Slovenian film Love In Plane Sight wins main Tik Tok prize in Cannes

Cannes – Love In Plane Sight, a short film by Slovenian arts student Matej Rimanić, has won one of the two main prizes of the Tik Tok competition organised at the Cannes Film Festival for the first time this year.

The short comedy by Rimanić, a third year student at the University of Nova Gorica School of Arts, tells the story of a future couple who talk across balconies.

“Filmmaking is a team sport, so this win is not just for me, it’s for everybody involved in the project,” Rimanić said about the award for the film, which also involved Nik Kranjec as director of photography, Eva Mlakar as the actress alongside Rimanić, sound designer Alen Fekonja and consultant Luka Jurinčič.

“Personally, I hope this award will open the door to the wider world of filmmaking to me, as I want to work professionally in this field on a global level,” the Slovenian Film Centre moreover quoted Rimanić as saying on Monday.

The Tik Tok section featured videos between 30 seconds and three minutes in length. It involved contributions from 44 countries and was viewed by 4.5 billion people worldwide.