Talks with national experts
THU, 14 March, at 16.45, Kosovel Hall
- Talk with Dr. Dan Podjed
After the screening of Fantastic Machine (88')
Dan Podjed is a Research Fellow at the Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts (ZRC SAZU), Associate Professor at the University of Ljubljana's Faculty of Arts and Senior Advisor at the Institute for Innovation and Development of the University of Ljubljana. His research interests include human-technology relationships, isolation in times of crisis, sustainable waste management, altruism and volunteering. He has published several scientific monographs, most notably Opazovanje opazovalcev (2011), Videni (2019) and Antropologija med štirimi stenami (2020).
FRI, 15 March, at 17.00, Kosovel Hall
- Talk with Katarina Veselko
After the screening of After Work (81')
Katarina Veselko is a psychologist who believes that everyone has the right to a quality of life and that the quality of life in the workplace plays an important role in this regard. She has devoted her professional career to improving culture in work organizations – through coaching, consulting, education and lectures. Expert for personal, team and organizational development at O. K. Consulting, she is an ambassador of courage and daring leadership.
SUN, 17 March, at 18.00, Slovenian Cinematheque
- Masterclass with Nika Autor
After the screening of In the Land of Bears (72')
Nika Autor, the filmmaker in focus of this year’s retrospective, first studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Ljubljana and obtained her PhD in Vienna. Her main artistic mediums include experimental video and documentary film, film essay, photography, collage, painting and spatial video installation. Nika Autor focuses on exploring the invisible and inaudible in relation to the hidden subjects of forgotten history and subdued contemporaneity. Her works are devoted to creating or building, in a specific way, collective memory and a personal, oral narrative. They examine migration, labour rights and the politics of memory. Over the last decade, Autor has been part of the informal collective of film theorists and art practitioners, Obzorniška Fronta (Newsreel Front). Her works have been exhibited at different international museums, galleries and festivals.
The workshop will be led by Veronika Zakonjšek.
MON, 18 March, at 20.00, Kosovel Hall
- Talk with Lenart J. Kučić
After the screening of Total Trust (97')
Lenart J. Kučić is a media researcher, lecturer and podcaster. He graduated in English and journalism from the Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Ljubljana, before pursuing his postgraduate studies at Goldsmiths, University of London, to earn a master’s in Transnational Communications and the Global Media. As a journalist at Delo for more than 20 years he covered the social and cultural changes brought by information and communication technologies. He furthered his journalism training at the Guardian in London, and worked on a number of new media projects. He has authored and co-authored a number of investigations and studies of media ownership in Slovenia.
Q&As with filmmakers
WED, 13 March
THU, 14 March
FRI, 15 March
- 18.00 director Elvis Lenić after the screening of The Ship (65'), Kinodvor Pogovor z režiserjem po filmu Ladja (65').