Featuring a hand-picked selection of the world’s greatest achievements in cinema, including winners of pre-eminent festivals (Cannes, Rotterdam, Berlin, Locarno, Venice, etc.), the 32nd Liffe – Slovenia’s largest film festival on a par with all Europe’s major film showcases – will turn Ljubljana into a film hub for a period of twelve days. The variegated accompanying programme includes talks with festival guests and filmmakers, as well as round tables and workshops.
Aimed at both film enthusiasts and everyone keen on getting an insight into international cinematography, Liffe caters for all age groups.
Perspectives, the official competitive section of young filmmakers competing for the Kingfisher Award sponsored by Telekom Slovenije, d.d.
Avant-premieres, a selection of the world’s finest films purchased for Slovenian distribution
Kings and Queens, films by notable and award-winning contemporary cinema virtuosos
World Cinema Panorama, five-continent festival favourites
Extravaganza, so-called late-night cinema of daring artists addressing idiosyncratic or sensual topics
Kinobalon, a selection of films for audiences aged between 5 and 14; running for the 13th year; in cooperation with the Kinodvor Cinema
Europe in Short, competitive programme of short films
Talks with festival guests and filmmakers
Round tables and workshops
Kingfisher, international jury award presented by the general sponsor, Telekom Slovenije, d.d., to the best film of the Perspectives section.
Dragon Audience Award to best-rated film
FIPRESCI Prize, presented by the jury of the International Federation of Film Critics.
Best Short Film Award
Kinotrip Young Jury Award
Slovenian Art Cinema Association Award
The Dragon Audience Award is presented to best-rated film that has not yet been purchased for Slovenian distribution. Choosing from Festival Director Simon Popek’s selection of movies, the spectators vote for their favourite feature film. Votes can be cast when exiting the cinema or via text-messaging at all 32nd Liffe venues, at Cankarjev dom, Kinodvor Cinema, Komuna Cinema and Bežigrad Cinema. The film with the highest average rating receives the Dragon Audience Award. The voting via text-messaging has been made possible by Telekom Slovenije, d.d., the Festival’s main sponsor.
Cankarjev dom (Linhart and Kosovel Halls), Kinodvor Cinema, Bežigrad Cinema, Komuna Cinema, Slovenian Cinematheque, Maribox, Metropol Cinema Celje and Anton Podbevšek Teater Novo mesto
Main festival venue: Cankarjev dom’s Foyer II
Main sponsor: Telekom Slovenije, d.d.
Media sponsor: Delo, d.o.o.
Festival partner: RTV SLO
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Supported by the MEDIA sub-programme of Creative Europe
Founder and main co-funder of CD’s Arts and Culture Programme: Republic of Slovenia’s Ministry of Culture
32nd Ljubljana International Film Festival - LIFFe