The promotion of Slovenian film around the world is one of the main tasks of the Slovenian Film Centre. To this end the Centre occasionally organises retrospectives of the Slovenian film abroad: from the year 2000 to 2020 it has organised more than 80 such events.
At the film retrospectives the national cinematographies can present themselves to foreign viewers other than the film festival audiences exclusively. At these events the viewers can also see the film classics from individual countries, not just contemporary films. Slovenian film had such a comprehensive presentation in 2008 at the Lincoln Centre in New York.
- At the Days of Slovenian Film in Pula, four films were shown: Erased by Miha Mazzini, I Act, I am by Miroslav Mandić, Sing Me a Song by Miran Zupanič and My Last Year as a Loser by Urša Menart.
- At the Days of Slovenian Film in Sarajevo, three films were shown: My Last Year as a Loser, Erased and Damjan Kozole's Half Sister.
- In honor of the Slovene cultural holiday, the Days of Slovene Culture took place in the Cinematheque of Northern Macedonia from 7 to 9 February, where four Slovene films in a restored and digitalized copy were shown: On Our Own Land (1948), Valley of Peace (1956) by France Štiglic, Funeral Feast (1969) by Matjaž Klopčič and Real Pests (1977) by Jože Bevec.
- At the Days of Slovenian Film in Sarajevo, visitors of the Kino Meeting Point were able to watch the feature films Consequences, Erased and I Act, I am.
- At the Days of Slovenian Film in Pula, in Kino Valli, Gaja's World, Cankar, the restored film On Our Own Land and The Miner were presented.
- The Retrospective of Slovenian short films at the Drama Festival in Greece featured Bizgeci: Poets (2003) by Grega Mastnak, Heart Is a Piece of Meat (2004) by Jan Cvitkovič, On the Sunny Side of Alps (2007) by Janez Burger, Everyday Is Not The Same (2008) by Martin Turk, Wolfy (2008) Matevža Luzarja, Prespana pomlad (2014) by Dominik Mencej, Chicory 'n' Coffe (2009), The Box (2018) by Dušan Kastelic, Boles (2013) by Špela Čadež, A New Home (2016) by Žiga Virc, Trahere (2017) by Juš Jeraj and Atila Urbančič and Bordered (2017) and Dance of Love (2018) by Leo Černic.
- At the Days of Slovenian Film in Budapest, the films My Last Year as a Loser by director Urša Menart, Consequences by director Darko Štante andI Act, I am directed by Miroslav Mandić were presented. All films were screened with Hungarian subtitles.
- At the retrospective of Slovenian film in St. Petersburg, the following films were shown: My Last Year as a Loser (2018), Houston, We Have a Problem! (2016), Slovenia, Australia and Tomorrow the World (2017), Nika (2016), Ivan (2017), Rabid Foxes (2017), Let Him Be a Basketball Player (2017) and the restored version of the film Valley of Peace (1956). All films were screened with Russian subtitles.
- At the Days of Slovenian Film in Berlin, the feature films My Last Year as a Loser (Urša Menart), Consequences (Darko Štante), History of Love (Sonja Prosenc) and short films Fundaments (Peter Cerovšek), We Should be Going Somewhere (Aron Horváth), In My Younger Days (Tina Ščavničar), Nellie (Gaja Möderndorfer), Soma (Sandra Jovanovska), Everything I'm trying to tell you with my telepathic signals when you don't listen to me (Ester Ivakić), Mašina Spomina (Kristina Kokalj) and The Final Day of Rudolf Nietsche (Blaž Kutin).
- At the Days of Slovenian Film in Gdynia and Warsaw, five films were screened: Class Enemy,My Last Year as a Loser, Consequences, Houston, We Have a Problem! and a restored version of the film Valley of Peace. All films were screened with Polish subtitles.
- At the Days of Slovenian Film in Belgrade, the films My Last Year as a Loser (2018), dir. Urša Menart, Erased (2018), dir. Miha Mazzini, Oroslan (2019), dir. Matjaž Ivanišin, The Curse of Valburga (2019), dir. Tomaž Gorkič, Man with the Shadow (2019), dir. Ema Kugler and the short films The Bull (2019), dir. Bojan Labovič, The Flood (2019), dir. Kristijan Krajnčan, Alzheimer Cafe (2019), dir. Martin Draksler, Paradise (2019), dir. Sonja Prosenc and Mitja Ličen, Short Deeds (2019), Wardrobe (2018), dir. Ema Muc, School (2018), dir. Aaron Horvath and Metod (2019), dir. Tomaž Gorkič and documentaries Stric Geza ide u Zaturce (2019), dir. Jože Glažar and Štefan Kardoš, and A Man From the Border (2017), dir. Boris Jurjaševič.
