FeKK 2017 - Ljubljana short film festival
FeKK Ljubljana short film festival will float around this August in the spirit of hot shorts! Competition programme of fresh films made in the countries of ex-Yugoslavia, retrospectives of proclaimed authors, matinees for the kids, workshops, lectures, hang outs, concerts and a lot of good old fun!
Twenty-one short films will be competing for the title of the Slovenian winner. FeKK also presents a perfect chance for these directors to exchange new ideas, establish new connections and have a look at the foreign film production.
Works of authors from the countries of ex-Yugoslavia (Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Serbia, Montenegro) are competing in the international FeKK competition program.
Funny Folk: Miguel Gomes’s Short Films by Michael Pattison On one level, Miguel Gomes’ Arabian Nights seemed a wild departure for a director not especially known for his epics. While the six-hour triptych is by far the Lisbon filmmaker’s lengthiest and most ambitious project to date, its structure promotes the micro: consisting of standalone shorts, […]
FeKK is proud to announce our 2017 guest festival – Festival Tampere. The Finnish film festival is considered to be one of the oldest and widely recognized European short film festivals. FeKK 2017 will be screening a selection of films from the festival’s competition programme, handpicked by director Jukka-Pekka Laakso. The programme includes old school […]
The Director behind the Image on the Silver Screen Peter Cerovšek FeKK festival director, Ljubljana, Slovenia Igor Bezinović is part of the younger generation of Croatian auteurs, who have been recently drawing attention to themselves with their exceptionally mature and original works, which have also become festival darlings. Born in Rijeka, he studied comparative […]
EFA – SHORT MATTERS! introduces some of the best European short films that in 2016 were competing for the European Film Awards, the counterpart of the American Oscars, nominated by the European Film Academy (EFA).
YO YO YO! FeKK 2017 is very happy to dedicate a special midnight screening to the Everything is Terrible collective and their spin-off, Memory Hole. The internet cult has been delighting audiences for over a decade with their viral edits of forgotten VHS treasures and American home videos. Some have declared their work a post-modern […]
Non-competition program of films made in 2017 as a part of a documentary film workshop held by Luksuz production.
Jukka-Pekka Laakso is the festival director of Tampere Film Festival. He has been involved with the selection and programming since 2000. As a festival director he shares the responsibility to strategic planning and programming with the co-director of the festival. He is also the executive director for Pirkanmaa Film Centre, a local film centre in Tampere, and a member of European Film Academy.
Ingrid Beerbaum works as a journalist and film critic in Berlin. As such she is specialized in Eastern European cinema and documentaries and served in many FIPRESCI festival juries, for instance in Odessa, Krakow or Cottbus. Since 2011, she is curator/programmer for the International Short Film Festival “interfilm” in Berlin, one of the biggest short film festivals in Europe.
Michael Pattison (b. 1987) is a critic, writer, programmer and filmmaker from Gateshead, UK. He is a contributor to Sight & Sound and MUBI Notebook, and is currently undertaking a PhD in film practice at Newcastle University. Funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, his research responds to questions of urban space, structural film and psychogeography.
Kamen u ruci / A Handful of Stones
For its expert and beautiful use of real locations to symbolise the isolation felt by a young protagonist in a tough, hopeless world. Filmmakers take note: if you are going to use a drone shot, this is how you do it.
FeKK SLO – Best Film
For its warm depiction of a community's dedication to and love for a singular pastime, and for its compelling and sincere encapsulation of a rural milieu that is colourful down to its final visual detail.
FeKK SLO – Special Mention
Meje / Borders
For employing a deceptively simple composition to maximum cinematic effect, in depicting a mass of people in transit both through the frame and across geographic terrain.
FeKK YU – Best Film
Oni samo dolaze i odlaze / They Just come and go
For its emphasis upon people and their interrelations, in an observational mode that recalls the rich tradition of Yugoslavian nonfiction. The film's narrative pace and visual language demand a cinema setting for it to be fully appreciated in its totality.
FeKK YU - Special Mention
For its bittersweet portrait of a nation through the lens of a particular community and culture, which survives and keeps its spirits up despite ongoing hardship.
Organized by Kraken Short Film Promotion Society
Festival Director Peter Cerovšek
Director of Programming Matevž Jerman
Programming Team Bojana Bregar, Peter Cerovšek, Neža Grum, Matevž Jerman, Vladan Petković
Industry Experts Programme Bojana Bregar, Vladan Petković
Producers Dora Trček, Neža Grum
Decor and Leisure Juca Bonaca
PR and Marketing Vito Scagnetti
Website and Technical support Matej Bandelj
Visual Identity Jan Virant
Catalogue Editor Tina Poglajen
Subtitling Coordinator Matej Bandelj
Hospitality Kristina Rešek
Technical Support Marko Makuc
Coordinator Kaja Bohorč
Operators Marko Turkuš, Gregor Brzin, Gašper Milkovič Biloslav
Photography Asiana Jurca Avici
Translations and Subtitling Daša Cerar, Maja Lovrenov, Neža Vilhelm, Diana Grden Jenko, Gašper Antauer, Nina Prepadnik
Additional Proofreading Nadina Štefančič
Martin Emeršič, Vesna Messec, Daša Bezjak, Aleks Balažic, Melissa Cerić, Neža Knez, Yuliya Molina, Deborah Grbac, Ula Pogorevčnik, Tadeja Jerman, Mila Peršin