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BRATISLAVA: Four international projects registered for the 20% cash rebate at the Slovak Audiovisual Fund in 2016. Among them are Lionsgate’s Robin Hood: Origins directed by Otto Bathurst and Consider Yourself starring Geoffrey Rush. The estimated budget for these five projects is 4.5 m EUR.

BRATISLAVA: Marta Ferencová’s romantic comedy All or Nothing / Všetko alebo nič set an opening record in Slovak cinemas with 64,931 admissions. The script was penned by Eva Urbaníková based on her bestseller published in 2007.

BRATISLAVA: Mátyás Prikler’s second feature film, Power, closed the development stage and will have the principal photography in the winter 2017/2018. The film is a Slovak/Czech/Hungarian coproduction and stars the Hungarian director and actor Kornel Mundruczó, alongisde popular Czech actor Jan Tříska.

BRATISLAVA: Rastislav Steranka is replacing Alexandra Strelková as head of promotion at the Slovak Film Institute. Steranka will be internationally introduced during the European Film Market at Berlin International Film Festival 2017.

BRATISLAVA: Slovak Audiovisual Fund (AVF) will increase funding up to 7m EUR in 2017, representing a 12% increase compared to 2016. Also, international projects benefitting of the 20% cash rebate, will receive up to 4.5m EUR in 2017.

BRATISLAVA: Eva Nová by Marko Škop won the IGRIC Award for best feature film of 2015. The ceremony of the Slovak Film Union, Literary Fund and Union of Slovak Television Creators - IGRIC awards for best Slovak films in 2015 was held in Bratislava´s Malá scéna on 22 September 2016.

PIEŠŤANY: Son of Saul by László Nemes was awarded Best European Film at the 11th International Film Festival Cinematik, which was held in Piešťany from 13 to 18 September 2016. 5 October by Martin Kollar won the domestic documentary competitive section Cinematik.doc.

PIEŠTANY: The 11th International Film Festival Cinematik will be held in Piešťany from 13 to 18 September 2016. A total of 91 films (78 feature-length and 13 short and mid-length films) will be screened in six venues.

BRATISLAVA: Jan Hřebejk’s feature film The Teacher/ Učiteľka opened as second in Slovak cinemas on 21 July 2016, selling 15,489 tickets and cashing in 74,000 EUR gross.

BRATISLAVA:  A Hole in the Head/ Diera v hlave, the new film by the Slovak creative documentary filmmaker Robert Kirchhoff, is in final stages of postproduction and is set to be released in November 2016. This essay focuses on the European Romani during WWII.