The Conspiracy

Thriller 'The Conspiracy' offers a story full of mysteries, crime and passion: in the very centre of this sometimes atmospheric world, there is a young male lover with no name (Marko Ujc), utterly bound to his love, an attractive girl called Ariadna (Nika Košir). Ariadna is a very mysterious figure, quite passionate, and yet, at the same time, pretty melancholic, even confused: as an opposite to her lover, she apparently doesn't know exactly what she wants.

However, the story itself gets even more complicated, when Ariadna's lover is hired by a faceless organisation (known simply as the Organisation) to perform the assassination of the husband of his lady; his only contact is a bizarre female conspirator (Urša Eva Pucelj). By all means that is not all of it; Ariadna herself also wants him to perform an act of violence: the unwanted husband (Goran Ajtič) of the beautiful dark-haired lady, apparently also a member of the Organisation, has to die ...

This mysterious thriller contains a story where nothing is actually so as it looks like at the very first sight: every player of this deadly game is losing trust in everyone else, which leads every single character into real drama of unexpected, with not necessarily happy ending.

  • Goran Ajtič
    Director
    Face of Evil, The Visitor, The Conspiracy
  • Goran Ajtič
    Writer
    Face of Evil, The Visitor, The Conspiracy
  • Goran Ajtič
    Producer
    Face of Evil, The Visitor, The Conspiracy
  • Marko Ujc
    Key Cast
    "The Lover"
    Psi brezčasja
  • Urša Eva Pucelj
    Key Cast
    "The Conspirator"
    Več po oglasih
  • Goran Ajtič
    Key Cast
    "The Husband"
    Obraz zla, Več po oglasih
  • Nika Košir
    Key Cast
    "Ariadna (The Wife)"
  • Simon Mišić
    Photographer
  • Goran Ajtič
    Photographer
  • Simon Mišić
    Editor
  • Nejc Kuder
    Composer
  • Matej Fele
    Composer
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Zarota
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    25 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    May 29, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    2,000 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    Slovenia
  • Country of Filming:
    Slovenia
  • Language:
    Slovenian
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • 1st Monthly Film Festival
    Belgrade
    Serbia
    June 18, 2022
    Award Winner (3rd Best Short Film)
  • 8&HalFilmAwards
    Rome
    Italy
    August 9, 2022
    Award Winner (Best Indie Narrative Short)
  • London Movie Awards
    London
    United Kingdom
    September 6, 2022
    Award Winner (Silver Award)
  • Monthly Indie Shorts
    Beirut
    Lebanon
    October 15, 2022
    Official Selection
  • Fox International Film Festival
    Rome
    Italy
    December 30, 2022
    Official Selection
  • New York Movie Awards
    New York
    United States
    January 29, 2023
    Award Winner (Gold Award)
  • Naples Film Awards
    Naples
    Italy
    January 14, 2023
    Award Winner (Best Indie Short Film)
  • Frida Film Festival
    Naples
    Italy
    January 11, 2023
    Official Selection
  • Florence Film Awards
    Florence
    Italy
    February 7, 2023
    Award Winner (Best Thriller)
  • Tietê International Film Awards
    São Paulo
    Brazil
    December 10, 2023
    Nominee
  • Paris World Cinema Festival
    Paris
    France
    March 3, 2023
    Official Selection
  • Milan Gold Awards
    Milan
    Italy
    September 5, 2023
    Honorable Mention
  • Lonely Wolf International Film Festival
    London
    United Kingdom
    April 28, 2023
    Nominee
  • 8&HalFilm Awards (Special Event in Cannes)
    Cannes
    France
    May 17, 2023
    Award Winner (Best Thriller)
  • Best International Motion Pictures
    Edinburgh
    United Kingdom
    May 3, 2023
    Award Winner (Best Film on Thriller)
  • Real Image Film Festival
    Barcelona
    Spain
    May 22, 2023
