Iskre v času – Svetovni računalniški podvig

Sparks in Time – Worldwide Computer Adventure

  • Documentary Film
  • 82’
  • 2021
  • Slovenia

In 1976, Janez Škrubej and a group of electrical engineers, his college friends, established Iskra Delta, a company that proved an immediate success, especially in Eastern markets. With its explosive growth, it was not long before CIA took an interest, keen to prevent its technology from ending up in the enemy’s hands. For KGB, however, Iskra Delta was the last chance to make up for the technological gap. Domestically, Iskra Delta fell from grace with the authorities. To top it all, Yugoslavia began to disintegrate.

Director Jurij Gruden
Awards 1 award
Director's statement

The 1980s – which, in Yugoslavia, started with the death of Josip Broz Tito and ended with the country’s dissolution, while Europe saw the end of bipolarity, demise of socialism, and the beginning of

The 1980s – which, in Yugoslavia, started with the death of Josip Broz Tito and ended with the country’s dissolution, while Europe saw the end of bipolarity, demise of socialism, and the beginning of European integration represent one of the most exciting periods in contemporary European history. They were a period when the old had not yet withered away, while the new had not yet formed. At this time, one of the most successful economic endeavours took place. The enthusiasm behind the contemporaneous post hippy gigs inspired me during the creation of this incredible story.

Writing

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Direction

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Production

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Cinematography

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Editing

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Sound design

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Special Mention
jury prize
2021

V filmu Iskre v času, svetovni računalniški podvig so predstavljena dejstva in osebna pričevanja Janeza Škrubeja in skupine elektrotehnikov, ki so se med prvimi na svetu lotili razvijanja slovenskega in jugoslovanskega računalnika. Gledalci se seznanimo tako z njihovim svetovnim uspehom kot tudi z okoliščinami in pritiski, katerim je bilo podvrženo njihovo inovatorsko delo. Film je pomembno pričevanje iz prezrte in pozabljene zgodovine.

Competition programme
Premiere
2021
Premiere
10.2021 / FSF - Festival slovenskega filma, Competition programme, Portorož, Slovenia
Alternative title
Sparks in Time – Worldwide Computer Adventure (english)
Production countries
Slovenia
Languages
slovenian
Technical data
Aspect ratio
1,85:1
Duration and length
82 minutes
Colour
Colour (some sequences in b/w)
Sound
5.1
Screening formats
digital DCP

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