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Studio Maj d.o.o.
Mestni trg 17, SI-1000 Ljubljana
Phone386 (0) 1 422 4545
Dunja Klemenc, Director
Phone386 (0) 41 629 826

Past Events
  • 15 March to 22 March 2020
    FESTIVAL POSTPONED The screening of the documentary The Daughter of Camorra, directed by Siniša Gačić and produced by Studio Maj, at the International Documentary Film Festival ZagrebDox in Zagreb, Croatia
    programme organiser
  • 11 December to 15 December 2019
    The screenings of Paradise, directed by Davide Del Degan and co-produced by A Atalanta; Stories from the Chestnut Woods, directed by Gregor Božič and produced by Nosorogi and co-produced by Radio-Television Slovenia (RTV Slovenia); Consequences, directed by Darko Štante and co-produced by Temporama, Zwinger Film, NuFrame, and Sinhro Studio 100; the documentary The Daughter of Camorra, directed by Siniša Gačić and produced by Studio Maj; Rosa, directed by Katja Colja and co-produced by Casablanca Productions; and six short films, at the K3 Film Festival in Villach/Beljak, Austria
    programme organiser
  • 16 August to 23 August 2019
    The screenings of Half-Sister, directed by Damjan Kozole (attending) and produced by Vertigo; God Exists, Her Name Is Petrunya, co-produced by Vertigo, I Act, I Am, directed by Miroslav Mandić and produced by Filmostovje; Stitches, co-produced by Nora Production Group; My Grandpa Is an Alien, co-produced by Senca Studio and Art Rebel 9; the premiere of the documentary The Daughter of Camorra, directed by Siniša Gačić (attending) and produced by Studio Maj, in the Official Competition; and episodes of the drama series The Lake, based on the book by Tadej Golob, directed by Matevž Luzar and produced by Radio-Television Slovenia (RTV Slovenia) in the Avant Premiere Gala section, supported by the Slovenian Film Centre, at the Sarajevo Film Festival in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina organiser
  • 18 January to 25 January 2019
    The screenings of Erased, directed by Miha Mazzini and Dušan Joksimović, produced by Gustav Film and co-produced by PAKT Media, in the Competition Programme (Italian premiere); the documentary Music is the Art of Time 3, LP film Laibach, directed by Igor Zupe (attending) and produced by Nord Cross Production; the documentary Greetings From Free Forests, directed by Ian Soroka; Spare Parts, directed by Damjan Kozole (E-motion Film) in the Wind of Change retrospective; No Man's Land, co-produced by Casablanca Productions and Studio Maj; and Don't Forget To Breathe, directed by Martin Turk and produced by Bela Film Ltd in the This Is IT section; at the Trieste Film Festival at Cinema Ambasciatori, Politeama Rossetti, Teatro Miela in Trieste/Trst, Italy
  • 24 July to 28 July 2018
    A special screening of Electric Dreams, directed by Dušan Moravec (Radio-Television Slovenia (RTV Slovenia)); a premiere of Gaja's World, directed by Peter K. Bratuša (Felina, Radio-Television Slovenia (RTV Slovenia)); and I Am, directed by Petra Trampuž Bocevska (Studio Maj), in the Shorts section, at the Motovun Film Festival in Motovun, Croatia
    programme organiser
  • 9 March to 12 March 2016
    Screenings of Some Other Stories, directed also by Hanna Slak and co-produced by Studio Maj, at the 3rd UNDP Women’s Film Week, supported by the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia Athens, at Famagusta Youth Center, Goethe-Institut, House of Arts and Literature in Famagusta, Larnaca, Nicosia, Cyprus
  • 25 September to 4 October 2015
    Screenings of Our Everyday Life, co-produced by Studio Maj, The Reaper, co-produced by Forum Ljubljana, We Will Be the World Champions, co-produced by Perfo Production, and Sailing to Paradise, directed by Blaž Završnik, produced by Sever & Sever Production and co-produced by Restart Ltd, at the 23rd Raindance Film Festival, supported by the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia London, at VUE Piccadilly in London, United Kingdom
  • 2 September to 6 September 2015
    The world premiere of Šiška Deluxe, directed by Jan Cvitkovič (Perfo Production), and a screening of Our Everyday Life, co-produced by Studio Maj, at the Montreal Film Festival at Cinéma Cineplex Odeon Quartier Latin in Montreal, Canada
  • 15 August to 21 August 2015
    Screenings of You Carry Me, co-produced by Vertigo, The High Sun, co-produced by Gustav Film, Our Everyday Life, co-produced by Studio Maj, Home, directed by Metod Pevec and produced by Vertigo, and The Beat of Love, directed by Boris Petković and produced by Gustav Film, at the Sarajevo Film Festival at Multiplex Cinema City, National Theatre in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
    programme organiser

