FESTIVALS: Son of Saul and 5 October Win Cinematik Film Festival

PIEŠŤANY: Son of Saul by László Nemes was awarded Best European Film at the 11th International Film Festival Cinematik, which was held in Piešťany from 13 to 18 September 2016.…

FESTIVALS: Cinematik Film Festival Kicks Off

PIEŠTANY: The 11th International Film Festival Cinematik will be held in Piešťany from 13 to 18 September 2016. A total of 91 films (78 feature-length and 13 short and mid-length…

Good Opening for The Teacher in Slovakia

BRATISLAVA: Jan Hřebejk’s feature film The Teacher/ Učiteľka opened as second in Slovak cinemas on 21 July 2016, selling 15,489 tickets and cashing in 74,000 EUR gross.

PRODUCTION: A Hole in the Head in Postproduction

BRATISLAVA: A Hole in the Head/ Diera v hlave, the new film by the Slovak creative documentary filmmaker Robert Kirchhoff, is in final stages of postproduction and is set to…

PRODUCTION: Mariana Čengel Solčanská in Postproduction with Kidnapping

BRATISLAVA: Slovak director Mariana Čengel Solčanská moved to postproduction as she wrapped the shooting of her upcoming feature film Kidnapping/ Únos end of June 2016. The film is set to…

FNE at Fest Anca 2016: Animation Festival Features Slovak Competition

ZILINA: Slovakia is set for the opening of its third festival in three weeks, with Fest Anca scheduled to take place 29 June to 3 July.

FESTIVALS: Four Student Films Compete at New Slovak Festival

TRENCIANSKE TEPLICE: Four student films will compete for the main prize of the On the Road competition of international student films at the first edition of the new IFF Trencianske…

FESTIVALS: Art Film Fest 2016 Competition

KOSICE: Fourteen films will compete at Art Film Fest, which runs 17-25 June 2016 in a new setting, the Eastern Slovakia city of Kosice.

FESTIVALS: Two Slovak Festivals Set to Unspool

BRATISLAVA: Slovakia will see two festivals directly competing for audiences, films and guests at the end of this month. Following the decision of Art Film Fest to relocate to the…

FNE Europa Cinemas: Cinema of the Month: CINEMAX, Slovakia

This month we speak with Barbora Menzl Drobna, Special Project Coordinator with CINEMAX, a family company running 12 cinemas in Slovakia, which is celebrating 10 years of existence. CINEMAX was…

The Red Captain Holds on at Slovak Box Office

BRATISLAVA: The Red Captain, a Slovak/Czech/Polish coproduction directed by Slovak producer/director Michal Kollár, stayed in the Slovak top 20 for its tenth week in distribution. The film has a cumulative…

FNE at Cannes 2016: Slovak Cinema in Cannes

What’s Slovak in Cannes, May 11-22, 2016 - Welcome to the Pavilion No. 133!

PRODUCTION: Jiří Strach’s The Angel of God 2 Sets Christmas Release

BRATISLAVA: Czech/Slovak coproduction The Angel of God 2, the sequel to director Jiří Strach’s 2005 fairy-tale comedy, is completing production in preparation for a Christmas holiday season theatrical and TV…

PRODUCTION: Slovak Animated Series Pitches on Kickstarter

BRATISLAVA: The new Slovak/Swedish animated series for children Vincent & Sheep is nearing the end of its Kickstarter campaign. The production is seeking 27,000 EUR.

PRODUCTION: Heart of a Tower Gets Media Support

BRATISLAVA: Heart of a Tower/Srdce veže by director and animator Peter Budinský has received a 60,000 EUR grant from the Creative Europe MEDIA Programme. Its premiere is set for 2020.

PRODUCTION: Peter Bebjak Shoots Crime Thriller The Line

BRATISLAVA: Čiara/The Line, a Slovak/Ukrainian coproduction directed by Peter Bebjak, will start its second phase of shooting in late summer of 2016.

FESTIVALS: Eva Nová Wins Best Feature Film at The Sun in a Net

BRATISLAVA: Eva Nová directed by Marko Škop won five awards, including Best Film, at the Sun in a Net Awards.

FNE at the Slovak Film Week: Spievankovo 5: Professions

BRATISLAVA: Diana Novotná’s musical for children Spievakovo 5: Professions will screen at the Slovak Film Week, a showcase for domestic production organised by the Slovak Film and Television Academy from…

FNE at the Slovak Film Week: Johanna’s Mystery

BRATISLAVA: The Slovak/Czech coproduction Johanna’s Mystery/Johankino Tajomstvo by Juraj Nvota will screen at the Slovak Film Week, a showcase for domestic production organised by the Slovak Film and Television Academy…

FNE at the Slovak Film Week: Vojtech

BRATISLAVA: Viktor Csudai’s feature film Vojtech will screen at the Slovak Film Week, a showcase for domestic production organised by the Slovak Film and Television Academy from 11 to 17…