6 Dec 2018
Screenings of short films in the Slovenian Focus: Heart Is a Piece of Meat, directed by Jan Cvitkovič (Staragara); Kids: Abortus, by Urška Djukić (Arts Academy of the University of Nova Gorica); Every Day Is Not The Same by Martin Turk (Radio-Television Slovenia (RTV Slovenia), Bela Film); Wolfy by Matevž Luzar and Bordered by Leo Černic (both Academy of Theatre, Radio, Film and Television (AGRFT)); Boles by Špela Čadež (Finta); Dad, Can I Drive the Car by Miha Hočevar (Vertigo, Radio-Television Slovenia (RTV Slovenia), Bela Film); A New Home by Žiga Virc (Studio Virc); Fundaments, a documentary by Peter Cerovšek (Enabanda); and animations Chicory 'n' Coffee by Dušan Kastelic (Bugbrain Studio) and The Box by Dušan Kastelic (Bugbrain Studio, Radio-Television Slovenia (RTV Slovenia));
at the The Author's Passage: Mediterranean Interlacements Short Film Festival
7 May 2015
10 May 2015
Croatia Sveti Ivan Zelina Pučko otvoreno učilište Sveti Ivan Zelina
Screenings of We Have Slept through Spring, directed by Dominik Mencej (Academy of Theatre, Radio, Film and Television (AGRFT), Radio-Television Slovenia (RTV Slovenia)), You Know I Love You, directed by Maja Šest (M6 Studio), Food Fetish, directed by Miha Šubic (Film Factory), Boles, directed by Špela Čadež (Finta), Trus! What Do You Do?, directed by Katja Petelin (School of Arts, University of Nova Gorica), and Foster Mom, directed by Miha Možina (Academy of Theatre, Radio, Film and Television (AGRFT), Radio-Television Slovenia (RTV Slovenia)) and a presentation of Kraken and Luksuz Produkcija at the 2nd Revue of Croatian Short Films Kratki na brzinu
8 Sep 2014
14 Sep 2014
Montenegro Podgorica KIC Budo Tomović
Liferanti, produced by the Slovene National Theatre Nova Gorica, Cultural Association Teater na konfini, School of Arts, University of Nova Gorica, and Glej Theatre, The Second Freedom, produced by the Pekinpah Association and Bunker Institute, at F I A T Festival of International Alternative Theatre, supported by the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia Podgorica,
1 Jul 2014
5 Jul 2014
Map in Motion, featuring a number of events also including an exhibition of works and video projections by the students of the School of Arts, University of Nova Gorica,
Though the academy is relatively new, its programmes are based on two decades of groundwork. Its first emanation was the Famul Stuart School of Applied Arts, an informal programme initiated in 1994 by the artists Rene Rusjan and Boštjan Potokar. It offered a variety of complex study courses in three directions: Ceramics, Sculpture and Restoration; Ambient; and Digital Arts and Practices (including animation, video and film, photography and new media).
In 2008, this establishment got taken under the wing of the University of Nova Gorica and reformed as the School of Arts. Its post-graduate programme Media Arts and Practices was established in 2012 under the auspices of the international, EU-supported Adriart project. In that same year, the school settled at the Alvarez Palace across the border.
Faithful to the initial concept of the Famul Stuart School of Applied Arts, the studies at the academy facilitate both artistic expression as well as engagement in the commercial creative industries environment. It currently offers a bachelor's programme in digital arts and practices and a master's programme in media arts and practices.
The three-year bachelor programme focuses on the film environment, creative industries, and contemporary art via four carrier modules: animated film, video, photography and new media technologies and practices. The master's programme expands on this with two additional modules – contemporary art practices and scenographic spaces. Roughly half of the academy's participants are foreign students.
The academy is very open to international cooperation and the proximity between the towns of Nova Gorica and Gorizia enables various collaborations in the field of youth culture and entertainment. The region boasts two new media art festivals:Pixxelpoint International Festival of Computer Art and In\Visible Cities.
The Adriart project, through which the master's programme has been built, connected several universities from the region which focus on creative industries (from Nova Gorica, Split and Rijeka (HR), Graz (AT), Udine (IT), Sarajevo (BI) and Budapest (HU).
Another project the Arts Academy is involved in is "PAIC – Participatory Art for Invisible Communities" (2016–2018). It involves 4 partners from different EU countries with the ambition to "artistically instigate social change in deprived, alienated, isolated or remote communities".