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Emotionfilm zavod za kulturne dejavnosti
Kersnikova 4, SI-1000 Ljubljana
Phone386 (0) 1 432 7368
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Snježana Košutić, Director
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Past Events

Originally founded in Ljubljana in 1986 by producer Danijel Hočevar and director Damjan Kozole as a part of the ŠKUC Association, Emotionfilm became an independent film production company in 1991, one of the first of its kind in Slovenia and former Yugoslavia. Emotionfilm has produced over 30 films, including short films, documentaries, feature films (also an animated feature film), and a number of video projects. Its films have been screened at numerous festivals the world over and have won many accolades. Its most successful production, Idle Running [V leru] (1999) by Janez Burger received over 20 awards.

In 1994 director Metod Pevec joined Danijel Hočevar and Damjan Kozole in forming the sister production company Vertigo.

Feature film production

Some of their productions to date include: full-length feature films The Fatal Telephone Call [Usodni telefon] (1987) and Remington (1988) by Damjan Kozole, The Queen of Hearts [Srčna dama] (1991) by Boris Jurjaševič, Idle Running by Janez Burger, Porno Film (2000) by Damjan Kozole, Ode to the Poet [Oda Prešernu] (2001) by Martin Srebotnjak, and Bread and Milk (2001) by Jan Cvitkovič; feature-length documentaries The Birth of Lear [Rojevanje Leara] (1993) by Damjan Kozole, Carmen (1995) by Metod Pevec, Stereotype [Stereotip] (1997) by Damjan Kozole; and the animated feature film The Socialisation of a Bull [Socializacija bika] (1998) by Zvonko Čoh and Milan Erič. Peter Musevski received several accolades for his performances in Spare Parts [Rezervni deli] and Bread and Milk. The latter film was presented at the Edinburgh and Dublin film festivals and distributed in British cinemas.

In 2003 the company produced Spare Parts by Damjan Kozole and Under Her Window [Pod njenim oknom] (2003) by Metod Pevec, which won an award at the Ljubljana International Film Festival (LIFFe) and was screened at the London Film Festival. The Ruins [Ruševine] by Janez Burger received a number of accolades at the 2004 Festival of Slovenian Film. It premièred internationally at the 2005 International Film Festival Rotterdam. In April 2005 it won the Reale Mutua Assicurazioni award at the Lecce Festival.

Labour Equals Freedom [Delo osvobaja] (2004) directed by Damjan Kozole had its world première at the American Film Institute in Washington and its European premiere at the Locarno International Film Festival, and was subsequently screened at 20 international film festivals and shows (in 2006 in Palić, Motovun, Edinburgh, and at the television festival Prix Italia) and received international awards in Sarajevo, Wiesbaden, and Valencia. Desperado Tonic (2004), a film by four young Slovene directors, was followed by a number of international co-productions.

In 2007 the company co-produced the film Reality by Dafne Jemeršić.

International co-productions

Emotion Film has a rich history of international co-productions: in 1997 it co-produced Dear Maestro [Dragi mojster], a Czech-Slovene documentary about the renowned Slovene architect Jože Plečnik directed by Pavel Koutecky, and in 2000 it co-produced the Czech feature film Loners [Samotaři] by David Ondriček. In 2003 Emotionfilm co-produced the film Red Coloured Gray Truck [Sivi kamion crvene boje], directed by Srdjan Koljević and produced by Komuna, Belgrade (Emotionfilm also distributed the film).

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