LJUBLJANA: Total 2023 admissions for domestic films dropped down compared to the record breaking year 2022, but were still significantly higher than the average of the previous past years. With 175,533 admissions and 945,629 EUR gross they represent a 9% share in total admissions and 7.5% in total gross, according to estimates.

LJUBLJANA: Slovenian director Dejan Babosek has finished his fourth feature Hole / Jama. This mix of a black comedy, crime story, western and horror film is the first feature film in ex-Yugoslavia to be released in cinemas in Dolby Atmos technology. The film will be released in Slovenian Cinemas on 22 February 2024 by Fivia.

LJUBLJANA: The top title in the Slovenian box office in the last week of January was the domestic film Gepack by Žiga Kukovič with 14,598 admissions and 99,660 EUR gross.

LJUBLJANA: Slovenian director Kukla finished shooting her debut feature Fantasy, a teenage drama based on her awarded short fiction film Sisters, produced by AAtalanta in 2021. Fantasy is a Slovenian/Macedonian coproduction.

LJUBLJANA: Slovenian director Urša Menart started shooting her sophomore feature Everything That's Wrong with You / Vse, kar je narobe s tabo on 12 December 2023. The 30-day shooting of this Slovenian/Serbian/German/Croatian coproduction takes place in the Slovenian towns of Tolmin and Nova Gorica, as well as in Usedom (Germany).

LJUBLJANA: Slovenian director Gregor Andolšek has started shooting his debut feature This Is a Robbery! / To je rop!, a black comedy supported by the Slovenian Film Center.

LJUBLJANA: Darko Štante, one of the voices of the young generation of Slovenian directors and screenwriters, is currently shooting his sophomore feature The Lost Son / Izgubljeni sin. The 30-days shooting of this Slovenian/Croatian/ Macedonian/Greek coproduction takes place in Ljubljana, Trieste and Gorizia.

PORTOROŽ: Marko Šantić’s drama Wake Me / Zbudi me screened in the competition of the 26th Festival of Slovenian Film Portorož (3 - 8 October 2023), winning awards for Best Feature Film as well as for Screenplay, Actor in a leading and supporting role, and Make-up. The film is a coproduction between Slovenia, Serbia and Croatia.

PORTOROŽ: Petra Seliškar’s long documentary Body / Telo received the Vesna Award for Best Documentary at the 26th Festival of Slovenian Film Portorož (3 - 8 October 2023). This intimate portrait of a woman who is fighting a series of rare auto-immune diseases with her indomitable spirit, is a coproduction between Slovenia, North Macedonia and Croatia.

PORTOROŽ: Tomaž Grom’s Don't Think It Will Ever Go Away won the Vesna Award for Best Film at the 26th Festival of Slovenian Film Portoroz, which wrapped on 8 October 2023 in Portorož. This experimental documentary auteur film was also awarded for its music, composed by the director himself.

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