LJUBLJANA: Slovenian production companies Staragara, Studio Virc and Vertigo received 437,300 EUR in support for the development of ten feature and two short films in the latest MEDIA – Creative Europe call. All of them are Slovenian majority coproductions.

LJUBLJANA: Open-air cinemas in Slovenia are attracting large crowds while regular indoor cinemas are still under COVID-19 restrictions, limiting the maximum number of visitors to 50 people per screening. While more openings are expected, during the unpredictable situation it is impossible to confirm if all the announced open-air and drive-in cinemas will be opened as planned.

LJUBLJANA: Slovenia’s Tramal Films is coproducing Floor van der Meulen's feature Pink Moon with Dutch company Kepler film and Italy’s Nefertiti Film. The film, which received a Eurimages grant, is in preproduction. The previously planned shooting was postponed due to COVID-19 and is now scheduled for the autumn of 2020.

LJUBLJANA: The shooting of Vinci Vogue Anžlovar's melodramatic black comedy Grandpa Goes South / Dedek gre na jug, produced by A Atalanta, has been postponed until July 2020. However, the film team remains optimistic that if there is no further delay due to the COVID-19 crisis, the film will be completed in the autumn of 2021.

LJUBLJANA: Haidy Kancler's first long documentary feature Skiing in Scarves / Afganistanke na smučeh has faced some challenges in postproduction because of COVID-19.

LJUBLJANA: The Slovenian production company Perfo Production has announced that the popular Slovenian TV series Bridges Between Us will resume shooting on 12 May 2020 under special supervision, taking into account all the COVID-19 restrictions.

LJUBLJANA: COVID-19 restrictions have not caused any major delays in the current development and production of Slovenian animation projects, but future activities will be strongly affected.

LJUBLJANA: A temporary hold on all funding and tender activities, including contract signing, is one of the main obstacles for film production in Slovenia during the COVID-19 crisis.

LJUBLJANA: Jurij Gruden's Sparks in Time – Worldwide Computer Adventure / Iskre v času – Svetovni računalniški podvig has entered postproduction but is facing delays and other problems because of COVID-19. This long documentary is based on the book The Cold War for Information Technology: The Inside Story by Janez Škrubej.

LJUBLJANA: Five European countries, including Slovenia, will present four Creative Europe MEDIA supported films on 8 May at 20.00 CET in the frames of Europe Day - Big Stories from Small Countries. The films will be available for free viewing on-line for 48 hours in the participating countries. Europe Day held on 9 May every year celebrates peace and unity in Europe. The date marks the anniversary of the historic 'Schuman declaration'.