FESTIVALS: Ljubljana festival opens

The 20th Ljubljana International Film Festival - LIFFe opens in Ljubljana and in Slovenia's second city, Maribor, on November 11, and continues through November 22.

M-Appeal picks up Slovenian Girl

M-Appeal has acquired world sales rights to Slovenian Girl directed by Damjan Kozole (Spare Parts).

KidsCo expands across Central Europe

Children's television platform KidsCo has added Slovenia to its growing list of broadcasters in the CEE territories.

Slovenes mourn slain journalist

The Slovenian and international independent film community were shocked by news that film critic Nika Bohinc (1979) was slain in her home on September 1.

Slovenia's Iskratel signs Ukraine deal

Leading Slovenian telecommunications supply company Iskratel announced it has been contracted to provide broadband access in the Ukraine.

New law on Slovenian broadcaster RTV

Cultural Minister Majda Širca is close to revealing changes in the law on Slovenian public broadcaster RTV (www.rtvslo.si).

IPTV increases at cable's expense

IPTV growth doubled in 2008 and accounted for 35% of Slovenia's cable/IPTV subscriptions as of the end of Q1 2009,

Production: Slovenian family movie begins filming

Slovenian director Miha Hočevar is nowadays shooting his fourth full-length movie, a teen film titled We Go Our Way.

RTV SLO shooting three TV films

Slovenian national broadcaster RTV SLO (www.rtvslo.si) is shooting three TV films during this summer, all being directed by well-known Slovenian filmmakers.

Media inspector fines Slovenian public TV

A standoff with Slovenian public broadcaster RTV Slovenia over a report about a government minister has resulted in a fine being levied on the TV station.

Mid Europa Partners acquires UPC Slovenia

The private equite firm Mid Europa Partners has acquired UPC Slovenia from Liberty Global.

Slovenian grants announced

The Slovenian Film Fund (www.film-sklad.si) has announce the slate of films and festivals which will receive support in 2009.

Court of Audit Finds Faults at Slovenian Film Fund

The president of the Slovenian Court of Audit announced that the court has found several flaws in the implementation of the 2007 program of the Slovenian Film Fund.

Director of Slovenian Film Fund Jelka Stergel in court victory

KARLOVY VARY: Jelka Stergel, director of the Slovenian Film Fund (SFF) and Eurimages representative for Slovenia, has won her battle against her dismissal from her post as director of the…
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Slovenian Film Fund gets over 7 million Euros

The Slovenian government confirmed that the Slovenian Film Fund will recive more than 7.2 million Euros to finance Slovenian film production in 2009, in announcing operating and financial plans for…

New support from MEDIA for Slovene companies

Slovenian producers and distribution companies have received an additional €74,042 from Media Desk Slovenia (www.mediadeskslovenia.eu) to retroactively cover 2008 budget costs.

EFP Producer on the Move: Slovenia's Eva Rohrman

Through her independent production company Forum Ljubljana, founded in 1994, Eva Rohrman has recently become one of the most productive producers in Slovenia.

Telekom Slovenije launches internet TV

Slovenia's largest telecommunication company Telekom Slovenije (www.telekom.si) launched the interactive service Siol IO (io.siol.net), an interactive service providing TV via computer internet, on April 22.

TV-stations boycot digital broadcasting

Commercial channels POP TV (http://poptv.si/), Kanal A (www.kanal-a.si) and TV Pika (www.tvpika.net) have been disconnected from Digital Video Broadcasting - Terrestrial (dvb-t) which is controlled by public broadcaster RTV (www.rtvslo.si).

Slovenian exhibitor expands into Serbia

Kolosej kinematografi, the biggest Slovenian cinematography company, has opened a multiplex in the Belgrade shopping mall Ušče.