Petra Pan Film Production
|Petra Pan Film, zavod za filmsko in avdiovizualno produkcijo|
|Dunajska 195, SI-1000 Ljubljana|
|Petra Seliškar, Director and producer|
|Phone||386 (0) 41 770 715|
|Brand Ferro, Director of Photography and co-producer|
|Phone||389 (0) 78 292 326|
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- 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 , in ,
- 9 May to 10 May 2015
Screenings of The Tree, directed by Mono O), Mother Europe, directed by (Petra Pan Film Production), Project Cancer and Slovenian Girl, directed by (Vertigo), Good to go, directed by (PAKT Media), and The Woods Are Still Green, directed by (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 in ,
- 18 November to 20 November 2014
Chefurs Raus!, directed by Arsmedia), Seduce Me, directed by (Radio-Television Slovenia (RTV Slovenia)), Shanghai Gypsy, directed by (Arsmedia), Karpotrotter, directed by and produced by and co-produced by Radio-Television Slovenia (RTV Slovenia), and Mother Europe, directed by (Petra Pan Film Production), at Balkan Florence Express at in ,
- 10 June 2014
Mother Europe, directed by Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia Podgorica, at in ,
programme (Petra Pan Film Production), at the Underhill Film Festival, supported by the
- 24 January to 1 February 2014
Karpotrotter, directed by Radio-Television Slovenia (RTV Slovenia), and Mother Europe, directed by and co-produced by Petra Pan Film Production and PPFP, at the 43rd International Film Festival Rotterdam in ,
programme , produced by Studio Legen and co-produced by
- 17 January to 22 January 2014
Class Enemy, directed by Triglav Film), Mother Europe, directed by (Petra Pan Film Production), Boles, directed by , Damir Avdić: The Right Man for Capitalism, directed by (ŠKUC Association, Friendly production, Vertigo), Project: Cancer, directed by (Vertigo), and An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker and Circles co-produced by Vertigo, at the Trieste Film Festival in ,
- 10 November 2013
Mother Europe, directed by
programme and co-produced by Petra Pan Film Production and PPFP, at the Free Zone 2013 at in ,
- 13 September to 21 September 2013
Circles, co-produced by Vertigo, Halima's Path, co-produced by Studio Arkadena, Mother Europe, directed by and co-produced by Petra Pan Film Production and PPFP, Good To Go, directed by , 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 ,
- 17 August to 25 August 2013
Mother Europe, directed by Kino! Society for Expanding Film Culture, at the DokuFest 2013 at , in ,
programme and co-produced by Petra Pan Film Production and PPFP, and Karl Marx Among Us, directed by and produced by
- 16 August to 24 August 2013
Adria Blues, directed by Miroslav Mandić and produced by Gustav Film, and , An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker, co-produced by Vertigo, Mother Europe, directed by and produced by Petra Pan Film Production and PPFP, Circles, co-produced by Vertigo, Slovene co-production With Mom, and Screens, directed by , at the Sarajevo Film Festival, director and actor at the Sarajevo Talent Campus, and Mercedes - Fire Horse, directed by and produced by Staragara, at the CineLink organised within the framework of the Sarajevo Film Festival, at , , , in ,
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 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(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.
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 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.
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 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.
- Slovenian Film Centre
- Ljubljana Documentary Film Festival
- DOKUDOC International Documentary Film Festival