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EU raids Slovak Telekom for anti-trust activities
The European Commission announced on January 22 that it had raided Slovak Telekom on suspicion of abuse of its leading market position.
Mosquitos’ Tango premieres in Slovakia
Two Slovak film premieres in January and the Rotterdam screening of the critically praised debut Blind Loves (Slepe lasky) paint a promising start for Slovak film in 2009.
Slovakia's Box Office National Hit: Bathory
Bathory is not only the box office national hit in Slovakia for 2008; it is the most successful movie in Slovak history, smashing the competition with over 1,465,226 euros (43…
Markiza to launch new channel
Slovak commercial television station TV Markiza (www.markiza.sk) announced it will launch a new channel, TV Doma.
Break-out director of 2008 – Juraj Lehotsky
Young Slovak director Juraj Lehotsky (age 33) drew international attention with his 77-minute debut Blind Loves, a documentary with fictional elements about love among the blind, whcih premiered on March…
Slovak Actor in the Spotlight – Lubos Kostelny
Slovak actor Lubos Kostelny (born 1981) was well known to theatre going audiences in Slovakia, but in 2008 Kostelny became a Slovak film star as well.
New fund, new support, new films for Slovakia
The Slovak Film Institute unveiled 48 new Slovak films and co-productions at a presentation of upcoming feature, documentary and animated films held during the 10th Bratislava International Film Festival (www.iffbratislava.sk).
Bratislava film festival announces awards
Mid-August Lunch directed by Gianni Di Gregorio (Italy) won the Grand Prix at the 10th Bratislava IFF 2008, which ended on December 5.
New Slovak film law
The draft of the new Slovak special law on audiovisual funds, which was passed in parliament on November 5, is awaiting the president's signature in order to take effect on…
New Cinemax in Slovakia
Cinemax (www.cine-max.sk), the exhibitor of the multi-cinema chain Cinemax, opened a 7-screen multiplex in the Slovak city Kosice on November 29.
SPI takes third spot on Slovak market
Independent film distributor SPI has moved into a solid third place slot in the Slovak market, the company announced.
New Slovak film Small Celebrations in Sevilla
The Slovak feature film Small Celebrations (Male oslavy, www.maleoslavy.sk) premiered in Slovakia premiere on November 13, after premiering in the Eurimages competition in Sevilla earlier this week.
Cable TV Congress set for Bratislava
The 2008 edition of the Slovak Cable Television Congress takes place November 10 and 11 in Bratislava.
Gypsy Virgin bows in Slovakia
Virgin Gypsy (Cinka Panna), a Slovak/Czech/Hungarian co-production, opened in Slovak cinemas on October 23.
(One) Slovak Film at the Warsaw Film Festival
Out of the 153 features that will be presented in the following days of the 24th Warsaw Film Festival, there will be one film from a country not normally represented:…
Blind Loves represents Slovakia in Oscar competition
The Slovak film Blind Loves from director Juraj Lehotsky will be competing for selection in the Oscar category for Best Foreign Language Film.
JOJ TV signs deal with Tandem
TV JOJ has signed an unprecedented exclusive output agreement with Tandem Communications covering the Munich-based company´s entire slate, JOJ head of acquisitions Erika Tothova announced.
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