SLOVAKIA: Country Report 2016

In 2016 Slovak films continued to gather international and domestic success, powered by documentary film production, genre-bending feature films and award-winning coproductions. The Slovak Audiovisual Fund (AVF) had a budget…

FNE Teams Up with Febiofest Industry Days

The upcoming 24th MFFK Febiofest Bratislava will host a second edition of Industry Days: a bright new event that is dedicated to promotion of local production as well as to…

Four International Projects Approved for Slovak Incentives in 2016

BRATISLAVA: Four international projects registered for the 20% cash rebate at the Slovak Audiovisual Fund in 2016. Among them are Lionsgate’s Robin Hood: Origins directed by Otto Bathurst and Consider…

Slovak Hit All or Nothing Sets Opening Record

BRATISLAVA: Marta Ferencová’s romantic comedy All or Nothing / Všetko alebo nič set an opening record in Slovak cinemas with 64,931 admissions. The script was penned by Eva Urbaníková based…

PRODUCTION: Mátyás Prikler Preps Power with Kornel Mundruczó in the Lead

BRATISLAVA: Mátyás Prikler’s second feature film, Power, closed the development stage and will have the principal photography in the winter 2017/2018. The film is a Slovak/Czech/Hungarian coproduction and stars the…

Rastislav Steranka is New Head of Promotion at Slovak Film Institute

BRATISLAVA: Rastislav Steranka is replacing Alexandra Strelková as head of promotion at the Slovak Film Institute. Steranka will be internationally introduced during the European Film Market at Berlin International Film…

GRANTS: Slovak Audiovisual Fund Increases Funding in 2017

BRATISLAVA: Slovak Audiovisual Fund (AVF) will increase funding up to 7m EUR in 2017, representing a 12% increase compared to 2016. Also, international projects benefitting of the 20% cash rebate,…

GRANTS: Slovak Audiovisual Fund Development Grants for 2016

BRATISLAVA: The Slovak Audiovisual Fund distributed 140,500 EUR to support development of 13 film and television projects in 2016.

GRANTS: Slovakia Awards 18 Production Grants in 2016

BRATISLAVA: The Slovak Audiovisual Fund distributed 3,780,000 EUR in production grants in 2016.

Slovak Audiovisual Fund Opens Call for Minority Animated TV Series

BRATISLAVA: The Slovak Audiovisual Fund has approved opening its call for animation projects in 2017 to include TV projects, especially series, for both majority and minority Slovak coproductions.

Masaryk Sets March 2017 Release

BRATISLAVA: The Czech/Slovak coproduction Masaryk, directed by Július Ševčík, is in postproduction in preparation for a March 2017 premiere. The film, which explores a personally difficult stage in the life…

PRODUCTION: Piargy Goes into Production

BRATISLAVA: The Slovak/Czech/Slovenian/Macedonian historical drama Piargy is moving into production after three years in development which resulted in a change of director. Czech director Ivo Trajkov began the first days…

FNE at Bratislava IFF 2016: Croatia’s Mia Petričević Wins Best Actress

BRATISLAVA: The Croatian debut feature film Quit Staring at My Plate directed by Hana Jusic continued its award winning streak, with Mia Petricevic picking up the Best Actress prize at…

HBO Europe Award Goes to German/Bulgarian Hausen

BRATISLAVA: The first HBO Europe Award for Best Television Project, which was given at MIDPOINT TV Launch in Banská Štiavnica in Slovakia on 9 November 2016, went to Hausen, written…

FNE at IFF Bratislava 2016: European Films Dominate Competition Lineup

BRATISLAVA: Eight films have been announced for the main competition of the 18th Bratislava IFF, which runs 11-17 November 2016. The festival will have a focus on Croatia, including one…
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FNE at Jihlava IDFF 2016: Strelkova to Leave Slovak Film Institute

JIHLAVA: Alexandra Strelkova announced that she will leave her position as head of promotion at the Slovak Film Institute at the end of 2016.

The Teacher Sold in 50 Territories

BRATISLAVA: Jan Hřebejk’s feature film The Teacher/ Učiteľka has been sold by LevelK to more than 50 territories so far. The film is also a domestic hit, released in Slovakia…
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FESTIVALS: The Third Be2Can Ready to Start

PRAGUE/BRATISLAVA: The 3rd edition of Be2Can will show the best films screened at Berlinale, Venice and Cannes in the Czech towns of Prague, Brno, Zlín, Ostrava and Olomouc from 6…

Slovakia Selects Eva Nová as Oscar Bid

BRATISLAVA: Marko Škop’s debut feature Eva Nová is Slovakia's entry for the Best Foreign Language Film category at the 89th Academy Awards.

Slovakia’s IGRIC Announces Annual Winners

BRATISLAVA: Eva Nová by Marko Škop won the IGRIC Award for best feature film of 2015. The ceremony of the Slovak Film Union, Literary Fund and Union of Slovak Television…