FESTIVALS: Norway's Blind Spot Wins 20th Bratislava IFF

BRATISLAVA: Norway’s Blind Spot directed by Tuva Novotny was awarded best film at the 20th Bratislava International Film Festival (29 November - 2 December 2018). The competition section showed first…
04-12-2018

Four Czech and Slovak Films in Slovak Top Ten

BRATISLAVA: Three Czech and Slovak films opened in the top ten on the weekend of 22 November 2018, while a fourth film stayed in the top ten for the third…
28-11-2018

FESTIVALS: Slovak and Czech Films at 20th Bratislava IFF

BRATISLAVA: The 20th Bratislava IFF, which runs 29 November – 2 December, has transformed the Made in Slovakia section to a selection of Slovak and Czech films, with several Slovak/Czech…
27-11-2018

FESTIVALS: Eight Films Compete at 20th Bratislava IFF

BRATISLAVA: Films from a diverse range of countries including Guatemala, Qatar, Belarus and Norway are screening in the main competition section of the 20th Bratislava IFF, which takes place 29…
23-11-2018

Slovak Mimi & Lisa: Christmas Lights Mystery to Premiere in France

BRATISLAVA: The Slovak/Czech animated short film Mimi & Lisa: Christmas Lights Mystery will premiere on 21 November in France, a day later in Slovak cinemas, on 6 December in the…
15-11-2018

FNE Europa Cinemas: Cinema of the Month: ArtKino Metro, Trenčin

This month we speak with Branislav Holly and Hana Kutlikova from ArtKino Metro in Trenčin, Slovakia. Branislav Holly is the manager and the main programmer of the cinema, while Hana…
14-11-2018

PRODUCTION: Slovak Staviarsky Family Moves into Film Production

BRATISLAVA: Slovak novelist/scriptwriter Vito Staviarsky along with his sons, director Richard Staviarsky and editor Juraj Staviarsky, and daughter, producer Marka Staviarska, are in post-production with their first feature film Loli…
06-11-2018

PRODUCTION: Marko Skop in Post-production with Let There Be Light

BRATISLAVA: Slovak director/writer/producer Marko Škop is in post-production with his second feature film Let There be Light / Nech je svetlo.
05-11-2018

Four Projects Selected for MIDPOINT Intensive SK

BRATISLAVA: Four Slovak projects will participate in MIDPOINT Intensive SK, which runs 29 – 31 October 2018.
19-10-2018

FNE at Jihlava IDFF Emerging Producers: Wanda Adamík Hrycová, Slovakia

BRATISLAVA: Wanda Adamík Hrycová from Wandal Production is representing Slovakia at Jihlava IDFF's Emerging Producers programme. FNE spoke with Hrycová about the current situation for documentary filmmaking in Slovakia.
19-10-2018

PRODUCTION: Peter Bebjak Directs TV Series Inspired by Slavic Mythology

BRATISLAVA: Peter Bebjak, winner of Karlovy Vary IFF's award for Best Diector, is working on the 12-episode TV series The Slavs, currently in pre-production. The series is produced by Slovakia’s…
18-10-2018

PRODUCTION: Peter Bebjak Preps The Report

BRATISLAVA: One of Slovakia’s busiest filmmakers, award winning director Peter Bebjak, is in preproduction with the feature film The Report / Správa about Alfréd Wetzler and Rudolf Vrba, two Slovak…
16-10-2018

Slovak Cinemax to Open Cinemas in Romania

BRATISLAVA: The Slovak cinema chain Cinemax will expand into Romania with plans to open its first two cinemas in Bucharest and Brasov.
04-10-2018

Wanda Adamik Hrycová Elected President of Slovak Film and Television Academy

BRATISLAVA: Members of the Slovak Film and Television Academy (SFTA) have elected producer Wanda Adamík Hrycová as its president. She succeeds the outgoing SFTA president Martin Šulík.
03-10-2018

Slovak/Czech/Russian The Cellar Opens at Number Three Spot in Slovak Box Office

BRATISLAVA: The Slovak/Czech/Russian drama The Cellar / Pivnica, directed by Igor Voloshin and starring Jean-Marc Barr, opened in the third spot in Slovakia.
03-10-2018

The Line Wins Slovakia’s Top IGRIC Award

BRATISLAVA: Director of Photography Martin Žiaran was awarded the main IGRIC prize for the cinematography of the feature film The Line / Čiara directed by Peter Bebjak. The ceremony of…
02-10-2018

Starline Entertainment Acquires Slovak Coproduction The Cellar

BRATISLAVA: The thriller The Cellar, directed by Russian Igor Voloshin and starring Jean-Marc Barr and Olga Simonova, has been acquired by London-based Starline Entertainment.
28-09-2018

FESTIVALS: Cold War Wins 13th Cinematik Film Festival

PIEŠŤANY: Cold War by Paweł Pawlikowski was awarded best film in the main competition of the 13th Cinematik IFF, which took place in the spa city of Piešťany from 11…
20-09-2018

FESTIVALS: The 13th Cinematik Film Festival Announces Lineup

PIEŠŤANY: Ten films have been selected for Meeting Point Europe, the main competition of the 13th Cinematik IFF, which will take place in the spa city of Piešťany from 11…
24-08-2018

FNE Spoke to Zuzana Bieliková, Head of Slovak Film Commission

BRATISLAVA: Zuzana Bieliková was appointed Head of the newly established Slovak Film Commission (SFC) on 1 June 2018. She spoke to FNE about her goals and her short-term plans, as…
22-08-2018