sreda, januar 05, 2005

Centennial of Slovene Film in 2005

Even though films were first shown in the Slovene lands in 1896, it was nearly a decade before any Slovene set about making a film. That had to wait until 1905, when Karol Grossmann made the short film, Odhod z maše v Ljutomeru (Exiting Mass in Ljutomer).

This year will see celebrations in honor of that achievement, and in honor of the 100th anniversary of Slovene cinema. Festivities will begin on 1 March will the screening of a documentary about Rudi Omota, who made the first Slovene talkie in the early 20th century [SN / 30.12.05 / Slovenia to Mark 100 Years of Its Film Industry].