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30 Jan – 9 Feb 2025

Maja Weiss

Maja WEISS (1965, Slovenia) studied film at Academy of Theatre, Radio, Film and Television in Ljubljana, and became the first female Slovenian filmmaker to direct a feature-length fiction film for cinema. She has since made dozens of films (short, features and documentaries), which have screened at festivals around the world, including IDFA, DOK Leipzig and IFFR. In 2020, she received a lifetime achievement award for her contribution to film, awarded by the DocuDok Maribor Documentary Film Festival. Child in Time (2004) was nominated for the Golden Bear for Best Short Film at Berlin International Film Festival in 2005. It was selected for IFFR 2023.


(selection) Balkan Gunfighters (1991, short), Boy – A Blood-brother Of Death (1992, doc), Foto Film 2001 (1996, doc), Adrian (1998, short), The Road Of Brotherhood And Unity (1999, doc), Nuba – Pure People (2000, doc), Guardian of the Frontier (2002), New World (2003, TV series), Child in Time (2004, short), Installation of Love (2007), Hidden Memory of Angela Vode (2009), Where Has the Working Class Gone (2010, doc), Boy, Blood-brother of Death 2 (2012, doc), Eyes and Ears of God: Video Surveillance of Sudan (2012, doc), Banditenkinder: Children Stolen from Slovenia (2014, doc), My Way 50 (2018, doc), The White Warrior in Black Suit (2021, doc)

Maja Weiss op IFFR

  • Child in Time

    Jonge weglopers zoeken hun toevlucht in een kerk en ontdekken The line that’s drawn between / Good and bad.

    • Cinema Regained
  • Balkan Gunfighter

    Voorbode van de dingen die komen gaan.

    • main programme short