16 Aug 2019
23 Aug 2019
Bosnia and Herzegovina Sarajevo
The screenings of Half-Sister, directed by Damjan Kozole (attending) and produced by Vertigo; God Exists, Her Name Is Petrunya, co-produced by Vertigo, I Act, I Am, directed by Miroslav Mandić and produced by Filmostovje; Stitches, co-produced by Nora Production Group; My Grandpa Is an Alien, co-produced by Senca Studio and Art Rebel 9; the premiere of the documentary The Daughter of Camorra, directed by Siniša Gačić (attending) and produced by Studio Maj, in the Official Competition; and episodes of the drama series The Lake, based on the book by Tadej Golob, directed by Matevž Luzar and produced by Radio-Television Slovenia (RTV Slovenia) in the Avant Premiere Gala section, supported by the Slovenian Film Centre,
at the Sarajevo Film Festival
13 Jul 2019
21 Jul 2019
Screenings of Erased, directed by Miha Mazzini and Dušan Joksimović and produced by Gustav Film and co-produced by PAKT Media, in the Competition section; I Act, I Am, directed by Miroslav Mandić and produced by Filmostovje; Stitches, co-produced by Nora Production Group; God Exists, Her Name Is Petrunya, co-produced by Vertigo; and two minority productions: the docu-fiction The Diary of Diana B, co-produced by December Institute, and My Grandpa Is an Alien, co-produced by Senca Studio and Art Rebel 9; and Nežka, directed by Gaja Möderndorfer (Academy of Theatre, Radio, Film and Television (AGRFT)), in the Student Shorts section; supported by the Slovenian Film Centre,
at the Pula Film Festival
7 Feb 2019
17 Feb 2019
The screenings of God Exists, Her Name Is Petrunya, co-produced by Vertigo, in the Competition programme; Stitches, co-produced by Nora Production Group, in the Panorama section; as well as My Last Year as a Loser, directed by Urša Menart (Vertigo); Consequences, directed by Darko Štante, My Grandpa is an Alien by Dražen Žarković and Marina Andree Škop (Senca Studio), Erased by Miha Mazzini; Sing me a Song by Miran Zupanič (Arsmedia); ; Slovenian Film Centre presented at the CEC-Central European Cinema veue at Gropius Bau, and Andraž Jerič, a producer Temporama, and Simon Intihar, a director, at the Talent Campus,
at the Berlinale, Berlin International Film Festival
Senca's own production and co-production output, while relatively small, ranges widely across styles and genres, beginning in 2011 with Stvari, ki jih nisva nikoli naredila (Things We've Never Done Together), a short film by acclaimed Italian-Slovenian director Martin Turk. Two feature films followed: Adria Blues (2013), which was a co-production involving Senca, Gustav Film and director Miroslav Mandić's own Filmostovje production company, and was nominated for awards at the Karlovy Vary and Santa Barbara international film festivals; and Moj dida je pao s Marsa (My Grandpa is an Alien, 2019), an acclaimed Croatian-Slovenian co-production that won awards at Pula and Sydney, and was shown at an impressive 25 festivals across the world in 2019.
Documentaries are an area of particular interest to Senca. Pisatelj in mesto (Writer and the City, dir. Maja Weiss) examines the life of Drago Jančar as he visits his hometown of Maribor and takes part in the European Capital of Culture events held there in 2012; Peter vs Harry (2018), written, directed and produced by Ida Weiss, is a sideways look at the life of German filmmaker and musician Peter Braatz; and Iskre v času (Sparks in Time, 2020) uncovers the fascinating story of Iskra Delta, a tiny Slovenian IT company that found itself in the middle of the Cold War technology race in the 1980s.