Fatamorgana

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Fatamorgana, družba za video in avdio produkcijo ter stike z javnostjo d.o.o.
fatamorgana@siol.net
Prečna ulica 6, SI-1000 Ljubljana
Phone386 (0) 31 685 686
RegionSI-1
Matjaž Žbontar, Producer
fatamorgana@siol.net
Phone386 (0) 31 685 686







Fatamorgana is a company for film, television, video and audio production and public relations, established in 1995. It was founded by film director Matjaž Žbontar, considered to be an excellent documentarian, who received numerous awards for his films in ex-Yugoslavia and several international awards for his presentational films about Slovenia and film documentaries, most often made in the production of Fatamorgana.


History

After completing the secondary marine school in Piran and after two years of sailing around the world, Matjaž Žbontar, born in 1950, studied architecture and film in Ljubljana. The double winner of the Mala Pula Award – the award of MAFAF festival, the festival of amateur film in ex-Yugoslavia, in the early 1970s, he continued his studies at the Film Academy in Zagreb, Croatia. During his 40 years of work, he shot many documentaries at home and abroad. In 1995, he founded the production company Fatamorgana.


Documentaries

Mostly in co-production with RTV Slovenia, Fatamorgana has produced many documentary films related to the field of culture and art, with an emphasis on important Slovene artists and their works, for example, the painter Lojze Spacal (1907–2000), art historian Zoran Kržišnik (1920–2008), sculptor Negovan Nemec (1947–1987), architect Viktor Sulčič (1895–1973), film director and producer Ivan Bolle, etc.


Other projects

Fatamorgana also makes promotional films about Slovenia and its capital Ljubljana, and short experimental documentaries, for example, Whence Thy Beauty, Slovenia? (1999) by director Dušan Povh and Born to Die (2018) by director Matjaž Žbontar, screened also at the Festival of Slovenian Film in 2018.


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