2 Reels - Association for Reanimation of Storytelling

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The 2 Reels - Association for Reanimation of Storytelling was born in 2007 out of the wish to cultivate and to promote storytelling in all its forms. It brings together two spheres of activity bound by their mutual aim to cultivate the telling of stories: Animateka International Animated Film Festival and the Radio Student programme Za 2 groša fantazije ("A Twopence of Imagination"). A significant part of the association's activities is dedicated to educational programmes for adults and children, as stories – be they in the form of film, written word, sound recording or live storytelling – should come to life and live on among people.

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One of the two reels that keep the association rolling is the Animateka International Animated Film Festival. Since 2004, when it was established, the festival calls attention – through the screening of hundreds of animated films from all over the world – to the richness and diversity of the expressive means that animated film uses in telling its stories. The festival's diverse accompanying programme provides a meeting point for international gathering and exchange of experiences among authors, students, selectors, members of the press and audiences paving the way for new stories to be born.

The association occasionally acts also as a distributor of animated films in Slovenia.


The second reel turns with the rhythm of folk-tale storytelling. The crew and guest performers of the radio show Za 2 groša fantazije ("A Twopence of Imagination") at the Radio Student programme have brought tales to life at musical storytelling events called Pravljična reŠetanja ("Fairytale Shifting") or Za 2 groša fantazije v živo ("Twopence of Imagination – Live"). The project started in 2003 and has been concluded.

Education for children

A bigger part of the activities that the 2 Reels - Association for Reanimation of Storytelling performs is dedicated to educational programmes. Among the projects meant for the young audience, special attention should be addressed to the 2 carefully selected animated film programmes (made in collaboration with the Kinodvor Cinema): the Yellow Elephant is intended for children between 3 and 7 years and the Red Elephant for children over 7 years. A selection of those films was published on the DVD with the title Colourful Elephant. They regularly organise thematic workshops for children together with the Društvo za izvajanje filmske vzgoje Slon (Association for Film Education Elephant).


The programme for adults basically focuses on book publishing activity. The association has published books concerning animated films and graphic novels, for example, Persepolis 1 and Persepolis 2, both by Marjane Satrapi (co-published with Kino! Society for Expanding Film Culture).

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