The Vesna Award is the main film award in Slovenia, named after the Slovene cult film Vesna of the 1960s (directed by František Čap). Each year at the Festival of Slovenian Film an expert jury bestows Vesna Awards in different categories (17, but this number can vary). These are: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actor and Best Actress (main and supporting role), Best Short Film, Best Editing, Best Cinematography, Best Production Design, Best Costume Design, Best Make-up, Special Achievements, Best Animation, Best Musical Score and Best Sound. The jury can also bestow up to five Vesna Special Acknowledgements.
Dominik Mencej, winner of the best script and scenography Vesna Award for short film - Prespana pomlad, Festival of Slovenian Film, 2014 Mrtvaški ples [Dance of death], a film by Koni Steinbacher, winner of the Vesna Award for Best Animation, Festival of Slovenian Film 2010 Piran - Pirano, a film by Goran Vojnović, winner of the Vesna Award for Best Actress, Best Screenplay and Best Editing, Festival of Slovenian Film 2010 Jan Cvitkovič, the winner of Vesna Award at 11. Festival of Slovenian Film at Portorož Auditorium Vesna Award, 2017.