    Award Winner (Best Thriller)
  • Berlin New Wave Film Festival
    Berlin
    Germany
    May 27, 2023
    Award Winner (Best Film on Thriller)
  • Tokyo International Short Film Festival
    Tokyo
    Japan
    June 3, 2023
    Award Winner (Best Thriller)
  • Lotus International Film Festival
    Athens
    Greece
    June 7, 2023
    Official Selection
  • 8&HalFilm Awards (Special Event in Taormina)
    Taormina
    Italy
    June 12, 2023
    Award Winner (Best Indie Short Film)
  • Sydney World Fest
    Sydney
    Australia
    June 4, 2023
    Official Selection
  • Filmtage Der Nationen
    Frankfurt am Main
    Germany
    July 2, 2023
    Award Winner (Best Thriller Film)
  • 8&HalFilm Awards (Special Event in New York)
    New York
    United States
    July 12, 2023
    Award Winner (Best Producer)
  • 8&HalFilm Awards (Special Event in New York)
    New York
    United States
    July 12, 2023
    Award Winner (Best Thriller)
  • Stanley Film Awards (Hollywood on the Tiber Film Awards)
    Rome
    Italy
    July 14, 2023
    Award Winner (Best Thriller)
  • Paris Awards Film Festival
    Paris
    France
    July 15, 2023
    Official Selection
  • Paris Film Awards
    Paris
    France
    August 25, 2023
    Award Winner (Silver Award: Director)
  • Munich New Wave Short Film Festival
    Munich
    Germany
    August 3, 2023
    Award Winner (Best Thriller)
  • 8&HalFilm Awards (Special Event in Venice)
    Venice
    Italy
    August 14, 2023
    Award Winner (Best European Director)
  • Paris Film Awards
    Paris
    France
    August 25, 2023
    Award Winner (Silver Award: Thriller)
  • Liverpool Indie Awards
    Liverpool
    United Kingdom
    August 14, 2023
    Official Selection
  • SENSEI FilmFest
    Tokyo
    Japan
    September 1, 2023
    Nominee
  • MAGMAIFF Showcase Sessions
    Madrid
    Spain
    September 15, 2023
    Nominee
  • Author Film Festival
    Barcelona
    Spain
    September 30, 2023
    Finalist
  • Frida Film Festival
    Amsterdam
    Netherlands
    October 9, 2023
    Award Winner (Best Narrative Short Film)
  • 8&HalFilm Awards (From Stanley to Federico Awards)
    Rome
    Italy
    October 14, 2023
    Award Winner (Best Actor)
  • International Network Film Festival
    London
    United Kingdom
    November 15, 2023
    Award Winner (Best Indie Narrative Short)
  • Reel Harmony Film and Script Festival
    London
    United Kingdom
    October 27, 2023
    Award Winner (Best Thriller)
  • FilmHaus
    Berlin
    Germany
    October 27, 2023
    Nominee
  • Florence Film Awards
    Florence
    Italy
    November 5, 2023
    Award Winner (Gold Award: Action)
  • Florence Film Awards
    Florence
    Italy
    November 5, 2023
    Award Winner (Gold Award: Actress)
  • Film Revolution
    Montreal
    Canada
    November 15, 2023
    Nominee
  • PlanetCinema
    New York
    United States
    November 29, 2023
    Semi-Finalist
  • Brisbane International Film Union
    Brisbane
    Australia
    December 1, 2023
    Award Winner (Best Film on Thriller)
  • CLIMAX
    Madrid
    Spain
    December 8, 2023
    Semi-Finalist
  • 8&HalFilmAwards ('Bergman/Fellini' Awards)
    Rome
    Italy
    December 15, 2023
    Official Selection
  • Star Film Fest Barcelona
    Barcelona
    Spain
    January 31, 2024
    Award Winner (Best Script)
  • 8&HalFilmAwards (Special Event in Berlin)
    Berlin
    Germany
    February 17, 2024
    Award Winner (Best Original Indie Short Film)
  • Green Ciak Film Festival
    Naples
    Italy
    February 20, 2024
    Official Selection
  • Love Film Festival
    Barcelona
    Spain
    February 28, 2024
    Award Winner (Best Script)
  • YETI FilmFest
    Reykjavík
    Iceland
    November 25, 2024
    Semi-Finalist
Distribution Information
  • Egmont Film
    Country: Slovenia
    Rights: All Rights, Internet, Hotel, Airline, Theatrical, Video / Disc, Free TV
Director - Goran Ajtič