Regional Competition

Šentilj-Spielfeld - Border Crossing That Once Was

Matjaž Ivanišin

Šetilj-Spielfeld once witnessed endless crossings of Turkish, Greek, Iranian, Bulgarian and other immigrants and tourists. In 2007 the border crossing was closed. The customs facilities are partly demolished, commercial and administrative buildings are deserted. Only a few road restaurants remain, with very few guests, including truck drivers and workers.


Matjaž Ivanišin

Matjaž Ivanišin was born in 1981 in Maribor, Slovenia. He studied film directing at the Slovene national film school (AGRFT) in Ljubljana. Since his graduation in 2007, he has been working as a freelance filmmaker. Karpotrotter (2013) is an experimental road-movie, homage to the iconic Yugoslav black-wave director Karpo Godina. His first feature length documentary film Playing Men premiered in the competition of FID Marseille in 2017.

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Šentilj-Spielfeld, mejni prehod, ki ga ni več

Slovenia, Austria
2009, 54', color, video

Directed by:
Matjaž Ivanišin

Screenplay by:
Matijaž Ivanišin, Primož Ledinek

Matjaž Ivanišin

Edited by:
Matjaž Jankovič

Robert Sršen

Primož Ledinek

Produced by:
LI Produkcija

Festivals & Awards:

DokMa, Maribor 2009 - Best Midlength Slovenian Documetary