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…

Decline in Admissions for Domestic Films in Slovenia

LJUBLJANA: Admissions for domestic films decreased by almost 20% in Slovenia, although more titles were released. Total admissions increased by approximately 4%, while total box office increased by 8%.

Prešeren Award 2019 to Honour Filip Robar Dorin and Bjanka Adžić Ursulov

LJUBLJANA: Prešeren Award 2019, the top Slovenian accolade for arts, will go to filmmaker Filip Robar Dorin and costume designer Bjanka Adžić Ursulov. Only two filmmakers have been awarded the…

FESTIVALS: III Wins Big at 15th Animateka International Animated Film Festival

LJUBLJANA: Polish animated film III directed by Marta Pajek was awarded the Jury Grand Prix and the DSAF Audience Award at the 15th edition of Animateka International Animated Film Festival,…

Balkan TV Series Shoots in Slovenia

LJUBLJANA: The Serbian historical thriller TV series set after WWI, Black Sun also known as Shadow over the Balkans, took advantage of the Slovenian cash rebate to shoot part of…

FESTIVALS: Woman at War Wins at 29th LIFFE

LJUBLJANA: The Icelandic action-thriller Woman at War directed by Benedict Erlingsson won Best Film at the 29th Ljulblana IFF, which ended on 18 November 2018.

Slovenia Calls for More Financial Support for Film

LJUBLJANA: The Slovenian parliamentary Culture Committee has voted unanimously to call on the Culture Ministry to gradually increase the annual budget for film production from 4.5 m to 11 m…

PRODUCTION: Slovenian/Croatian Corporation Starts Filming in Slovenia

LJUBLJANA: Corporation, the second feature film from director Matej Nahtigal, began filming on 9 November 2018. A 30-day shooting schedule is planned, ending on 23 December.

FNE at Ljubljana IFF: My Last Year as a Loser

LJUBLJANA: Urša Menart's debut feature My Last Year as a Loser / Ne bom več luzerka, which was awarded Best Film at the 21st Festival of Slovenian Film in Potoroz,…

PRODUCTION: Damjan Kozole Starts Shooting Slovenian/Macedonian/Serbian/Croatian Half-Sister

LJUBLJANA: Damjan Kozole began production on the Slovenian/Macedonian/Serbian/Croatian coproduction Half-Sister / Polsestra on 27 October 2018. The 32 days of filming are taking place in Ljubljana and the Slovenian fishing…

PRODUCTION: Davide Del Degan Starts Shooting Paradise in Slovenia with Katarina Cas

LJUBLJANA: Italian director Davide Del Degan has started shooting on a Slovenian minority coproduction Paradise with Katarina Čas, in the Slovenian town Grosuplje. The 30-day shoot, which will also take…

FESTIVALS: My Last Year as a Loser Competes at Ljubljana IFF

LJUBLJANA: Ten films will compete at the 29th Ljubljana IFF, running 7 – 18 November 2018. Slovenia will be represented by Urša Menart’s debut feature My Last Year as a…

Consequences Racks Up Foreign Sales

LJUBLJANA: Darko Štante’s debut feature Consequences / Posledice, which won four Vesna Awards and the Slovenian Film Critics’ Jury Award at the 21st Festival of Slovenian Film in Portorož, has…

FNE at Jihlava IDFF Emerging Producers: Katja Lenarčič, Slovenia

LJUBLJANA: Katja Lenarčič from EnaBanda is representing Slovenia at Jihlava IDFF's Emerging Producers programme. FNE spoke with Lenarčič about the current situation for documentary filmmaking in Slovenia.

FNE Interview with Nina Peče Grilc and Koen Van Daele of Slovenian Art House Cinema Kinodvor

LJUBLJANA: The city cinema Kinodvor, located in the center of Ljubljana, opened its door to the audience on 1 October 2008. In the ten years of its operation it became…

CEE Animation Workshop Accepts Applications

LJUBLJANA: The CEE Animation Workshop is accepting applications from animated film projects from low production capacity countries until 22 October 2018.

Slovenian Comedy Gaja's World at Number One Spot at Domestic Box Office

LJUBLJANA: The Slovenian family comedy Gaja’s World / Gajin Svet directed by Peter Bratusa opened at the number one spot at the domestic box office in Slovenia.

Slovenia Selects Ivan as Oscar Candidate

LJUBLJANA: The Slovenian/Croatian drama Ivan directed by Janez Burger is Slovenia’s official entry for the US Academy Awards in the Foreign Language Film category.

Dejan Prešiček Appointed New Slovenian Minister of Culture

LJUBLJANA: Dejan Prešiček was appointed new Minister of Culture for Slovenia on 15 September 2018. The new Minister started his term in office by announcing that he is planning to…