PRO Otok: FOCUS on Makeup and Costume Design

The 15th edition of the International Film Festival Kino Otok – Isola Cinema, taking place this year between 5 and 9 June in Izola, brings a fresh selection of programme for film professionals and other interested public. Among internationally renowned experts who will share their experiences at PRO Otok are costume designer, Academy Award winner and a frequent collaborator with Ridley Scott, Janty Yates, as well as hair, makeup and special effects designer Tina Šubic Dodočić.

Majority of the three PRO Otok sub-programmes  – FOCUS on Makeup and Costume Design, Kratka scena Scriptwriting, and Slovenian Art Cinema Association will be open for all public, while film screenings and networking dinner are available with PRO accreditation.

FOCUS on Makeup and Costume Design

A special spotlight will be given for the third year to FOCUS, the training and networking event for less visible film professions. After two years of events for cinematographers, production designers, film editors, and sound designers, the three-year cyclical programme is rounded up with a focus on makeup and costume designers from the region.

The event starts on Friday, 7 June, at 11.00, with a masterclass by Janty Yates, Academy Award winner for costume design in Gladiator, who has been Ridley Scott’s collaborator for 20 years and has also worked with Michael Mann, Jean Jacques Arnaud, and Michael Winterbottom.

On Friday, 7 June, at 15.00, Tina Šubic Dodočić, makeup and special effects designer with rich experiences in the region and beyond, will conduct a workshop about the specifics of working for regional and international high-budget productions, such as projects with Ralph Fiennes and Johnny Depp.

On Friday, 7 June, at 18.30, the FOCUS day will conclude with Evening Ties, a networking dinner for accredited and festival guests.

On Saturday, 8 June, at 11.45, producer Danijel Hočevar and costume designer Monika Lorber will speak about coproduction challenges in the region through the case study of one of the awarded films that premiered at Berlinale, God Exists, Her Name is Petrunya (Teona Strugar Mitevska, 2019). The screening of the film will be at 10.00 in Art Cinema Odeon.

Besides the professions in focus, the events are also designed for directors, producers and other film professionals from the region, as they encourage filmmaking as a collaborative art form, which draws on a creative mix of close collaboration of talents and professional skill sets. They will enable an opportunity for a deeper understanding of the specifics and the needs of the professions involved.


On Saturday, 8 June, at 11.00, Croatian filmmaker Igor Bezinović, whose short documentaries and sort-of documentaries are well-known to audiences in the region, will conduct a lecture as part of the scriptwriting workshop for short films Kratka scena. From a personal perspective, Igor will talk about the importance of preparation when making short films and about the benefits of adapting your ideas to the world around you.


On Thursday, 6 June, at 12.30, members of the Slovenian Art Cinema Association will present good practice examples in programming, film education programmes and promotion strategies as key audience development tools. In Slovenian.

 Detailed PRO Otok programme and schedule can be found HERE.


Film professionals can purchase a PRO Pass that offers a pass to all film projections and the networking dinner. PRO Pass can be purchased only at the main Festival Box Office at Izola Tourist Information Centre (TIC Izola, Ljubljanska ulica 17, working hours 10.00-19.00, from 5 June) only after it has been approved by the festival PRO staff. We ask potential buyers of PRO Pass to send an application form to The price is 28€ (-20% for students, members of the associations S.K.O.M., ZFS, DPPU, DSP, and AKMS.



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