Special events and activities

A Festive Academy opening the 61st FIAF Congress and honouring the 100th Anniversary of Slovene Film will take place on 5th June 2005 at the Cankarjev Dom Culture and Congress Centre.
The programme will feature the screening of the first Slovene silent documentary-feature film V Kraljestvu Zlatoroga (In the Realm of Goldenhorn) directed by Janko Ravnik in 1931. For the occasion Andrej Goricar has composed a new score, which will be live performed by the Slovene Radio and Television Symphonic Orchestra, conducted by Helmut Imig.
The three 1905–1906 restored shorts by the Slovene film-pioneer Dr Karol Grossmann will premiere with live piano accompaniment by Andrej Goricar.

Technical Exhibition

Organised by Harald Brandes.
Companies and service providers, which consider their main business in the area of archival task, will present their products, their special knowledge and their services. The exhibition will present as complete as possible a processing chain for analogue and digital film, photo and sound adoption, planning and implementation of archive and storage buildings.
• Film equipment and cleaning devices;
• Different scanners for still photography and film, then restoration software for adapting stills, films and audio and database software,
• Traditional and digital restoration,
• Representatives involved with the architecture and construction of vaults and other facilities and,
• Manufacturers of raw cinematographic films and TV equipments.

The Technical Exhibition will take place in the lobby of the Kosovel Hall (Cankarjev dom) from Monday 6 June to Wednesday 8 June (9am-6pm).




The Kresija Gallery will host an exhibition of photographs by Slovene film pioneer Dr Karol Grossmann, and sculptures by Fritz Lang.
Slovene film posters will be exhibited at the Cinema Club Vic.
Those interested can visit the restored film material storage rooms of the Archive of the Republic of Slovenia/Slovenian Film Archive.


We will take you on a day trip to the South East part of Slovenia, called Dolenjska (Lower Carniola). The programme includes a visit of the Dolenjska Museum in the city of Novo Mesto, where you will be able to see their famous archaeological collection and the Kapitelj (Chapter Church) of Novo mesto. After a short drive through the valley of the river Krka, we will reach the Cistercian Monastery of Pleterje. After a short tour, we will drive to the Dolenjske Toplice Health Resort, where an outdoor picnic will be organised.

Farewell Party

The farewell dinner will be served in a relaxed atmosphere of the Ljubljana Castle on 11th June. Your host will be the Ljubljana mayor, Ms. Danica Simsic.
The Slovene band Bratko Bibic & THE MADLEYS (visit their website) will serve you a sample of their unconventional ethno-sound.