For the fourth year in a row, Slovenian Film Days will take place from 13 to 17 September at the Agora-Savaria cinema in Sombotel, Hungary.

The event will open with the award-winning film Consequences by the director Darko Štante. The film was produced by the Temporama production company and saw regular distribution in France, Germany, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and the United States of America. Consequences focuses on the 18-year-old boy Andrej, who ends up in a youth education centre. He has to fight for his place in a group of boarders led by Željko, who soon takes the newcomer under his wing. Under the pressure of the new environment, Andrej has to ensure that his secret does not come to light. The film won four Vesna Awards at the 21st Festival of Slovenian Film: the Best Director Award for Darko Štante, the Best Leading Actor Award for Matej Zemljič, the Best Supporting Actor Award for Timon Šturbej, and the Audience Award for Best Feature Film. It also received the Slovenian Film Critics’ Jury Award. In addition to the two protagonists mentioned above, the film also features Gašper Markun, Lovro Zafred, Rosana Hribar, Dejan Spasić, Blaž Setnikar, Iztok Drabik Jug, and Lea Cok. At the opening ceremony, the audience will also be addressed by the Consul General of the Republic of Slovenia, Metka Lajnšček.

On Tuesday, 14 September, My Last Year as a Loser, the first film by the director Urša Menart, will be screened. When the twenty-nine-year-old art history graduate ends up on her disappointed parents’ couch without any money, work, or company, she realises that it will be harder to grow up than she has expected. The film stars Eva Jesenovec, Živa Selan, Saša Pavček, Branko Završan, Špela Rozin, Jurij Drevenšek, Tina Potočnik Vrhovnik, Lara Vouk, Aljaž Jovanović, Timon Šturbej, Matic Lukšič, and Vladimir Kusić. Urša Menart’s feature debut received the Vesna Award for Best Feature Film, Best Screenplay, and Best Supporting Actress in Portorož, as well as a special jury mention at the LIFFe. It was produced by the Vertigo production house.

The Slovenian Film Days in Hungary will be concluded with a live-action feature I Act, I Am, written and directed by Miroslav Mandić. The film is a triptych about what it means to be an actor and focuses on the boundaries between the actor and the character. The situations, shot in an observational documentary style, emphasise the social atmosphere of three cities: the stories take place in Sarajevo, Ljubljana, and Zagreb. Starring Luna Zimić Mijović, Gregor Zorc, Goran Bogdan, Lana Barić, Mojca Funkl, Amar Čustović, Sabrina Noack, Dario Varga, Primož Bezjak, Olga Pakalović, Senad Bašić, Nina Vodopivec, Ivana Roščić, and Mediha Musliović. The film was produced by the Filmostovje production company. In 2019, its director received the Štiglic Gaze Award, a prize awarded annually by the Directors Guild of Slovenia.

The entrance to all screenings is free, and the films will be screened in the Slovenian language with Hungarian subtitles.

Slovenian Film Days are organised by the Department of Slavic Studies at the ELTE University Center Savaria, the Centre for Slovenian as a Second and Foreign Language, the Slovenian Film Centre, the Agora-Savaria cinema, the Consulate General of the Republic of Slovenia in Szentgotthárd, the National Slovenian Self-Government, the Sombotel Slovenian Self-Government, and the Union of Slovenians in Hungary. The films were previously screened in Budapest at the Toldi Cinema, which has been presenting Slovenian films for the fifth year in a row.

All of the films were co‑financed by the Slovenian Film Centre.

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OLOMOUC: FNE spoke to Barbora Hudečková and Tomáš Poštulka, who are programmers at the One World Film Festival, during the recent Dok Incubator event in Olomouc about how One World managed to change to a hybrid event during its second year of working during the pandemic and how they are working to make One World a Green Film event.

OLOMOUC: FNE spoke to Rita Balogh, documentary filmmaker and the co-founder of the Budapest International Documentary Festival, at the recent Dok Incubator session in Olomouc about what lessons she learned during the pandemic and how she sees the post-pandemic future for documentary filmmaking.

OLOMOUC: FNE spoke to Dok Incubator organiser Andrea Prenghyová about what lessons she learned during the pandemic and how filmmakers are adapting their projects in the period of recovery.

