Sašo Podgoršek wins Vesna for editing in Vašhava

The director and editor Podgoršek won the Vesna award for editing at this year’s Slovene Film Festival in Portorož for the short film Vašhava.

Vašhava is the latest work of the creative tandem, director Sašo Podgoršek and choreographer Iztok Kovač, who have previously created five critically acclaimed dance films and documentaries, recognised both domestically and internationally.

Vašhava, which was screened within the Competition Programme, thematically concludes the film opus of EN-KNAP. The workers’ and mining facilities, characterising and changing the Slovenian mining town of Trbovlje for almost two centuries, and which have already been captured on camera in the previous films shot by EN-KNAP, have to face uncertain future.

In this homage by the author Iztok Kovač to his birth town, the international dance company EnKnapGroup confronts the mining facilities for the last time, before they disappear from the collective consciousness forever. The parting is decent: the members of the group fill these places with vitality and life as they experience it themselves.

Vašhava is produced by EN-KNAP Productions, and Co-funded by the Slovenian Film Centre.

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