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Danijel Hocevar

Country: Slovenia

Film producer and CEO of Vertigo, a Ljubljana (Slovenia)-based production company with a distinctive track record and extensive working experience on international co-productions incl. the award-wining feature films such as Pero by Damjan Kozole (doc, 2023; IFF Rotterdam),  The Happiest Man in the World by Teona Mitevska (2022; Venice FF - Orizzonti, Grand Jury Prize at Les Arcs EFF), Wake Me by Marko Šantić (2022; Black Nights FF - Critic’s Pick Competition), Small Body by Laura Samani (2021; Cannes FF Critic’s Week 2021; European Discovery – Prix FIPRESCI at European Film Awards), Reconciliation by Marija Zidar (doc, 2021; CPH:DOX, IDFA), Otac – Father by Srdan Golubović (2020; Berlinale Panorama Audience Award), An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker by Danis Tanović (2013, Silver Bear: Grand Jury Prize at Berlinale 2013), Alexandrians by Metod Pevec (doc, 2011; Best Documentary at Trieste FF), Bread and Milk by Jan Cvitković (2001; Lion of the Future at Venice FF), and Nightlife (2016; Best Director Award at Karlovy Vary IFF), Slovenian Girl (2009; Toronto IFF), and Spare Parts (2003, Berlinale Competition) all by Damjan Kozole.

Danijel has been selected among Variety’s Ten Producers to Watch in 2001. He is a voting member of the European Film Academy and was the president of the Association of Slovenian Film Producers.  Since 2005, he is actively involved as a tutor with several European training initiatives such as MIDPOINT, EAVE, Nipkow Program, and Maia Workshops (2015-2018). He is also a member of the selection team of the When East Meets West co-production project market in Trieste.

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MIDPOINT Feature Launch 2024 MIDPOINT Feature Launch 2023 MIDPOINT Feature Launch 2022 MIDPOINT Feature Launch 2021 MIDPOINT Feature Launch 2020 MIDPOINT Feature Launch 2019 MIDPOINT Feature Launch 2019 MIDPOINT Feature Launch 2018 MIDPOINT Feature Launch 2018 MIDPOINT Feature Launch 2017 MIDPOINT Feature Launch 2017 MIDPOINT Shorts 2019 MIDPOINT Shorts 2018 MIDPOINT Intensive Queer 2024 MIDPOINT Intensive Montenegro 2019 MIDPOINT Intensive Serbia 2018 MIDPOINT Intensive Serbia 2018

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