Film

Shots International Short Film Festival

4. 08. - 6. 08. 2022

Slovenj Gradec

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Shots, mednarodni festival kratkega filma

Šolska ulica 5 SI-2380 , Slovenj Gradec

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Shots International Short Film Festival was launched in 2016 in Slovenj Gradec, a town in northern Slovenia by young and ambitious team of film, media and tourism professionals. It screens a diverse programme of short films from all over the world on three evenings at the Rotenturn courtyard open air venue in the centre of the town. The applications for eligible films are usually open from August till May.

Programme

The Festival took a “less is more” approach, meaning that it shows only around 20 – 30 short films every year from a waste selection of more than 1500 submissions coming in every year from all over the world. This gives the programme high quality and at the same time a managable quantity for every visitor. The programme ranges from feature to documentary and animated shorts.

Accompanying programme

Interesting film guests from the European film scene are the main attraction of the accompanying programme. Because of the hospitality of the team and the town they visit the festival in big numbers and spend the whole duration of the festival in Slovenj Gradec. Concerts by local bends, local cuisine and visits of the cultural and historical sites of the town and the surroundings are also organised.

Zebra the animation friendly festival

Part of the festival is also the smaller and younger brother Zebra the animation friendly festival which is focused on animated films for children. It is usually organised on the weekend before Shots International Short Film Festival in the beginning of August.

Youth Centres

Kompleks Youth Culture Centre

Ravne na Koroškem

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Kompleks, koroški mladinski kulturni center

Čečovje 5 2390, Ravne na Koroškem

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After years of efforts to form a consistent cultural, educational and entertainment programme in the Koroška (Carinthia) region, the Kompleks Youth Culture Centre (KMKC Kompleks) was finally established in 2006 by the Klub Koroških Študentov (Club of Carinthian Students). Located in the city Ravne na Koroškem, this youth centre has since then amply developed along the lines of its aims and now presents various music evenings, film nights, theatre performances, poker nights, a number of workshops, and many other events.

It is composed of three parts, one being a bar that is open throughout the day, the other is a kind of a study room and the third is a multi-purpose hall. The latter is also available for rent; it has 100 seats and can hold up to 250 people standing.

Musical programme

The regular music programme is divided into different sets, branded as Kompleks.IT, Cover.IT (local bands’ covers of legendary bands repertoire), Bang.IT (heavy metal music), Present.IT (presentations of new albums by Slovene as well as foreign artists) and Dance.IT (electronic music nights). We can mention a few hosted bands like Elvis Jackson, Tabu, Katalena, Zmellkow, Big Foot Mama, Siddharta, Dan D, No Means No, and Dog Eat Dog.

Besides the club’s regular programme, it also hosts the Club Marathon project and a number of sporadic events, ranging from DJ selection and thematic evenings to classical music concerts.

Jazz Ravne

Another important part of the cultural offer at Kompleks is the Jazz Ravne music programme, which has been coorganised by the Kompleks Youth Culture Centre and the Drugi zvoki (“Other Sounds”) Cultural Society. Ambitiously set far from bigger urban centres and a guaranteed public, Jazz Ravne has now gained a regular and committed audience and is held on every third Thursday throughout the season. A selection of top Slovene jazz musicians is supplemented by hosting chosen foreign artists and also, at least once per season, some blues musicians.

Of the local artists hosted on Jazz Ravne stage, we can mention Robert Jukič and his band, Kristina Oberžan & The Grooveyards, Samo Šalamon Trio, Mia Žnidarič or Vid Jamnik. Foreign guests have included Gwen Hughes, Karlheinz Miklin Double Trio, Bluesbrakers, Hot Club Zagreb, Boško Petrović, Georgie Fame, Ratko Zjača, Simone Zanchini, Adam Nussbaum and the eminent Duško Gojković Quartet.

Besides Kompleks, regular venues for the Jazz Ravne concerts are also Kulturni center Ravne (Ravne Cultural Centre) and Grajski park (Castle Park), which is located on the edge of the town.

