FNE at Festival of Slovenian Film Portorož: Orchestra

PORTOROŽ: Matevž Luzar’s black & white comedy drama Orchestra / Orkester will be screened in the competition of the 25th Festival of Slovenian Film Portorož in Portorož (25 - 30…

FNE at Festival of Slovenian Film Portorož 2022: The Birdbreeder

PORTOROŽ: Robert Černelč’s debut feature The Birdbreeder / Ptičar will be screened in the competition of the 25th Festival of Slovenian Film Portorož in Portorož (25-30 October 2022).

FNE at Festival of Slovenian Film Portorož 2022: Grandpa Goes South

PORTOROŽ: Vinci Vogue Anžlovar's Slovenian/Macedonian Grandpa Goes South / Dedek gre na jug will screen in the competition of the 25th Festival of Slovenian Film Portorož in Portorož (25 -30…

FNE at Festival of Slovenian Film Portorož 2022: Moja Vesna

PORTOROŽ: Sara Kern’s family drama Moja Vesna will be screened in the competition of the 25th Festival of Slovenian Film Portorož (25 - 30 October 2022). This Slovenian/Australian coproduction is…

OBITUARY: Slovenian Filmmaker Tugo Štiglic

LJUBLJANA: The well-known Slovenian director and screenwriter Tugo Štiglic died on 11 October 2022 at the age of 76.

FESTIVALS: Festival of Slovenian Film Portorož 2022 Announces Lineup

LJUBLJANA: Seven Slovenian feature films and four long documentaries, together with five long documentaries dedicated to the 30th anniversary of Slovenia's independence and six Slovenian minority coproductions, will screen in…

PRODUCTION: Slovenian Director Sonja Prosenc Starts Shooting Redemption

LJUBLJANA: Sonja Prosenc started shooting her third feature film Redemption / Odrešitev in the town of Vodice, near Ljubljana, on 5 October 2022. This black comedy/drama is a Slovenian/Italian/Croatian/Serbian/Norwegian coproduction.

Netflix Action Thriller The Union aka Our Man from Jersey with Halle Berry and Mark Wahlberg Shoots in Slovenia

LJUBLJANA: The Netflix production The Union, directed by Julian Farino and starring Halle Berry, Mark Wahlberg and J.K. Simmons, is filming in the Slovenian coastal town of Piran. The Slovenian…

FNE Oscar Watch 2023: Slovenia Selects Orchestra as Oscar Candidate

LJUBLJANA: Orchestra / Orkester by Matevž Luzar has been selected as Slovenia’s candidate for the 95th Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences award in the Best International Feature Film…

Largest Slovenian Cineplex Kolosej Sold at Auction

LJUBLJANA: Kolosej Ljubljana, the first and the largest Slovenian cineplex, which started operating in 2001, was sold at auction on 5 September 2022 for 6.4 m EUR. The new owner…

PRODUCTION: Croatian/Slovenian/Italian Doc Fiume O Morte! Wraps Shooting

LJUBLJANA: Igor Bezinović finished the two-year shooting of his long documentary Fiume o morte! in the first week of July 2022. The Croatian/Slovenian/Italian coproduction follows WWI events connected to the…

Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May Shoot in Central Europe

LJUBLJANA: Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May were spotted shooting in Kamnik, Slovenia, ahead of the rumoured Amazon Prime The Grand Tour Season 5. In the last two weeks…

PRODUCTION: Slovenian/Croatian Lunatic by Igor Šterk Wraps Shooting

LJUBLJANA: Igor Šterk’s feature film Lunatic wrapped shooting in the Slovenian seaside town of Piran. The Slovenian/Croatian coproduction is a bittersweet autobiography of the director’s family, whose father Jure Šterk,…

Digital Advertising on the Rise in Slovenia

LJUBLJANA: Investment in digital advertising continues to rise in Slovenia and is expected to see a 15% growth in 2022.

FESTIVALS: Successful First Edition of ReActing as a Star Programme at Kranj Actors FF

KRANJ: The new international programme ReActing as a Star, aiming at encouraging the networking between the film and audiovisual actors in the region, and at increasing their presence in the…

PRODUCTION: Slovenian Director Žiga Virc Starts Shooting The Last Hero

LJUBLJANA: Žiga Virc started shooting his new feature film The Last Hero / Poslednji heroj on 11 June 2022. This drama with comic elements is a Slovenian/Greek/Croatian coproduction.

Asta Vrečko Appointed New Slovenian Minister of Culture

LJUBLJANA: Asta Vrečko has been appointed as the new Minister of Culture of Slovenia by the National Assembly. Her first priorities will be a development-oriented and inclusive culture policy, an…

FNE Market Analysis 2021: SLOVENIA

LJUBLJANA: In 2021 the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on cinema exhibition and film production was still significant. Shooting was still limited because of many logistic restrictions regarding travelling and…

Bosnian Director Bahrudin Cengic’s Classic Life Of a Shock Force Worker Scores Restoration Grant

LJUBLJANA: The 1972 Yugoslav classic Life Of a Shock Force Worker directed by Bosnian Bahrudin Čengić has received a 50 000 EUR restoration grant from the Association des Cinematheques Europeennes…

FNE at Cannes 2022: Slovenia’s Short Love in Plane Sight Wins Tik Tok Prize

CANNES: The Slovenian short film Love In Plane Sight by Slovenian art student Matej Rimanić, has won one of the two main prizes of the Tik Tok competition at the…