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 2014 it has organised 40 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.


  • 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.


2 retrospectives:

  • 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).


2 retrospectives:

  • 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)



5 retrospectives:

  • Graz (Austria)
  • Barcelona (Spain)
  • New York (USA) (publication)
  • Rome (Italy)
  • Stockholm (Sweden)


3 retrospectives:

  • Budapest (Hungary)
  • Madrid (Spain)
  • Vienna (Austria) (publication)


6 retrospectives:

  • 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).