The Ljubljana International Film Festival eleven festival sections:

  • Perspectives, the official competitive section of new filmmakers competing for the Kingfisher Award,
  • Avant-premieres, the world’s finest films purchased for Slovenian distribution;
  • Kings and Queens, films by notable and award-winning virtuosos of contemporary cinema;
  • World Film Panorama, front-runners of five-continent festivals;
  • Extravaganza, the so-called late-night cinema of daring idiosyncratic artists addressing sensual topics;
  • Theme Retrospective
  • Retrospective of an Auteur
  • Tribute, a condensed presentation of a festival- and media-exposed filmmakers;
  • Kinobalon, a selection of films for children aged 4 to 14;
  • Kino-integral, an overview of experimental cinema;
  • World in Short, competitive programme of contemporary short films.

The festival's accompanying programme includes talks with festival guests and filmmakers, round table discussions and seminars as well as exhibition.