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BRATISLAVA: Slovak writer/director Jana Nemčeková is developing her debut feature film Made in Czechoslovakia as a Czech/Slovak coproduction.

BRATISLAVA: Slovak director/writer Marko Škop is in preproduction with the feature film Let There be Light / Nech je svetlo. Principal photography is planned for the beginning of 2018.

ŽILINA: The 10th International festival of animated films Fest Anča, based in Žilina, introduced a programme with three competitions including international competition of short and student films, international music video competition and international competition of films for children. The festival will be held 29 June to 2 July 2017.

KOŠICE: Twelve films will compete at Art Film Fest, which runs 16 to 24 June in the eastern Slovak city Košice.

BRATISLAVA: Slovakia’s European Film Promotion Producer on the Move Katarína Krnáčová is a graduate of Ex Oriente 2009 and EAVE 2015. She had worked on such films as Mátyás Prikler's short Thanks, Fine, which premiered at the Cinéfondation of Cannes IFF 2010, followed by the 2013 feature version of the film Fine, Thanks (MPhilms) as well as Mira Fornay's IFF Rotterdam 2013 award-winning My Dog Killer (MIRAFOX) and the omnibus film Slovakia 2.0 (MPhilms).

BRATISLAVA: The freshly formed Park Film Fest Trenčianske Teplice is building upon the Slovak spa town’s film tradition as the host of 23 editions of Art Film Fest and last year’s IFF Trenčianske Teplice. Park Film Fest will introduce two competitive sections dedicated to female directors and student filmmakers. This year’s edition will be held on 23-26 June 2017.

BRATISLAVA: Acclaimed Slovak director Martin Šulík is shooting his new feature The Interpreter / Tlmočník. It is his first feature film after a long break following Gypsy / Cigán (produced by Titanic, In Film, and coproduced by Czech Television, RTVS) in 2011. The road movie will star Oscar-winning director Jiří Menzel and Toni Erdmann actor Peter Simonischek.

BRATISLAVA: The Teacher directed by Jan Hřebejk won five awards, including best film, at the Sun in a Net awards. But it was outshone by A Prominent Patient by Julius Ševčík, which received eight awards, including most of the technical awards.

BRATISLAVA: Slovak Film Week, a showcase of domestic production organised by the Slovak Film and Television Academy from 3 to 9 April 2017, will screen A Prominent Patient / Masaryk directed by Julius Ševčík.

BRATISLAVA: The Slovak Film Week, a showcase of domestic production organised by the Slovak Film and Television Academy from 3 to 9 April 2017, will screen the documentary Steam on the River / Para nad riekou directed by Robert Kirchhoff and Filip Remunda.