Studio Maj was founded in 1989 by producer Dunja Klemenc, who was responsible for the children's programme at Radio-Television Slovenia (RTV Slovenia) between 1989 and 1997. It evolved into one of the most successful and acclaimed film production houses in Slovenia. Their extensive filmography includes such international co-productions as the Academy Award-winning French-Belgian-Italian-UK-Slovene co-production No Man's Land and Cirkus Columbia. Dunja Klemenc is the first film producer who has received the prestigious Metod Badjura Award for lifetime achievement in 2015.


Studio Maj debuted in 1989 with the six-hour mini-series The Betrothed, a Slovene-Italian co-production for RAI TV directed by Salvatore Nocita, followed by the film Maria Struggles with the Angels, also produced for RAI TV. In 1992 it served as line and executive producer of the short films The American Dream and Bau Bau, and from 1996 to 1997 it produced a children's television series by Mirza Idrizović titled Animal Tales. The 1998 The Truths About Wine, a nine-episode series about viticulture and wine drinking culture, marks the beginning of the studio's documentary film production.

Film production

The studio has collaborated with Casablanca Productions on a number of occasions, such as in 1999 when it was the line and executive producer of the short film Janez Puhar's Missing Formula [Izgubljena formula Janeza Puharja] by Pavel Grzinčič. In 2000 it acted as the co-producer and executive producer of the French-Belgian-Italian-UK-Slovene co-production No Man's Land [Nikogaršnja zemlja], the Academy Award-, Golden Globe Award- and European Film Academy Award-winning film by Danis Tanović.

Studio Maj was the co-producer of the 2001 French-Greek-Slovene co-production Lily's Story [Ljiljina zgodba] by Robert Manthoulis, and it was the producer and executive producer of Danis Tanović's 2002 short film 11–09–01, produced with Galatee Films and Studio Canal. In 2002 it co-produced the docu-fiction short film It flies ... It flies ... It flies ... Woman? [Leti ... leti ... leti ... ženska?] by Polona Sepe, and in 2003 the animated series The Buffons [Bizgeci] by Grega Mastnak in collaboration with Bad Movies, Greece and RTV Slovenia.

In 2005 the studio and Casablanca Productions co-produced Well Tempered Corpses by Benjamin Filipović with Flash Productions Sarajevo, ASAP Films of Paris, Cinemark France, and Sintra film, Rome. The same year, Studio Maj produced the feature film Warchild [Izginuli] with Christian Wagner Film, Munich. The 2006 feature film Tea written and directed by Hanna Slak was co-produced with Gustav Film, Jadran film Zagreb, and SPI International, Warsaw.

In 2010 Studio Maj co-produced a Croatian drama film directed by Rajko Grlić Just Between Us [Naj ostane med nami]. In 2010 it co-produced Some Other Stories [Neke druge zgodbe], an omnibus feature-film on the transitional social climate in the former Yugoslavia by five younger female film directors from former Yugoslav countries, Ivona Juka, Ana Maria Rossi, Ines Tanović, Marija Džidževa, Hanna Slak. The film was also screened at the 2011 City of Women International Festival of Contemporary Arts.

The studio's latest project is the documentary The Daughter of Camorra (2018), which won the Vesna award for best Slovenian documentary at the Festival of Slovenian Film in 2019.

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