Stergel dismissed from Slovenian Film Fund

Jelka Stergel, the director of the Slovenian Film Fund, was dismissed on Thursday, April 2, and replaced by board member Denis Miklavcic.

MGM Channel launches in Slovenia

MGM Networks announced the launch of a local version of MGM Channel in Slovenia on March 31.

Slovenian Film Fund director withdraws resignation

The Slovenian Film Fund director Jelka Stergel has recalled her resignation, which was announced on March 19.

Šterk’s Offside in postproduction

Igor Šterk (Ljubljana, Tuning, and Ekspres, Ekspres) has moved into post-production with Offside, with plans for a national premiere at the 12th Festival of Slovenian film in autumn 2009.

News channel sold to journalist

Well know Slovenian journalist Vladimir Vodušek has bought a majority share in commercial news station Info TV ( from its founder Leo Oblak.

Bučar moves to film fund

Nataša Bučar has been appointed to the post of Assistant Director of the Slovenian Film Fund.

Slovenian Girl at European Film Market

Damjan Kozole's third film in his "transition trilogy," Slovenian Girl, will be shown at the European Film Market in Berlin.

Slovenian Culture Ministry Presents its Plans for 2009

Slovenian Culture Minister Majda Sirca said the Ministry will use its €213 million budget in 2009 to improve conditions for filmmakers and other artists with special cultural status.

Government vs. RTV as tension builds

Tension is building in a stand-off between the new Slovenian Minister of Culture Majda Sirca and public broadcaster RTV.

Three replacements at Slovenian Film Fund supervisory board

Slovenia's new minister of culture, former film critic Majda Sirca, announced the dismissal of three members (Igor Prodnik, Stane Malcic and Joze Pogacnik) of the Slovenian Film Fund supervisory board.

Slovenian co-production film plans March shoot start

Slovenian production company Staragara ( will begin filming Circus Fantasticus by writer /director Janez Burger on March 2.

Recession hits Slovene TV plans

Slovene public broadcaster RTV ( announced it will cancel Passions, the first Slovenian daily TV series, and one of RTV's biggest projects, which debuted late last year.

For Ever released in Slovenia

For Ever, the latest offering from Slovenian director (and European Film Academy member) Damjan Kozole opened January 8 in Slovenia.

MEDIA support for Slovenian distributors

Three Slovenian Distributors have received €16,000 in support from MEDIA Desk Slovenia for distributing three European movies.

Slovenian Box Office National Hit – Rooster's Breakfast

The first full-length feature film by Marko Nabersnik, Rooster's Breakfast, was a big surprise for the Slovenian film industry.

Slovenian break-out director of 2008 - Vinko Moderndorfer

Vinko Moderndorfer fulfilled the promise of his debut film Suburts with his 2008 sophomore effort Landscape No. 2.

Slovenian Actor in the Spotlight 2008 - Marko Mandic

Marco Mandic's performance in the Venice festival film Landscape No.2 is just the latest in a growing string of impressive performances in Slovenian films.

New Minister of Culture wants more arts funding

Slovenia's new minister of culture, former critic Majda Sirca Ravnikar, installed on November 26, indicated she will push for more EU funding to go into the arts, and filmmakers look…

First Slovenian daily TV serial debuts

Public TV station RTV Slovenia ( has premiered the first Slovenian daily TV serial, Passions.

Yugoslav co-productions a Slovenian specialty

Slovenia may be alone among Central European countries in reaching out in a big way to former Yugoslav countries to offer financial support through co-productions.