt by Italian writer/director Ivan Gergolet is participating in the Co-production Forum of the 10th edition of When East Meets West (19-21 January…

FNE at WEMW Co-Production Forum 2020: Not A Word

TRIESTE: Acclaimed Slovenian/German director Hanna Slak’s new feature film Not a Word / Kein Wort will be showcased in the Co-production Forum of the 10th edition of When East Meets…

Successful Year For Slovenian Films At Local Box Office

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…

Slovenia’s Cinema Kinodvor Plans to Open New Miniplex

LJUBLJANA: Slovenian cinema Kinodvor, which received the Best Programming Award for 2019 from Europa Cinemas, plans to open a new miniplex as an additional venue for its two screens.

FESTIVALS: Poland’s Acid Rain Wins Animateka 2019

LJUBLJANA: Acid Rain by Poland’s Tomek Popakul was awarded the Jury Grand Prix in the Eastern and Central European Competition Programme of the 16th Animateka International Animated Film Festival, held…

CEE Animation Workshop Starts in Ljubljana

LJUBLJANA: The first module of the CEE Animation Workshop is currently taking place in Ljubljana till 5 December 2019. The CEE Animation Workshop is a year-long project-development and-production-skills-advancement programme for…

Slovenia Provides More Funds for Art and Culture

LJUBLJANA: The Slovenian parliament passed a new bill providing 122.6 m EUR in additional funds for arts and culture for the period of 2021 – 2027, an average of 17.5…

FESTIVALS: Balagov's Beanpole Wins at Ljubljana IFF 2019

LJUBLJANA: Beanpole, an intimate Russian drama about a close friendship between two young women trying to piece together the fragments of their lives in the aftermath of war, won Best…

FNE at 2019 Ljubljana IFF: Stories from the Chestnut Woods Competes at LiFFE

LJUBLJANA: Ten films from young filmmakers, presented in the Perspectives section, will compete for the Kingfisher Award at this year’s 30th edition of the Ljubljana IFF, running 13 – 24…

PRODUCTION: Slovenian Debut Rom-Com Eva Starts Shooting

LJUBLJANA: Tijana Zinajić started shooting her first feature Eva on 25 October 2019 in Ljubljana. The screenplay for this romantic comedy was written by Iza Strehar.

PRODUCTION: First Slovenian Musical Tim in Postproduction

LJUBLJANA: Tamara Dervišević and Luka Markus Štajer are finishing the first Slovenian musical Tim through a newly established production company KaMi produkcija. The low-budget film about an autistic boy was…

Slovenia's Let Him Be a Basketball Player 2 Opens in First Place at Domestic Box Office

LJUBLJANA: The sequel to Slovenia’s 2017 hit film, Let Him Be a Basketball Player 2 / Kosarkar naj bo 2, had an unsurprising first place opening in Slovenia for the…

GRANTS: Slovenia Announces Production Grants for Feature, Documentary and First Films

LJUBLJANA: The Slovenian Film Centre has announced a total of 2.486 m EUR in production grants for four feature films, two long documentaries and two debut features.

FESTIVALS: Stories from the Chestnut Woods Wins Big at Festival of Slovenian Film Portorož

PORTOROŽ: Gregor Božič’s debut feature Stories from the Chestnut Woods won the Vesna Award for best film at the 22nd Festival of Slovenian Film, which ran in Portorož from 17…