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Liffe - the Ljubljana International Film Festival

Liffe - the Ljubljana International Film Festival will take place between 8 and 19 November.
This year Liffe celebrates its 34th edition this year. Throughout its long history, Liffe has consistently brought selected gems from world cinema to Ljubljana, featuring award-winning films from prestigious festivals such as Cannes, Rotterdam, Berlin, Venice, and more. It also highlights the most significant accomplishments in domestic cinema.

The festival has built a dedicated and growing audience of 40,000 to 50,000 visitors annually since its inception in 1990. This year's edition will once again transform Ljubljana into a cinematic capital for twelve days, showcasing exceptional films from renowned international festivals.

In addition to captivating films, Liffe offers a rich accompanying program that includes engaging discussions with festival guests and filmmakers, along with roundtable sessions and workshops. The festival caters to film lovers and those eager to explore and follow the ever-evolving world of cinema, appealing to all age groups.

Liffe's mission is to promote and support emerging filmmakers, particularly from Europe, fostering a connection with Slovenian audiences. The festival bestows several awards, such as the Vodomec for Best Young Filmmaker, Best Short Film, Audience Award, and the Fipresci Award.

In recent years, Liffe has embraced digital innovations and educational programs aimed at younger audiences, underlining its commitment to diverse age groups.

The festival unfolds across six venues in Ljubljana and extends its reach to Maribor, Novo mesto, and Celje. Cankarjev dom, the Ljubljana Cultural and Congress Centre, has been the festival's producer since its inception, with program funding from the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia.

For More about the festival, including the programme CLICK HERE

  • People sitting at the cinema hall.

    Life is very popular festival in Slovenia. Photo: Sandi Fišer, Mediaspeed for Cankarjev dom

Author: Polona Prešeren

Date: 7. November 2023

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