PRO OTOK programme is intended for film professionals and other interested audiences.



FOCUS, a training and networking programme for film professionals, puts a spotlight on less visible professions in filmmaking.


7. 6., 11:00–13:30, Manzioli Palace
Masterclass with Janty Yates: Endless possibilities for transformation through costume
Janty Yates is an award-winning costume designer for films & TV. Since the start of her collaboration with Sir Ridley Scott in 1998, she has worked on such diverse films as Hannibal,American GangsterPrometheus and Gladiator, for which she won an Academy Award. Among the many other directors she has worked with are Michael Mann (Miami Vice), Jean Jacques Annaud (Enemy at the Gates), and Michael Winterbottom (Welcome to Sarajevo). Using some of these and other examples, Yates will discuss the work of a costume designer.


Free admission.



7. 6., 15:00–17:30, Manzioli Palace
Workshop with Tina Šubic Dodočić: Make-up design for low- and high-budget productions
Tina Šubic Dodočić is a hair and makeup and special effects designer. After training in London, she has worked widely across the spheres of film, theatre, photography and fashion. She designed makeup or collaborated in other roles in over 50 productions from all over the world, including Danis Tanović’s No Man’s Land; Ralph Fiennes’ Coriolanus andThe White Crow, and the upcoming Andrew Levitas’ Minamata with Johnny Depp. Comparing job requirements in Slovenian and international film production, Šubic Dodočić will explain her work process and how makeup interacts with other departments.


Free admission.



7. 6., 18:30, House of Culture terrace
Evening Ties
Networking dinner for film professionals

For PRO Pass holders and invitations.



8. 6., 11:45–12:45, Art Cinema Odeon
Case study: Monika Lorber and Danijel Hočevar, God Exists, Her Name Is Petrunya
Costume designer Monika Lorber and producer Danijel Hočevar will discuss their work for the international co-production God Exists, Her Name Is Petrunya (2019). Directed by Macedonian filmmaker Teona Strugar Mitevska, the feature film premiered in the main competition programme of Berlinale, winning best film awards from both the Ecumenical jury and the jury for the German Film Guild. Monika Lorber, whose costume design credits also include 600 commercials, is a frequent collaborator of the director. Danijel Hočevar has worked as a producer on more than 40 feature films.


The film screens before the presentation at 10 am in Art Cinema Odeon. Free admission.



8. 6., 11:00–12:30, Manzioli Palace
Masterclass as part of the ‘Kratka scena’ scriptwriting workshop for short films
Scriptwriting workshop for short films Kratka scena and Otok are hosting the Croatian filmmaker Igor Bezinović, whose short documentaries and sort-of documentaries are well-known to audiences in Slovenia. His latest feature A Brief Excursion (2017) was shown at Otok just before winning the Golden Arena for best film in Pula. From a personal perspective, Igor will talk about the importance of preparation when making short films and about the benefits of adapting your ideas to the world around you.


Organised by EnaBanda production company and Kraken society in collaboration with Otok. Free admission.



6. 6., 12:30–14:00, Manzioli Palace
Examples of good practice in arthouse cinemas
The Slovenian Art Cinema Association (AKMS) brings together venues that promote arthouse films. In the closed session, association members will analyse the strengths, weaknesses, threats and opportunities of VOD platforms. The open session (12:30–14:00) will continue with good practice examples in programming, film education programmes and promotion strategies as key audience development tools.


The event will be in Slovenian and admission is free.