Short film festival brings over 150 works to Ljubljana

Ljubljana, 14 August - More than 150 short films from more than 30 countries will be screened at the 9th Festival of Short Film (FeKK), which will run between 14 and 19 August while featuring a number of accompanying events at various venues in Ljubljana.

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The festival will explore different forms and perspectives of resistance under the slogan Do Not Go Gentle, which is part of the verse from Dylan Thomas's poem Do Not Go Gentle into that Good Night, its organisers said.

Like in previous years, the best of shorts from the Balkan Peninsula will compete for awards as part of the international competition programme FeKK BAL.

Domestic production will vie for awards at the Slovenian FeKK SLO section, for which the organisers had received nearly 140 entries.

The festival will bring a selection of shorts by Chantal Akerman, one of the most important female film directors, who has become a symbol of feminism on film.

She made over 40 shorts, features and documentaries, which are often set in domestic environments symbolically linked to women while bringing a political message.

FeKK will also serve as a venue to present Lithuania's largest short film festival - the Vilnius International Short Film Festival, while Iranian director, artist and scholar Tara Najd Ahmadi will appear as a guest at the festival.

A selection of queer feminist experimental films from (West) Germany, Austria and Switzerland from the 1960s to the 1990s will also be shown, as selected by Borjana Gaković, a member of FeKK's international jury.

Festival goers will have an opportunity to listen to lectures and take part in panel discussions and workshops, while there will be several events for children, and screenings of works from the Slovenian Film Archives.

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