Sever & Sever Production

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Sever & Sever Production
http://www.seversever.com
Trubarjeva 21 a, SI-1000 Ljubljana
Phone386 (0) 51 449 933
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Jani Sever, Director
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Nina Jeglič
nina.jeglic@gmail.com
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Past Events
  • 1 February to 6 February 2017
    Screenings of Sailing to Paradise directed by Blaž Završnik (Sever & Sever Production), at the 23rd European Film Festival, supported by Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia Ankara at Cinema Metropolis in Beirut, Lebanon programme
  • 6 December to 7 December 2016
    Screenings of Good Luck, Orlo!, directed by Sara Kern (Cvinger Film), Bon Appétit, La Vie!, directed by Urša Djukić (Sever & Sever Production), Little Fish, directed by Kaja Križnik (Academy of Theatre, Radio, Film and Television (AGRFT)), Nighthawk by Špela Čadež, A New Home, directed by Žiga Virc, Idyll, directed by Tomaž Gorkič (Blade Production), Family Film, directed by Olmo Omerzu (Arsmedia), and Houston, We Have a Problem!, directed by Žiga Virc (Studio Virc), at Neues Slowenisches Kino Periskop Film Festival, organised by Periskop and supported by the Slovenian Cultural Centre in Berlin at Filmkunst 66 in Berlin, Germany programme
  • 15 June 2016
    Sailing to Paradise directed by Blaž Završnik, produced by Sever & Sever Production, supported by Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia New Delhi at India Habitat Centre in New Delhi, India programme
  • 23 November to 26 November 2015
    Screenings of Banditenkinder: Children Stolen from Slovenia, directed by Maja Weiss (Zavod Maja Weiss), Feed Me With Your Words, directed by Martin Turk (Bela Film Ltd), Home, directed by Metod Pevec (Vertigo), Case: Osterberg, directed by Matej Nahtigal (Lignit film), What about Mojca?, directed by Urša Menart (Sever & Sever Production), Love on the Roof of the World, directed by Jan Cvitkovič (Staragara, Radio-Television Slovenia (RTV Slovenia)), Panic, directed by Pia Zemljič (Radio-Television Slovenia (RTV Slovenia)), Champagne Twist, produced by Bela Film Ltd, Karpotrotter, directed by Matjaž Ivanišin (Studio Legen), Artificial Paradise, directed by Karpo Godina, the exhibition Bantidkinter by Maja Weiss and Janez Žmavc, and two round table discussions featuring a number of directors and film artistis, at the Days of Slovenian Film at Yugoslav Cinematheque in Belgrade, Serbia programme
  • 25 September to 4 October 2015
    Screenings of Our Everyday Life, co-produced by Studio Maj, The Reaper, co-produced by Forum Ljubljana, We Will Be the World Champions, co-produced by Perfo Production, and Sailing to Paradise, directed by Blaž Završnik, produced by Sever & Sever Production and co-produced by Restart Ltd, at the 23rd Raindance Film Festival, supported by the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia London, at VUE Piccadilly in London, United Kingdom programme
  • 14 May to 23 May 2015
    Inhale, directed by Blaž Završnik (Sever & Sever Production), Impromptu, directed by Sonja Prosenc (Mono O), and Sonny and the Last Room, directed by Hanna Szentpeteri, at the Short Film Corner in Cannes, France programme
  • 5 February to 14 February 2015
    A screening of (A)torsion, produced by Studio Arkadena, Sailing to Paradise, directed by Blaž Završnik, produced by Sever & Sever Production and co-produced by Restart Ltd, The Tree, directed by Sonja Prosenc and produced by Mono O, The Reaper, co-produced by Forum Ljubljana, and Honey Night, produced by A Atalanta, the Slovenian Film Centre at the European Film Market, and screenwriter and producer Rolanda Rebrek at the Berlinale Talent Campus in the framework of the 65th Berlin International Film Festival in Berlin, Germany programme
  • 16 January to 22 January 2015
    Screenings of The Tree, directed by Sonja Prosenc and produced by Mono O, The Reaper, co-produced by Forum Ljubljana, Barbarians, co-produced by Restart Ltd, What about Mojca?, directed by Urša Menart and produced by Sever & Sever Production, Living Stone, directed by Jurij Gruden and produced by Arsmedia, and The Woods Are Still Green, directed by Marko Naberšnik and co-produced by Perfo Production, and Pavane for Antigone, a performance by Hanna Preuss, at the Triste Film Festival at Sala Tripcovich, Teatro Miela in Trieste/Trst, Italy programme
  • 3 October to 11 October 2014
    Adagio directed by Blaž Završnik (Sever & Sever Production), Wanted, directed by Jure Dolenc (Forum Ljubljana), The Tree, directed by Sonja Prosenc (Mono O), and Ulay/Project Cancer, directed by Damjan Kozole (Vertigo), at the Let's CEE Film Festival, supported by the Slovenian Culture and Information Centre, Vienna (SKICA), Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia Vienna, at Actor's Studio Wien, Village Cinema, Wiener Urania in Vienna, Austria programme
  • 14 May to 25 May 2014
    The Slovenian Film Centre presenting Slovene films Inferno by Vinko Möderndorfer (Forum Ljubljana) and Tree by Sonja Prosenc (Mono O) at the South-East Pavilion, in addition to Koyaa - Flower by Kolja Saksida (ZVVIKS, Institute for Film and Audiovisual Production), Adagio by Blaž Završnik, Boom Boom Bis by Jani Sever (Sever & Sever Production), and Kresnik: The Lore of Fire by David Sipoš (Haritude Ventures) at the Short Film Corner, and Houston, We Have a Problem by Žiga Virc (Studio Virc Ltd) at the Pavilion Next, in Cannes, France programme



