Days of Slovene Documentary Films in Maribor Slovenia

by Peter Belsito
August 27, 2013 8:30 AM
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SODNI STOLP judgment tower - main projections
Days of Slovene Documentary Films is a young festival that is having its second edition this year. Maja Malus Azhdari is the Festival Director. Its dates are August 30 to September 1, 2013. 

The program sections are DOKU now, where they show 14 best Slovene Documentary Films (selected from 72 documentary films) selected by program selector Hanka Kastelicová, Executive Producer of Documentaries for HBO Europe, and DOKU retro, where they show this year selection of retrospective of Mako Sajko, Slovene film director that will receive his life prize in 2013 for his achievements in Slovene Documentary Film. 

Watch the trailer for the festival made by Film Factory, with music by Beno & Behrang:

ŽIVO DVORIŠČE OROŽNOVA live yard orožnova - heart projections
During the festival there is a documentary film workshop, where experienced documentary filmmakers share the knowledge of how to make documentaries and DOKU talks about the future of documentary films and festival developments, supported by Media Desk Slovenia. There is also DOKU beach by the river Drava, DOKU parties and lots of programs happening with local cooperative organizations.  

Maribor is in Slovenia, a country with 2 million people. Slovenia is a green country, more than 60% is covered with forests, but you can also find the sea (48 km of beach) and mountains for hiking (Triglav 2864 m). This new festival is starting by presenting national documentary productions, but it has the intention to develop into an international documentary film festival.

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