- At the Days of Slovenian Film in Sarajevo (March 21-23), visitors of the Kino Meeting Point were able to see the films Slovenia, Australia and Tomorrow the World, Ivan and The Miner.
- In the focus on Slovenian Film, viewers were able to watch as many as 12 Slovenian films at the Let's CEE Film Festival in Vienna, of which 7 feature films and 5 short films. Director Janez Burger presented himself with two feature films, Idle Running (1999) and the latest Ivan(2017). In Slovenian Focus were The Basics of Killing (2017), The Miner (2017) and Perseverance (2017), a minority co-production Men Don't Cry (2017). Of the short films presented: Jaz sem (2017), The Box (2017), Martin Krpan (2017), Koyaa: Wild Sunbed (2017) and the co-production Into the Blue (2017).
- At the Days of Slovenian Film in Pula (May 17 - 20), in Kino Valli, the restored Real Pests, Slovenia, Australia and Tomorrow the World were presented, which also includes comic scenes and two youth hits Come Along and Let Him Be a Basketball Player.
- At the Days of Slovenian Film in Osijek (May 14-28), at the Urania Cinema, the films Let Him Be a Basketball Player, Ivan and Slovenia, Australia and Tomorrow the World were presented.
- Ivan, The Miner, Playing Men and the short film Fountain were presented at the Days of Slovenian Film in Budapest (12-14 October), at the Toldi Cinema.
- At the Retrospective of Slovenian Film in Riga, as part of the Riga International Film Festival (October 26-31), History of Love, Ivan, The Miner, Perseverance, Playing Men, The Family and A Look at Blue Velvet Revisited were presented.
- At the Retrospective of Slovenian Film in Minsk, as part of the Minsk International Film Festival (November 2-9), the films Express, Express (1997), Guardian of the Frontier (2002), Spare Parts (2003), Landscape No. 2 (2008), Class Enemy (2013) and a restored version of the Valley of Peace (1956).
- At the Retrospective of Slovenian Film in Moscow (November 8-12), the following films were shown: Houston, We Have a Problem! (2016), Slovenia, Australia and Tomorrow the World (2017), Nika (2016),Ivan (2017), Rabid Foxes (2017), Let Him Be a Basketball Player (2017) and the restored version of the film Valley of Peace (1956). All films were screened with Russian subtitles.
- At the Days of Slovenian Film in Berlin (November 23-25), the following films were screened: the feature films The Miner and Ivan, the documentary Growing Up, the minority co-production Men Don't Cry and eight short films: The Box, Assunta, Iva, Chasm, Dance of Love, Spreading the Seed, The Invisible Hand of Adam Smith and A very short film.
- At the Retrospective of Slovenian Film as part of the 14th Mediterranean Film Festival, short films were shown: Heart Is a Piece of Meat (2004), Everyday Is Not The Same (2008), Wolfy (2008), Kids (2014), Dad, Can I Drive the Car? (2012), A New Home (2016), Chicory 'n' Coffe (2009), Boles (2013), The Box (2017), Bordered (2017) and Fundaments (2018).
- At the Days of Slovenian Film in Belgrade (December 11-14), the films Cankar, a digitally restored version of the film On Our Own Land (1948), The Miner, Come Along, Awakenings, How Much Do You Love Yourself?, Growing Up, Talk Louder and short films Sunday Morning, Fundaments, Boy and Hag, Versopolis, Nenad, The Tunnel and Born to Die were shown.
- In retrospective of feature films by screenwriter and director Vinko Möderndorfer, in Berlin cinema Babylon, three films were presented: Inferno (2014), Landscape No. 2 (2008) and Suburbs (2004). The organizer of the retrospective and exhibition was the Slovenian Cultural Center in Berlin (Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia in Berlin), the Slovenian Film Center and the production house Forum Ljubljana.
