Shepherds of Great Tales
Kranjska Gora International Film Festival will embrace this picturesque village under the Alps for the fourth consequent time. Stories from all around the world will be narrated by films, film creators, mentors and visitors, gatherings in various venues. We can all be shepherds of great tales. Join us!
This year’s harvest will be rich. In 6 different themed sections we will screen more than 60 full featured and short films, followed by round table discussions with creators. For film makers we are organising specialised workshops and masterclasses, and every evening there will be sounds of music in the air. Join us!
Shepherds of Great Tales
Seven feature films selected by Miroljub Vučković, and seven documentary films selected by Petra Seliškar will be shown in this section starting from 31.7. Selected films will focus on the role of women. A special jury will award the best film, the best director and the best script.
This section keeps film tradition of the place alive by showing films of the past and contemporary film production. This year, the emphasis is on Kekec and his influence on Kranjska Gora and its surroundings.
Look and see
The section focuses on documentary film. This genre is evolving rapidly and has great creative potential. After screenings, discussions with film creators, activists and experts will take place.
Back to the roots
We are presenting a new program section dedicated to film creators who made a mark in film history. This year, we will bow before Luc Besson, Agnes Varda and Dušan Makavejev.
The Short Ones
20 short films shown in international film festivals or provided to the KGIFF by young authors, who are in the beginning of their career. Selection will be made by an expert commission that will award the best film with the Boštjan Hladnik prize.
Jump over the fence
The section focuses on one country; this year it will be the Czech Republic whose cinematography is very rich. Films are selected with the help of the Czech Film Fund and the Czech Film Archive.
The festival pursues the vision to establish a platform enabling film presentation, allowing for the networking of Slovene authors, producers, casting directors and other filmmakers from abroad.
We strongly believe in film education of children and students of high schools and universities. We wish to bring quality films and internationally acclaimed guests to Kranjska Gora.
director of the festival
As a film producer, a screenwriter and an actor, Matjaž is an indispensable part of Slovene theater, television and radio production. He is an active organiser of festivals (Grain of salt – festival of creativity for children, Piran 2009-2019), Festival of European and Mediterranean Film, 2009-2019), Kranjska Gora International Film Festival (2016-2019). For his work, he received many awards at home and abroad.
Miroljub Vučković is a member of the Film Center of Serbia. He was director of the International film festival in Beograd, executive of Southeastern film association of Europe and a jury member in festivals in Berlin, Karlovy Vary, Thessaloniki, Alexandria, Isfahan and many others. He was a promoter of foreign films in Yugoslavia presenting to the audience films from Argentina, India, Europe and Arab countries.
selector of documentary program
Petra Seliškar is a director and producer of documentary films. She founded a production house Petra Pan Film in 2003. Her work comprises the following films: Moj narobe svet (2016), Mostar United (2009) and Babice revolucije (2006). Her films were shown and awarded in many festivals around the globe.