Danijel Hočevar

Film producer and CEO at Vertigo, a Ljubljana, Slovenia-based production company with a distinctive track record and extensive working experience on international co-productions, including award-wining feature films such as Pero by Damjan Kozole (2023; IFF Rotterdam), The Happiest Man in the World by Teona Mitevska (2022; Venice IFF – Orizzonti), Wake Me by Marko Šantić (2022; Tallinn Black Nights FF), Small Body by Laura Samani (2021; Cannes Critics' Week; European Discovery – Prix FIPRESCI at European Film Awards), Reconciliation by Marija Zidar (2021; CPH:DOX), Father by Srdan Golubović (2020; Berlinale Panorama Audience Award), An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker by Danis Tanović (2013, Silver Bear: Grand Jury Prize at Berlinale), Alexandrians by Metod Pevec (2011; Best Documentary at Trieste FF), Bread and Milk by Jan Cvitković (2001; Lion of the Future at Venice IFF), and Nightlife (2016; Best Director Award at Karlovy Vary IFF), Slovenian Girl (2009; Toronto IFF), and Spare Parts (2003, Berlinale Competition) all by Damjan Kozole.

Danijel has been selected among Variety’s Ten Producers to Watch in 2001. He is a voting member of the European Film Academy, and was the president of the Association of Slovenian Film Producers. Since 2005, he’s been actively involved as a tutor with several European training initiatives such as Midpoint (since 2013, Head of Studies at Midpoint), EAVE, Nipkow Program, and Maia Workshops (2015 – 2018). Danijel is also a selection team member of the When East Meets West co-production project market in Trieste.

The partners of the training are Midpoint Institute and Character – Film Development Association.