FNE at Berlinale 2018: Janez Burger’s Ivan Sold to China

BERLIN: The Slovenian drama Ivan, directed by Janez Burger and produced by Miha Černec through Staragara, has been sold to the Chinese distribution company Huaulu, with plans for it to…

FNE Country Report 2017: SLOVENIA

LJUBLJANA: There were no major changes in 2017 in terms of general admissions in Slovenian cinemas, as well as film production and grants awarded by the Slovenian Film Centre. More…

EUROPEAN YEAR OF CULTURAL HERITAGE: Slovenia Restores Classic Hit Real Pests!

LJUBLJANA: The Slovenian Film Center together with the Slovenian Film Archive digitally restored the Slovenian classic comedy hit Real Pests! / To so gadi! (1977, Viba Film) directed by Jože…

More Domestic Films Released in Slovenian Cinemas in 2017, Less Admissions

LJUBLJANA: More domestic films were released in Slovenian cinemas 2017, but admissions to domestic films dropped from 230,851 in 2016 to 163,500 due to the fact that no major domestic…

FESTIVALS: Romania's The Blissful Accidental Death Wins Animateka Film Festival

LJUBLJANA: The Blissful Accidental Death by Romania's Sergiu Negulici won the Jury Grand Prix at the 14th Animateka International Animation Film Festival, which took place in Ljubljana from 4 to…

CEE Animation Workshop Wraps with Signing of Ljubljana Accord

LJUBLJANA: The first edition of CEE Animation Workshop, a new initiative bringing together 19 Creative Europe Desks from Central and Eastern Europe, wrapped with the signing of the Ljubljana Accord,…

PRODUCTION: Metod Pevec Starts Shooting I Am Frank

LJUBLJANA: Metod Pevec’s Slovenian/Serbian/Macedonian coproduction I Am Frank started shooting in the small Slovenian town of Tržič on 23 November 2017. Pevec is well-known for his multiple-award-winning drama Beneath Her…

PRODUCTION: Goran Vojnović Preps Once Were Humans

LJUBLJANA: Goran Vojnović is in preparation with drama Once Were Humans / Nekoč so bili ljudje about two guys who get involved in human trafficking. Vojnović is a renowned Slovenian…

GRANTS: Slovenia Announces New Grants

LJUBLJANA: The Slovenian Film Centre announced development and production grants of 837,000 EUR in November 2017. Thirty one projects were selected for co-funding in three categories: audiovisual projects production, short…

CEE Animation Workshop: Interview with Industry Expert Linda Beath

LJUBLJANA: Industry expert Linda Beath explains her involvement as Head of Studies in the CEE Animation Workshop, that will take place in Ljubljana, Slovenia from 2 to 6 December 2017…

FESTIVALS: Men Don’t Cry Wins FIPRESCI Award at LiFFe

LJUBLJANA: Columbus by Kogonada won the Best Film award of the 28th LiFFe fest on 18 November 2017, while Men Don’t Cry by Alen Drljević racked up yet another award,…

GRANTS: Slovenia Funds Eight Feature Films

LJUBLJANA: The Slovenian Film Centre has announced production grants of 2.38 m EUR for four full-length feature films, two documentary features and two feature debuts.

Three Slovenian Hits in Box Office Top Ten

LJUBLJANA: Slovenian films are riding high at the local box office with three local productions scoring places in the top ten at the local box office.

PRODUCTION: To the Stars and Back in Postproduction

LJUBLJANA: The family drama To the Stars and Back / Do zvezd in nazaj by Marko Šantić completed shooting at the end of October 2017 and has entered postproduction. Šantić…

FESTIVALS: Eleven Films Compete for LIFFe Main Prize

LJUBLJANA: Contenders for Oscar best foreign film nominations Men Don’t Cry and Requiem for Mrs. J are among the 11 films competing in the Perspectives section of the 28th Ljubljana…

Let Him Be a Basketball Player Rises to Top Spot in Slovenia

LJUBLJANA: The Slovenian youth comedy Let Him Be a Basketball Player directed by Boris Petkovič topped the box office chart in Slovenia in its third week in release, distributed by…

Slovenia Selects The Miner as Oscar Candidate

LJUBLJANA: Hanna Slak’s third feature film The Miner / Rudar has been chosen as the official candidate from Slovenia for the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences nomination in…

FNE at Slovenian Film Festival Portorož: The Miner

PORTOROŽ: Hanna Slak’s third feature film The Miner / Rudar was screened in the competition of the 20th Slovenian Film Festival in Portorož (12-16 September 2017). The film is based…

FESTIVALS: The Family Wins the Slovenian Film Festival Portorož

PORTOROŽ: Rok Biček's documentary The Family won the Vesna Award for best film of the 20th Slovenian Film Festival, which ran in Portorož from 12 to 16 September 2017. The…