Petra Pan Film Production

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Petra Pan Film, zavod za filmsko in avdiovizualno produkcijo
http://www.petrapan.com
info@petrapan.com
Dunajska 195, SI-1000 Ljubljana
Founded byPetra Seliškar
 Brand Ferro
Petra Seliškar, Director and producer
petra@petrapan.com
Phone386 (0) 41 770 715
Brand Ferro, Director of Photography and co-producer
brand@petrapan.com
Phone389 (0) 78 292 326
Online accounts:
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Past Events
  • 6 August to 7 August 2018
    The world premiere of Days of Madness, co-produced by Petra Pan Film Production, supported by the Slovenian Film Centre, at the Semaine de la Critique independent section at the Locarno International Film Festival at L'altra Sala, La Sala in Locarno, Switzerland
    programme organiser
  • 9 May to 10 May 2015
    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, at Geidorf Kunstkino in Graz, Austria
    programme
  • 18 November to 20 November 2014
    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 at Cinema Odeon in Florence, Italy
    programme
  • 10 June 2014
    Mother Europe, directed by Petra Seliškar (Petra Pan Film Production), at the Underhill Film Festival, supported by the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia Podgorica, at Biblioteka Radosav Ljumović in Podgorica, Montenegro
    programme
  • 24 January to 1 February 2014
    Karpotrotter, directed by Matjaž Ivanišin, produced by Studio Legen and co-produced by Radio-Television Slovenia (RTV Slovenia), and Mother Europe, directed by Petra Seliškar and co-produced by Petra Pan Film Production and PPFP, at the 43rd International Film Festival Rotterdam in Rotterdam, Netherlands
    programme
  • 17 January to 22 January 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 in Trieste/Trst, Italy
    programme
  • 10 November 2013
    Mother Europe, directed by Petra Seliškar and co-produced by Petra Pan Film Production and PPFP, at the Free Zone 2013 at The Cultural Centre of Belgrade in Belgrade, Serbia
    programme
  • 13 September to 21 September 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, at the Let's CEE Film Festival, supported by the Slovenian Culture and Information Centre, Vienna (SKICA), Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia Vienna, in Vienna, Austria
    programme
  • 17 August to 25 August 2013
    Mother Europe, directed by Petra Seliškar and co-produced by Petra Pan Film Production and PPFP, and Karl Marx Among Us, directed by Jurij Meden and produced by Kino! Society for Expanding Film Culture, at the DokuFest 2013 at Kalaja Cinema, Lum Cinema in Prizren, Kosovo
    programme
  • 16 August to 24 August 2013
    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, at the Sarajevo Film Festival, 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 organised within the framework of the Sarajevo Film Festival, at !hej Open Air Cinema, Multiplex Cinema City, National Theatre, Novi Grad Open Air Cinema in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
    programme



Petra Pan Film Production (PPFP) was founded in 2003 and is run by the Slovene director, screenwriter and producer Petra Seliškar and the Cuban-Macedonian Brand Ferro (who works as a co-producer and in some instances as director of photography). Though this pair is PPFP's main creative arm, their enterprise also produces works by other authors.

The company is predominantly focused on creating imaginative documentaries. Nevertheless, it also produces art house fiction films and occasionally sets up film education programmes and workshops. Its films have been given multiple festival screenings and awards throughout Europe.

Petra Seliškar

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.

Documentary and feature films

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 its 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 author's 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.

Co-productions

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.

Festival screenings and awards

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 were also 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.

International activities and the MakeDox Festival

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 their 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.

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