Call for projects for the Kids Kino Lab, international script development workshop is now open! Are you ready to develop your story? Submit your project of a film or series for young audiences before 15th October.Kids Kino Lab – script development workshopKids Kino Lab is dedicated to scriptwriters and producers who are interested in developing films or series (live action, animation or documentary) for kids and youth.12 teams (producer + scriptwriter) will be developing their projects from a short synopsis to the advance draft of the script together with production basics (estimated budget, financing and promotion plan). The programme of the Kids Kino Lab is enriched with sessions with invited guests and experts from the fields of scriptwriting, distribution, sales and many others. The programme of the ongoing edition which will end in September can be found here.Individual and group workThe teams will be divided into three script development groups lead by one of our Script Tutors: Kirsten Bonnén Rask, Armin Prediger, Philip LaZebnik. Producers from each Team will have a chance to work on the development of their projects under the supervision of Ronald Kruschak, our Producers’ Tutor.General information

  • Kids Kino Lab is open to the projects from all the European countries.
  • The workshops will be conducted in English.
  • The cost of the programme is 1600 EUR per team (2 people, each additional team member needs to pay 800 EUR). This covers experts and tutors, hotels and food.
  • The programme lasts nine months.
  • 7th edition of Kids Kino Lab consists of four stationary group sessions (5 days each) and three online consultations with the lead Tutors.
  • Each session of the workshops takes place during a film festival for children or an industry event.

Schedule*:The programme kicks off at the beginning of 2022. During each session the Participants together with the Tutors will work on the next stages of the script development process.Session I – Synopsis
Session II – Treatment
Session III – First draft of the script
Session IV – Second draft of the scriptMore detailed workflow of the workshop and application form can be found on Kids Kino Lab website.READY TO DEVELOP YOUR STORY?Apply NOW

Discover projects taking part in ongoing edition of the Kids Kino Lab!Join the pitching presentation of the projects during the Kids Kino Industry forum (28.09 - 1.10.2021, hybrid edition) and meet our Tutors. More details soon!

Kids Kino Lab is an industry part of Kids Kino International Film Festival.The programme is co-financed by the MEDIA sub-programme of Creative Europe and Polish Film Institute.Kids Kino Lab partners are: Zlin Film FestivalJEF FestivalKids Kino Industry.More information about partners from the ongoing edition can be found here: https://www.kidskinolab.pl/partners/.If you have any questions, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

ONE WORLD INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL, 24th EDITION  

 March 21 – April 3 2022 in Prague  

Followed by regional screenings in over 30 towns around the Czech Republic and Brussels.  

We would like to invite you to submit your film to the 24th edition of the festival. One World has grown over the years to become the largest human rights film festival in the world. It is one of the leading cultural events in Prague and the Czech Republic.    

We are looking for:  

  • Feature or mid-length creative documentaries finished in last 2 years (2020 - 2022) - minimum length is 40 minutes
  • Interactive films for virtual reality
  • Doc for kids - short documentaries and animated films for children (no experimental films)

Creative documentaries on human rights, social, political, environmental, and media issues will be selected based on the quality of the filmmaking and the power of their stories.  

Selected film are screened in three competitive categories: 

  • International Competition for creative documentaries,
  • Right To Know Competition for documentaries making an exceptional contribution to protecting human rights and
  • Czech Competition for local documentaries; and several non-competitive thematic categories.

For competitive categories, we prefer World and International premieres in case you plan to premiere your film at One World Festival, please contact us for more information at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  

A submission will be charged to cover administrative costs:  

Feature and mid-length documentaries: 20 EUR  

Docs for Kids: 15 EUR  

The fee will be waived for selected countries of production (more information in the submission form).  

Film Submission Form  

FILM SUBMISSION DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 1, 2021  

EXTENDED FILM SUBMISSION DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 1, 2021 (for films finished between September and November 2021)  

BIDFF- Bucharest International Dance Film Festival 2021 is announcing the 7th edition competitions: 28 short films in the international competition and 6 Romanian titles in the national competition, picked from over 400 short films submitted.

The festival will take place between 1-5 September 2021, under the theme Potential Worlds.

