Film Mixer Independent Film Festival

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Film Mixer festival neodvisnega filma
http://www.layer.si/si/projekti-in-dejavnosti/filmmixer
pr@filmmixer.si
Tomšičeva 32, SI-4000 Kranj
Phone386 (0) 4 40 859 421
RegionSI-4
Organised byZavod Carnica - Zavod za kulturo in turizem
 Zavod HudeShoezz
Frequencyannual
Festival dates29.8.2014 - 30.8.2014
4.9.2015 - 6.9.2015
1.9.2016 - 4.9.2016
24.8.2017 - 27.8.2017
30.8.2018 - 2.9.2018
29.8.2019 - 1.9.2019
Grega Švabić, Director
Ana Šturm, Film Programme Director
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Launched in 2014, Film Mixer Independent Film Festival is presenting independent film productions from all over the world. It is situated in Kranj, a regional capitol without any art cinema venues and therefore a very appropriate place for setting this up. The main venues are the courtyard of the Layer House and the neighbouring multimedia centre Škrlovec Tower, which are coupled by a few additional venues throughout the city – the Kranj City Library, the Khislstein Castle and the Vovkov vrt, a small park along the old city wall where the Layer House sometimes also sets up occasional film screenings.

Conceptually, the festival addresses the rich multitude of contemporary film production that is systematically ignored by the multiplex cinema and TV programme infrastructure, but is nevertheless accessible and relevant. Alongside its main, internationally set up programme, Film Mixer also deals with local and regional film "scenes" and presents the works of various less established authors.

Besides the actual films, there are also round table discussions (for example, on alternative film funding methods and with guest artists), workshops on various related skills, select music video presentations, music concerts etc.

Film selection

The festival lasts for only three days (with an additional pre-event) and has a rather limited budget, so the number of presented feature movies is as of now still under ten. Some of them were Before Sunset (Richard Linklater, US, 2004), Drinking Buddies (Joe Swanberg, US, 2013), Hungry Man (Philip Martin, FR, 2013), Narco Cultura (Shaul Schwartz, MX, 2013), Submarine (Richard Ayoade, UK, 2010), tea Time (Maite Alberdi, CL, 2014) and What a Wonderful World (Anatol Durbală, MD, 2015).

Alongside these, short movies present anoter important festival feature and are usually done in collaboration with other festivals and institutions.

Collaborations

While the current Slovenian short film production is covered by the Kraken Film Society (who otherwise organise the film festival FeKK), a more international programme is done in co-operation with the Croatian Tabor Film Festival and the K3 International Short Film Festival, presenting the best short films of the respective festivals. A selection of films made at the MUVIT/6×60 movie-making marathon is also presented.

Another collaboration is the Odprto platno [The Open Canvas] project, which is done together with KUD SubArt and Legit Films and is basically a public call for movies on certain given topics.

Additionally, there is a showcase of the most imaginative Slovenian music videos which is curated by the web-portal Podoba-Glasba.si. In presenting a programme of animated features, Film Mixer also collaborates with Animateka International Animated Film Festival.

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