PRODUCTION: Slovenian Director Tomaž Gorkič Completes Horror Comedy The Curse of Valburga

LJUBLJANA: Tomaž Gorkič has finished his second feature, a horror comedy The Curse of Valburga, which he wrote, directed and edited. Gorkič won the Vesna Award for Best Feature Film…

PRODUCTION: Darko Sinko Starts Production on His First Feature Inventory

LJUBLJANA: Darko Sinko began filming Inventory / Inventura on 17 May 2019 in Ljubljana. This drama with elements of thriller and black comedy is Sinko's first feature.

GRANTS: Slovenia Announces 2019 Minority Coproduction Grants

LJUBLJANA: The Slovenian Film Centre provided a total of 420,000 EUR support to eight minority coproduction projects.

PRODUCTION: Dominik Mencej Starts Shooting Slovenian/Croatian/Bosnian/Serbian Riders

PORTOROŽ: The Slovenian/Croatian/Bosnian/Serbian coproduction Riders / Jezdeca began shooting on 19 May 2019. The road drama about two best friends in their mid-twenties is the first feature by 32-years-old Slovenian…

FNE at Cannes 2019: Slovenian Cinema in Cannes

Slovenian films at the 72nd festival in Cannes – Urška Djukić's live-action short at the opening of the "Cannes Directors' Fortnight" programme

Producers on the Move 2019: Rok Biček, Slovenia

LJUBLJANA: FNE spoke with 2019 Producer on the Move Rok Biček representing Slovenia. His feature directorial debut Class Enemy (2013, Triglav film) premiered and received the Feodora Award at the…

PRODUCTION: Vinko Möderndorfer Starts Shooting Slovenian/Serbian Coproduction Deadlock

LJUBLJANA: Vinko Möderndorfer started shooting the Slovenian/Serbian coproduction Deadlock / Zastoj on 22 March 2019. The story focuses on a tragic event which brings together two married couples from different…

French Release for Slovenian/Austrian Consequences

LJUBLJANA: The Slovenian/Austrian coproduction Consequences by writer/director Darko Štante will be released in France by Epicentre Films on 19 June 2019.

Zoran Poznič Appointed New Slovenian Minister of Culture

LJUBLJANA: Zoran Poznič was appointed new Minister of Culture of Slovenia by the National Assembly on 8 March 2019. Among his priorities he stated the adoption of the so-called Law…

Ljubljana Hosts 5th EU Audiovisual Authors’ Workshop

LJUBLJANA: The 5th edition of the EU Audiovisual Authors’ Workshop in Ljubljana (4-5 March 2019) looked into the potential implementation of the proposed Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single…

FNE at Berlinale 2019: Slovenian Film in Berlin

Stand no 111, Centrel European Cinema, Martin Gropius Bau

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…

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%,…

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…

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%.

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…

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,…

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…

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.

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…