Slovenia and Film Locations in Cannes

In cooperation with the Slovenian Tourist Board, Ljubljana Tourism, and AIPA Institute (Collecting Society of Authors, Performers and Film Producers of Audiovisual Works of Slovenia), the Slovenian Film Centre is…

EFP 2018 Producer on the Move: Rok Sečen, Slovenia

LJUBLJANA: Rok Sečen represents Slovenia at the European Film Promotion’s 2018 Producers on the Move event taking place 10-14 May during the Cannes Film Festival.

Slovenia Reconsiders Film Funding Goals

PLZEN: Slovenia is re-evaluating its funding priorities, in light of the rising importance of coproductions in the Balkan and CEE region.

Foreign Acquisitions Tighten at Slovenia’s Public Broadcaster

PLZEN: Shrinking budgets and time slots are reducing foreign programming and documentaries on Slovenia’s public broadcaster RTVS.

Drive-in Cinema Debuts in Slovenia

LJUBLJANA: Slovenia’s first drive-in movie theatre is expected to open in May 2018 at a shopping center in Ljubljana.

GRANTS: Slovenia Announces Minority Coproduction Grants

LJUBLJANA: The Slovenian Film Centre decided to support five minority coproductions with the amount of 480,000 EUR including technical service and equipment from FS Viba.

Slovenia, Bulgaria and Romania to Launch New Film Education Programme

LJUBLJANA: Teaching European History through Cinema (TEHC), a film education programme using European films as a tool for learning history, will be implemented in 2018 in Slovenia, Bulgaria and Romania…

Research on Gender Inequality in the Film Sector Shows 90% of Slovenian Films Directed by Men in Past Two Decades

LJUBLJANA: Ninety percent of the films made in Slovenia from 1995 to 2017 were directed by men, according to research commissioned by the Slovenian Film Centre.

Slovenia Discusses Women in Film Sector

LJUBLJANA: The Slovenian Film Centre is organising the international panel discussion Women in the Film Sector: A Gender Issue at Klub Lili Novy at Cankarjev dom, Ljubljana on 20 March…

Slovenian Government Approves Bill for Additional Funding for Culture and Film Heritage

LJUBLJANA: The Slovenian government green lighted an MP-sponsored bill aimed at securing additional funding for arts and culture in 2020-2026. The funds will be earmarked for various urgent areas including…

FNE Europa Cinemas: Cinema of the Month: Mestni kino Domžale, Slovenia

This month we speak with Jure Matičič, the programmer of the Slovenian Mestni kino Domžale, a small municipal one screen art house cinema, established in 2009. It operates as part…

FNE at Berlinale 2018: Janez Burger’s Ivan Sold to China

BERLIN: The Slovenian drama Ivan, directed by Janez Burger and produced by Miha Černec through Staragara, has been sold to the Chinese distribution company Huaulu, with plans for it to…

FNE Country Report 2017: SLOVENIA

LJUBLJANA: There were no major changes in 2017 in terms of general admissions in Slovenian cinemas, as well as film production and grants awarded by the Slovenian Film Centre. More…

EUROPEAN YEAR OF CULTURAL HERITAGE: Slovenia Restores Classic Hit Real Pests!

LJUBLJANA: The Slovenian Film Center together with the Slovenian Film Archive digitally restored the Slovenian classic comedy hit Real Pests! / To so gadi! (1977, Viba Film) directed by Jože…

More Domestic Films Released in Slovenian Cinemas in 2017, Less Admissions

LJUBLJANA: More domestic films were released in Slovenian cinemas 2017, but admissions to domestic films dropped from 230,851 in 2016 to 163,500 due to the fact that no major domestic…

FESTIVALS: Romania's The Blissful Accidental Death Wins Animateka Film Festival

LJUBLJANA: The Blissful Accidental Death by Romania's Sergiu Negulici won the Jury Grand Prix at the 14th Animateka International Animation Film Festival, which took place in Ljubljana from 4 to…

CEE Animation Workshop Wraps with Signing of Ljubljana Accord

LJUBLJANA: The first edition of CEE Animation Workshop, a new initiative bringing together 19 Creative Europe Desks from Central and Eastern Europe, wrapped with the signing of the Ljubljana Accord,…

PRODUCTION: Metod Pevec Starts Shooting I Am Frank

LJUBLJANA: Metod Pevec’s Slovenian/Serbian/Macedonian coproduction I Am Frank started shooting in the small Slovenian town of Tržič on 23 November 2017. Pevec is well-known for his multiple-award-winning drama Beneath Her…

PRODUCTION: Goran Vojnović Preps Once Were Humans

LJUBLJANA: Goran Vojnović is in preparation with drama Once Were Humans / Nekoč so bili ljudje about two guys who get involved in human trafficking. Vojnović is a renowned Slovenian…