Slovenia Country Profile 2011

{mosimage}LJUBLJANA: The 2011 year saw a strong start for the film industry in Slovenia, with the launch of the Slovenian Film Center (SFC; The new public agency replaced the…

FESTIVALS: Ljubljana Kingfisher for Take Shelter

LJUBLJANA: The Ljubljana IFF (LIFFe, awarded its main prize, the Kingfisher Award, to Take Shelter directed by Jeff Nichols, at the festival's closing ceremony on 19 November 2011.

PRODUCTION: Slovenia`s Victory Receives TV Premiere

Victory, a TV film shot in black and white by Slovenian director and screenwriter Miran Zupanič, premiered on RTV Slovenija on 9 November, following its theatrical debut at the 14th…

FESTIVALS: Eleven Films Compete at LIFFe

The 22nd Ljubljana International Film Festival, ( held in Slovenia's capital city from 9-20 November has announced the competition lineup for its main competitive programme Perspectives. The 11 films from…

FESTIVALS: Ljubljana Hosts Fourth Neighboring Coproduction Meeting

LJUBLJANA: The Ljubljana IFF ( will host the fourth edition of the Neighboring Coproduction Meeting 10-12 November 2011, with support from MEDIA and the Slovenian Film Center ( The meeting…

PRODUCTION: Feed Me with Your Words in Production

LJUBLJANA: Feed Me With Your Words, the debut feature film by director Martin Turk, is in the middle of shooting and is expected to be completed on 4 October 2011.…

PRODUCTION: Shanghai Gypsy Begins Filming

Shanghai Gypsy, the second feature film by Slovenian director Marko Naberšnik, began shooting on 27 June 2011 and is expected to wrap on 2 October 2011.

Slovenian Film Center Appoints New Director

LJUBLJANA: The board of the Slovenian Film Center (SFC; has elected Jožko Rutar as Director of the SFC. He replaces Samo Rugelj, who had been acting director.

Slovenia Signs Coproduction Agreement with France

The Slovenian Film Center ( announced that he Slovenian and French Ministers of Culture, Majda Širca and Frédéric Mitterand, have signed a film co‑production agreement in Brussels. The agreement will…

FNE at DISCOP Budapest 2011: Slovenia

LJUBLJANA: Original programming is currently down slightly in Slovenia, but there are some bright spots on the market as a whole, including local adaptations of reality formats and fiction programmes.…

HBO GO Launches in Slovenia

BUDAPEST: HBO Central Europe announced the launch of HBO GO, an internet streaming service for HBO subscribers in Slovenia in partnership with Telemach širokopasovne komunikacije, on 19 May 2011. The…

PRODUCTION: Night Boats in Production

Night Boats, a Croatian-Slovenian-Serbian coproduction directed by Igor Mirković, began shooting in Zagreb on 28 April 2011. The melodrama was written by Mirković along with Elvis Bošnjak and Ognjen Sviličić.

Blitz Sign Deal with Fox

LJUBLJANA: Distribution company Blitz Film & Video Distribution (/ has signed an exclusive contract with 20th Century Fox Film Corporation ( for theatrical film distribution in Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and…

Slovenian Cinema Attendance Shows Steady Growth

LJUBLJANA: Cinema admissions in Slovenia in 2010 continued a trend of steady increase, helped by the success of a hit national film. Slovenian theatres had 2,891,641 admissions in 2010, a…

Slovenian Broadcaster to Increase HD

Slovenia public broadcaster Radiotelevizija Slovenija (RTV Slovenia) has teamed up with services provider Ericcson to increase HD offerings via transmitting and receiving content, enabling a wider roll-out of HD services.

PRODUCTION: Nejc Gazvoda`s A Trip in Postproduction

LJUBLJANA: A Trip, the debut feature film of young Slovenian director and screenwriter Nejc Gazvoda is currently in postproduction and expected to be completed in fall 2011. The film was…

Let's Go Our Way Tops Slovenia's Film Charts

Let Us Go Our Own Way by Slovenian director Miha Hocevar has become the most successful film in Slovenia since 1990, with over 185,000 admissions in the twelve weeks since…

New Slovenian Film Center Appoints Director

LJUBLJANA: The Slovenian Film Center, a public agency which began operations on 1 January 2011, replacing the Slovenian Film Fund (SFF) (, has appointed Samo Rugelj as acting director. He…

FNE 2010 Year in Review: Slovenia's Great Expectations

Slovenian filmmakers and producer had great expectation for the year 2010. With 2011 on the horizon, some of those expectations have become reality.

Slovenian Film Center Will Launch in January 2011

The Slovenian Film Fund (, the public fund founded in 1994, will be replaced by the Slovenian Film Center (SFC), a public agency, as of January 2011. The Slovenian government…