I don't remember the movie. I remember the experience.
SEEING EL AAIUN
Documentary, 50’, 2019
‘When do you explain to your child s.he is a refugee?’
Seeing El Aaiun is a documentary film that takes us to the far West Algerian desert, into the place where over 180.000 Sahrawi people were given refuge, after most of their territory in Western Sahara has been occupied by Morocco. While the older generation of Sahrawi still remembers the year 1975 when they came into this land, the younger generation looks into the future that is impossible to foreseen. The documentary film was made in cooperation with two recognised slovenian photographers Arne Hodalič and Katja Bidovec, and directed by Erik Valenčič, a long time slovenian journalist and filmmaker.
Director and scriptwriter: Erik Valenčič, Director of photography: Miha Mohorič,
Camera: Tina Glavič Novak, Miha Mohorič, Assistant editor: Luka Miklošič
In cooperation with: Arne Hodalič and Katja Bidovec
Producers: Tina Glavič Novak, Franci Kokalj, Co-production: Radio-television Slovenia, Zavod Reflektum, Supported by: Slovenian film centre
This film is dedicated to our friends from Western Sahara.
Dominos is a fiction short, made within the Hupa film workshop.
The group of young participant decided to bring out the topic of peer violence. The film will be distributed to schools and other educational institutions with the aim to detabooise the hidden dynamic of behaviour that might seem innocent, but is in fact damaging.
Director: Ludvik Rodič
Scriptwriter: Jan Medved
Director of photography: Amadej Tauses,
Cast: Žaklina Kreič, Anita Bašanović, Klemen Kopina, Jan Medved, Boris Lieber, Jure Pečovnik, Ajda Samec, Gaia Višnar and others.
Editors: Matej Svoljšak, Sara Sedevčič
Menthors: Toni Poljanec, Tina Glavič Novak
Supported by: Javni zavod Mladi zmaji, Nikon Slovenia, Zavarovalnica Triglav,
While the anthem plays, the razor wires are bleeding.
Disharmony is a series of one minute movies in which the author presents his critical views towards the negative consequences of European xenophobia.
Director: Peter Lebar
Camera, editing: Živa Petrič
Disharmony 2: https://vimeo.com/286689529/recommended
12', 2017 (coproduction)
A short experimental film lingers on a thin border between the real and the imaginary. Through the observation of the inner monologue, it explores the sense of loneliness and reflects the symptoms of social anxiety. The film methodically interferes with the means of psycho-drama, which helps it to discover paradoxical acts that shake everyday life and manifest as surreal poetic dreams.
Credits: Toni Poljanec, Maja Nemec
Production: Kulturno umetniško društvo Teater na konfini
HOPE IS NOT THE LAST TO DIE
‘A lonely oak grew on the hill, and they cut it down (Fuck them).’
The short musical documentary about Ivan Volarič - Feo is the artist’s memorial. It is based on a collage of film scenes, performances, works of art, and the testimonies of people who shared their artistic path with Feo.
Director, editor: Toni Poljanec
Script: Dušan Mijanović
Camera: Toni Poljanec, Neven Korda Andrić
HOPE AND DESPAIR
When the refugees reach the shores of European Union the prospect of hope soon turns into despair.
In August 2015 Toni Poljanec and Tina Glavič Novak headed to Lesbos where they collected interviews with refugees who have endured the traumatic ordeal of travelling from Turkey on overcrowded inflatable boats. Their new reality becomes overcrowded and poorly maintained refugee camp. The dreams of a promised land have never seemed to be further away.
Film by: Toni Poljanec, Tina Glavič Novak
Credits to: people who shared their stories
Dedicated to: humanity
‘Got your face booked?’
While the society became interconnected and exposed, the individual remained alone, anonymous and...addicted.
Film by: Maja Isakovič, Tina Glavič Novak, Toni Poljanec, Maruša Vukelić, Tanja Skale, Jaka Špiler
Featuring: Elu Nelit
Supported by: Zavod Voluntariat
‘The reality is a creation of your mind’.
Bitter Smile is a result of a film workshop that took place in the main Slovenian prison Dob. Thirteen prisoners contemplate on the concepts of time, freedom, crime, punishment and reintegration. Together with participants the author recreated their confessions into a parodic docudrama, that drifts from the bright fantasy, to the unpleasant reality.
Film by: Uroš Lebar, Toni Poljanec, Tina Glavič Novak
Credits to: all the brave self reflective participants
THIS IS CULTUROLOGY?
‘After I graduate I want to do something culturological’.
From the point of view of hard core natural scientist culturology is simply meaningless. For utilitarians, it is a pile of mumbo jumbo. Even for mainstream social scientists it is neither promising nor fashionable. Students of culturology are wandering how to benefit from their graduate degrees. Well, some of them don’t even wander, they just find themselves waiting in the unemployment office. The documentary film explores the fuzzy identity of culturology, its place in science and employment market and captures the zeitgeist of a certain era of the Faculty of Social Science in Ljubljana.
Film by: Uroš Lebar, Tone Poljanec, Irena Silič, Rok Govednik
In cooperation with: Faculty of Social Science, Ljubljana
THE TASTE OF EUROPE
The documentary film conceptualizes immigration and life in Europe through the personal narration of 25 immigrants from all around the world. To those who are destined to Europe, it serves as an emotional guide to situations they will most likely encounter. To those living in Europe it portrays life in Europe from the eyes of immigrants.
Film by: Uroš Lebar