Regional Competition

Mama Europa

Petra Seliškar
Screening time  
26.02. / Wednesday, 16:00 - 18:00 Theatre 2  
28.02. / Friday, 14:00 - 16:00 Theatre 5  
01.03. / Saturday, 19:00 - 21:00 Theatre 3  
When little Terra draws a map of Europe, it seems more complicated than the whole planet Earth.

Mama Europa takes a look at Europe through the eyes of a six-year-old child, Terra. Born in the Balkans, but raised as a citizen of the world by her Cuban-Macedonian father and Slovenian mother, little Terra quickly learned about borders. She goes on a journey across former Yugoslavia with her family, encountering numerous remarkable characters with interesting stories, and tells us her innocent but intelligent, and already experienced view of the continent that is not at all as united as it would apparently like to be. A look at Europe through the eyes of a small child from the Balkans: she may easily shatter your preconceptions about where you live.


Petra Seliškar

Petra Seliškar, born in Ljubljana, Slovenia in 1978, moved to the Netherlands to study film directing and producing at the National Film Academy in Amsterdam and moved to UK to finish her MA studies in Screen Arts at Sheffield Hallam University – Northern Media School. She continued to work in Slovenia, Croatia and Macedonia as a film director and film producer. She founded Petra Pan Film Production in 2003. Her documentary The Grandmothers of Revolution (2006) has been screened at a variety of film festivals including IDFA, Trieste Film Festival, ZagrebDox and Sarajevo Film Festival.

General sponsor

Mama Europa

Slovenia, Macedonia, Croatia
2013, 90', DCP

Directed by:
Petra Seliškar

Screenplay by:
Petra Seliškar, Terra Ferro Seliškar

Brand Ferro

Katrin Ebersohn, Daniel Freymuller

Edited by:
Katrin Ebersohn

Petra Seliškar, Brand Ferro, Oliver Sertić, Bojan Mastilović

Produced by:
Petra Pan Film, PPFP, Restart

Festivals & Awards:

 International Film Festival Rotterdam 2014; Trieste Film Festival 2014; Festival of Slovenian Film – Portorož 2013; Ljubljana International Film Festival – LIFE; 2013  Free Zone FilmFestival – Belgrade 2013