Established in 2011, Sever & Sever Production has since then produced quite a number of short films, documentaries, feature-length films and other video works. It is led by the director, screenwriter, and producer Jani Sever, who in 2006 co-founded and headed the web "television" venture Vest.si, the first and up until now still the only online daily in Slovenian that featured video-based news, interviews, and reports. By way of necessity, that project was later transformed into a film production house and in the end given a new name and company.

Background

As a complement to their journalistic work, Jani Sever and the crew of Vest.si in 2010 produced the 30-episode-long series Prepisani [The Overwritten]. Written by Jonas Žnidaršič, it consisted of short, 8-minute episodes that were in their entirety filmed in front of the green screen. Later, in 2011, two documentaries followed – Elena, a documentary about a disability activist running for president, and Veš, poet, svoj dolg? [Poet, do you know thy debt?], which explored the history and cultural impact of the Slovene rap scene (and has been screened extensively across Slovenia).

With part of the crew that was working on these projects later migrating to Sever & Sever Production, the new company's focus has for the better part stayed true to the two themes outlined above: either dissecting the Slovene cultural landscape and its genealogy or reflecting on the topics of marginalised social groups.

Documentaries

In the films presenting the peripheral parts of the society, Sever & Sever has produced works on mental problems (Sanjal sem, da sem srečen), on young outcasts (Dom, Izključeni) and has filmed three pieces that deal with blindness, titled Adagio, Richard pride jutri and Hoja po vodi. The latter is the story of a successful Slovene fashion model gone blind and who became not only a businessman but a professional sportsman as well.

Sport is also one of the subjects that Sever & Sever has handled when filming documentaries about popular culture. Other themes touch on the Slovene movie history (Kaj pa Mojca?), industrial heritage (Ne bo vam uspelo, to je Jelovica!), and the cultural sensibilities of the 1980s (Nekoč je bila dežala pridnih).

Fiction films and other works

Sever & Sever has also filmed a few puppet theatre and contemporary dance shows (collaborating, for example, with the Ljubljana Puppet Theatre and the dance group EnKnapGroup), produced a couple of short films and, in 2014, released their first feature-length film Pot v raj [Sailing to Paradise].

Festivals

Their various movies have been screened at the Festival of Slovenian Film (where they have also won some awards), the Kino Otok - Isola Cinema Festival, Kamfest, the Trieste Film Festival, the ZagrebDox festival, the Cannes Short Film Corner, Athens International Short Film Festival, International Short & Animation Film Festival Open Cinema St. Petersburg, LET’S CEE Film Festival Vienna, Oulu International Film festival, etc.


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