The idea of organising a film festival started on a scorching hot day in a crowded car on the road from Sarajevo to Slovenj Gradec. That car ride definitely paid off – five members of our film crew laid the foundations of something that has changed our lives. In those six hours on the road we managed to delegate the necessary tasks and agreed on the initial name of our festival – a combination of all possible elements defining our home town Slovenj Gradec (the Venetic horse, membership of the UN Peace Messenger Cities Network). After that we put the initial idea to bed for a while, but soon we started asking ourselves »When and how are we going to implement this?«
Od ustanovitve leta 2016 si prizadevamo, da v mesto prinesemo nove kreativne konpcete, ki preko filmskih projekcij in delavnic posegajo v prostor ter ga s tem na novo vrednotijo. SHOTS daje možnost novodobnim filmskim avtorjem, da se v Slovenj Gradcu izrazijo, obiskovalcem pa nudi priložnost, da se z njimi povežejo in preko filmov vstopijo v bogat svet raznolikosti.
V želji po združevanju vseh generacij ob filmskem platnu, smo z ekipo v letu 2018 ustanovili festival animiranega filma ZEBRA.
Druženje in gostoljubnost, vnašanje kreativnih sprememb ter izobraževanje na področju filma so naši temeljni koncepti. S festivaloma in pestrostjo filmskega izbora vnašamo nove izzive v okolje, Slovenj Gradec pa postavljamo ob bok vsem velikim filmskih mestom.
Ever since our inception in 2016, we have been striving to bring new creative concepts to our hometown. Through film screenings and workshops, SHOTS is trying to re-evaluate the public space in Slovenj Gradec.
Our mission is to give contemporary film authors a chance to express themselves and to bring them closer to the spectators. This way they can connect and enter the wonderful realm of diversity through films.
With the wish to bring together all generations in front of the big screen, we started the ZEBRA animated film festival in 2018.
The basic pillars of our work are hospitality, companionship, creative changes and film education. Both festivals and the variety of film screenings make sure that Slovenj Gradec keeps getting confronted with new questions, while finding its place among the big film cities of the world.
A lovely festival with very hospitable organisers who love films and want to present film works in a way to show them utmost respect. A very well organised event. One can see much thought and careful planning is put into it. I was very happy that my film got selected. Especially when I saw how good the others were.
A lovely film festival organized and created by a team of filmmakers who respect filmmaking and promote selected films. We attended the festival, which takes place in beautiful Slovenj Gradec, and we were really blown away by the warm hospitality and the great organizing of the festival. I am sure the team will keep up the good work because they are passionate about their festival and this showed. I highly recommend SHOTS to all filmmakers since it was a fabulous experience in all aspects.
Nice people, warm hospitality, friendly and high-quality team, super organisation. Simply Great!
Great festival, very friendly hosts, splendid environment.
Just one word, PERFECT! Good films, good people, good city.
Shots established itself as one of the most exciting, forward-thinking and innovative festivals around. The festival team is fantastic: They are friendly, warm and hospitable, making it an unforgettable experience for attending filmmakers. The festival attracts a large number of visitors, who are attentive and excited about watching the programme every evening.
The most prominent festival because of the ambition of its founders. A team of new directors who loves cinema and with a great sensation of hospitality.
Great festival with wonderful people, who really care about you and your movie. The selection of films was great, the hospitality incredible. We spent a lot of time eating, talking and discovering Slovenia. Thank you very much for this great festival and I really wanna come back next year!
SHOTS was an immense pleasure to work with. Their communication is swift and kind. They were very clear and gracious. The group of people behind this festival should be very proud.
A festival doesn't need to exist for many years to be able to receive people (audience, directors) with cordiality. This year was a success, good energy, good programing, kind team... Only happiness ! That was a wonderful experience.