Workshops and other programme

Workshops more or less occur under the wing of the project “Arena Znanja” (Arena of Knowledge). A project of the Club of Carinthian Students, its aim is to encompass as many types of education under its wing and brand. It offers language courses, artistic workshops, programming and internet usage courses, dance classes and much more. It also holds information on available instructors and arranges quality and financially accessible help for for high school and university students,

Besides its cultural and educational function, Kompleks also offers a wide variety of entertainment options such as sports screenings, poker tournaments, stand-up comedy, travelogue evenings, and board game events.

Museums

Koroška Regional Museum

Slovenj Gradec

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Koroški pokrajinski muzej

Glavni trg 24 2380, Slovenj Gradec

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In 2002 twelve municipalities in the Koroška region of Slovenia signed an agreement to constitute the Koroška Regional Museum which merged the former museums in Slovenj Gradec and in Ravne na Koroškem. The institution’s headquarters and the central museum’s premises are in Slovenj Gradec, where it shares the building (the former town hall) with the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Koroška. The numerous permanent exhibitions and sites, however, have been managed throughout the Carinthia region.

History

The Slovenj Gradec Museum was originally established in 1951 as the district museum of the National Liberation Front. Its foundation is connected with the activities of teacher Bogdan Žolnir (1908–1997), who became the first director of the museum. In 1956 the museum moved to the second floor of the former town hall. In accordance with new specific needs connected with the protection of the natural and cultural heritage after 1986, it was transformed into a general regional museum. The museum was rehoused in 1991 and additional departments for archaeology, education, conservation, and restoration were formed. The Ravne na Koroškem Museum opened in 1953 at the Ravne Castle and has been dedicated to the technical heritage of the well-known steelworks.

Permanent exhibitions in the Koroška Regional Museum in Slovenj Gradec

The exhibition To the Divine Manes presents the newly restored Roman stone monuments. Since 2013 the Koroška Regional Museum has displayed also the priest and writer Franc Ksaver Meško’s (1874–1964) Memorial Room and the former Jakob Soklič Museum (1893–1972), a fine example of a treasure room where a private collector placed the objects into his residential and working environment and lived with them.

Collection of Franc Tretjak (the African Collection)

Franc Tretjak (1914–2009) spent nearly 20 years in Africa as an economic consultant of the United Nations and donated to Slovenj Gradec his African collection consisting of domestic artefacts (vessels, ladles, calebashes, fans, baskets, musical instruments, tools, arms, etc) and items which have an ethnological value (cult objects including masks and statuettes, fetishes and amulets, objects of white and black magic, Nomoli statues and rare “antiques” from the African continent).

Cultural Centres

Narodni dom Mežica

Mežica

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Narodni dom Mežica

Trg 4. aprila 4 2392, Mežica

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Narodni dom Mežica was established in 1940 as a regional cultural centre and is one of the strongest cultural institutions in the Carinthian region. It is led by Public Cultural Institution Narodni dom Mežica and provides mostly theatre plays, puppet theatre shows and – less frequently – music concerts. It also serves for events like official ceremonies, occasional various exhibitions and events like the KOFF Koroška Outdoor Film Festival.

Venue

The venue was extensively renovated in 2005 and has one modernly equipped multipurpose hall used for concerts, theatre and other performances and can accommodate up to 324 visitors. There is also a smaller hall for up to 60 visitors suitable for lectures, conferences and screenings as well as the foyer which is used as a gallery space for exhibitions and smaller meetings.

Programme

Some of the theatres whose plays are regularly hosted at Narodni dom Mežica are the Slovene National Theatre Drama Ljubljana, Ljubljana Puppet Theatre, Koper Theatre, Maribor Puppet Theatre and Mini Theatre. Of the occasional music acts on the stage of Narodni dom, one can name RTV Slovenia Big Band, MI2, Carmina Slovenica, Vlado Kreslin, Šukar and Josipa Lisac.