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Slovenian artists making a mark internationally

Ljubljana, 5 December - Several Slovenian artists made a mark on the international scene this year.

Puppets used by animator Špela Čadež.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA
File photo.

Špela Čadež was directly nominated for the 2018 Oscar for animated film after her short film Nighthawk earned her the main prize at the Animafest Zagreb festival. Rudar (Miner) by Hanna Slak had been put forward for a nomination in the foreign language category at the Academy Awards.

Meanwhile, Čadež also recapped the last four seasons of Netflix's series Orange Is The New Black in a stop-motion recap entitled Orange Is The New Black: Unraveled. She also earned an honorary mention at the Ars Electronica festival, where another Slovenian, Maja Smrekar, won the Golden Nica award for hybrid art for her K-9_topology series.

In the world of music, Vito Žuraj's composition premiered at the Berliner Philharmoniker Orchestra Academy, which had bestowed on him the Claudio Abbado Composition Prize.

© STA, 2017