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  • Slovenia: 2017 Animation Data

    Information on 2017 Slovenian animation, provided by Creative Europe Media Desk Slovenia.

    Official name of country:

    Republic of Slovenia



    Gross domestic product (GDP):

    1,604.38 €


    Official name:

    Slovenian Film Centre, a public agency of the Republic of Slovenia (SFC)


    Miklošičeva 38, SI - 1000 Ljubljana


    Chief executive:

    Nataša Bučar

    Public funding available in € (2017):

    3,605,355 (as allocated by the Ministry of Culture for 2017)

    Percentage of public funding dedicated to animation:


    Average production budget in €:


    - For short animated film:

    102,297 (statistics only for films finished in 2017; 9 projects)

    - For feature animated film:


    - For episode of animated TV series:

    N/A (public sources of co-financing in Slovenia do not provide support for animated series, but only individual films or single episodes of a series)

    Tax incentives:


    Tax incentives percentage:


    Regional funds for animation:


    Available scholarships for animated film professionals:

    Yes, starting in 2018


    Official name:

    Radio-Television Slovenia (RTV Slovenia or RTVS)


    Kolodvorska 2, SI-1550 Ljubljana


    Commissioning editor responsible for animation:

    Martina Peštaj, Head of Children's and Youth Programme; contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Funding dedicated to acquisition of animated content from CEE countries in the last 5 years:


    Funding dedicated to production of local animated content in the last 5 years:


    Number of minutes produced in the last 5 years:



    Admissions in cinemas in 2016:


    Number of screens:


    Average ticket price in €:


    Internet penetration rate:



    Number of feature animated films produced in the past 10 years:


    - Number of 100% national films:


    - Number of minority co-productions:


    - Number of majority co-productions:


    Number of short animated films produced in past 5 years (2013-2017):

    39 (this is the number of all short animated projects - or projects that have animated elements - supported by the SFC with production money through two different tenders: for production - 20 - and AV projects - 19 - from 2013 to 2017 - included)

    - Number of 100% national films:


    - Number of minority co-productions:


    - Number of majority co-productions:


    Number of TV series episodes produced in past 5 years:



    Number of animation schools:


    4 Universities/colleges

    University of Nova Gorica School of Arts

    The Academy of Fine Arts and Design of the University of Ljubljana – ALUO

    Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

    Institute and academy of multimedia – IAM

    2 Secondary schools

    High School of Design and Photography Ljubljana

    High School for Media and Graphic Design Ljubljana

    Number of animation companies:


    Association of animated film:

    D’SAF! – Slovenian Animated Film Association

    - Official name:

    Slovenian Animated Film Association (Društvo slovenskega animiranega filma - DSAF)

    - Webpage:

    - Chief executive:

    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


    Number of animation film festivals:


    Festival webpages:

    Animateka International Animated Film Festival

    Little Elephant, International Children and Youth Animated Film Festival

    StopTrik International Film Festival


    Short presentation of the history of animation in maximum 500 characters (for example main awards and authors, important milestones, trends, etc.):


    Slovenian animation has seen a historical expansion in recent years. Professional projects ranging from animated shorts to new animated TV series episodes are in production or preproduction, and some projects await premiere screenings and festival tours.

    Some of the projects received a huge international visibility due to prestigous nominations and festival awards in the previous years, e.i. Špela Čadež's Boles with nomination for Cartoon d'Or and awards at Hiroshima, DOC Lepizig, Animafest Zagreb, Monstra and many others.

    Her newest project, Nighthawk,received Grand Prix Award at infamous Holland Animation Festival and at Animafest Zagreb and over 20 other festival awards till now.

    Also Kolja Saksida's project of short animated films Koyaa is quite an international success with selection to over 200 film festivals.

    It is encouraging to see the projects of renowed authors like Špela Čadež, Kolja Saksida, Dušan Kastelic, Grega Mastnak and others being enriched by the first professional films of younger authors (Leon Vidmar, Timon Leder).

    Established in 2011, Slovenian Animated Film Association enabled animators to represent their common interests to decision makers festivals and connect on an international level (Visegrad Animation Forum).

    Work with students at the university level has resulted in a raising number and quality of student films, while different educational approaches for general public achieved greater popularity of animated films among all audiences, young and old.

    Festivals have played an important role by providing insight into international production and promotion of animated films − particularly Animateka.

    The quality of new projects has been recognised by national funds, with the Slovene Film Center and Radio-Television of Slovenia as main sources of financial support and a few projects raising grants from other regional funds such as HAVC in Croatia and the ReAct regional fund.

    Data provided by: Creative Europe MEDIA DESK Slovenia

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