Slovak Audiovisual Fund announces its first grants

By Jana Kadlecová

    The Slovak Audiovisual Fund (www.avf.sk) has approved grants totalling 1,245,300 Euro in its first round of support for Slovak films.

    It received 172 applications requesting a total of 9.5 million Euros.

    The highest amount in the Feature Film category went to the production company Trigon Production s.r.o. (http://www.trigon-production.sk) which received 81,600 Euros for its three projects: Mesto Otol (The City of Otol), Rozostavany dom (House under Construction) and the series Kriminalka Stare Mesto (The Old City Detective Story).

    The most successful project was the series with the working title Zachranny system (Rescue System) submitted by the production company Artreal, s.r.o. It has been granted 36,500 Euro. The series will be broadcasted on the Slovak Public Television (www.stv.sk). STV as co-producer will co-finance the film with 2.16 million Euros.

    Production Company JMB Film and TV (www.jmbfilm.sk) received 51,400 Euro for the development of two feature films: Stalo sa prvého septembra (It Happened on September First) and Zi a nechaj zit (Live and Let Live).

    Five projects have been granted 30,000 Euros each: ALEF JO Film Studio (ww.alefjo.com/sk/index.html) for the film Zivot Metoda medzi Slovanmi (The Life of Methodius among the Slavs); Titanic (established by the Slovak director Martin Sulik but without a website) for the film Romsky snar (Roma Dream-Book); the production company Wanted s.r.o. (no website) for the film 77; the Beetle s.ro. (www.beetle.sk) for the film Running Head; and Tatra Star s.r.o. (no website) for the film Tiez by som potreboval (I Would Also Need).

    Jakubisko Film s.r.o. (www.jakubiskofilm.com) received 28,200 Euro for the television series Magicky meteorit (Magic Meteorite).