SLOVENIA: IZOLA

THE JURY SPEAKERS

Jakob (14)
My name is Jakob Grižonic. I am a boy of 14 years and this is my last year at the elementary school "Šmarje pri Kopru".

In my free time I’m a photographer, an actor and a director – and that probably makes me a filmmaker. I also row and I love comedies with some drama.

I have lots of friends and most of them think I’m funny and a little bit crazy.
Nastasja (12)
My name is Nastasja Cešnjevar Ušumovic. I am 12 years old and I am in 7th grade of primary school. I play piano and I have been to some competitions abroad, too. My hobby is ping-pong. I love my trainings. I was a member of a drama club for two years. We made four different shows and I enjoyed playing in them.

Last year I joined the robotic club and I love programming robots. I like to play chess with my father. I like to read very, very much. I have red over 100 big novels, lately I read mostly horrors and fantasy. I like to spend my time in playgrounds, I have a lot of friends and they are very important to me.

Of course, I love watching films. I usually watch them with my parents and sometimes with friends at cinema. My father has a very distinguished film taste, so he chooses films for me and our „home cinema“. I love all of Hayao Miyazaki's cartoons.

IZOLA

Dobrodošli v Izoli!

Inhabitants: 15,000
Kids: 3,500
Cinemas: 1

The Mediterranean town of Izola is located on the beautiful Adriatic coast of Slovenia. The old town invites you to stroll through its medieval alleys and discover impressive palaces full of history. Don't forget to check out the boats at the Marina and the yacht harbour! You can also get on a boat taking one of the boat trips, visit one of the beaches to take a swim in the sea or explore the surrounding area by bike or on horseback. If you don't like fish, which there is a great variety of, try the legendary Isolanka dessert!

OTOK

Otok, the Institute for the Development of Film Culture, is a non-profit organisation established in 2003 and the main producer of the Kino Otok – Isola Cinema International Film Festival, which is held annually in Izola, Slovenia. Kino Otok is intended for the general and professional public as a festival in the genuine sense of the word, offering an excellent programme selected by its international programme board. The selected films are suitable for different audiences, from youngsters to the general public; almost all of them are accompanied by their authors.