6 Aug 2018
7 Aug 2018
9 May 2015
10 May 2015
Austria Graz Geidorf Kunstkino
Screenings of The Tree, directed by Sonja Prosenc (Mono O), Mother Europe, directed by Petra Seliškar (Petra Pan Film Production), Project Cancer and Slovenian Girl, directed by Damjan Kozole (Vertigo), Good to go, directed by Matevž Luzar (PAKT Media), and The Woods Are Still Green, directed by Marko Naberšnik (Perfo Production), at the Slovene Film Days 2015, supported by the Slovenian Culture and Information Centre, Vienna (SKICA), Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia Vienna,
18 Nov 2014
20 Nov 2014
Italy Florence Cinema Odeon
Chefurs Raus!, directed by Goran Vojnović (Arsmedia), Seduce Me, directed by Marko Šantić (Radio-Television Slovenia (RTV Slovenia)), Shanghai Gypsy, directed by Marko Naberšnik (Arsmedia), Karpotrotter, directed by Matjaž Ivanišin and produced by Studio Legen and co-produced by Radio-Television Slovenia (RTV Slovenia), and Mother Europe, directed by Petra Seliškar (Petra Pan Film Production), at Balkan Florence Express
24 Jan 2014
1 Feb 2014
17 Jan 2014
22 Jan 2014
Class Enemy, directed by Rok Biček (Triglav Film), Mother Europe, directed by Petra Seliškar (Petra Pan Film Production), Boles, directed by Špela Čadež, Damir Avdić: The Right Man for Capitalism, directed by Dušan Moravec (ŠKUC Association, Friendly production, Vertigo), Project: Cancer, directed by Damjan Kozole (Vertigo), and An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker and Circles co-produced by Vertigo, at the Trieste Film Festival
10 Nov 2013
Serbia Belgrade The Cultural Centre of Belgrade
13 Sep 2013
21 Sep 2013
Circles, co-produced by Vertigo, Halima's Path, co-produced by Studio Arkadena, Mother Europe, directed by Petra Seliškar and co-produced by Petra Pan Film Production and PPFP, Good To Go, directed by Matevž Luzar, and a retrospective of Damjan Kozole's work with Spare Parts, Callgirl, and Work Liberates, all produced by E-motion Film and Vertigo, supported by the Slovenian Culture and Information Centre, Vienna (SKICA), Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia Vienna,
at the LET'S CEE Film Festival
17 Aug 2013
25 Aug 2013
Kosovo Prizren Kalaja Cinema,Lum Cinema
16 Aug 2013
24 Aug 2013
Bosnia and Herzegovina Sarajevo !hej Open Air Cinema,Multiplex Cinema City,National Theatre,Novi Grad Open Air Cinema
Adria Blues, directed by Miroslav Mandić and produced by Gustav Film, Filmostovje and Senca studio, An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker, co-produced by Vertigo, Mother Europe, directed by Petra Seliškar and produced by Petra Pan Film Production and PPFP, Circles, co-produced by Vertigo, Slovene co-production With Mom, and Screens, directed by Hanna Slak; aa director Urška Menart and actor Domen Valič at the Sarajevo Talent Campus; and Mercedes - Fire Horse, directed by Jan Cvitkovič and produced by Staragara, at the CineLink
at the Sarajevo Film Festival
Petra Seliškar (1978) studied Film Directing at the Netherlands Film and Television Academy and got her Master's degree in film directing and production from the Northern Media School (UK) in 2001. With extensive experience in international collaborations, Petra is the national coordinator for the MEDIA European Documentary Network.
Petra Pan has been involved in over 20 documentaries, feature films and TV series, most of them international co-productions.
A recurring theme in many of the company's projects has been that of tracing the cultural residues of Yugoslavia and its ensuing, bloody breakup. Among such films are The Grandmothers of the Revolution (directed by Petra Seliškar, 2006), Mostar United (directed by Claudia Tosi, 2008), Mother Europe (directed by Petra Seliškar, 2013), and Beyond Boundaries (directed by Peter Zach, 2016).
Particularly resounding among them was Mother Europe, a playful take on how the continent and its borders are perceived through the eyes of the director's six year-old daughter Terra. This road documentary takes Terra from Skopje to Trieste, where she meets various remarkable characters with fascinating stories. Another curious work, Grandmothers of the Revolution, investigated the role of ideology via interviews with the authors' grandfathers and grandmothers from Slovenia, Macedonia and Cuba.
Of a slightly different nature is the musical documentary My World Is Upside Down (2016). Inspired by the personality of Frane Milčinski Ježek (1914–1988), known as the Slovenian Charlie Chaplin, it features archive materials as well as fresh takes on his work by the likes of Willard Grant Conspiracy, Cesare Basile, Hugo Race, Bernays Propaganda, Toni Kitanovski & Cherkezi Orchestra, Chris Eckman, Teresa Salgueiro and Josipa Lisac.
Among Petra Pan's partner companies one can list Restart Ltd, RTV Slovenia, Tramal Films, Stefilm (IT), Movimenti Production (IT), Cobos Films (NL), YLE FST (FI), Lichtpunkt (BE), Jana Cisar Filmproduktion (DE), Dream Factory (MK), KAOS Amsterdam (NE), Movimento Nacional de Video (CU), Napafilms (FI), Tic Tac Producioness (ES), Zircozine (ES), Lagarto Cine (AR), RTV BiH (BA), Multicanal Iberia (ES), Propeler Film (HR), Minimal Films (Spain), End Street Productions (UK), etc.
Petra Pan's films and documentaries have been presented at festivals such as International Film Festival Rotterdam (DE), Gothenburg Indie Film Fest (SW), International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (NL), London International Documentary Film Festival (UK), Neisse Filmfestival (DE), Underhill Fest (ME), Thessaloniki Documentary Festival (GR), ZagrebDox (HR), LET'S CEE Film Festival (AT), Sarajevo Film Festival (BA), Trieste Film Festival (IT), etc. They have also been screened at various domestic festivals such as Ljubljana International Film Festival (LIFFe), Ljubljana Documentary Film Festival and DOKUDOC International Documentary Film Festival.
Petra Pan productions have been presented with many awards. Some of them are the ones for best direction (Taormina IFF 2010 and Gothenburg IFF 2014), best documentary film (Tuzla FF 2013), best film (Ourense IFF 2010 and Festival of Rock Documentaries 2011) and the audience award (Ourense IFF 2010). Petra Seliškar herself was also given the Darko Bratina Award.
Petra Pan is a decidedly international enterprise and in 2008 its partner company PPFP Macedonia was established. The tandem of Petra and Brand is also responsible for MakeDox, a pioneering Macedonian festival for documentaries that has been taking place in Skopje since 2010. Petra is its artistic director.
Yet another aspect of the duo's regional engagements is the Balkan Documentary Distribution Network, of which they are co-founders. The network comprises partners from Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Kosovo, Macedonia and Montenegro. It facilitates the circulation of quality and socially conscious documentary features around the region and is responsible for various international screening projects.