FeKK is the largest international short film festival in Slovenia, with a competition programme focusing on short films from a variety of Balkan countries (Albania, BiH, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia) on one side and a Slovenian competition programme on the other. The accompanying programme brings curated retrospectives, thematic and historical programmes, guest festivals, industry events, workshops, panel discussions, masterclasses, live music acts and more.
The festival was established in 2015 by a group of young film critics, filmmakers and cinephiles in order to put a spotlight on the many different aspects of the short film form. FeKK aims to professionally present films of the emerging generation of filmmakers on an international level with an affinity for unique and often subversive cinematic voices. The festival aims to bring together authors, producers, curators, critics and other film professionals from this region and elsewhere.
FeKK takes place in the scenic centre of Ljubljana with venues that consist of the Slovenian Cinematheque's cinema and its open air cinema at the Metelkova's Museum District, Kinodvor - City Cinema and elsewhere, underground and alternative venues such as the famous Metelkova district included.
FeKK - Ljubljana Short Film Festival won the award for the best pitch in the Pitch Your Fest section at Torino Short Film Market in 2021. FeKK is a member of the Short Film Conference.
The eight edition of FeKK - Ljubljana Short Film Festival will take place between 15th and 20th of August in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
FeKK Grand Prix
The main festival award for the best film from all competition programmes. Grand Prix comes with a 500€ money prize.
Best FeKK BAL award
The international jury award for the best film in the international competition. Grand Prix comes with a 250€ money prize.
Best FeKK SLO award
The international jury award for the best film in the national competition. The award also secures 3000€ worth post production services by 001 and Teleking.
FeKK BAL Critics' Jury Award
The critic's jury award for the best film in the international competition.
FeKK SLO Critics' Jury Award
The critic's jury award for the best film in the national competition.
SHARPENING THE GAZE Award
Award given by the young film critics jury.
- We accept short films from the following countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia and Slovenia.
- Maximum length of films is 30 minutes.
- Year of production should be 2021 or 2022.
- All genres are welcome.
Rough cut versions can be submitted if the film is not finalised before the end of the submission deadline and under condition that the final version will be provided within the 30 days following the final submission deadline.
If selected the author(s) agrees to public screenings of the film at the festival and/or potential online geoblocked screenings during the festival.