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PERFO

slovenia

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ALES PAVLIN

Producer

info@perfo.si

+386 1 232 14 68

www.perfo.si

Company Profile

 

Perfo Production is an independent film production company based in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

It was established in 2005 by producers Ales Pavlin and Andrej Stritof, following their 15 years experience in the audiovisual industry. The main goal of the company is to develop and produce films and TV series. The company has produced several feature films, most of them in international coproduction.

 

Filmography of Perfo includes: Siska Deluxe  (2015), directed by Jan Cvitkovic, Juliet and Alfa Romeo (2015), directed by Blaz Zavrsnik, We Will Be World Champions  (2015), directed by Darko Bajic, Time To Improvise (2014), directed by Tina Lesnicar and Janez Stucin, The Woods Are Still Green (2014), directed by Marko  Nabersnik, Mother's Day (2014), directed by Matevz Luzar, Little Budo (2014), directed by Danilo Beckovic, Dual (2013), directed by Nejc Gazvoda, Children of Socialism, Replace My Head (2012), directed by Brane Bitenc, A Trip (2011), directed by Nejc Gazvoda, In Treatment  (2011), directed by Nejc Pohar, E-Pigs (2009), directed by Petar Pasic,…

 

Many of Perfo’s productions have received awards and attracted a lot of attention at film festivals around the world.

 

Perfo offers full production services for films, commercials and television series in Slovenia.

Company Highlights

 

THE BASICS OF KILLING  2017

Genre:              Drama

Director:          Jan Cvitkovic

Screenplay:     Jan Cvitkovic

Cast:                Irena Kovacevic, Primoz Vrhovec 

 

The main story arc of “The Basics of Killing” is the downfall of an idyllic relationship between parents Marko and Dunja that falls apart entirely due to lack of respect that is itself a result of the loss of the job and the consequent financial ruin. As the story progresses, the burden that the parents are unable to carry is slowly beginning to fall more and more onto the children’s shoulders.
It’s a story that is happening every day in Slovenia, but it could also happen anywhere else. For the ones familiar with this phenomenon, it will be a painful experience, for the rest, let it be a reminder.

 

World premiere at Montreal World Film Festival 2017 – Won Best Actress and nominated for Grand Prix des Ameriques for Best Film
- Slovene Film Festival 2017 – Won Best Costume Design, Best Sound, Best Cinematography, Best Music and Nominated for Best Film
- Cottbus Film Festival of Young European Cinema 2017 – Nominated for Grand Prize for Best Film
- Zagreb Film Festival 2017 – Won Best Feature Jury Prize, Special Mention Feature Film, Nominated for Golden Bicycle Award for best Film
- Ostende Film Festival 2017
- Chicago International Film Festival 2017
- Otranto Film Festival 2017

 

 

ŠIŠKA DELUXE  2015

Genre:             Comedy

Director:          Jan Cvitkovic 

Screenplay:     Jan Cvitkovic

Cast:               Žiga Födransperg, David Furlan, Marko Miladinovic, Petre Arsovski

 

Absurd comedy taking place in the Šiška district of Ljubljana. Forty year-old longtime friends Mile –“smart-ass” and “know-it-all” living with his mother–, Fedr –ex-skinhead and divorced dad– and Zekir –ex-punker orphan–, decide to open a pizzeria with the hope that success in the new business will help them reconduct their calamitous professional and personal lives. Unable to focus and put an end to their messy behaviour, they seldom get any customer. It is then when mysterious Jana shows up in their lives and inspires them in the creation of a unique pizza service called Šiška Deluxe: „Order a pizza and whatever else that would make you happy right now, we’ll make it happen for you!“ Business rockets immediately and everybody in Šiška seems happier thanks to the dream maker pizza. But will Šiška Deluxe also bring what Mile, Fedr and Zekir need to be happy?

 

Cottbus FilmFestival

 - Audience Award

Montreal World Film Festival 

Let’s CEE Film Festival - Vienna

CinEast film festival - Luxembourg

CINEDAYS Skopje

Trieste Film Festival                 

PRAGUE International Film Festival- FEBIOFEST

FEST Beograd                         

Cleveland International Film Festival

 

 

 

THE WOODS ARE STILL GREEN  2014

Genre:             Drama, History, War

Director:          Marko Nabersnik

Screenplay:     Marko Nabersnik, Robert Hofferer

Cast:               Michael Kristof, Simon Serbinek, Clemens Aap Lindenberg, Kristian Hodko

 

A story about a group of Austria-Hungarian soldiers in the 1st World War. They hold an artillery post in the mountains on the southern front to Italy. The group is cut off from their own troops and under heavy artillery fire from the Italian. When the post receives a fatal direct hit from a shell, killing the comrades, private Jacob Lindner and the seriously injured captain Jan Kopetzky are the only survivors of the post. Jakob has to suffer the madness of this hellish war in all its human atrocities. Without care, help from the command, food and water, to survive becomes an existential challenge. The young soldier tries desperately with humanity and dignity to save his and the injured captains life.

 

Shanghai International Film Festival             

Cinedays Skopje Film Festival

Cottbus Film Festival of Young East European Cinema

Manaki Film Festival (The International Cinematographers Film Festival ‘Manaki Brothers’)