Chances are you may see the likes of Hal Hartley, Eric Zonca, Aleksei German, jr., James Benning, or even Vlad Ivanov, wandering around one of the many hotels in Ljubljana during November. OK Ljubljana is a great destination to visit but more than likely its the annual LIFFe Festival that has drawn these well-known directors and actors to Slovenias capital.
Ljubljana International Film Festival (LIFFe) was launched in 1989 as the Film Art Festival Ljubljana. Well known as a specialised competitive festival that features an overview of contemporary world film production, it also focuses on emerging directors and new trends in contemporary cinema.
The number of screened films, for several years now, exceeds 100 and around ten percent of those are shorts. In recent years approximately 250 official screenings took place with a large majority of them in Ljubljana. Walking distance from many hotels in Ljubljana. With close to 50,000 tickets sold the Ljubljana International Film Festival (LIFFe) is one of the biggest cultural events in Slovenia.
So while wandering around those hotels with-in Ljubljana, keep your wits about you. You may just brush shoulders with the next big name in film.