Studio Arkadena


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Studio Arkadena d.o.o.
Brodišče 23, SI-1236 Trzin
Phone386 (0) 1 562 1627, 386 (0) 41 303 110
Fax386 (0) 1 562 1628
Janez Kovič, General Manager
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Past Events

Studio Arkadena was established in 1994, having developed out of an earlier independent filmmakers’ venture known as Studio 37 (established in 1985). It is an independent production company with a great deal of experience in feature, short and commercial film production and in servicing feature films.

International cooperation

Studio Arkadena has co-operated with several European production companies, including Markenfilm (Germany), Mustard (London), Gang Films, Blue Marlyn and Tabago Films (Paris), Filmmaster (Italy), Sirena Films (Czech Republic) and Novotny & Novotny (Vienna). Nearly all of its short films have been financed directly without government support or funding. Distribution and broadcast rights for all documentary and short films have been sold to ABC TV (Australia), Channel 4 (United Kingdom), CANAL+ (France), SBC (Australia) and Denmark TV.


Studio Arkadena's productions include the feature films Nekdo drug ('Somebody Else') directed by Boštjan Vrhovec (1987), Ječarji ('Jailers', 1989) and Morana (1991) directed by Aleš Verbič, Herzog directed by Mitja Milavec (1996), Jebi ga ('Fuck it, So What?') and Na planincah ('On the Sunny Side', 2003) directed by Miha Hočevar, and Summer in the Golden Valley (2003) and A View from the Eiffel Tower (2005) from Artikulacija, Belgrade. The film Noč ('Let Me Sleep', 2006) by visual artist Miha Knific was made in co-production with Start Film Productions, Stockholm. The feature film Reality (2006), directed by Dafne Jemeršič, was a co-production with Radio-Television Slovenia (RTV Slovenia), Viba Film Studio, the Ljubljana-based independent company Art Rebel 9, Video Production Kregar Studio (VPK Studio), Vertigo/Emotionfilm and Propeler film of Zagreb.


Studio Arkadena has produced many award-winning short films. Its three architectural films shot between 1991 and 1993 - Architect Plečnik and Ljubljana, Plečnik's Sacral Architecture and Unfinished Works - represent the first attempts to use computer animation and composition to compare architectural ideas with reality. Once upon a Time by Andrej Verbič got a special mention at the 1990 Berlin Film Festival; Zdravko Barišič's 1997 short Balkan Roulette was a finalist in the 1998 Cannes short film official selection, and in his follow-up work My First Cut (1999) was awarded Best Short Film in the Panorama official selection at the Berlinale 2000, and also won awards at the Message to Men Film Festival in St Petersburg, at the Festival Cine dem Tetuan in Morocco and also at the film festivals in Dresden, Bordeaux and Hampton. Since that time Studio Arkadena has also produced Tiigra directed by Nataša Matjašec (2001) and Hop, Skip and Jump by Srdjan Vuletić (2000). The short fiction work (A)torsion (2002), directed by Stefan Arsenijević, received the highest award at the Festival of Slovenian Film and was also awarded the Berlin Golden Bear of 2003 and nominated for the Academy Award for Short Fiction in 2004. The short film Srce je kos mesa ('Heart is a Piece of Meat', 2003) by Jan Cvitkovič was shown at Cottbus and subsequently won Best Short Film Award at the Gijon Festival in Spain. Its most recent short film was Ohcet ('The Wedding', 2006), directed by Petar Pašić. Distribution and broadcast rights for all documentary and short films have been sold to ABC TV and SBC (Australia), Channel 4 (UK), Canal + (France) and Denmark TV.


Studio Arkadena also provides creative and experienced camera crews with their own professional equipment (35mm cameras, grip, lighting), meeting the various production demands of guest directors or co-productions. It offers complete production management and technical support, and can give advice on the most appropriate items of equipment to be used for particular jobs. The studio also offers a wealth of digital post-production services at all levels to suit different budgets. Flame and off-line editing and computer graphics with animation equipment are available for cinema and television productions requiring high-quality digital technology. The studio has an art direction department and a full-service production company that can take care of every detail, from booking hotels and cars to finding the right location upon arrival, checking out permits and organising pick-up services from the airport. It can also assist in organising castings or handling post-production needs. A detailed list of services and equipment is available at the Arkadena Studio website.

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