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.

APPLICATION RULES:

- 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.

OTHER:

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.

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  • Vladimir Vulevic

    Amazing people, amazing place. I felt like home all the time, in every sense. Interesting selection program, very good industry program as well. Everything that was supposed to be serious was superbly organized, everything that needed to be relaxed was really relaxed and interesting. Congrats to Team.

    August 2021
  • Ana Aleksovska

    Both friendly and professional, FeKK is the right place to promote your short. I enjoyed the experience - a warm and wholehearted recommendation to apply to and attend FeKK.

    November 2020
  • Suncica Ana Veldic

    Great festival, pleasant ambient, well chosen programme.

    September 2020
  • Zvonimir Grujić

    Even with the world crumbling into pieces, the team of Fekk Ljubljana Short Film Festival managed to organize a festival with safe and amusing atmosphere filled with entertaining and thought provoking content for its atendees. Great venues filled with amazing movies, lectures and even more amazing people.

    August 2020
  • Yuliya Molina

    Great festival! Great ambient! My senciere recomendation.

    August 2020