Past event
From 09 Until 20 Nov 2022

33rd Ljubljana International Film Festival – Liffe

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. 

Festival sections
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; in cooperation with the Kinodvor Cinema 
Focus: Contemporary Kosovar Cinema
Retrospective: Miklós Jancsó; in cooperation with the Slovenian Cinematheque
Tribute: Rajko Grlić and Yugoslav representatives of the Prague School; in cooperation with the Slovenian Cinematheque
Europe in Short, competitive programme of short films 

Accompanying programme
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 33rd 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. 

Festival venues
Cankarjev dom (Linhart and Kosovel Halls), Kinodvor Cinema, Bežigrad Cinema, Komuna Cinema, Slovenian Cinematheque, Maribox, Kino Union Celje  and Anton Podbevšek Teater Novo mesto 

Main festival venue: Cankarjev dom’s Foyer II 

Main sponsor: Telekom Slovenije, d.d. 
Festival partner: RTV SLO  

*Funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or [name of the granting authority]. Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them.

Founder and main co-funder of CD’s Arts and Culture Programme: Republic of Slovenia’s Ministry of Culture 

Kinodvor Cinema
Bežigrad Cinema
Komuna Cinema
Slovenian Cinematheque
Kino Union Celje 
Anton Podbevšek Teater Novo mesto 



33rd Ljubljana International Film Festival – Liffe

From 09 Until 20 Nov 2022
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