23rd FSF looking a little different

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 restrictions, this year’s edition of the festival will be delivered in a hybrid form. The films in the Official Competition selection will be screened in the Komuna Cinema, Ljubljana, while the Panorama Programme will be available on an online platform set up in collaboration with the public broadcaster RTV Slovenija. A stone’s throw away from the Komuna Cinema, the conference halls of the Hotel Slon will host the Q&As with the filmmakers, which will be free to attend with prior registration and streamed live on the festival website. Similarly, Industry Events will be a combination of in-person and (in the case of international speakers) virtual attendance. The full list of events will be available on our website shortly.

The line-up of films selected for the 23rd FSF comprises five programmes: Official Competition, Panorama Programme, Children’s Animations, Student Films, and a new addition we called Corona Programme, a set of 12 short films made during lockdown. The Official Competition selection includes 7 feature-length films (3 fiction films and 4 documentaries), 9 co-productions (6 feature-length and 3 short films), 7 medium-length documentaries, 18 shorts, and 9 student films. In total, 50 films are in the running for Vesna awards. In addition to the films in competition, the festival also showcases a wide range of filmmaking talent in its Panorama Programme, with 4 feature-length films (documentaries), 8 medium-length films (also documentaries), 20 shorts, and 14 student films.