Nature and industrialization collide head-on in the international competitive section of BIDFF. Directors and choreographers from 20 countries present cinematic experiments, audio-visual meditations, futuristic worlds, performative rituals and musical avatars in virtual cities, in a fusion of cultures and styles, in which man redefines his identity in relation to the world he belongs to.

The short films selected by BIDFF in 2021 are:

  • „Beyond” (d & c: Simone Wierød, PL/TW/HK/TH/DK)
  • „They Saw the Sun First” (d: Stefan Hunt, c: Vanessa Marian, AUS)
  • „Scapelands” (d: Katie Beard și Naomi Turner, c: Liv Lockwood, UK)
  • „Human Habitat” (d & c: Flavia Devonas Hoffmann, NO)
  • „Memories of the Future” (d & c: Dance collective Arnhemse Meisjes, NL)
  • „Moving Barcelona” (d: Jevan Chowdhury, c: Alexander Eckman, UK)
  • „The Soft Bit” (d: Jana Irmert, DE)
  • „Through Glass” (d: Marek Partyš, c: Sylva Šafková, CZ)
  • „Utro” (d: Polina Mirovskaya, c: Jeroen Janssen, Polina Mirovskaya, NE)
  • „Toke” (d: NONO, c: Stuart Shugg, UK)
  • „Salidas” (d: Michael Fetter Nathansky, c: Christiane ‘La Mona’, DE)
  • „Weakness of the Flesh” (d: Kevin McGloughlin, Jacob Jonas, c: Jacob Jonas, USA)
  • „Dive” (d: Oscar Sansom, c: Sophie Laplane, UK)
  • „Fibonacci” (d: Tomáš Hubáček, c: Marie Gourdain, CZ)
  • „Still Life - Tabeo” (d: Ryan Renshaw, c: Jack Lister, AUS)
  • „All, or Nothing at all” (d: Margit Lukács și Persijn Broersen, c: Prakesh Baksii, DK/NL)
  • „D3C05” (d: Blaze Gonzalez, Hannah Gaengler, c: Liony Garcia, USA)
  • „Beast” (d: Benjamin Nicolas, CAN)
  • „Insomnia: Violent Nights” (d: Emilia Izquierdo, UK)
  • „Color Me” (d: Martin de Thurah, DK)
  • „Your Coffee, Please” (d: Irina Kononova, RU)
  • „Ghosts and All” (d & c: Ayano Yokoyama, JP)
  • „Ulrichs 1867” (d & c: Sven Niemeyer, DE)
  • „Voguing with Beethoven” (d: Emilie Norenberg, c: Emma Damskau, NO)
  • „Belia” (d & c: Eman Hussein, EG)
  • „The Circadian Cycle” (d: Garry Stewart, c: Garry Stewart și dansatorii Australian Dance Theatre, AUS)
  • „The Kitchen” (d & c: Vishwakiran Nambi, IN)
  • „Shelly Belly inna Real Life” (d & c: Cecilia Bengolea, FR/AR) 

The Romanian competition includes six titles, created or co-created by Romanian directors and choreographers. The relationship with nature, ways of reacting to chaos, collaborative processes involving dance, music, poetry and cinema, exploring the collective body and critique of contemporary media visions of a perfect body are themes and topics that concern young local dance filmmakers. How can we rethink our journey through life? - is one of the questions raised by this short and intense selection, which includes the following headings:

  • „Breath” (d: Cătălin Rugină și Maria-Luiza Dimulescu, c: Maria-Luiza Dimulescu)
  • „Public Figure” (d: Mădălina Zaharia, c: Daniel Hay-Gordon)
  • „Calcar” (d & c: Georgeta Corca)
  • „Pretty UGLY” (d & c: Corina Andrian)
  • „Almost” (d: Tobin Del Cuore, c: Ana Maria Lucaciu & Răzvan Stoian)
  • „Ship of Fools” (d: Gabriel Durlan, c: Alexandra Bălășoiu, Virginia Negru, Denis Bolborea & Cătălin Diaconu)

Marlene Millar, one of the most famous dance film creators in Canada, along with Saddo, Romanian artist, illustrator and muralist and Bogdan Theodor Olteanu, Romanian film and theater director are the members of the Jury.

BIDFF awards excellence, novelty and courage in filmmaking with a prize pool of 1500 euros for the Best International Film and the Best Romanian Film.

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