– The institution shares information on its past and future activities, from the success of Slovenian cinema nationally and internationally in 2022 to the filming, distribution and festival schedule in 2023.
Director of the Slovenian Film Center Natasha Buchal during a press conference (© Katja Goljat)
The annual press conference organized by the Slovenian Film Center (SFC) was held on Thursday 26th January in Ljubljana. The central topics covered were 2022 activities and achievements and 2023 plans. Other highlights included Slovenia’s highest box office record since independence and a clear sign of the rise of a new generation of female filmmakers.
During the 2022 recruitment period, the SFC has approved support for 7 live-action feature films, 2 feature-length documentaries, 3 live-action short films, and 4 animated short films. Seven live-action features supported for a total of 3,745,000 euros whites wash at ninety (directed by Marco Naberschnik Produced by Perfo), 20 meters (directed by Damjan Kosolestaged by Vertigo), FC Freedom (directed by Boris Petkoviciridium film), girl at night (directed by Luka MarchetichTemporama production), tales of fluMets and monsters (directed by Gregor BozicProduced by Nosorogi), Tartini’s key (directed by Vinci Vogue Angelovastaged by Blade Productions) and hello bella (directed by Jani Sever, produced by Sever & Sever). His two feature-length documentaries that secured his €270,000 (total) support for the SFC are: Emma Cooglerof Once upon a time, in the Soca Valley (produced by Zavod Zank) and Damjan Kosole get up (produced by Vertigo). Three live action films and four of his animated shorts will be funded with €150,000 and €123,700 respectively.
In addition, in 2022, cash rebate schemes were used for the production of five feature films: one documentary feature film, one documentary short film, and one episode of a television series. Foreign works cost him over €11 million in Slovenia, and through cash rebates he received just under €2.8 million.
2022 also proved successful in Slovenian cinemas, with a surge in attendance. A total of 1.76 million tickets were sold to audiences last year. This is a new record and represents a 150% increase compared to the previous year (2021 total attendance was about 710,000. His less than 550,000 attendance witnessed in 2020 recovered after). In addition, domestic films were seen by her 307,776 audience, and the share of domestic box office for Slovenian films reached his 17.49%, setting two new records. Data on the latter’s achievements are not final, but since his previous market share from 2013 was less than 10%, it’s safe to assume that the record is not disputed.
Director of SFC, Natasha Buchal, highlighted the current success of Slovenian cinema and its filmmakers. It was a record-breaker both in terms of audience numbers in Slovenian cinemas and international success. This includes the European Film Awards for short films. granny sex life To Urszka Djukić2022 was another landmark year in terms of efforts to attract foreign productions to Slovenia. union, Slovenia’s largest foreign production to date was in Piran. Bučar also said that in 2023, the SFC will significantly increase funding for national film production at its disposal. “Slovenian cinema is in great shape and I’m sure it’s on the right track,” she added.
In 2023, 11 live-action feature films (4 of which are premieres) and 4 live-action short films will be shot. The list includes his feature debut as well as the aforementioned films by Anžlovar, Sever, Petkovič and Božič. little trouble girls (Directed by Urszka žukić, produced by SPOK Films), Debut fantasy (directed by Katarina Leshek Kukulato be performed by December), debut both voices (directed by Esther IvakićTemporama production), block 5 (directed by Klemen Dvornikproduced by Atalanta), everything is wrong (directed by Ursha Menatproduced by Vertigo) This is a robbery! (directed by Gregor AndrusekTemporama production) and title lost son (directed by Darko Stante, Staragala production).Shorts by Gajah Modern Dorfer, Machaju Jamnik When gaja naja rojek, Philip JembrichWhen Stamp Wilkall supported by SFC, and is expected to begin principal photography next year.
Regarding the nationwide distribution plan for 2023, two works, Micha Vipotnikof broken piano And Vinci Vogue Anžlovar’s grandpa goes south [+see also:
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In 2023, SFC and its partners will continue to work on already established projects such as Slovenian Film Retrospectives Abroad, Our Films at Home, Slovenian Film Premieres, Slovenian Film Database, so-called Scenarnica, Scenarnica ABC and Dokumentarnica. Workshop, Filmarija Podcast, Incubator, new project Short Scene. Also, the 26th Slovenian Film Festival will take place in Portoroz from 3 to 8 October 2023.