- At the Days of Slovenian Film in Sarajevo (May 12th), visitors of Kino Meeting Point were able to see Nightlife, directed by Damjan Kozole, Šiška Deluxe, directed by Jan Cvitkovič, Good Luck, Orlo!, directed by Sara Kern and Nighthawk, directed by Špela Čadež. The project was prepared in cooperation with the Slovenian Film Center, the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia in Sarajevo, the Slovenian Language Lectorate at the Department of Slavic Languages and Literature of the Faculty of Arts UNSA and the Association of Slovenes Ivan Cankar in Sarajevo.
- At the Days of Slovenian Film in Pula (May 18-21), at the Valli Cinema, the restored Valley of Peace, directed by France Štiglic, Šiška Deluxe, directed by Jan Cvitkovič, Nightlife, directed by Damjan Kozole and Nika, directed by Slobodan Maksimovič, were presented. The project was prepared in cooperation with the Slovenian Film Center, the Slovenian Cultural Society Istra and the Pula Film Festival.
- At the Days of Slovenian Film in Osijek (May 29th - June 5th), at the Urania Cinema, the restored Valley of Peace, directed by France Štiglic, Nightlife, directed by Damjan Kozole and Nika, directed by Slobodan Maksimovič, were presented. The Days of Slovenian Film in Osijek were prepared in cooperation with the Slovenian Film Center, the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia in Zagreb and the Osijek Cinema.
- At the Retrospective of Slovenian Films at the Transylvania International Film Festival (Cluj-Napoca, June 2 - 22), seven feature films from the last four years were shown as part of Focus Slovenia: Class Enemy, director Rok Biček, Šiška Deluxe, director Jan Cvitkovič, The Tree , director Sonja Prosenc, Inferno, director Vinko Möderndorfer, Houston, We Have a Problem!, director Žiga Virc, Blue Velvet Revisited, director Peter Braatz and the Valley of Peace (restored version), director France Štiglic. There was also a mini retrospective of Damjan Kozole's films, entitled 3x3 Kozole: the director's debut The Fatal Telephone Call (1987), Spare Parts (2003) and Nightlife (2016) were screened.
- At the Days of Slovenian Film in Budapest (October 13-15), organized by the Slovenian Film Center and Budapest Film in cooperation with the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia in Budapest, Hungarian audiences were able to see three Slovenian films at the Toldi cinema: Nightlife by Damjan Kozole, Houston, We Have a Problem! by Žiga Virc and Nika by Slobodan Maksimović.
- At the Days of Slovenian Film in Belgrade (November), at the Yugoslav Cinematheque, a presentation of short and feature Slovenian films from the last year was organized by the Sava Slovenian Association. A total of sixteen films. Short films: Trahere, A Well Spent Afternoon, Robbed Soul, As I Looked Down at Myself, Moderne Kunst, Anja Ganja, Apoptosis, Fountain. Feature films: Rabid Foxes, Charlatan Magnifique, Codelli, City of Light, Ksana, 7 Sins and Virtues, Future: Open, Slovenia, Australia and Tomorrow the World.
- Eleven films were presented at the Days of Slovenian Film in Berlin (November), at the Sputnik cinema, organized by the Periscope Society. Documentaries Liberation Day, The Family, What about Mojca? and the short films Hunter's Luck, You're Fit, Bordered, We Have All Been Here Since Forever, Farewell, Anja Ganja and Trahere.
- A major presentation of Slovenian films was held for the first time at the Scanorama International Film Festival (November) in Vilnius (Focus on Slovenian Film). Feature films were presented: The Tree by director Sonja Prosenc, Nightlife by director Damjan Kozole, Inferno by director Vinko Möderndorfer, Šiška Deluxe by director Jan Cvitkovič and Valley of Peace by director France Štiglic, in a restored version from 2016.
- At the 30th Bolzano Film Festival Bozen (April 13-17), Jan Cvitkovič's award-winning film Bread and Milk (2001), presented with the Venetian Lion of the Future, was preceded by his short film Love On the Roof of the World (2015), Šiška Deluxe (2015), the last feature film by Jan Cvitkovič, preceded by the award-winning short animated film Boles (2013) by Špela Čadež. A brief overview of Slovenian film productions ended with two films by Janez Burger: the feature film Idle Running (1999) and the short film Reconciliation (2014).
- At the 25th Days of Croatian Film (April 21-24), the Slovenian Film Festival was presented with this year's selection of nine short films.
