The production agency and film distributor Arsmedia produces and co-produces feature, short and documentary films. It was founded in 1995 by Franci Zajc, a television producer with substantial experience, which he accumulated from producing acclaimed Slovene TV series such as Decameron (Dekameron) and feature films such as the classic Blossoms in Autumn (Cvetje v jeseni) since the late 1960s and all through to the mid-1990s.
In 2017, Zajc was given the Metod Badjura Award for his life achievements. Among them are more than 100 produced films, many of which have left a significant mark on the Slovene film scene. He has collaborated with a number of the most talented Slovene filmmakers (directors, cinematographers, scriptwriters, ...).
Arsmedia filmography features a number of feature films, including the 1996 TV film Triptych of Agata Schwarzkobler (Triptih Agate Schwarzkobler), directed by Matjaž Klopčič; the 1995 Slovene and Austrian co-produced film Radio Doc, directed by Miran Zupanič and winner of the First Prize at the Festival of Slovenian Film; and the 1999 Dark Angels (Temni angeli usode), directed by Sašo Podgoršek.
In 2001, Arsmedia produced Poker by Vinci Vogue Anžlovar, Rascals! [Barabe] by Miran Zupanič, and Sweet Dreams [Sladke sanje] by Sašo Podgoršek. All of the films were recognised and awarded prizes at the Festival of Slovenian Film. Sweet Dreams also received prizes at film festivals in Motovun and Valencia in 2001 as well as in Setubal (the FIPRESCI award) and Braunschweig in 2002.
Other productions include the 2005 historical film Ljubljana the Beloved (Ljubljana je ljubljena), a co-production with Radio-Television Slovenia and Jadran Film, Zagreb, directed by Matjaž Klopčič; and two film adaptations of novels by Feri Lainšček written and directed by Marko Naberšnik: the 2007 cinema and TV hit Rooster's Breakfast (Petelinji zajtrk), which for a long time remained the most-watched Slovene film; and the 2012 Shanghai Gypsy (Šanghaj), which won the Award for Best Screenplay at the Montreal World Film Festival (2012).
In 2010, Arsmedia in association with Jadran Film from Zagreb and Radio-Television Slovenia produced the historical romance Piran Pirano by the up-and-coming filmmaker and writer Goran Vojnović. The film won a prize at the South-East European Film Festival (SEE) in Paris.
A very popular film was the 2013 work Čefurji Raus, written and directed by Goran Vojnović. It was awarded at the Festival of Slovenian Film, the festival "SEE a Paris", the Prishtina International Film Festival, and Alexandria International Film Festival. In 2015, as a co-production with Endorfilm (CZ), Arsmedia produced Rodinný film (Family film), directed by Olmo Omerzu and also awarded multiple times.
Arsmedia has also produced various short documentaries and documentary essays (including several directed by Igor Likar), portraits, and the 2002 feature-length documentary The Story of Mr P. F. (Zgodba gospoda P. F.) about the inventor Peter Florjančič, directed by Karpo Godina. For television it produced the 2003 The Messenger of Slovenian Shores (Glasnik slovenske brežine), a documentary about the Slovene comic artist Miki Muster; the 2004 Kocbek, a documentary on the renowned Slovene poet; the 2007 Children from Petriček Hill (Otroci s Petrička); and the 2010 At the End of Trieste Street (Na koncu Tržaške), produced in cooperation with the Italian RAI TV and co-funded by the Ministry of Culture.
Most of Arsmedia's productions are funded by the Slovenian Film Centre (previously Slovenian Film Fund) and Radio-Television Slovenia (RTV Slovenia), however, the documentary The Eyes of Bosnia, which won a prize at the Festival of Slovenian Film in Portorož, was an independent production of Arsmedia.
Arsmedia has also produced several short fiction films, among them works by Miha Mazzini, Goran Vojnović, Vinci Vogue Anžlovar, Nataša Prosenc, and Martin Turk.