PORTOROŽ: Eleven feature films will be screened in the competition of the 20th Slovenian Film Festival in Portorož, which will run from 12 to 16 September 2017. The Badjura Lifetime Achievement Award will go to the producer Franci Zajc.
LJUBLJANA: Trilogy Intrigo directed by Daniel Alfredson and starring Ben Kingsley has wrapped its shoot in Slovenia, which ran May to August 2017. This German/US/Belgian coproduction serviced by Slovenia's Pakt Media d.o.o. was the first foreign production benefitting from the rebate scheme launched in Slovenia in 2017.
LJUBLJANA: My Last Year as a Loser / Ne bom več luzerka by Urša Menart will start shooting on 6 September 2017. The story of a 29-year-old unemployed girl, who is stuck in the midst of Slovenia's seemingly never-ending economic crisis, is Menart’s debut feature.
LJUBLJANA: Slovenian comedy At Hostar / Pr’ Hostar by Luka Marčetić has topped 210,000 admissions, becoming the most viewed domestic title since Slovenia claimed its independence in 1991.
LJUBLJANA: Young Slovenian director Rok Biček, who gained international success with his debut feature A Class Enemy (Triglav Film, 2013), has just completed the long documentary The Family, a Slovenian / Austrian coproduction shot in Slovenia and France over a ten year period from September 2006 to February 2016.
LJUBLJANA: New international coproducers have been confirmed for the contemporary psychological drama History of Love by Sonja Prosenc and the shooting started in Italy on 26 June 2017.
LJUBLJANA: The Slovenian Film Center (SFC) announced production grants of 245,000 EUR for five minority coproductions including four feature films and one long documentary on 5 July 2017.
LJUBLJANA: Awakenings / Prebujanja, Peter Bratuša’s drama about midlife crisis with Slovenian actress Katarina Čas, has completed shooting and is moving into postproduction.
LJUBLJANA: The teen comedy Let Him Be a Basketball Player / Košarkar naj bo by Boris Petkovič is finishing postproduction. The film is based on a well-known book of the same title by Primož Suhadolčan, who also wrote the screenplay.
LJUBLJANA: Petra Vidmar, producer at the Slovenian production company Gustav Film, will attend this year's Cannes Film Festival as a part of Producers on the Move initiative organised by the EFP.
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