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The screenings of Express, express, directed by Igor Šterk (A.A.C. Productions, Radio-Television Slovenia (RTV Slovenia)); Spare Parts, directed by Damjan Kozole (E-motion Film); Class Enemy, directed by Rok Biček (Triglav Film); Guardian of the Frontier, directed by Maja Weiss (Bela Film Ltd); Landscape No. 2, directed by Vinko Möderndorfer (Forum Ljubljana); and the restored version of The Valley of Peace (1956), directed by France Štiglic (Triglav Film), with director Maja Weiss and actor Igor Samobor attending the screenings, in the Cinema of Slovenia: Terra Incognita programme,
at the Minsk International Film Festival Listapad
Screenings of Ivan, directed by Janez Burger (Staragara), The Miner, directed by Hanna A. W. Slak (Nukleus Film), Men Don't Cry, co-produced by Iridium Film, Perseverance, directed by Miha Knific (Nukleus Film), in the Minority Co-Production section; Codelli, directed by Miha Čelar (Astral Film), in the Documentary section; Quiet, directed by Barbara Zemljič (Blade Production) in the Short Film section; Nighthawk, directed by Špela Čadež (Finta, Radio-Television Slovenia (RTV Slovenia), Bonobostudio), Come Along, directed by Igor Šterk (A.A.C. Productions), Koyaa - Naughty Toy Car and Koyaa - Flying Workbook, directed by Kolja Saksida (ZVVIKS, Institute for Film and Audiovisual Production), in the Films for Children section; Back to Me(mories) and What Remains by Neli Maraž and Lucky for Us! by Jure Dostal, all produced by Academy of Theatre, Radio, Film and Television (AGRFT), in the Student section; supported by the Slovenian Film Centre,
at the Pula Film Festival
Croatia Pula Kino Valli
Days of Slovenian Film in Pula, featuring the screenings of the restored version of the Slovenian classic Real Pests, directed by Jože Bevc (restored by Iridium Film), Slovenia, Australia and Tomorrow the World, directed by Marko Naberšnik (Perfo Production), Come Along, directed by Igor Šterk (A.A.C. Productions), and Let Him Be a Basketball Player, directed by Boris Petkovič (Gustav Film), organised by the Slovenian Film Centre in cooperation with the Slovenian Cultural Association Istra and the Pula Film Festival,
Trinidad and Tobago Port of Spain MovieTowne
Screenings of Sailing to Paradise, directed by Blaž Završnik (Sever & Sever Production), and Come Along, directed by Igor Šterk (A.A.C. Productions), supported by the Consulate of the Republic of Slovenia Trinidad and Tobago,
at the European Film Festival Trinidad and Tobago
Screenings of Come with Me, directed by Igor Šterk (A.A.C. Productions), and Nightlife, directed by Damjan Kozole (Vertigo),
at the Leskovac International Film Direction Festival LIFFE
Germany Chemnitz CineStar
Screenings of Nika, directed by Slobodan Maksimović (Nora Production Group), Come with Me, directed by Igor Šterk (A.A.C. Productions), The Beat of Love, directed by Boris Petković (Gustav Film), A Well Spent Afternoon, directed by Martin Turk (Bela Film Ltd), Prince Ki-Ki-Do: The Balloon by Grega Mastnak (OZOR), and Last Lunch by Miha Šubic at the 21st International Film Festival for Children and Young Audience Schlingel
Germany Munich Film Museum Munich
A screening of Ljubljana, directed by Igor Šterk (A.A.C. Productions), supported by the Consulate General of the Republic of Slovenia Munich,
France Cannes Palais
Screenings of Nightlife, directed by Damjan Kozole (Vertigo), Come with Me, directed by Igor Šterk (A.A.C. Productions), Comedy of Tears, directed by Marko Sosič (Arsmedia), and Houston, We Have a Problem!, directed by Žiga Virc (Studio Virc), presented by the Slovenian Film Centre at the Film Market
at the Cannes International Film Festival
Germany Cottbus Glad-House-Saal,Kammerbühne,Obenkino,Stadthalle,Weltspiegel
Screenings of Šiška Deluxe, directed by Jan Cvitkovič (Perfo Production), 9:06, directed by Igor Šterk (A.A.C. Productions), Dad, directed by Vlado Škafar (Gustav Film), Little Houses, directed by Darko Sinko and Matjaž Ivanišin (Nosorogi), and Karpotrotter, directed by Matjaž Ivanišin (Studio Legen), and Igor Šterk as member of the jury at the 25th Film Festival Cottbus
9:06 by Igor Šterk (A.A.C. Productions) presented at the Best of Europe Strand section
at the Raindance Film Festival
