FESTIVALS: The Duke of Burgundy Wins Cinematik Film Festival

PIEŠTANY: The Duke of Burgundy by Peter Strickland won the Meeting Point Europe Award at the 10th Cinematik Film Festival running from 10 to 15 September 2015, while wave vs.…

Cinematik Announces Line Up

PIEŠTANY: The 10nd Cinematik Film Festival (10-15 September 2015) will run its regular competitions Meeting Point Europe and Cinematik.doc, and will focus this year on the Catalan cinema. 

Slovak/Czech Doc Scores High in Cinemas

PRAGUE: Miro Drobný’s new documentary Rytmus, the Urban Dream /Rytmus, sídliskový sen had 15,000 admissions in Czech cinemas and ended in the second position last weekend, after the American comedy…

PRODUCTION: Jan Hřebejk Starts Shooting The Teacher

BRATISLAVA: Jan Hřebejk started shooting on a new feature film The Teacher on 8 August 2015. The premiere is planned for autumn 2016.

PRODUCTION: She Is a Harbour Starts Shooting

BRATISLAVA: Iveta Grófová has begun filming her second feature, a Slovak/Czech/Hungarian coproduction entitled She Is a Harbour. 

Cinema do Brasil Backs Distribution of Brazilian Film in Czech Republic and Slovakia

BRATISLAVA: The Slovak film distribution company Filmtopia has received a Distribution Support Award of the Cinema do Brasil programme for the release of two Brazilian films in Slovakia and the…

FNE IDF DocBloc: Excursions

Documentary director Jan Gogola is in post-production with the 80-minute creative documentary Excursions.

PRODUCTION : Nemec biopic The Wolf of Royal Vineyard Street in Preproduction

BRATISLAVA: Czech New Wave director Jan Němec is in preproduction with his autobiographical filmThe Wolf of Royal Vineyard Street.

The Weinstein Company to Take Advantage of Slovak Cash Rebate

BRATISLAVA: The Slovak Audiovisual Fund has issued the first certificate for film project registration for a cash rebate of 20% for the Weinstein Company’s TV series Marco Polo Season 2.…

Two Slovak Films in Slovak Box Office Top Ten

BRATISLAVA: Two Slovak films, Lokalfilmis and Seven Ravens/Sedem Zhavranelych Bratov have scored slots in the Slovak box office top ten in the same week, reaching number three and number five…

FNE at Fest Anča: The Oddsockeaters in Production

ŽILINA: Galina Miklinová is in production with The Oddsockeaters/Lichožrouti a 3D animated feature adaptation of Pavel Šrut’s bestseller. This Czech/Slovak coproduction is set to have its theatrical release in summer…

FNE at Fest Anča: VIM and TOM Series in Production

ŽILINA: Visual artist Jana Znášiková is wrapping development and will start the production of VIM and TOM / VIM a TOM, an animated TV series produced by Slovakia's Animoline. The…

FNE at Art Film Fest: Ixcanul Wins Art Film Fest

TRENČIANSKE TEPLICE: Jayro Bustamante's debut feature Ixcanul won the Blue Angel Award at the 23th Art Film Fest (19-26 June 2015), the main film event in Slovakia. 

FESTIVALS:We Can't Live Without Cosmos Wins Fest Anča International Animation Festival

ŽILINA: We Can't Live Without Cosmos by Konstantin Bronzit has won the Anča Award at the 8th edition of Fest Anča International Animation Festival (24-28 June 2015). 

Slovak AV Policy and Funding Helmers Martin Šmatlak and Anton Škreko Look at the Future of the Slovak Audiovisual Industry

TRENČIANSKE TEPLICE: Martin Šmatlak, the head of the Slovak Audiovisual Fund, and Anton Škreko, General Director of the Media, Audiovisual and Copyright Department of the Ministry of Culture of the…

FNE at Fest Anca: Slovak and Czech Producers Call for Increased Cooperation Between Czech and Slovak Public Broadcasters to Fund More Animation

ŽILINA: Slovak and Czech animation producers have urged public broadcasters to increase coproductions between Czech and Slovak public television and to increase the emphasis on regional cooperation as the only…

FNE at Fest Anča: Animation Project Slovak Dumplings in Development

ŽILINA: Director Matej Holub and producer Dorota Holubova pitched their project, the animated TV series Slovak Dumplings/Haluskovo Slovensko at the 2nd edition of the Pitching Forum within the 8th Fest…

FNE at Art Film Fest: Trigon Production Preps Comedy and Crime Series While Developing 10 Projects

TRENCIANSKE TEPLICE: Patrik Pass from Trigon Production, one of the leading Slovak producers, is currently in postproduction with a debut feature, a docudrama and a TV series. 

FNE at Art Film Fest: Journey of Blind Birds in Preparation

TRENČIANSKE TEPLICE: Slovakia’s ARINA production company is in preparation with the family adventure film Journey of Blind Birds. The project which has no director attached yet and was presented at…

FNE at Art Film Fest: New Slovak Audiovisual Strategy Proposed

TRENCIANSKE TEPLICE: A new Slovak Strategy for Development of the Audiovisual Culture and Industry 2016-2020 is set to be sent to the Slovak government for approval by the end of…