PRODUCTION: Juraj Jakubisko Starts Shooting Sequel to The Feather Fairy

BRATISLAVA: Acclaimed Slovak director Juraj Jakubisko is currently shooting a sequel to his popular Christmas fairy tale The Feather Fairy / Perinbaba (1985) in the Slovak town of Kežmarok. Seven-legged…
28-02-2017

FNE Teams Up with MFFK Febiofest Slovakia

BRATISLAVA: FNE will team up with MFFK Febiofest and will organise together with Creative Europe Desk Slovakia the discussion panel Slovakia-Austria: Film Neighbours. The Industry Days will be held on…
28-02-2017

Little Harbour Expected to Start Selling Before Cannes

BRATISLAVA: Several distributors were interested at the Berlinale’s EFM in Iveta Grófová’s second feature film Little Harbour, which won Berlinale‘s Generation Kplus prize. Paris-based sales agent Loco Films hopes to…
28-02-2017

FESTIVALS: The 24th Febiofest Announces Lineup

BRATISLAVA: The 24th edition of MFFK Febiofest is ready to run from 2 to 8 March 2016, with more than 100 films and the short film competition „In the Middle…
27-02-2017

All or Nothing Scores at Slovak and Czech Box Office

BRATISLAVA: The Slovak/Czech romantic comedy All or Nothing by Marta Ferencová held on to third place in both Slovak and Czech cinemas during its fifth week in release.
15-02-2017

FNE and MFFK Febiofest Bratislava to co-host: Slovakia – Austria: Film Neighbours

BRATISLAVA: Film New Europe Association together with MFFK Febiofest Industry Days in Bratislava will co-host a special event entitled Slovakia – Austria: Film Neighbours on 7 March at 14:30 within…
13-02-2017

FNE at Berlinale 2017: Slovak Film in Berlin

Dear Colleagues & Friends, before the grand opening let us answer the question: What´s Slovak in Berlin 2017?
11-02-2017

SLOVAKIA: Country Report 2016

In 2016 Slovak films continued to gather international and domestic success, powered by documentary film production, genre-bending feature films and award-winning coproductions. The Slovak Audiovisual Fund (AVF) had a budget…
09-02-2017

FNE Teams Up with Febiofest Industry Days

The upcoming 24th MFFK Febiofest Bratislava will host a second edition of Industry Days: a bright new event that is dedicated to promotion of local production as well as to…
24-01-2017

Four International Projects Approved for Slovak Incentives in 2016

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…
23-01-2017

Slovak Hit All or Nothing Sets Opening Record

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…
18-01-2017

PRODUCTION: Mátyás Prikler Preps Power with Kornel Mundruczó in the Lead

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…
12-01-2017

Rastislav Steranka is New Head of Promotion at Slovak Film Institute

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…
10-01-2017

GRANTS: Slovak Audiovisual Fund Increases Funding in 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,…
15-12-2016

GRANTS: Slovak Audiovisual Fund Development Grants for 2016

BRATISLAVA: The Slovak Audiovisual Fund distributed 140,500 EUR to support development of 13 film and television projects in 2016.
01-12-2016

GRANTS: Slovakia Awards 18 Production Grants in 2016

BRATISLAVA: The Slovak Audiovisual Fund distributed 3,780,000 EUR in production grants in 2016.
28-11-2016

Slovak Audiovisual Fund Opens Call for Minority Animated TV Series

BRATISLAVA: The Slovak Audiovisual Fund has approved opening its call for animation projects in 2017 to include TV projects, especially series, for both majority and minority Slovak coproductions.
24-11-2016

Masaryk Sets March 2017 Release

BRATISLAVA: The Czech/Slovak coproduction Masaryk, directed by Július Ševčík, is in postproduction in preparation for a March 2017 premiere. The film, which explores a personally difficult stage in the life…
23-11-2016

PRODUCTION: Piargy Goes into Production

BRATISLAVA: The Slovak/Czech/Slovenian/Macedonian historical drama Piargy is moving into production after three years in development which resulted in a change of director. Czech director Ivo Trajkov began the first days…
23-11-2016

FNE at Bratislava IFF 2016: Croatia’s Mia Petričević Wins Best Actress

BRATISLAVA: The Croatian debut feature film Quit Staring at My Plate directed by Hana Jusic continued its award winning streak, with Mia Petricevic picking up the Best Actress prize at…
17-11-2016