Ekspres Ekspres [Gone with the train] – produced in 1995 but publicly premiered two years later, in 1997 – was quite successful on the domestic front: it won several awards at the Festival of Slovenian Film in Portorož (1997) including awards for Best Director, Best Photography, and Best Sound, the FIPRESCI Slovenia Award, and the STOP Magazine Award for Best Actor (received by Gregor Baković) – and attracted a much bigger audience to cinemas than was usual for Slovene film in the past 20 years (when Slovene film nearly lost its audience). For the directing of the film Igor Šterk received also the prestigious Prešeren Foundation Award. Ekspres Ekspres is one of the most awarded films in the history of Slovene cinema, the international film festival awards include the Grand Prix (Golden Antigone), the Audience and Critics Award in Montpellier (France), the Audience and "Findling" Award in Cottbus (Germany), the Grand Prix at Alpe Adria Festival in Trieste (Italy), the Special Jury Award at the Molodist Film Festival in Kiev (Ukraine) and in Tromso (Norway), the Coup de Coeur Award in Mons (Belgium) and the Best Foreign Film Award in Palić (Serbia), etc. With Ekspres Ekspres distribution in Germany Slovene cinema also re-entered the European film distribution network after an absence of more than 20 years.
Šterk's second feature Ljubljana – made in 2002 – was the first Slovene film ever to be screened in the competition programme at the Rotterdam Film Festival and ran for the Tiger Award in 2002. Ljubljana was presented also in Karlovy Vary, Seattle, St. Petersburg, Moscow, Thessaloniki, Montpellier, etc. In the domestic sphere it won two Vesna Awards, for Photograpy and Best actor (Grega Zorc), and it became Šterk's commercially most successful film. Ljubljana was regularly included in retrospectives of contemporary Slovene film abroad (such as the Austrian National Film Festival in Graz in March 2003 or at the Chennai International Film Festival in New Delhi in 2008).
Tuning [Uglaševanje], the third feature film by Igor Šterk, also had an excellent festival start: its world premiere was in the competition programme of the 40th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in 2005. But the film's biggest success came later, in November 2005, with the 54th International Film Festival in Mannheim-Heidelberg where Tuning received the Main Award for the Best Feature Film. After that it also received the Vesuvio Award for the Best Feature Film at Napoli Film Festival. Its festival career went on with screenings at festivals all over Europe and America: Montreal, Chicago, Edinburgh, Buenos Aires, Ghent (competition), Montpellier (competition), Denver, Kerala, etc. At the 8th Festival of Slovenian Film in 2005 it won the Vesna Award for Best Directing.
Šterk's most recent feature to date is 9:06. At the Festival of Slovenian Film, it won the majority of the official awards, all in all 9 Vesna Awards, let us mention only Best Actor (Igor Samobor) and Best Supporting Actress (Silva Čušin). Its international career started at the Montreal Film Festival with its international premiere and continued with screenings in the programme of festivals like Montpellier Film Festival, Palm Springs International Film Festival, Karlovy Vary Film Festival, South East European Film Festival and many others.
Since 1998 A.A.C. Productions has also produced three short films. The first was the experimental, single-shot film Stari most [The old bridge] (1998) by Vlado Škafar. The shooting took place in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina, shortly after the end of the last Balkan war. Its set was a provisional structure that was built at the place where the Stari most, a legendary Ottoman-era bridge spanning the Neretva River, which was destroyed during the war by the Croatian army, once stood. Sonja Prosenc's short fiction film Nič novega, nič pretiranega [Free spirited friends] (2005) was a co-production between A.A.C. Productions and Radio-Television Slovenia (RTV Slovenia).
A new co-production – with Vertigo/Emotionfilm, Radio-Television Slovenia (RTV Slovenia) and Viba Film Studio – followed in 2007 when Igor Šterk made his short fiction film Every Breath You Take. It was his second collaboration with the writer Siniša Dragin (who has become his regular collaborator on screenplays) and it was selected for the Venice Festival's short film competition programme Corto Cortissimo in 2008.