LJUBLJANA: At the initiative of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Slovenia, Dr. Robert Golob, the Slovenian Federation of Filmmakers’ Guilds (ZDSFU) is preparing a new strategic plan for the development of the Slovenian audiovisual industry until 2030, aiming to boost its potential. The summaries and guidelines of the document were already forwarded to the Cabinet of the Prime Minister by the ZDSFU a few days ago and a round table is scheduled for the second half of March 2023.

LJUBLJANA: Vinci Vogue Anžlovar's comedy drama Grandpa Goes South is still the top domestic title in the Slovenian chart, four weeks after its release on 12 January 2023. With 23,419 admissions and 141,204 EUR gross the Slovenian/Macedonian coproduction continues the increasing interest for domestic titles after the record breaking 18% share of Slovenian titles in 2022.

LJUBLJANA: No less than 11 feature films will start shooting in 2023, as the Slovenian Film Centre’s budget for 2023 raised up to 8,784,653 EUR (from 6.33 m EUR in 2022). Among the films, four are debut features and four are made by women directors.

LJUBLJANA: Slovenia's total cinema admissions in 2022 climbed up to the pre-pandemic numbers and reached nearly 1.8 m EUR,  whereas the attendance for domestic films increased up to almost 18%. It is a record share since Slovenia claimed its independence in 1991.

LJUBLJANA: The Slovenian Film Centre has announced a total of 3.4 m EUR in production grants for seven feature films and two long documentaries.

LJUBLJANA: In 2023 the leading Slovenian art house cinema Kinodvor in Ljubljana celebrates not only its centenary, but also two decades of art cinema programming and 15 years of existence as a public entity.

LJUBLJANA: Petra Seliškar’s fifth long documentary Body / Telo is expected to be finished in the beginning of 2023. This Slovenian/North Macedonian/Croatian coproduction is a story dealing with resilience and acceptance, life and death, disease and health, and the interconnection between body and mind.

LJUBLJANA: Slovenian comedy At Hostar 2‰ by Luka Marčetič dominates the domestic box office and is about to reach 100,000 admissions. The film currently has 97,190 admissions and 641,160 EUR gross after four weeks in cinemas.

LJUBLJANA: The Croatian/Slovenian coproduction Safe Place / Sigurno mjesto by Juraj Lerotić won the Kingfisher Award for best film in the Perspektives Competition of the 33rd Ljubljana IFF (9 - 20 November 2022).

LJUBLJANA: Slovenian comedy At Hostar 2‰ by Luka Marčetič dominates the opening weekend box office in domestic cinemas with 28,689 admissions and 194,672 EUR gross. This is the best result for a film in its first weekend in 2022.

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