FNE at KVIFF East of the West Competition: Visible World

BRATISLAVA: Visible World, an intimate psychological drama by Slovak writer and director Peter Krištúfek (Long Short Night; Snapshots), makes its world premiere in the 46th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival's…
28-06-2011

CEE Films Shine at Art Film Fest

TRENCIANSKE TEPLICE, SLOVAKIA: There were more winners at Art Film Fest (www.artfilmfest.sk) than just those accepting prizes at the closing ceremony on 25 June 2011 in the mountainside spa resort…
27-06-2011

Slovak Film Forum Unveiled

BRATISLAVA: The Slovak Film Institute ( www.sfu.sk, www.aic.sk ) has announced the list of films projects to be presented at a Slovak Forum on 24 June 2011 during the Art…
22-06-2011

FESTIVALS: Art Film Fest Hosts Opening Weekend Galas

The 19th annual Art Film Fest (www.artfilmfest.sk), taking place 17-25 June 2011 in the Slovak towns of Trencianske Teplice and Trencin, lined up an opening weekend of stars and galas,…
19-06-2011

PRODUCTION: The New Life of a Family Album in Production

BRATISLAVA: Young Slovak director Adam Oľha (Martin-Lisbon) is in the final stage of production with his second feature documentary, The New Life of a Family Album. Based on a long-term…
19-06-2011

FNE at Art Film Fest: Art Film Highlights Local Films in Slovak Season

BRATISLAVA: The 19th Art Film Fest (17-25 June 2011, www.artfilmfest.sk) will present a bumper crop of locally produced films, including several premieres and the work of talented young directors, screening…
16-06-2011

FESTIVALS: Golden Beggar Awards for Local TV Productions

KOŠICE, Slovakia - A French-Armenian coproduction and films from Bosnia and Slovakia won the top prizes at the 17th International Festival of Local Televisions. The awards were given at the…
15-06-2011

FNE at Art Film Fest: Kronerova to Receive Art Film Award

BRATISLAVA: Slovak actress Zuzana Kronerová will receive the Actor's Mission Award at Art Film Fest (www.artfilmfest.sk), taking place 17-25 June 2011 in Trenčianske Teplice and Trenčín, Slovakia. The Golden Camera…
08-06-2011

Slovak Film Forum Unveiled

The Slovak Film Institute (www.sfu.sk) has announced the schedule of the Forum on Upcoming Slovak Films, taking place on 23-24 June 2011 during the Artfilm Festival held in Trencianske Teplice…
31-05-2011

FNE at DISCOP Budapest 2011: Slovakia

BRATISLAVA: While locally produced content enjoys comparatively high viewership in Slovakia, domestic TV channels’ foreign sales and cross-border coproduction activities are still in their infancy, with neighbouring Czech Republic holding…
18-05-2011

Slovak Cinema at Cannes

BRATISLAVA: The Slovak Film Institute (www.aic.sk) announced a wide-ranging presence during the Cannes Festival and the film market, ranging from young talents to closing night film stars. Slovakia presents two…
08-05-2011

PRODUCTION: Slovak/Russian Baluansky in Preproduction

BRATISLAVA: Baluďanský, a Slovak-Russian full-length documentary written and directed by František Palonder (My Father Gulag), is in preproduction with filming to start in summer 2011. The production is scheduled for…
04-05-2011

RTVS to Lay Off Over 400 Employees

BRATISLAVA: Slovak public-service Radio and Television of Slovakia (www.rtvs.sk) plans to scrap 408 jobs over the next twelve months, with the first pink slips to be delivered in just a…
03-05-2011

EFP Producer on the Move: Michal Kollár

Slovakia's Michal Kollár, taking part in the 2011 European Film Promotion's Producer on the Move presentation in Cannes, describes himself as "quasi-schizophrenic" as he alternately acts as producer, director and…
01-05-2011

Markíza Begins Broadcasting in 3D

BRATISLAVA: TV Markíza, Slovakia's leading private broadcaster, launched a 3D version of its entire content on 11 April 2011. The station is using telecommunication operator Orange Slovakia to provide the…
25-04-2011

PRODUCTION: Apricot Island Premieres in Slovakia

BRATISLAVA: Slovak director Peter Bebjak's debut feature, Apricot Island, will hit Slovak cinemas on 14 April 2011 after four years in production.
12-04-2011

Slovakia to Retain License Fee until 2013

BRATISLAVA: Licence fees for the Slovak public-service broadcaster Radio and Television of Slovakia (www.rtvs.sk) will remain in force until at least January 2013, Slovak Culture Minister Daniel Krajcer announced. The…
10-04-2011

PRODUCTION: Jakub Kroner’s Lóve in Postproduction

BRATISLAVA: The 24-year-old Slovak director/writer Jakub Kroner (Bratislavafilm) is in post-production with his sophomore effort, Lóve (Slovak slang for ‘money'), the story of a young gangster who tries to change…
21-03-2011

Slovak TV Cancels Production Contracts

BRATISLAVA: The management of the newly-created Radio and Television of Slovakia (www.rtvs.sk), Slovakia' public broadcaster, has announced it will cancel a number of outsourcing contracts between Slovak Television (www.stv.sk) and…
20-03-2011

PRODUCTION: The Corpse Must Die Delays Premiere

BRATISLAVA: The Corpse Must Die, screenwriter Jozef Paštéka's directorial debut,is set to hit Slovak cinemas after its September premiere. Initially, the opening night was scheduled for 31 March 2011, but…
17-03-2011