FNE at Festival of Slovenian Film Portorož 2019: I Am Frank

PORTOROŽ: Metod Pevec's seventh feature film I Am Frank / Jaz sem Frenk will be screened in the competition of the 22nd Festival of Slovenian Film in Portorož (17-22 September…

FNE at Festival of Slovenian Film Portorož 2019: Man with Shadow

PORTOROŽ: Ema Kugler’s fifth feature film Man with Shadow / Človek s senco will be screened in the competition of the 22nd Festival of Slovenian Film in Portorož (17-22 September…

FNE at Festival of Slovenian Film Portorož 2019: Stories from the Chestnut Woods

PORTOROŽ: Gregor Božič’s debut feature Stories from the Chestnut Woods / Zgodbe iz kostanjevih gozdov will be screened in the competition of the 22nd Festival of Slovenian Film in Portorož…

PRODUCTION: Miroslav Mandić Shoots Slovenian/Italian Coproduction Sanremo

LJUBLJANA: Miroslav Mandić is currently shooting his sixth feature Sanremo, a drama about aging. This Slovenian/Italian coproduction is being shot in Slovenia until 9 September 2019 and in Italy in…

FESTIVALS: Festival of Slovenian Film in Portorož Announces Lineup

PORTOROŽ: Seven Slovenian feature films and four long documentaries will be screened in the competition of the 22nd Festival of Slovenian Film in Portorož, which will run from 17 to…

FNE Europa Cinemas: Cinema of the Month: Kosovelov dom Sežana, Slovenia

This month we speak with Nina Ukmar, the director of the Kosovel Cultural Centre / Kosovelov dom Sežana, from Sežana, Slovenia.

PRODUCTION: Slovenian Director Tomaž Gorkič Completes Horror Comedy The Curse of Valburga

LJUBLJANA: Tomaž Gorkič has finished his second feature, a horror comedy The Curse of Valburga, which he wrote, directed and edited. Gorkič won the Vesna Award for Best Feature Film…

PRODUCTION: Darko Sinko Starts Production on His First Feature Inventory

LJUBLJANA: Darko Sinko began filming Inventory / Inventura on 17 May 2019 in Ljubljana. This drama with elements of thriller and black comedy is Sinko's first feature.

GRANTS: Slovenia Announces 2019 Minority Coproduction Grants

LJUBLJANA: The Slovenian Film Centre provided a total of 420,000 EUR support to eight minority coproduction projects.

PRODUCTION: Dominik Mencej Starts Shooting Slovenian/Croatian/Bosnian/Serbian Riders

PORTOROŽ: The Slovenian/Croatian/Bosnian/Serbian coproduction Riders / Jezdeca began shooting on 19 May 2019. The road drama about two best friends in their mid-twenties is the first feature by 32-years-old Slovenian…

FNE at Cannes 2019: Slovenian Cinema in Cannes

Slovenian films at the 72nd festival in Cannes – Urška Djukić's live-action short at the opening of the "Cannes Directors' Fortnight" programme

Producers on the Move 2019: Rok Biček, Slovenia

LJUBLJANA: FNE spoke with 2019 Producer on the Move Rok Biček representing Slovenia. His feature directorial debut Class Enemy (2013, Triglav film) premiered and received the Feodora Award at the…

PRODUCTION: Vinko Möderndorfer Starts Shooting Slovenian/Serbian Coproduction Deadlock

LJUBLJANA: Vinko Möderndorfer started shooting the Slovenian/Serbian coproduction Deadlock / Zastoj on 22 March 2019. The story focuses on a tragic event which brings together two married couples from different…

French Release for Slovenian/Austrian Consequences

LJUBLJANA: The Slovenian/Austrian coproduction Consequences by writer/director Darko Štante will be released in France by Epicentre Films on 19 June 2019.

Zoran Poznič Appointed New Slovenian Minister of Culture

LJUBLJANA: Zoran Poznič was appointed new Minister of Culture of Slovenia by the National Assembly on 8 March 2019. Among his priorities he stated the adoption of the so-called Law…

Ljubljana Hosts 5th EU Audiovisual Authors’ Workshop

LJUBLJANA: The 5th edition of the EU Audiovisual Authors’ Workshop in Ljubljana (4-5 March 2019) looked into the potential implementation of the proposed Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single…

FNE at Berlinale 2019: Slovenian Film in Berlin

Stand no 111, Centrel European Cinema, Martin Gropius Bau

Slovenian Minister of Culture Resigns

LJUBLJANA: The Slovenian Minister of Culture Dejan Prešiček has resigned only four months after his appointment. During his mandate he promised a substantial funding increase for culture and film production…

FNE Market Analysis 2018: SLOVENIA

The first results show that Slovenian cinema admissions in 2018 increased by around 4% and the total box office increased by 8%. Admissions for domestic films decreased by almost 20%,…

Slovenia Increases Support for Film Production

LJUBLJANA: The Slovenian Film Center (SFC) expects a substantial rise in state funding in 2019 and in the years to come. The budget is expected to increase by approximately 6…