Izola film festival to focus on human dignity and women's topics
"We like films that have a unique and different language and a sharp gaze in their search for the realities of the local and wider environment," programme head Varja Močnik said.
According to her, the common denominator of this year's festival is the understanding that we live in a world where one does not have to look far away to see that it is dominated by "some dark forces" that trample on human dignity.
On the other hand there are small groups and initiatives as well as art that seek the remains of a good world.
Both feature and documentary films as well as hybrids between the two will be screened at the festival.
The programme includes three films by Italian Alina Marazzi, among them documentaries about her mother (For One More Hour with You) and emancipation of women in Italian society (We Want Roses Too).
Also screened will be a film by Israeli director Yaelle Kayam Mountain, which speaks of freeing the mind and body in a traditional society.
Another topic that will be featured at the festival is migration that is in the focus of films like Logbook Serbistan by Želimir Žilnik and Lampedusa by Peter Schreiner.
According to Močnik, the programme is "very dense and diverse". Apart from films it will include workshops and film education for children.
The festival that will also go on tour to Ljubljana got EUR 27,000 from the EU Media programme.