- In the Panorama of Slovenian Film at the Film Festival Al Este de Lima (East of Lima) Peru, (June 1-11), the films Chefurs Raus! (2013) by Goran Vojnović, Good Night, Missy (2011) by Metod Pevec, The Tree (2014) by Sonja Prosenc, Panic (2013) by Barbara Zemljič, Seduce Me (2013) by Marko Šantič, A Trip (2011) by Nejc Gazvoda, Šiška Deluxe (2015) by Jan Cvitkovič and Class Enemy (2013) by Rok Biček. All films had Spanish subtitles.
- At the 9th Film Festival del Garda (June 16-19), Italy, Šiška Deluxe and the short film Love On the Roof of the World by Jan Cvitkovič, Good to Go, Matevž Luzar's debut from 2013, and The Tree, Sonja Prosenc's debut from 2014 were shown.
- At the Days of Slovenian Film in Belgrade (November 22-25), the Yugoslav Cinematheque screened Valley of Peace (1956) by France Štiglic, Funeral Feast (1969) by Matjaž Klopčič, Sailing to Paradise (2014), the debut of director Blaž Završnik, A Comedy of Tears (2016), also the debut of Marko Sosič, Mother (2016) directed by Vlado Škafar. The documentaries Blue Velvet Revisited (2016) by director Peter Braatz, Partisan Priest (2015) by director Bojan Labovič, You Won't Bring Me to My Knees (2015) by director Dušan Moravec and Nara Petrovič = Human (2016) by director Boris Petković were also shown. The new Slovenian short film featured The First 10 - Remake (2016) by director Janez Burger, Bon Appétit, La Vie! (2016) by director Urška Djukić, Borders (2016) by Damjan Kozole, student film Little Fish (2015) by Maja Križnik and A New Home (2016) directed by Žiga Virc.
- At the Days of Slovenian Film in Vienna (November 23-26), with the subtitle Love, Power and Poetry, under the auspices of the Vienna festival Let's CEE and Sketches, they presented three Slovenian films - Mother (2016) by Vlado Škafar, Silent Sonata (2010) by Janez Burger and Case: Osterberg (2015) by Matej Nahtigal.
- Neues Slowenisches Kino, Berlin (December 6th and 7th), Kinokunst 66 (2nd edition organized by the Periscope Society), screened the films Good Luck, Orlo! (2016) by Sara Kern, Bon Appétit, La Vie! (2016) by Urška Djukić, Little Fish (2015) by Maja Križnik, Nighthawk (2016) by Špela Čadež and A New Home (2016) by Žiga Virc,Idyll, Killbillies (2015) by Tomaž Gorkič, Family Film (2015) by Olmo Omerzu and Houston, We Have a Problem! by Žiga Virc.
- On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the country's independence, in cooperation with our embassies, we prepared retrospectives in Bratislava, Buenos Aires, Montevideo, Zagreb, Budapest, Strasbourg and Brazil.
- A retrospective of Slovenian film took place in Graz in May. Geidorf Kunstkin screened the films The Tree, the debut of director Sonja Prosenc, the documentary Mother Europe by Petra Seliškar, the Austrian-Slovenian co-production Woods Are Still Green by Marko Naberšnik, Good to Go by Matevž Luzar and Slovenian Girl and Project: Cancer by Damjan Kozole.
- In November, the Yugoslav Cinematheque hosted the Days of Slovenian Film, which opened with the debut Feed Me With Your Words (Martin Turk), and on the program were two more modern feature films, also the debut: Panic (Barbara Zemljič) with a nice visit in Slovenian cinemas and Case: Osterberg (Matej Nahtigal) and Artificial Paradise (Karpo Godina). There were also four documentaries on the program: Banditenkinder - Stolen Slovene Children (Maja Weiss), What About Mojca? (Urša Menart), Home (Metod Pevec), Karpotrotter (Matjaž Ivanišin). The Slovenian short film was presented by Love On the Roof of the World (Jan Cvitkovič) and Champagne Twist (Harry Rag).
