The organizers of the festival have revealed when the 33rd performance will take place and some basic highlights, while the detailed program will traditionally be announced in October.
On Liff, which is being prepared in Cankarjev dom, and its program director is Simon Popek, in films from around the world and award-winners from festivals such as Cannes, Rotterdam, Berlin and Venice are offered a view, as well as the most important achievements of domestic cinematography, and they are screened in different sets. Highlights purchased for playback in Slovenia, broadcast in Pre-premieres, works by recognizable and award-winning masters of contemporary cinema in as part of Kings and Queens, and festival favorites from five continents in Panoramas of world cinema.
Perspectives is the official competition program of young directors, in to which the international jury awards the best film the watercress prize. At the same time, they award several other awards, such as the Dragon Audience Award for the best-rated film and the International Jury Award of the World Association of Film Critics and Journalists FIPRESCI.
Tribute to Rajko Grlić and the still underplayed Miklos to Jancs
In the accompanying program, Liffe will include conversations with festival guests and filmmakers, as well as round tables and workshops. This year, the retrospective program will stick to the (broader) Balkans regions. With the imminent release of the autobiography, they are planning a dedication to the Croatian author and lecturer at the world’s most prestigious universities Rajko Grlić.
It will also be possible to watch a selection of the most prominent films of the Prague School in belonged to the 1970s himself, and a retrospective will be dedicated to the great Hungarian to the cinematographer Miklos to Jancswhose works, despite their undisputed status as the pinnacle of “red modernism”, are still not well known and not played enough.
Contemporary Kosovar film in focus
The wider Balkan triangle will conclude the Fokus section, dedicated to contemporary Kosovar film, currently perhaps the most vibrant creative center in the area of the former Yugoslavia. Despite financial limitations, in recent years it has surprised not only with many high-quality works, but also with a strong representation of female authors.