Slovenian Cinemas Choose Not to Reopen Under New COVID Restrictions

LJUBLJANA: Slovenian cinemas refused to re-open after a recent decision of the Government to ease restrictions only till 2 May 2021. The only exception is Kinodvor, which re-opened on 26…

PRODUCTION: First Slovenian Christmas Film Beanie Wraps Shooting

LJUBLJANA: Slobodan Maksimović finished shooting his live-action feature Beanie / Kapa on 22 April 2021. This Slovenian/Luxembourg/Croatian/Slovak coproduction is the first Slovenian Christmas film and is expected to premiere in…

PRODUCTION: First Slovenian Homicide Documentary TV Series Starts Shooting

LJUBLJANA: Inhumanum: The Inhumanity of Man by Igor Zupe, the first Slovenian homicide documentary TV series, started shooting in Ljubljana on 12 April 2021. The series of eight 45-minute episodes…

American/Slovenian Infinite Storm and Slovenian Minority Coproduction Citadel Receive Support from Slovenian Cash Rebate Scheme

LJUBLJANA: The American/Slovenian coproduction Infinite Storm directed by Małgorzata Szumowska and starring Naomi Watts, as well as the Slovenian minority coproduction Citadel, received support from the Slovenian cash rebate scheme.…

PRODUCTION: Sara Kern Starts Shooting First Slovenian/Australian Coproduction Moja Vesna

LJUBLJANA: Slovenian screenwriter/director Sara Kern, who has been living in Australia for several years now, started shooting her debut feature Moja Vesna in Melbourne on 6 April 2021. This is…

FNE Market Analysis 2020: SLOVENIA

LJUBLJANA: Several film projects were interrupted because of the Coronavirus pandemic, most of them postponed to a later date, some of them to 2021; film theatres and multiplexes were more…

PRODUCTION: Marko Šantić Starts Shooting Slovenian/Croatian/Serbian/French Wake Me

LJUBLJANA: The shooting of the Slovenian feature Wake Me / Zbudi Me, directed by Marko Šantić and produced by Vertigo, began in Jesenice on 26 January 2021. Jure Henigman, one…

BOX OFFICE: Box Office in Slovenia Falls by Almost 80% in 2020

LJUBLJANA: Slovenian cinema admissions and total box office decreased by some 77% in 2020, compared with 2019 results. Admissions dropped to only 539,970 compared to some 2.45 m in 2019,…

Slovenian Filmmakers Receive Delayed Payments

LJUBLJANA: The Slovenian Government has released the approved funds for filmmakers in the final days of 2020 enabling the Slovenian Film Centre to execute all the delayed payments to the…

FNE TV: Nataša Bučar: Managing Director Slovenian Film Centre

FNE TV spoke to Nataša Bučar in this video podcast shortly before the Slovenian government finally paid the delayed 2020 funding for the Slovenian filmmakers.

FESTIVALS: Serbia Takes Audience Award at Slovenia’s Animateka Fest 2020

LJUBLJANA: The Serbian short film Mud Chronicles by Vuk Palibrk won the ;DASF Audience Award and a prize of 1,000 EUR at the awards ceremony of the 17th edition of…

FESTIVALS: CEE Animation at Slovenia’s Animateka

LJUBLJANA: CEE Animation will present its new series of masterclasses, CEE Animation Experience, in an online format starting on 2 December 2020 at the Animateka International Animated Film Festival. The…

FESTIVALS: Slovenian Animateka Announces Pitching and Competition Titles

LJUBLJANA: The 17th edition of Animateka will screen 33 short animated films at this year’s festival, which will be held online from 30 November to 9 December 2020. Six projects…

Slovenian Arthouse Cinemas See Grants Cut By Half

LJUBLJANA: Slovenian arthouse cinemas, already struggling for survival from COVID closures and capacity restrictions, are now facing funding cuts of nearly half from the Slovenian Ministry of Culture.

FESTIVALS: Greek/Polish/Slovenian Apples Wins 2020 Ljubljana IFF

LJUBLJANA: The Greek/Polish/Slovenian coproduction drama Apples / Sadeži pozabe by Christos Nikou won the Kingfisher Award for best film at the 31st Ljubljana IFF.

OBITUARY: Slovenian Distributor Janko Čretnik

LJUBLJANA: One of the most respected and influential Slovenian distributors Janko Čretnik died on 13 November 2020 at the age of 63.

European Organsations Support Slovenian Film Community Over Blocked Government Funding

WARSAW: Nine leading European and international film organisations have issued a statement in support of the Slovenian film community over the government’s blockage of funding.

FNE at Ljubljana IFF 2020: Five Films Compete for Main Award Online

LJUBLJANA: Only five films will compete for the main prize of the 31st Ljubljana IFF, which will be held online from 11 to 24 November 2020. Among them are Christos…

Slovene Animated Film Association Announces 2020 Awards

LJUBLJANA: Mury the Cat – The Big Game and The War of The Words Or The Respectful Silence received the top awards for 2020 from the Slovene Animated Film Association…

FESTIVALS: Slovenian Animateka 2020 Goes Online

LJUBLJANA: The 17th edition of the Slovenian festival of animated film Animateka has announced that the festival will take place in an extended hybrid online and in-person format on 30…