Ljubljana International Film Festival

The Ljubljana International Film Festival (also known as LIFFe) is an international film festival established in 1990 and held annually in Ljubljana, Slovenia.[1]

Apart from screenings of Slovenian films, it also regularly features renowned authors' film retrospectives, international independent film programmes and a short films competition.



Awards presented at the most recent 2007 edition were as follows:

  • The Kingfisher Award for best debut or second film by up-and-coming directors[2]
  • The Golden Reel Award (Audience Award) for best film overall, as voted by audiences
  • The FIPRESCI Award, given by an international film critics' jury
  • The Amnesty International Slovenia Award for best film that deals with a theme related to human rights issues

Award winners


2007 LIFFe

Award Film Director
Kingfisher Award Windows on Monday
(Montag kommen die Fenster)
  Ulrich Köhler [de]
Golden Reel Award Empties
(Vratné lahve)
  Jan Sverák
FIPRESCI Award Just About Love?
(Et toi t'es sur qui?)
  Lola Doillon
Amnesty International
Slovenia Award
XXY   Lucía Puenzo

2008 LIFFe

Award Film Director
Kingfisher Award Hunger   Steve McQueen
FIPRESCI Prize Ballast   Lance Hamer
Dragon Audience Award Katyn   Andrzej Wajda

2012 LIFFe

Award Film Director
Kingfisher Award Clip
  Maja Miloš
Dragon Audience Award Lore
  Cate Shortland
FIPRESCI Award Sister
(L'Enfant d'en haut)
  Ursula Meier
Best Short Film Award Tuba Atlantic   Hallvar Witzo


  1. ^ "Ljubljana International Film Festival (Liffe)". Creative Europe Desk Slovenia. Retrieved 2023-01-09.
  2. ^ Angleški, S. T. A. (2022-11-20). "Croatian drama wins main award at Ljubljana film fest". Slovenia Times. Archived from the original on 2022-11-20. Retrieved 2023-01-09.