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Slovenian Film Centre increases annual investment to EUR8.8m in 2023

Source Katja Goljat

Natasa Bucar

The Slovenian Film Centre is aiming to boost local film production, increasing its investment in films to a record EUR8.8 million.

This is compared to EUR6.7m 2022 and EUR4.5m 2014

Eleven Slovenian films are scheduled to be shot this year, which is the most in history. SFC director Natasa Bucar said the centre was “significantly” increasing local film production in 2023.

The 11-strong slate includes new films from Gregor Bozic (Tales Of Fruits And Monsters); Ursa Menart (Everything That’s Wrong With You); and Darko Stante (The Last Son).

Four debuts will also shoot in 2023: Urska Djukic’s Little Trouble Girls; Katarina Resek’s Fantasy; Gregor Andolsek’s This Is A Robbery; and Ester Ivakic’s Neither Voice.

The other projects are Klemen Dvornik’s Block 5; Vinci Vogue’s Tartini’s Key; Jani Sever’s Ciao Bela; and Boris Petkovic’s FC Freedom.

Last year, the Slovenian Film Centre funded seven feature films totalling EUR3.7m and included Damjan Kozole’s 20 Metres.

2022 also saw Slovenian films reach their highest market share in the country at 17.5%, the percentage had never risen above 10% before.

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