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Slovenia splits €254,000 among five minority co-productions


- The winners include new projects by Srdan Golubovic, Dragan Bjelogrlic, Simon Bogojević Narath, Ivan Šijak, Dražen Žarković and Marina Andree Škop

Slovenia splits €254,000 among five minority co-productions
Director Srdan Golubovic

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:
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), 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:
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, 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

Next up, Illyricvm (Croatia/Belgium/Slovenia) by Simon Bogojević Narath is being granted €60,000. The executive producer is Kinorama (Croatia), while the Slovenian co-producer is Forum Ljubljana

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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