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…

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…

HBO Europe Award Goes to German/Bulgarian Hausen

BRATISLAVA: The first HBO Europe Award for Best Television Project, which was given at MIDPOINT TV Launch in Banská Štiavnica in Slovakia on 9 November 2016, went to Hausen, written…

FNE at IFF Bratislava 2016: European Films Dominate Competition Lineup

BRATISLAVA: Eight films have been announced for the main competition of the 18th Bratislava IFF, which runs 11-17 November 2016. The festival will have a focus on Croatia, including one…
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FNE at Jihlava IDFF 2016: Strelkova to Leave Slovak Film Institute

JIHLAVA: Alexandra Strelkova announced that she will leave her position as head of promotion at the Slovak Film Institute at the end of 2016.

The Teacher Sold in 50 Territories

BRATISLAVA: Jan Hřebejk’s feature film The Teacher/ Učiteľka has been sold by LevelK to more than 50 territories so far. The film is also a domestic hit, released in Slovakia…
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FESTIVALS: The Third Be2Can Ready to Start

PRAGUE/BRATISLAVA: The 3rd edition of Be2Can will show the best films screened at Berlinale, Venice and Cannes in the Czech towns of Prague, Brno, Zlín, Ostrava and Olomouc from 6…

Slovakia Selects Eva Nová as Oscar Bid

BRATISLAVA: Marko Škop’s debut feature Eva Nová is Slovakia's entry for the Best Foreign Language Film category at the 89th Academy Awards.

Slovakia’s IGRIC Announces Annual Winners

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…

FESTIVALS: Son of Saul and 5 October Win Cinematik Film Festival

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.…

FESTIVALS: Cinematik Film Festival Kicks Off

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…

Good Opening for The Teacher in Slovakia

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.

PRODUCTION: A Hole in the Head in Postproduction

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…

PRODUCTION: Mariana Čengel Solčanská in Postproduction with Kidnapping

BRATISLAVA: Slovak director Mariana Čengel Solčanská moved to postproduction as she wrapped the shooting of her upcoming feature film Kidnapping/ Únos end of June 2016. The film is set to…

FNE at Fest Anca 2016: Animation Festival Features Slovak Competition

ZILINA: Slovakia is set for the opening of its third festival in three weeks, with Fest Anca scheduled to take place 29 June to 3 July.

FESTIVALS: Four Student Films Compete at New Slovak Festival

TRENCIANSKE TEPLICE: Four student films will compete for the main prize of the On the Road competition of international student films at the first edition of the new IFF Trencianske…

FESTIVALS: Art Film Fest 2016 Competition

KOSICE: Fourteen films will compete at Art Film Fest, which runs 17-25 June 2016 in a new setting, the Eastern Slovakia city of Kosice.

FESTIVALS: Two Slovak Festivals Set to Unspool

BRATISLAVA: Slovakia will see two festivals directly competing for audiences, films and guests at the end of this month. Following the decision of Art Film Fest to relocate to the…

FNE Europa Cinemas: Cinema of the Month: CINEMAX, Slovakia

This month we speak with Barbora Menzl Drobna, Special Project Coordinator with CINEMAX, a family company running 12 cinemas in Slovakia, which is celebrating 10 years of existence. CINEMAX was…

The Red Captain Holds on at Slovak Box Office

BRATISLAVA: The Red Captain, a Slovak/Czech/Polish coproduction directed by Slovak producer/director Michal Kollár, stayed in the Slovak top 20 for its tenth week in distribution. The film has a cumulative…