Press conference

    23 October 2019

    A press conference announcing the forthcoming 30th Liffe took place on Wednesday, 23 October 2019, at the CD Club. The festival director, Simon Popek, and his colleagues outlined the programme of the jubilee Ljubljana International Film Festival. Moderated by Liffe’s Head of Promotion and Marketing, Janina Pintar, the conference’s speakers included the B2C Strategic Business Unit Director at Telekom Slovenija, Samo Ošina, TV Slovenia’s fiction programme editor Jani Virk, director of The Lake, Matevž Luzar, representative of the Kraken Society for Short Film Promotion, Matevž Jerman, Vice-president of the Art Cinema Network of Slovenia, Jure Matičič, Ines Kežman, professional associate at Motovila – Creative Europe Desk Slovenia, while the Kinobalon section was presented by a Kinodvor Cinema associate, Petra Slatinšek. 

    Simon Popek opened the conference by acknowledging support of the sponsors and partners: Telekom Slovenije, sponsor of the Kingfisher Award, media sponsors Delo, europlakat and RTV Slovenia’s online Multimedia Centre, as well as important supporters MEDIA sub-programme of Creative Europe and Republic of Slovenia’s  Ministry of Culture. The 30th edition’s cinemas, in addition to the festival’s main venue – Cankarjev dom – are Slovenian Cinematheque, Kinodvor Cinema, Kolosej, APT, Maribox and Metropol, while Šiška Cinema has been replaced with Bežigrad Cinema, Liffe’s new movie theatre.

    Samo Ošin drew attention to the Kingfisher Award, to be presented by Telekom for the twenty-fourth time, and the one millionth viewer who will win a ticket for a broad range of films and an invitation to join the programme board in selecting next year’s Liffe films. The 30th Ljubljana Film Festival’s international jury for the Kingfisher Award consists of Alexander Horwath, Labina Mitevska and Sonja Prosenc.

    In concluding, Janina Pintar thanked Liffe’s benefactors: sponsor of promotional press bags, Telekom, Droga Kolinska, Laško Brewery, Storck Adria and Tobačna grosist.

    Written by Nataša Šuštaršič

    Photo Iztok Dimc