LJUBLJANA: Boris Bezić's youth comedy Let Him Be a Basketball Player 2 / Košarkar naj bo 2 will be screened in the competition of the 23nd Festival of Slovenian Film in Ljubljana (6-11 October 2020). The film is a sequel to the hit Let Him Be a Basketball Player, based on a popular book under the same title by Primož Suhadolčan, which was the top domestic title in 2017 with around 78,000 admissions.

LJUBLJANA: Maja Pavlin's long documentary Kino Šiška 10 will be screened in the competition of the 23rd Festival of Slovenian Film in Ljubljana (6-11 October 2020). This Slovenian documentary shows the history of Ljubljana's cinema Šiška, which became the centre for urban culture in the last 10 years.

LJUBLJANA: The Greek/Polish/Slovenian coproduction Apples / Mila / Sadeži pozabe will be screened in the competition of the 23rd Festival of Slovenian Film in Ljubljana (6-11 October 2020). This beguiling exploration of identity and reality is a debut feature by Greek writer-director Christos Nikou, who received international recognition with his short film Km (2012, Boo Productions).

LJUBLJANA: Srđan Golubović's social drama Father / Otac / Oče will be screened in the competition of the 23rd Festival of Slovenian Film in Ljubljana (6-11 October 2020). This Serbian/French/German/Croatian/Slovenian/Bosnian coproduction has already been awarded at international film festivals, including Berlin (Ecumenical Jury Award, Panorama Audience Award), FEST (Best Actor, FEDEORA Jury Award) and Pula Film Festival (Arena Award for the Best Actor, Audience Award).

LJUBLJANA: Jani Sever's Antigone – How Dare We! / Antigona – Kako si upamo! will be screened in the competition of the 23rd Festival of Slovenian Film in Ljubljana (6-11 October 2020). This political docudrama is based on the play The Three Lives of Antigone, written by a well-known and controversial Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Žižek.

LJUBLJANA: Only three Slovenian feature films and four long documentaries will be screened in the competition of the 23rd Festival of Slovenian Film, which will run from 6 to 11 October 2020.

LJUBLJANA: Shooting has started on the black comedy Grandpa Goes South / Dedek gre na jug, directed by Vinci Vogue Anžlovar. So far the film is a coproduction between Slovenia, North Macedonia and Croatia, but a Czech coproducer is also expected.

PORTOROŽ: The 23rd Festival of Slovenian Film (FSF), which was due for September, has been postponed to 6 - 11 October 2020 due to the COVID-19 restrictions. This hybrid edition will not take place in Portorož, as usual, but in Ljubljana, while part of the films will screen online.

PORTOROŽ: Slovenia’s national television RTV Slovenija started shooting a new television crime series Cases of Inspector Vrenko / Primeri inšpektorja Vrenka on 1 August 2020 in Maribor. It is based on a series of novels by Tomaž Zupančič, alias Avgust Demšar.

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.

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