ponedeljek, november 15, 2004

Festival of Slovene Film

The seventh-annual Festival of Slovene Film (FSF) was held from 7 to 10 November in Ljubljana. A total of five feature films competed for top honors: Desperado Tonic (Varja Močnik, Hanna A.W. Slak, Boris Petkovič, Zoran Zivulovič), Fantom (Fantom; Ema Kugler), Norega se metek ogne (Bullets Miss the Fool; Mitja Novljan), Predmestje (Suburbs; Vinko Moederndorfer) and Ruševine (The Ruins; Janez Burger). They were joined by two feature-length documentaries also in competition: Mesto na travniku (The City on the Meadow; Anja Medved, Nadja Velušček) and Over the Sun, Under the Moon (Peter Braatza).

Two more features were shown out of the competitive program: Kako sem ubil svetnika (How I Killed a Saint; Teona Strugar Mitevska) and Sivi kamion rdeče barve (Red-Colored Grey Truck; Srđan Koljević). Both were coproductions between Slovenia and other countries: Macedonia in the former and Serbia and Montenegro in the latter. Two more Slovene features were also shown outside of competition: Goveja Postrv (Beef Trout; Štjepan Drača) and The Making of Varuh Meje (The Making of Guardian of the Frontier; Peter Braatz).

When the awards were announced on 10 November, Ruševine came out on top, taking away nearly all of the awards. It won Vesna awards for: best feature film, direction, lead actor, lead actress, supporting actor, supporting actress, music and photography. The film also won all four awards bestowed by Stop Magazine: best actor, actress, supporting actor and supporting actress.
The Society of Slovene Film Critics Award for best feature film, however, went to Predmestje. Desperado Tonic also walked away with the final two Vesnas, for scenography and sound.

A total of 38 films – including features, documentaries, shorts and television productions – were shown during the festival.

More at www.fsf.si and www.film-sklad.si.