FESTIVALS: Slovenian Film Festival in Portorož Announces Lineup

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    PORTOROŽ: A total of 98 out of 167 submitted films have been selected for the 19th Slovenian Film Festival, which will run from 13 to 18 September 2016 in Portorož. The number of submissions was again higher than last year and set a new record with 21 submitted titles more than in 2015.

    Altogether 98 films (52 in the competition and 46 out of the competition) will be screened in the two venues (Main Hall, Amphitheatre) at Avditorij Portorož.  Fourteen films will compete for the Vesna awards: ten feature films and four long documentaries, among them Nightlife by Damjan Kozole, who recently won the Best Director Prize at the 51st Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, and Houston, We Have a problem! by Žiga Virc, an unexpected success in the Slovenian box office with almost 18,000 admissions.

    Some of the feature competition films have already been released in Slovenian cinemas, but Nika by Slobodan Maksimović is set for October, Nightlife for November, Come Along by Igor Šterk for December 2016 and Comedy of Tears by Marko Sosič for January 2017.

    The Badjura Lifetime Achievement Award will go to the production designer Dušan Milavec.

    Feature Films in Competition:

    Houston, We Have a Problem!/Houston, imamo problem! (Slovenia, Croatia, Germany)
    Directed by Žiga Virc
    Produced by Studio Virc
    Coproduced by Nukleus Film, Sutor Kolonko
    Supported by the Slovenian Film Center, RTV Slovenia, FS Viba, MEDIA Programme, Eurimages, the Croatian Audiovisual Center, HBO Europe, WDR Germany, Doha Film Institute

    Comedy of Tears /Komedija solz (Slovenia)
    Directed by Marko Sosič
    Produced by Arsmedia
    Coproduced by Iridum Film, MB Grip, Zvokarna
    Supported by the Slovenian Film Centre, RAI, Fondo Regionale per l'Audiovisivo del Friuli Venezia Giulia, FS Viba

    Mother / Mama (Slovenia, Italy, Bosnia and Herzegovina)
    Directed by Vlado Škafar
    Produced by Gustav Film
    Coproduced by Transmedia, SCCA/Pro.Ba., Arch Production
    Supported by the Slovenian Film Centre, Eurimages, MIBAC, FS Viba, Fondo Regionale per l'Audiovisivo del Friuli Venezia Giulia, FVG Film Commission

    Nika (Slovenia)
    Directed by Slobodan Maksimović
    Produced by Nora Production Group
    Coproduced by RTV Slovenija
    Supported by the Slovenian Film Centre, FS Viba

    Nightlife /Nočno življenje (Slovenia, Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina)
    Directed by Damjan Kozole
    Produced by Vertigo
    Coproduced by Sisters and Brother Mitevski, SCCA/pro.ba
    Supported by the Slovenian Film Centre, Film Fund Sarajevo, FS Viba

    Buoyancy /Pod gladino (Slovenia)
    Directed by Klemen Dvornik
    Produced by RTV Slovenija

    Come Along /Pojdi z mano (Slovenia, Croatia)
    Directed by Igor Šterk
    Produced by A.A.C. Productions
    Coproduced by Gustav Film, MB Grip, Kinorama
    Supported by the Slovenian Film Centre, FS Viba


    The Constitution/Ustav Republike Hrvatske (Croatia, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Macedonia)
    Directed by Rajko Grlić
    Produced by Interfilm
    Coproduced by In-Film, Croatian Radiotelevision, Sever&Sever, Slovenian Film Centre, Revolution Production, Film and Music Entertainment
    Suported by the Croatian Audiovisual Centre, MEDIA Sub-programme, Eurimages

    Family Film/Rodinny film (Czech Republic, Germany, France, Slovakia, Slovenia)
    Directed by Olmo Omerzu
    Produced by endorfilm
    Coproduced by Arsmedia, Punkchart films, Czech Television, Rouge International, 42film
    Supported by the State Cinematography Fund – Czech Republic, the Slovak Audiovisual Fund, Slovenian Film Centre, MDM Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung, MEDIA Programme

    Life Is a Trumpet /Život je truba (Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro, Slovenia)
    Directed by Antonio Nuić
    Produced by Propeler Film
    Coproduced by Baš Čelik, Artikulacija production, Staragara, Croatian Radiotelevision
    Supported by the Croatian Audiovisual Centre, Croatian Radiotelevision, Zagreb Film Festival, MEDIA Programme for development, the Slovenian Film Centre


    Home Sweet Home/Dom ljubi dom (Slovenia)
    Directed by Maja Prettner
    Produced by Sever&Sever
    Coproduced by Maja Prettner

    The Young Lions: The Fullness of Time/Mladi levi: polnost časa (Slovenia)
    Directed by Dejan Batoćanin
    Produced by Kreker
    Coproduced by Zavod December

    My World Is Upside Down /Moj narobe svet (Slovenia, Croatia, Macedonia)
    Directed by Petra Seliškar
    Produced by Petra Pan Film
    Coproduced by Restart, PPFP
    Supported by the Slovenian Film Centre

    Deckument/Deckument: Od rolke do skejta (Slovenia)
    Directed by Matej Lavka, Andro Kajzer, Miha Brodarič, Nina Vrhovec
    Produced by Zavod Multipraktik
    Coproduced by Kino Šiška
    Supported by the Slovenian Film Centre