Ljubljana Documentary Film Festival
|Festival dokumentarnega filma (FDF)|
|Prešernova cesta 10, SI-1000 Ljubljana|
|Phone||386 (0) 1 241 7147|
|Fax||386 (0) 1 241 7298|
|Organised by||Cankarjev dom, Film Programme|
|Festival dates||10.3.2015 - 17.3.2015|
9.3.2016 - 17.3.2016
15.3.2017 - 22.3.2017
|Simon Popek, Festival Director|
|Phone||386 (0) 1 241 7150, (0) 41 669 559|
|Iztok Polanc, Project Manager|
|Phone||386 (0) 1 241 7167|
Sections and awards
The Documentary Film Festival has 5 sections: Competitive; Myths, Icons, Media; Intimate Portrayals; Topical, Socially Critical; and Retrospective.
The main Competitive section, introduced in 2009 at the 11th Documentary Film Festival, is prepared in collaboration with Amnesty International Slovenia and is dedicated to documentaries that deal with human rights issues. Each year 5 or 6 films compete for the main award, the Amnesty International Slovenia Award for the best film on human rights issues. The winning film is selected by an international jury composed of three members (selected by the Amnesty International Slovenia).
The Myths, Icons, Media section includes films on cultural icons, social and cultural phenomena, music and film stars, trends in mass culture and arts. In the previous years films like We Jam Econo: The Story of The Minutemen by Tim Irwin, Requiem for Billy the Kid by Anne Feinsilber and Soul Power by Jeffrey Levy-Hinte were screened. The Intimate Portrayals section offers intimate encounters with well known personalities or ordinary people, while the Topical, Socially Critical sections brings films that are critically focusing on actual social issues. The last is the Retrospective section which presents domestic and foreign directors or national productions. In the past years this section brought personal retrospectives of Jože Pogačnik, Mako Sajko, Nicolas Philibert, and Raymond Depardon, as well as an overview of Bosnian documentary film production.
- Amnesty International Slovenia Award
- Cankarjev dom, Film Programme
- Ljubljana International Film Festival (LIFFe)
- Cankarjev dom, Cultural and Congress Centre
- Kinodvor Cinema