Regional work in progress: Anja Resman: Beyond the Face

Beyond the Face
10 min, stop motion puppet animation, 1:85 : 1, drama

Director: Anja Resman
Production: SPOK films (Jožko Rutar) and School of Arts, University of Nova Gorica (Boštjan Potokar)
International co-producer: Tramal Films (Miha Černec)

A young man is cleaning the apartment of his father, who has recently passed away. He is forced to relive his traumatic memories of growing up and losing his soul.

Anja Resman (1997) is an animator, film director and animation filmmaker from Slovenia. After graduating from the Secondary School of Design and Photography, Ljubljana, she made her first stop-motion animation short Anabel (2016). The short film Wake Up (2018) is from her second year of college. Now pursuing a master’s degree from the School of Arts, University of Nova Gorica, she made Beyond the Face as her graduation film.

Jožko Rutar is the founder and CEO of SPOK Film, a production company dedicated to discovering new Slovenian film talents and to the development, production, promotion and distribution of high-end art-house films. After graduating from the Faculty of Economics in Ljubljana, Jožko worked as a producer of cultural events, dance performances and films with the EN-KNAP contemporary dance group for five years. From 2004 to 2011, he managed the Staragara production company and produced several features, shorts and documentaries that were presented in Cannes, Venice, Locarno, Rotterdam, etc. From 2011 to 2016, he was Managing Director of the Slovenian Film Centre. He is an EAVE graduate and its Slovenian national representative. He is a lecturer at the School of Arts, University of Nova Gorica. He offers consulting services in film development and financing and works as a decision-maker on various film funding bodies.