Conducted in Slovenian unless otherwise specified

8–19 November
Foyer II

Festival Centre

Constant flow of information, festival box office, premises for socialising with friends and encountering new people, Delo daily reading corner and a spacious lounge in which to rest in between screenings, apples, coffee... and occasional special events to pamper our visitors.

 MAF – Mad About Film

Simply mad about film

Seminar for young people


Aimed primarily at young people, the Vizo Institute for the Promotion of Visual Culture and its Mad About Film (MAF) programme present a platform for informal yet quality film education. The 29th Liffe will host the seminar targeted at audiences aged fifteen plus for the fifth time. By means of multimedia lectures, the attendees will gain insight into the production process of filmmaking, and learn the rudiments of film criticism and screenwriting. The participants will attend film screenings and meet featured filmmakers.


Further information

TUE, 6th – FRI, 16 November


Film Criticism

Conducted by: Jasmina Šepetavc


Conducted by: Kaja Balog


 FRI, 16 November, at 18.00, E1 Hall, Cankarjev dom

Presentation of practical works and film programme

The works will also be on view at

 WED, 7 November, at 17.00, E1 Hall, Cankarjev dom

Posledice (Consequences): An insight into the making of a film

Multimedia lecture


Pionirski dom

Youth Culture Centre


TUE, 6 November, at 16.30, E2 Hall, Cankarjev dom

SAT, 10th, and SUN, 11 November, at 17.00, E2 Hall, Cankarjev dom

Animated Film Workshop

For children aged 8+

Conducted by: Andreja Goetz, Lene Lekše


WED, 7 November, at 16.30, E2 Hall, Cankarjev dom

SAT, 10th and SUN, 11 November, at 17.00, E2 Hall, Cankarjev dom

Film Workshop

For children aged 10+

Conducted by: Sandi Skok


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LUX Film Prize


The European Parliament has been awarding the annual LUX Film Prize with the aim of boosting circulation of European films across European cinemas and encouraging dialogue and discussion on important social issues in all European countries.

The LUX Film Days project aims to bring the screenings of the finalists (subtitled in the 24 official languages of the EU) of the LUX Film Prize Official Competition closer to European citizens across all 28 countries of the European Union.

More on the LUX Film Prize:,


Free screenings

LUX 2018 finalists at the 29th Liffe Festival


THU, 8 November, at 19.00


By: Wolfgang Fischer; Germany, Austria


FRI, 16 November, at 11.00

The Other Side of Everything (Druga strana svega)

By: Mila Turajlić; Serbia, France, Qatar


Pre-screening talk

SAT, 17 November, at 16.45

Woman at War (Kona fer í stríð)

By: Benedikt Erlingsson; Island, France, Ukraine


Kosovel Hall, free tickets

TUE, 13 November, at 10.00, E1, Cankarjev dom

The Arthouse Cinema We Need

Arthouse Cinema Network Slovenia and Motovila (Creative Europe Desk Slovenia)


Cinemas, like the entire audio-visual industry, is grappling with the rapidly changing models of film distribution and screening. Films are available in different formats and platforms, which enhances their accessibility and alters viewing practices. Movie theatres, a major pillar of film culture, need to continually re-assess their roles and goals, especially concerning quality/arthouse cinema promotion, audience development and film education programmes. Featuring foreign guests and members of the Arthouse Cinema Network Slovenia, the seminar will present different models of arthouse cinemas, good practice examples and determine what kind of arthouse cinema is required.

FRI, 9 November, at 19.00

Image – Music 

5th International Competitive Music Video Programme

Public presentation of best music videos

The Academic: Bear Claws; Slowdive: Don't Know Why; Alt-J: Pleader; OK Go: Obsession;

Superorganism: Everybody Wants To Be Famous; Kunzite: Vapors; MGMT: Me and Michael; Anderson .Paak: Til It's Over; Childish Gambino: This Is America; John Mayer: New Light; The Carters: Apeshit

Kino Šiška Cinema, Small Hall, admission free

 THU, 14 November, at 18.00, E2 Cankarjev dom

Emerging Film Producers and Wim Vanacker

Director and screenwriter Wim Vanacker is the long-standing ‘driving force’ behind the European Short Pitch, a platform aimed at promoting European short film. Since 2018 Vanacker has been member of the Selection Committee for the Cannes Film Festival’s Official Short Film Competition.

The meeting will focus on national policies concerning the support of short film, the secrets of festival sections and options of short film distribution. 

The discussion is closed to the general public and will be conducted in English. 

Lili Novy Club, free admission

Applications until 5 NovemberThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

FRI, 16 November, at 16.00, E2, Cankarjev dom

Short Film Scene

Screenwriting workshop

Conducted by: Jelena Paljan

Is short film merely a preliminary to feature film or can it constitute a serious, ambitious and coherent motion picture? What do short films that have generated interest at film festivals have in common? Is there a reason why some brilliant short films fail to attract attention? Is the classical dramaturgy with an exposition, climax and denouement and a uniform setting and timeframe more appropriate for the short film than a non-linear one with a story that branches out in space and time?

Jelena Paljan based her screenplay for Trešnje (Cherries), a short fiction film by Dubravka Turić that will also be screened at the workshop, on a short story. The film was selected for the 2017 Cannes Film Festival’s Directors’ Fortnight (Quinzaine des Réalisateurs).

Lili Novy Club, free admission

 7–18 November

 Telekom Slovenije Film Corner

Telekom Slovenije, Liffe’s main sponsor, annually provides a variegated accompanying programme. To enrich the variety of films at Liffe, Telekom Slovenija has set up a movie corner. While waiting for their screening to begin, cinema-goers are able to watch movies from a wide selection of videos. The schedule of films is available at the Telekom Slovenije Film Corner, festival info points, on, and to Telekom Slovenije subscribers at the DKino video library (Liffe category).

Foyer II, admission free

THU, 8 November, at 17.00

MMC premiere

After the screening of documentary Matangi/Maya/M.I.A., RTV Slovenia’s multimedia centre will hold a discussion about this controversial British singer and pop icon of Sri Lankan descent. The biographical portrait is a socio-political document that raises the issues of fame, immigration and political engagement. Slovenian musicians Katarina Rešek - Kukla and Miha Blažič - N'Toko will discuss the social responsibility of celebrities.

Live streaming.

Linhart Hall




S podporo programa Evropske unije Ustvarjalna Evropa – MEDIA /
With the support of Creative Europe - MEDIA Programme of the European Union