Accompanying programme

    Festival Centre

    7- 18 Novemer
    Foyer II 
    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.

    LUX Film Prize 

    European Parliament supports European film industry  

    The objective of European Parliament Lux Prize is to illuminate public debate on the European integration and to facilitate diffusion of the most significant European (co)productions within the European Union. 
    By financing subtitles and facilitating diffusion, LUX Film Prize helps films reach wider audiences. Through awards, European Parliament supports cultural diversity and promotes connections among the European countries. 

    Three shortlisted films are represented at the LUX Film Day. Film enthusiasts can see screenings in 28 EU member states with subtitles available in all 24 official languages of the European Union. 

    Selected films cover topics which are part of Europeans’ lives, and address various challenges facing European societies. These challenges are also at the heart of the work of the European Parliament in which MEPs, elected in Member States, represent the interests of the EU’s 500 million citizens. 

    With a view to enabling citizens to effectively co-shape the Europe we want to live in, European Parliament supports the ‘www.skupajsmo.eu’ community which everyone can join. 

    European Parliament cooperates with European Film Industry 
    Since its inception in 2007, LUX Film Prize cooperates with numerous European film festivals such as Berlinale, The Directors' Fortnight Festival in Cannes, the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Venice Days, festivals in Sofia, Stockholm, Thessaloniki, Vienna (Viennale), Tallinn (Black Nights), Cork, Bratislava and Seville as well as with the Ljubljana International Film Festival (Liffe).

    More about LUX Film Prize on www.luxprize.eu and www.europarl.si 

    The three finalists of 2019 Lux Prize
    Free screenings

    • Cold Case

      By: Mads Brügger; Danemark, Norway, Sweden, Belgium, GB, Germany
      SUN, 14 November 2019, 15.00
      Kosovel Hall

    • God Exists, Her Name Is Petrunya
    • The Realm

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    WED, 20 November 2019, 16.00
    E1 Hall, Cankarjev dom

    A masterclass focusing on selected aspects of the current creative, production and distribution realities of filmmaking in Europe is organized by the Motovila Institute (Creative Europe Desk Slovenia) in collaboration with Matthieu Darras. Experienced European audio-visual consultant, training organizer, film festival selector and decision maker, Darras will develop the talk around the know-how of top international film experts with whom he has collaborated as the founder and Head of First Cut Lab international training programme. This specialised four-day workshop is designed for feature fiction films at the editing stage. Selected Slovenian and regional filmmakers – who wish to refine their cinematic language and underline the essence of their film in the rough cut – will be given guidance by world-renowned consultants (editors, producers, sales agents and festival selectors). Benefitting from such tailored expert support, their films will be better prepared for the demanding international film market. The public masterclass aims to provide insight into this specific expertise to the interested professionals and festival audiences.

    In English

    Creative Europe MEDIA Supported Films Enjoying International Success

    Case studies

    FRI, 15 November, at 11.00
    E1 Hall, Cankarjev dom 

    • Lara (2018)

      FRI, 15 November, at 11.00
      E1 Hall, Cankarjev dom 

      At the 2006 Cannes Film Festival, Slovenian scriptwriter and director Blaž Kutin received the European Commission’s New Talent in the European Union Award for his contribution to the feature film Lara. The award honours the best script written by an European author under 35 years of age, who benefited from a training funded by the MEDIA programme. The European Commission Commissioner stated: “This fine example of contemporary European film-making is the work of very talented, sensitive and exceptionally emphatic writer, who is a great observer of life. The Commission places great importance on supporting young European talent such as this”. 

      The making of Lara will be discussed by scriptwriter Blaž Kutin and director Jan-Ole Gerster.

      In English 

    • Stories from the Chestnut Woods (2019)

    Ten Years of the Art Cinema Network of Slovenia

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    THU, 14 November, at 10.00
    Cankarjev dom, E2 Hall

    The professional meeting of the Art Cinema Network of Slovenia aims to provide an analytical overview of the past ten years, a rundown of its greatest projects and an analysis of results and long-term effects on the Slovenian film scene. Examples of good practice will be given and collaborations with similar international associations presented. 

    The meeting also provides an opportunity for proposing a future course of action, gazing at the next ten years; undeveloped potential and possibilities offered by coordinated collective operation of Slovenian cinema operators will also be addressed. 
    Organised by Art Cinema Network of Slovenia in collaboration with the Association of Municipalities and Towns of Slovenia

    Admission free

    Short Film

    Screenwriting workshop

    Thursday, 14 November, 10.00–14.00, Friday, 15 November, 16.00–18.00

    E1 Hall, Cankarjev dom
    Admission free 
    After the first screenwriting workshop module, which took place this August under the guidance of scriptwriter, director and film direction professor at FAMU, Pavel Marek, Kratka scena (Short Scene) is returning with its second module. While the nine participants’ scripts were intensively developed with a mentor during the first module, the second part will look into the principles of ‘perfecting your pitch.’ The workshop will be conducted by Jožko Rutar, producer and former director of the Slovenian Film Centre.
    Workshop partners: Directors Guild of Slovenia, Association of Slovene Filmmakers DSFU and Short Film Festival FeKK. 

    Organised by: EnaBanda and Society for Short Film Promotion Kraken 

    First Cut Lab Re-Act 2019

    Professional meeting

    18–21 November
    E1, E2 Halls, Cankarjev dom
    Private event
    First Cut Lab is a consultancy programme designed for feature fiction films in the editing phase. Selected teams screen their full rough cut in a private session to receive feedback from top industry advisers and a consultant editor. Launched in 2015 at When East Meets West, FCL is now independently run by Tatino Films and headed by Matthieu Darras. Two main international hubs are in Trieste and Karlovy Vary and national programmes run in Finland, Kosovo, Poland, Turkey and Ukraine with further locations coming soon. Many of the participating films have gone on to premiere in A-list festivals such as Berlinale, Cannes, Toronto and San Sebastian. In Ljubljana, First Cut Lab is organized in partnership with Slovenian Film Centre and RE-ACT, and is designed for four film projects from Croatia, Serbia, Slovenia and the Friuli Venezia Giulia region in Italy. 

    More information: www.firstcutlab.eu

    Organised by: Slovenian Film Centre