Class Enemy is the Slovenian Oscar's candidate

26. September 2013
The feature debut Class Enemy by the director and screenwriter Rok Biček, produced by Triglav film, has been selected as the Slovenian candidate for the

The films shown in the national cinemas last year according to the rules of the American Academy applied for the selection for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

Apart from the film Class Enemy the following films have also qualified: Shanghai Gypsy by Marko Naberšnik, Adria Blues by Miroslav Mandić, Feed me With Your Words by Martin Turk.
The candidate was selected by the expert commission of the Association of Slovenian Filmmakers, consisting of: Dunja Klemenc (producer), Živa Emeršič (publicist), Miha Knific (director), Igor Pediček (director), Miha Tozon (director of photography).

In 2013 Class Enemy had its world premiere in the Critic's Week section of the 70th Venice Film Festival. The film received the FEDEORA Award by the Federation of European and Mediterranean Film Critics, for the best film in the Critic's Week.

At the 16th Festival of Slovenian Film it received five (5) Vesna Awards: for best film, best actor and support actress, costums and photography. The jury of Slovenian critics and publicists pronounced it as the best film, it also received the award of the STOP magazine for Igor Samobor –Actor of the year and the Audience Award.

Nejc Gazoda and Janez Lapajne are co-writers, Class Enemy was co‑financed by the Slovenian Film Centre.

The American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has been granting The Oscars since 1929. The Oscar is one of the most prestigious awards in the field of film arts. The Academy makes it possible for the national expert associations in the field of film in those countries whose official language is not English to present their national suggestions for the nominations in the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film category.
According to the decision of the Academy, the Slovenian selection is handled by the Association of Slovenian Filmmakers.

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