Nicky’s Family Aired on BBC

BRATISLAVA: The multi-awarded docudrama Nicky’s Family by Matej Mináč was broadcast by BBC on its first channel on 27 January 2016, on the occasion of the International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

PRODUCTION: Juraj Lehotský Preps Nina

BRATISLAVA: Slovak director Juraj Lehotský is preparing to start shooting his second feature film Nina in March 2016.

Visegrad Film Forum Opens Applications

BRATISLAVA: Applications for the 5th Visegrad Film Forum are open. The festival will take place from 5 to 9 April 2016.

FESTIVALS: Art Film Fest Relocates to Košice

BRATISLAVA: Art Film Fest, the oldest film festival in Slovakia, will hold its 24th edition in the city of Košice from 17-25 June 2016.

FNE Country Report 2015: Slovakia

One of the biggest success stories of 2015 was the Weinstein production, Marco Polo 2, which became the first production to benefit from the new Slovak tax incentive scheme.

Russian Fairy Tale Rules the TOP 10 in Slovakia

Bratislava: A Russian movie for children, The Snow Queen 2, based on the classic fairy tale, is leading the TOP 10 of the last weekend in Slovak Cinemas.

PRODUCTION: Alef Producing Documentary

BRATISLAVA: Slovak production company Alef Film&Media Group is developing a documentary about an 81-year-old Slovak artist, Alex Mlynarcik.

Screen Industries in East-Central Europe Unveils Guest Line-up

BRATISLAVA: The fifth annual Screen Industries in East-Central Europe (SIECE) conference, which takes place 20-21 November 2015 in the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava, will feature two keynote lectures…

FNE at IFF Bratislava: Land and Shade Takes Top Awards

BRATISLAVA: The Colombian film Land and Shade directed by Cesar Augusto Acevedo won the Best Film and the FIPRESCI prizes at the 17th Bratislava IFF closing ceremony on 16 November…

PRODUCTION: Johanna’s Mystery Rushes toward Christmas Bow

BRATISLAVA: Slovak director Juraj Nvota is in postproduction with Johanna’s Mystery, a 75-minute fairytale which will screen on public broadcasters Slovak TV and Czech TV on 24 and 25 December…

Slovakia Reaps Film Industry Benefits

BRATISLAVA: The Slovak film industry is seeing the results of governmental film investment initiatives, on both the domestic and the international landscape, while expanding distribution support.

Slovak Kids Musical Stays Strong in Domestic Box Office

BRATISLAVA: A Slovak family musical, Spievankovo 5, landed in fourth place at the Slovak box office in its second week in release. The film opened in second place, debuting on…

FNE at IFF Bratislava: Family Film Screens in Bratislava Competition

BRATISLAVA: Fresh off its best actor award at the Cottbus Film Festival, Olmo Omerzu’s Family Film will represent Slovakia at the 17th Bratislava IFF which runs 12-17 November 2015.

FNE at Connecting Cottbus: The Disciple

COTTBUS: Slovak director/producer Ivan Ostrochovsky tackles a new topic in Slovak film: the infiltration of the Catholic Church by the communist regime in his film The Disciple which was pitched…

PRODUCTION: Kerekes Preps Three Slovak Coproductions

JIHLAVA: Slovak documentary director and producer Peter Kerekes is in development and production with a slate of three documentaries, all of which will be international coproductions, on the heels of…

CEE Screen Industries Conference Heads to Bratislava

BRATISLAVA: The fifth annual Screen Industries in East-Central Europe (SIECE) conference, will take place 20-21 November 2015 at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava, a reflection of how Slovakia’s…

Slovak IGRIC Announces Annual Winners

BRATISLAVA: The Slovak Film Union, Literary Fund and Union of Slovak Television Creators (IGRIC) have announced their awards for the best Slovak films in 2014. This year the IGRIC prize…

Slovakia Selects Koza as Its Oscar Bid

BRATISLAVA: Slovak Film and Television Academy selected Ivan Ostrochovský’s debut feature Koza as Slovakia’s candidate in the Foreign-Language category at the 88th Academy Awards.

PRODUCTION: Matyas Prikler Develops Power

BRATISLAVA: Matyas Prikler’s new project Power (working title), a Slovak/Hungarian/Czech coproduction, is the first Slovak project selected for Holland Film Meeting (24-27 September 2015).

FESTIVALS: The Duke of Burgundy Wins Cinematik Film Festival

PIEŠTANY: The Duke of Burgundy by Peter Strickland won the Meeting Point Europe Award at the 10th Cinematik Film Festival running from 10 to 15 September 2015, while wave vs.…