achievements in 2022

Outstanding Participation

Berlin IFF – Generation
Moja Vesna by Sara Kern (World Premiere)

Berlin IFF – Shooting Star
Timon Šturbej (Consequences by D. Stante, Riders by D. Mencej, Wake Me by M. Šantić)

Sydney FF – Europe! Voices of Women in Film Programme
Bitch, a Derogatory Term for a Woman by Tijana Zinajić

Locarno FF – Leopard of Tomorrow: Auteur's Short Competition
That’s How the Summer Ended by Matjaž Ivanišin (World Premiere)

Sarajevo FF – Competition Programme
Riders by Dominik Mencej (World Premiere)
That’s How the Summer Ended by Matjaž Ivanišin (short)

Tallinn Black Nights FF – First Feature Competition
The Man Without Guilt by Ivan Gergolet (World Premiere)

Tallinn Black Nights FF – Critics' Picks Competition
Wake Me by Marko Šantić (World Premiere)

minority co-production

Tribeca FF – International Narrative Competition
Pink Moon by Floor van der Meulen (World Premiere) NL, IT, SI

Venice IFF – Orizzonti Competition
The Happiest Man in the World by Teona Strugar Mitevska (World Premiere)

Locarno FF - the Concorso Cineasti del presente programme
Safe Place by Juraj Lerotić (World Premiere) HR, SI

Outstanding Awards

Short Films

EFA – European Short Film Tampere FF – Grand Prix
Go Short – Best Animated Film Award
Granny's Sexual Life by Urška Djukić

Premiers Plans d'Angers FF – Audience Award
Sisters by Katarina Rešek – Kukla

Cannes FF – #TikTokShortFilm Award
Love in Plane Sight by Matej Rimanić

Clermont-Ferrand International Short FF – Special Mention Jury Prize
Annecy International Animation FF – Jury Award
Annie Award Nomination in Best Short Subject category Academy Awards
Qualification for Best Animated Short Film
Steakhouse by Špela Čadež

Zagreb FF – Best Short Film Award
That’s How the Summer Ended by Matjaž Ivanišin

Feature Films

Beijing IFF – Forward Future Section Film Director Award Slovenian candidate to the
94th Academy Awards for the Best International Feature Film
Orchestra by Matevž Luzar

Montenegro FF – Fedora Award
Riders by Dominik Mencej

Sarajevo FF - Best Children's Film by a Children's Jury
Beanie by Slobodan Maksimović

Sarajevo FF - Best Children's Film
Gaja's World: This Is My Planet! by Peter Bratuša

Seoul International Children’s Film Festival – Best Actor Award (Kolja Chilima Budišin)
The Space among Us by Rahela Jagrič

minority co-production

European Discovery – Prix Fipresci
Small Body by Laura Samani IT, FR, SI

Les Arcs European Film Festival - Grand Prize of the Jury & Young Jury Prize
The Happiest Man in the World by Teona Strugar Mitevska MK, BA, BE, DK, HR, SI

Tribeca FF – Special Jury Mention for Best New Narrative Director
Pink Moon by Floor van der Meulen NL, IT, SI


Paris (FR) – The biggest showcase of Slovenian film in the French capital

In collaboration with the Slovenian embassy in Paris and under the auspices of a French actor with Slovenian roots Stanislas Merhar 9 films were showcased, namely 5 feature films: Inventory (2021, D. Sinko), a digitally restored classic The Valley of Peace (1956; 2019, F. Štiglic), Sanremo (2020, M. Mandić), Bitch, a Derogatory Term for a Woman (2021, T. Zinajić), and Orchestra (2021, M. Luzar); as well as 4 short films: Sisters (2021, K. Rešek – Kukla), Otava (2021, L. Bregar), Steakhouse (2021, Š. Čadež), and Granny's Sexual Life (2021, U. Djukić).

Schlingel (DE) – Slovenia in Focus, IFF for Children and Young Audience Schlingel

The Space Among Us (2021, R. Jagrič Pirc), Gaja's World: This Is My Planet! (2022, P. Bratuša), and Beanie (2022, S. Maksimović) were shown in the Competition Programme; Moja Vesna (2022, S. Kern) and a co-production Murina (2021, A. Alamat Kusijanović) were shown in the Panorama Programme; Around the Corner (2022, M. Turk) was shown in the Short Film Programme.

Leipzig (DE) – Slovenia in Focus, Dok Leipzig

In collaboration with SKICA Berlin (the Slovenian Cultural Centre in Berlin) 19 animated short films were screened under the title “Conquering the Poetic Space – Slovenian Animation”. The director Špela Čadež had a master class and her 8 short animated films were shown, including multi-award-winning Boles, Nighthawk and Steakhouse.

Theatrical Distribution

Italy from 23rd June in cinemas in Trieste, Udine, Pordenone, Milano and Rome: Sanremo

Croatia, Luxembourg, Slovakia from October to December in cinemas around all three countries, dubbed into the official language of the country:

Montenegro, Serbia from 3rd November in 40 cinemas around Serbia and in 6 in Montenegro: Gaja's World: This Is My Planet!