- In December, the Neues Slowenisches Kino festival took place at the Babylon Cinema in Berlin, where 9 films by young Slovenian authors were screened. On the first day, the winner of numerous film festivals, the animated film Boles (dir. Špela Čadež) and two debut feature films: The Tree (dir. Sonja Prosenc) and Class Enemy (dir. Rok Biček). On the second day, NSK in Babylon Cinema screened the feature debut Seduce Me (dir. Marko Šantić), the documentary A Fight For (dir. Siniša Gačić), the short fiction Shoes from Trieste (dir. Gregor Božič), the documentary-experimental Karpotrotter (dir. Matjaž Ivanišin), short film The Springtime Sleep (dir. Dominik Mencej) and the feature debut A Night Too Young (dir. Olmo Omerzu).
- In April the Slovenian Film Days – a retrospective of four works by the Slovenian directors – took place in Vienna. Four contemporary multiple award‑winning Slovenian films, brought together by the subtitle Love, Deceit, Bread and Games, were screened: Shanghai Gypsy by Marko Naberšnik, Bread and Circuses by Klemen Dvornik, Dual by Nejc Gazvoda, and Piran - Pirano by Goran Vojnović.
- In May the 27th Festival of Czech Film (Finále Plzeň) took place. Slovenia was this year's guest of this national film festival. In the programme presenting the cinematography of a certain European country every year, four recent Slovenian films were shown that had not seen a Czech premiere before. These included: Seduce Me (directed by Marko Šantić), Good to Go (directed by Matevž Luzar), Chefurs Raus! (directed by Goran Vojnović), and Karpotrotter (directed by Matjaž Ivanišin).
Three general retrospectives of the Slovenian film took place in 2013:
- the first one in South America (in October in Buenos Aires, Argentina; in October/November in Lima, Peru; and in December in Montevideo, Uruguay)
- the second one took place in December in Israel (cinemas in Jerusalem, Haifa, Tel Aviv, Sderot, Herzelia, Holon and Rosh Pina)
- the third one took place in December in France, at the European Film Festival in Les Arcs, in the context of the retrospective of films from the former Yugoslavia
Three retrospectives of films by the following authors were also organised:
- the retrospective of Damjan Kozole's films at the Let's CEE Festival in Vienna (September)
- the mini retrospective of Metod Pevec's films at the CinEast Festival in Luxembourg (October)
- the retrospective of Karpo Godina's films in Frankfurt (November/December)
The following retrospectives were organised in 2012:
- In March the Week of Slovenian Film took place in Belgrade, in the Yugoslav Cinematheque. After the attainment of the Slovenian independence this was the first retrospective of Slovenian film in Serbia, organised by the Slovenian Film Centre as well as the Belgrade embassy of the Republic of Slovenia. Retrospective in Belgrade
- The second retrospective of Slovenian film took place in the context of the 13th International Film Festival in the Italian city of Lecce.
- The third retrospective took place in October in Rome, where the oldest film festival of this city was organised. At a solemn event the director Damjan Kozole received the Award for Life's Work. The presentation of the Slovenian films in the "Eternal City" was made possible by the cooperation of the Slovenian Film Centre and Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia in Rome.
- The fourth retrospective in 2012 took place at the invitation of the Paris Cultural Centre in the Centre Pompidou in the context of the 11th Animated Film Festival, entitled East of Adriatic.
- a historical retrospective in Los Angeles (programme), which took place in September in the Billy Wilder cinema
- a retrospective of Slovenian films from the last twenty years in the Macedonian Cinemateque in Skopje in November.
- A retrospective of the new Slovenian film at the Motovun Festival (between 26 and 30 June).
- Brussels, Belgium; USA
- Canada (New York, Cleveland, Vancouver, Washington, Ottawa, Seattle)
6 overviews and one author's retrospective:
- Bradford (Great Britain, in the context of the international film festival)
- Katowice (Poland)
- Budapest (Hungary)
- London (Great Britain)
- Siena (Italy, in the context of the international short film festival)
- Jyväskylä (Finland)
- Milan (Italy)
- London, Edinburgh (publication)
- Graz (Austria)
- Barcelona (Spain)
- New York (USA) (publication)
- Rome (Italy)
- Stockholm (Sweden)
- Budapest (Hungary)
- Madrid (Spain)
- Vienna (Austria) (publication)
- three of them in Germany (Berlin, Frankfurt and Munich)
- two in Canada (Ottawa and Vancouver) and
- one in the Czech Republic (Prague).
The first retrospective of Slovenian film after the attainment of independence was organised in cooperation with the Slovenian Cinematheque in the context of the French film festival in Montpellier (the overview of the Slovenian film works since the 1960s until the end of the century).