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Film screening
12. 10., 21.00–22.30

2017–2021, 82′

In Slovenian with English subtitles

Free admission


Sašo Štih: Ema (2020, 5′)
Špela Čadež: Steakhouse (2021, 9′)
Kukla: Sisters (2021, 24′)
Ana Čigon: Rebellious Essence (2017, 5′)

Urška Djukić
& Émilie Pigeard: Granny’s Sexual Life (2021, 13′)

Mitja Ličen
& Sonja Prosenc: Paradise (2019, 26′)

Contemporary Slovenian short film production is marked by thematic, stylistic and formal diversity. Not only is short film a special format, but it is also a chance to establish and sharpen the perspective, view, story and character, as well as highlight the creators who have (yet) to come into the spotlight as mainstream. The short film programme selected by the organisation team of the Autumn Film School encompasses only a fragment of contemporary Slovenian production. It is focused on critical views and opposition stances, with an emphasis on gender topics. It therefore gives prominence to works by Slovenian women directors and the stories of rebellious women and non-binary persons who have, in the past years, enriched the Slovenian film images – behind the camera as well as on the big screen.

The event is also part of the Autumn Film School.

At 16.30, the Slovenian Cinematheque will host the screening of the Brainwashed: Sex-Camera-Power (2022) documentary, followed by the roundtable discussion Oppositional (In)sights: Art, Film and Power Structures at 19.00.

Organisation: Slovenian Cinematheque, Ekran and City of Women in cooperation with the Slovenian branch of the International Federation of Film Critics FIPRESCI. The event is part of the project Power funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.

Oppositional (In)sights: Slovenian Short Film Programme

Sašo Štih: Ema (2020, 5′)

An experimental short about Slovenian filmmaker Ema Kugler, filmed during the production of her feature film Man with Shadow (2019).

Špela Čadež: Steakhouse (2021, 9′)

The steak has been marinating for a few days now. The pan is hot. Franc’s stomach is rumbling. But Liza’s co-workers surprise her with a birthday party. Can she make it home in time?

Kukla: Sisters (2021, 24′)
Three best friends, modern-day sworn virgins, keep to themselves. When they get into a fight with the local boys, they are saved from humiliation by a fragile woman-to-be.

Ana Čigon: Rebellious Essence (2017, 5′)

A story of bureaucratic complications at the Cats Affairs Office where a cat is prevented from having an official document issued because of his_her gender identity.

Urška Djukić & Émilie Pigeard: Granny’s Sexual Life (2021, 13′)

An animated trip into a grandmother’s memories of youth and intimate life illustrates the status of Slovenian women in the first half of the 20th century.

Mitja Ličen & Sonja Prosenc: Paradise (2019, 26′)

Ana and Lars are spending their summer holiday on an island in the Adriatic. It seems like paradise, until an unexpected encounter puts their relationship to the test.

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