Slovenia splits €254,000 among five minority co-productions
by Vladan Petkovic
- The winners include new projects by Srdan Golubovic, Dragan Bjelogrlic, Simon Bogojević Narath, Ivan Šijak, Dražen Žarković and Marina Andree Škop
The Slovenian Film Centre (SFC) has announced its new round of financing for minority co-productions. As usual, the awarded projects come from the countries that Slovenia most frequently co-produces with: Croatia and Serbia.
The full amount of €254,000 will be split among four fictions and one documentary feature. The former category includes Father (Serbia/Croatia/France/Germany/Bosnia and Herzegovina/Slovenia) by Srdan Golubović (Circles [+see also:
interview: Nikola Rakocevic
interview: Srdan Golubovic
film profile]), one of Serbia's most acclaimed filmmakers. The executive producer is Baš Čelik (Serbia), and the Slovenian co-producer is Vertigo. It is receiving €60,000 from the SFC.
Another fiction feature being backed is Guardians of the Formula (Serbia/France/Macedonia/Slovenia) by Dragan Bjelogrlić, an actor, producer and director behind some of the biggest blockbusters from the former Yugoslav region, such as We Will Be the World Champions [+see also:
film profile], and the Montevideo franchise and TV series. The executive producers on the project are Ton Film and Cobra Film (Serbia), and the Slovenian co-producer is Perfo. The amount of co-financing it is receiving from the SFC is €55,000.
Meanwhile, My Grandpa Is an Alien (Croatia/Czech Republic/Bosnia and Herzegovina/Serbia/Slovenia) by Dražen Žarković and Marina Andree Škop gets €60,000. Its executive producer is Studio Dim (Croatia), while the Slovenian co-producer is Senca Studio.
Finally, the sole documentary being supported is Boggie and the Demons (Serbia/Croatia/Slovenia) by Ivan Šijak. The executive producer is Mikijeva radionica (Serbia), while the Slovenian co-producer is A Atalanta. It has landed a total amount of €10,000 from the SFC.
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