BRATISLAVA: FNE spoke with Vladimir Burianek, the new director of the Slovak Audiovisual Fund, about the first steps he intends to take and his priorities for the next five-year period in the office.

BRATISLAVA: The Columbian short film Worlds Burning Amid the Shadows / Entre las sombras arden mundos directed by Ismael García Ramirez won the international short films competition at the 17th edition of the Slovak Queer Film Festival. It was the first time that the festival, held in Bratislava from 22 to 28 November 2023, organised a competitive section.

BRATISLAVA: Slovak director Peter Kerekes is currently in mid-production with his documentary Marathon / Košický maratón – príBEH mesta. The film is produced by Slovakia’s Kerekesfilm in coproduction with Czech´s Hypermarket Film, Hungarian Eclipse Film, the Radio and Television Slovakia and the Czech Television.

BRATISLAVA: The historical family drama Réveillon / A máme čo sme chceli by Michal Kunes Kováč, ranks first in the Slovak charts after opening in the second position on 19 October 2023. In its second week in cinemas, this Slovak/Canadian coproduction left behind the new drama by Martin Scorsese and the animated film Paw Patrol: The Mighty Movie.

BRATISLAVA: Slovak director Martina Buchelová’s debut feature Lover, Not a Fighter / Milovník, nie bojovník has wrapped filming and will enter postproduction soon. This romantic tragicomedy is produced by Slovak NINJA film and Czech Unit+Sofa, and coproduced by the Radio and Television Slovakia.

BRATISLAVA: Chief producer Vladimír Buriánek was elected by the board of the Slovak Audiovisual Fund as the new director of the Fund after the public hearing of two candidates on 16 October 2023.

BRATISLAVA: Slovak film director Rasťo Boroš has started the postroduction of his third feature Sluggard Clan Film / Ťapákovci after a 42-day shooting which took place in July-September 2023. The film is meant to be an allegorical fresco with elements of magical realism.

BRATISLAVA: Martin Gonda’s debut feature Flood / Potopa is currently shooting, applying the principles of green filming. It is the second Slovak green film produced by Silverart.

BRATISLAVA: Peter Bebjak was awarded the main prize for directing Shadowplay / Tieňohra at the ceremony of the 34th edition of the IGRIC Awards held in Bratislava on 24 September 2023. These are the oldest film prizes in Slovakia and one of the two important national film awards in the country, alongside the Sun in a Net Awards.

PIEŠŤANY: The Finnish/German coproduction Fallen Leaves / Kuolleet lehdet directed by Aki Kaurismäki received the Meeting Point Europe Award in the main competition of the 18th IFF Cinematik Piešťany, which took place in the spa city of Piešťany from 12 to 19 September 2023.

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