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Let’s celebrate diversity! – a workshop for Slovene organizers of international film festivals

The purpose of the workshop, led by the Swiss expert Jean Perret, is to encourage the organizers of local film festivals to comprehensively think about the most characteristic aspects of the events they organize, from which they can then shape and develop their signature identity. In addition, the participants of the workshop develop the ideas and tools to successfully adapt to the new directive of the Creative Europe – MEDIA sub-programme, which greatly stresses the connectivity of European festivals since 2020. The strong identity of the partner festivals is one of the factors for successful cooperation.

Language: English. Free entry upon prior registration.

SCCA Project Room, SCCA Institute-Ljubljana, Metelkova

Why Cooperation between Film Festivals? – a lecture, presentations, and a round table

In the introductory lecture, Jean Perret will consider the general state of the current European cinematography and give cues for discussing the new models of cooperation between the festivals in the light of the changes brought by the Creative Europe – MEDIA sub-programme. Afterwards, the representatives of the selected local and foreign international film festivals will present the events they are preparing in a short audio-visual form, including also the challenges and opportunities that arise when they work with other partner festivals. A moderated discussion will follow.

Language: English. No entrance fee.

Slovenian Cinematheque, Miklošičeva cesta 28

Through the Looking Glass: Women in Shorts – presentation and discussion The film critic Veronika Zakonjšek will contemplate the women authors and protagonists of the short film.

Short films remain a marginalised film form, “the Other” operating on the cultural periphery. Focused on artistic experimentation with narratives, genres, aesthetics and techniques, they often deviate from cultural norms and challenge established conventions of the medium. This marginalised status allows filmmakers to take risks and tap into realms of difficult and controversial subjects; it also carves out a creative space for “the Others” of our society – women, minorities and other underrepresented identities. Shorts thus prove to be a vibrant and innovative medium for voices otherwise often left unheard, giving the directors freedom to explore the female body, sexuality, psychology and broader (bio)political (corpo)reality of women in contemporary society.

Veronika Zakonjšek is a Cultural Studies graduate and a film critic based in Ljubljana, Slovenia. She regularly contributes for Ekran, KINO!, FilmFlow podcast, and most recently Cineuropa. Often attending international film festivals around Europe, she also frequently collaborates with and organizes the local ones.

In cooperation with the Society of the Slovenian Film Journalists FIPRESCI, the Slovenian national section of the International Federation of Film Critics FIPRESCI

Language: English. No entrance fee.

SCCA Project Room, SCCA Institute-Ljubljana, Metelkova 6