Sever & Sever Production
|Sever & Sever Production|
|Trubarjeva 21 a, SI-1000 Ljubljana|
|Phone||386 (0) 51 449 933|
|Jani Sever, Director|
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- 3 May to 23 May 2018
Screenings of Sailing to Paradise, directed by A.A.C. Productions), supported by the , at the European Film Festival Trinidad and Tobago at in ,
programme (Sever & Sever Production), and Come Along, directed by (
- 1 February to 6 February 2017
Screenings of Sailing to Paradise directed by Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia Ankara at in ,
programme (Sever & Sever Production), at the 23rd European Film Festival, supported by
- 6 December to 7 December 2016
Screenings of Good Luck, Orlo!, directed by Academy of Theatre, Radio, Film and Television (AGRFT)), Nighthawk by (Finta), A New Home, directed by , Idyll, directed by (Blade Production), Family Film, directed by (Arsmedia), and Houston, We Have a Problem!, directed by (Studio Virc), at Neues Slowenisches Kino Periskop Film Festival, organised by Periskop and supported by the Slovenian Cultural Centre in Berlin at in ,
programme ( ), Bon Appétit, La Vie!, directed by (Sever & Sever Production), Little Fish, directed by (
- 15 June 2016
Sailing to Paradise directed by Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia New Delhi at the European Union Film Festival New Delhi at in ,
programme , produced by Sever & Sever Production, supported by
- 23 November to 26 November 2015
Screenings of Banditenkinder: Children Stolen from Slovenia, directed by Bela Film Ltd), Home, directed by (Vertigo), Case: Osterberg, directed by ( ), What about Mojca?, directed by (Sever & Sever Production), Love on the Roof of the World, directed by (Staragara, Radio-Television Slovenia (RTV Slovenia)), Panic, directed by (Radio-Television Slovenia (RTV Slovenia)), Champagne Twist, produced by Bela Film Ltd, Karpotrotter, directed by ( ), Artificial Paradise, directed by , the exhibition Bantidkinter by and , and two round table discussions featuring a number of directors and film artistis, at the Days of Slovenian Film at in ,
programme ( ), Feed Me With Your Words, directed by (
- 25 September to 4 October 2015
Screenings of Our Everyday Life, co-produced by Studio Maj, The Reaper, co-produced by Forum Ljubljana, We Will Be the World Champions, co-produced by Perfo Production, and Sailing to Paradise, directed by , produced by Sever & Sever Production and co-produced by Restart Ltd, at the 23rd Raindance Film Festival, supported by the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia London, at in London,
- 14 May to 23 May 2015
Inhale, directed by Mono O), and Sonny and the Last Room, directed by , at the Short Film Corner at the Cannes International Film Festival in ,
programme (Sever & Sever Production), Impromptu, directed by (
- 5 February to 14 February 2015
A screening of (A)torsion, produced by Studio Arkadena, Sailing to Paradise, directed by , produced by Sever & Sever Production and co-produced by Restart Ltd, The Tree, directed by and produced by Mono O, The Reaper, co-produced by Forum Ljubljana, and Honey Night, produced by A Atalanta, the Slovenian Film Centre at the European Film Market, and screenwriter and producer at the Berlinale Talent Campus at the Berlinale, Berlin International Film Festival in ,
- 16 January to 22 January 2015
Screenings of The Tree, directed by Mono O, The Reaper, co-produced by Forum Ljubljana, Barbarians, co-produced by Restart Ltd, What about Mojca?, directed by and produced by Sever & Sever Production, Living Stone, directed by and produced by Arsmedia, and The Woods Are Still Green, directed by and co-produced by Perfo Production, and Pavane for Antigone, a performance by , at the Triste Film Festival at , in ,
programme and produced by
- 3 October to 11 October 2014
Adagio directed by Forum Ljubljana), The Tree, directed by (Mono O), and Ulay/Project Cancer, directed by (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, at , , in ,
programme (Sever & Sever Production), Wanted, directed by (
- 14 May to 25 May 2014
The Slovenian Film Centre presenting Slovene films Inferno by (Forum Ljubljana) and Tree by (Mono O) at the South-East Pavilion, in addition to Koyaa - Flower by (ZVVIKS, Institute for Film and Audiovisual Production), Adagio by , Boom Boom Bis by (Sever & Sever Production), and Kresnik: The Lore of Fire by (Haritude Ventures) at the Short Film Corner, and Houston, We Have a Problem by (Studio Virc Ltd) at the Pavilion Next, at the Cannes International Film Festival in ,
As a complement to their journalistic work, Jani Sever and the crew of Vest.si in 2010 produced the 30-episode-long series Prepisani [The Overwritten]. Written by, it consisted of short, 8-minute episodes that were in their entirety filmed in front of the green screen. Later, in 2011, two documentaries followed – Elena, a documentary about a disability activist running for president, and Veš, poet, svoj dolg? [Poet, do you know thy debt?], which explored the history and cultural impact of the Slovene rap scene (and has been screened extensively across Slovenia).
With part of the crew that was working on these projects later migrating to Sever & Sever Production, the new company's focus has for the better part stayed true to the two themes outlined above: either dissecting the Slovene cultural landscape and its genealogy or reflecting on the topics of marginalised social groups.
In the films presenting the peripheral parts of the society, Sever & Sever has produced works on mental problems (Sanjal sem, da sem srečen), on young outcasts (Dom, Izključeni) and has filmed three pieces that deal with blindness, titled Adagio, Richard pride jutri and Hoja po vodi. The latter is the story of a successful Slovene fashion model gone blind and who became not only a businessman but a professional sportsman as well.
Sport is also one of the subjects that Sever & Sever has handled when filming documentaries about popular culture. Other themes touch on the Slovene movie history (Kaj pa Mojca?), industrial heritage (Ne bo vam uspelo, to je Jelovica!), and the cultural sensibilities of the 1980s (Nekoč je bila dežala pridnih).
Fiction films and other works
Sever & Sever has also filmed a few puppet theatre and contemporary dance shows (collaborating, for example, with the Ljubljana Puppet Theatre and the dance group EnKnapGroup), produced a couple of short films and, in 2014, released their first feature-length film Pot v raj [Sailing to Paradise].
Their various movies have been screened at the Festival of Slovenian Film (where they have also won some awards), the Kino Otok - Isola Cinema Festival, Kamfest, the Trieste Film Festival, the ZagrebDox festival, the Cannes Short Film Corner, Athens International Short Film Festival, International Short & Animation Film Festival Open Cinema St. Petersburg, LET’S CEE Film Festival Vienna, Oulu International Film festival, etc.
The movie Ustava Republike Hrvaške, a co-production headed by Interfilm from Croatia and featuring Sever & Sever, was awarded at the SEEfest 2017 in Los Angeles (US); the Grand Prix of the Americas at the Montreal World Film Festival 2016; and the Jury Award at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival 2017.
- Festival of Slovenian Film
- Kino Otok - Isola Cinema Festival
- EnKnapGroup (EKG)
- Ljubljana Puppet Theatre
- Sever & Sever Production website
- Sever & Sever Production on Vimeo
- Sever & Sever Production on Slovenian Film Centre website
- An interview with Darko Herič, a cinematographer working on some Sever & Sever projects