PRODUCTION: Winton doc sequel in postproduction

Slovak director Matej Minac is in postproduction with Niicky's Family, his sequel to The Power of Good, the 2002 Emmy award winning documentary about Sir Nicholas Winton.
07-02-2010

Fornay presents My Dog Killer at Berlin coproduction market

Slovak director Mira Fornay who premiere of her Irish-Slovak-Czech feature debut Foxes at Venice, will present her second film project Brat (My Dog Killer) at the Berlinale Co-production Market February…
03-02-2010

Film Europe and SPI launch documentary channel

Film Europe, a division of distribution company SPI International (www.spi-film.eu), has launched DocuCS, the second of three themed TV and VOD channels planned for the Czech and Slovak markets.
02-02-2010

PRODUCTION: Normalization goes into postproduction

After four year of gathering materials, Normalization, a full-length docu-tragedy by Slovak director Robert Kirchhoff, has gone into post-production.
02-02-2010

Slovak presence at Rotterdam and Goteborg announced

Slovakia will present three films at the Rotterdam film festival and two films at Goteborg, spanning both fiction and documentary films.
27-01-2010

TV series blossom in Slovakia

Slovakia is experiencing a boom in domestic TV series, with eight successful series being produced by the country's two commercial stations, Joj and Markiza.
18-12-2009

Foxes opens in Slovakia, plans Irish debut

The Irish-Czech-Slovak coproduction Foxes (Lištičky) by Slovak director Mira Fornay opened in Slovakia December 10, following its Slovak premiere at the Bratislava film festival, distributed by Continental Film, s.r.o. (www.continental-film.sk).
18-12-2009

Slovak films attract local audiences

For the second consecutive year, Slovak films are finding success at the local box office, with a market share that could top 20% for 2009 acccording to a new report…
08-12-2009

Slovakia looks to build on current successes

A Slovak Film Institute (www.sfu.sk) panel, sponsored by Film New Europe, on the global position of Slovak films had a practical goal: to ensure that the current crop of international…
06-12-2009

FNE VISEGRAD FORUM: Slovakia transitions from Audiovisual program to Audiovisual Fund

In 2009 the Slovak film industry saw one of its most relevant transitions: the creation of an independent audiovisual funding body.
26-11-2009

FNE VISEGRAD FORUM: FNE Interview with Martin Smatlak

FNE spoke with Martin Šmatlák, the first director of the new Slovak Audiovisual Fund (http://www.culture.gov.sk/sekcie/audiovizualny-fond2), about the current state of the Slovak film industry.
25-11-2009

FNE VISEGRAD FORUM: Slovak film and the global financial crisis

While commercial Slovak television, led by CME's Markiza TV, has seen a dramatic downturn in advertising revenues due to the global economic crisis, the Slovak film industry has so far…
24-11-2009

FNE VISEGRAD FORUM: Country Focus Slovakia 2009

Slovakia made a giant step forward in 2009 with the adoption of the Euro as its national currency and long awaited audiovisual legislation that established a new Audiovisual Fund.
24-11-2009

FNE VISEGRAD FORUM: Co-productions in Slovakia

Slovakia's filmmakers have participated in an impressive 12 coproductions in 2009 -- four of them with a Slovak majority share.
23-11-2009

FESTIVALS: Bratislava announces competition films

The Slovak film Foxes will be among twelve films to compete at the 11th Bratislava film festival, November 27 - December 4.
18-11-2009

Slovakia nominates Broken Promise for Oscar race

The Slovak Film and Television Academy (SFTA) has nominated the film Broken Promise (directed by Jiri Chlumsky) as the Slovak entry for the Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award 2010.
29-09-2009

Producer workshop scheduled for Slovakia

The next MAIA Workshop for emerging European producers will take place October 5-9 in Modra, near Bratislava.
09-09-2009

Film Europe presents Foxes in Venice

Film Europe (www.filmeurope.eu), SPI International's (www.spi-film.eu) production and sales partner organization, is in Venice with the world premiere of Foxes from Slovak director Mira Fornay on September 9 and 10.
07-09-2009

Towercom wins Slovak tender

The Slovak Telecommnuncations Office announced that it has awarded its digital broadcast tender to Towercom (www.towercom.sk).
26-08-2009

CME launches TV Doma in Slovakia

Central European Enterprise (CME, www.cetv-net.com) will begin broadcasting TV DOMA (At Home), a soap opera and romance channel aimed at female audiences aged 12-54, on August 31.
25-08-2009