The Programme Department


In shaping our film programme, we are guided by the imperative of thinking cinema outside the restrictive demands of the market, taste, and expectations. We recognise in this principle a great privilege, based on the respect of cinema—as a medium, as historical record, as art, as popular culture, and as one of the youngest and most complex forms of human expression. A privilege that fosters and stimulates free thinking within historical, aesthetic, and countless other contexts, which in turn contribute to a more creative, productive, and satisfying appreciation of moving images.

Our programme features cycles, retrospectives and special events, in which we frequently join forces with local and international institutions.
Extensive programme notes with reviews and essays are found in our bimonthly publication Kinotečnik, which is freely available online and in print.

A central feature of the programme are retrospectives, dedicated to individual directors, artists, groups, movements, genres, forms, periods, areas, and themes. Our regular cycles include the classics, the weekly Večer SFA (presented by the Slovene Film Archives), matinees, Kino-uho (live music accompaniment), Kino-katedra (educational programme with lectures), Kino-integral (avant-garde and experimental cinema), Animateka (animated film), Odprto platno (submissions from emerging film-makers), Nove pridobitve (new acquisitions and restorations), Kultivator (counter-canonical works), and Kratki! (history of short film).