Eye on Film Festival

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Festival Film na oko
Gallusovo nabrežje 39, SI-1000 Ljubljana
Founded byVizo
Organised byVizo
Frequencyannual (2019 date not fully confirmed)
Festival dates3.10.2015 - 7.10.2015
30.9.2016 - 4.10.2016
3.5.2017 - 9.5.2017
30.9.2017 - 8.10.2017
29.9.2019 - 7.10.2019
Rok Govednik, Festival and programme director
Phone386 (0) 31 353 855
Daša Ložar, Public relations
Online accounts:

The International Film Festival for Children and Youth Eye on Film was launched in 2015 by Vizo, an NGO intent on advancing the state of film culture amongst the Slovenian youth (and also adults). As its title implies, the festival presents a selection of feature, animated and short films that are in one way or another appropriate for the different audiences between the ages of 8 and 18 years. The name Eye on Film, is a translation of Film na oko, an untranslatable word game.

The festival is of an inter-regional character and the screenings take place at about a dozen cinemas of the Art Cinema Network around Slovenia, from Ljubljana and Maribor to Idrija and Škofja Loka. In Ljubljana, some of the (either current or former) partners include the Slovenian Cinematheque, the Cinema Bežigrad and also the Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova (MSUM).

Film programme

The presented films are of a very divers nature, going from archive pieces like Fellini's Amarcord (intended for the age group of 15 – 18 years) to contemporary feature and animated films, different shorter pieces and works made by students of the Academy of Theatre, Radio, Film and Television (AGRFT).

In the first edition of the festival, for example, the bigger part of the programme was of a European productions and only a small number of films – equalled by those from Asia and from South America – came from the United States. There were some more than 50 films, and about a half of these were short ones, culled from the programmes of Anthropological Film Festival of Children and Youth in Ljubljana, KIKI festival, International Children’s Film Festival (HR) and Animateka International Animated Film Festival.

The best film in the competitive section is chosen by the part of the audience aged between 6 and 12 years. The winner in 2015, for example, was the Italian-French co-production Il ragazzo invisibile by Gabriele Salvatores.

Side programme

Additional screenings in primary and high schools around Slovenia are done together with various film creators and experts, who lead the accompanying lectures and discussion on films. There was also a course and a competition on film criticism for young writers, prepared in cooperation with Ekran, Magazine for Film and Television and Kino! Magazine for Cinema and Cinematic Issues.

Film na oko Festival 2015 Movie education for youth.jpg

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