Festivals Fete Slovak Films

BRATISLAVA: Three early November events are profiling Slovak films. The Bratislava IFF features its annual Slovak focus, while Budapest hosts a Slovak Film Week, and Thessaloniki screens Slovak films in…

PRODUCTION: Slovak Documentary Comeback in Postproduction

BRATISLAVA: Comeback, a Slovak documentary on the situation of ex-convicts trying to reenter society upon their release from a high-security prison, is in its final stage of rough cut. The…

Slovakia Abolishes TV Fees

BRATISLAVA: A bill that will end the TV license fee for TV households has passed a vote in the Slovak Parliament. The TV license fee will be abolished beginning in…

FESTIVALS: Bratislava IFF Competition

BRATISLAVA: Eleven films will compete in the main competition of the Bratislava IFF (www.iffbratislava.com, 4-9 Novembe4 2011) dedicated to first and second feature films. The Slovak Republic sends Visible World…

PRODUCTION: Conspiracy in Postproduction

BRATISLAVA: The Slovak directorial duo Gabriel Hoštaj and Roman Lazar are in post-production with Conspiracy, a feature debut for both artists, which should be completed by the end of 2011.

Conspiracy in Postproduction

BRATISLAVA: The Slovak directorial duo Gabriel Hoštaj and Roman Lazar are in post-production with Conspiracy, a feature debut for both artists, which should be completed by the end of 2011.

PRODUCTION: World Without End Shooting in Slovakia

BRATISLAVA: World Without End, an eight-part historical TV series with British director Michael Caton-Jones, is currently shooting in Slovakia. The series is the sequel to the 2010 Golden Globe-nominated TV…

FNE Visegrad Country Profile: Slovakia

BRATISLAVA: Slovakia has seen a significant increase in the number of premieres in 2011, particularly in the second half of the year, accompanied by far-reaching international interest in the high…

PRODUCTION: Angels in Postproduction

BRATISLAVA: Slovak director Róbert Šveda (Demons) is in post-production with his second full-length feature, Angels, due for completion and release in autumn 2011.

FNE 2011 Visegrad Special: Slovak Coproductions

BRATISLAVA: Slovak producers usually prefer to coproduce with partners in the Visegrad region. The Czech Republic has always been the most important coproduction country for Slovak filmmakers, followed by Poland…

FESTIVALS: Lithuania Hosts Slovak New Wave

KAUNAS, LITHUANIA: The 5th Kaunas film festival (27 September - 16 October 2011, www.kinofestivalis.lt) screens nine films in a 1960's Slovak New Wave special section, introduced by a two-part documentary…

FESTIVALS: Docs Prized at Slovak Cinematik

PIESTANY, SLOVAKIA: British director Mike Leign took home the main prize at Slovakia's 6th Cinematik film festival (www.cinematik.sk), with Slovak documentaries capturing two additional awards.

Nicky's Family Tops Czech Doc Box Office Chart

PRAGUE:Slovak documentaries were a hit with Czech festivals and viewers in the past year. Nicky's Family, the third and apparently last film from Slovak director Matej Minac and Slovak producer/editor…

Slovak Films Continue Festival Successes

BRATISLAVA: Marking an especially strong year, Slovak films are racking up more festival successes. After their successes at the Karlovy Vary IFF, Nicky's Family and Gypsy are noting positive receptions…

RTVS Reports Q2 Surplus

BRATISLAVA: Slovak public broadcaster RTVS has reported a surplus of 5.4 billion euros for the first half of 2011. The station projects a balanced budget for the 2011 year.

PRODUCTION: Immortalitas in Postproduction

BRATISLAVA: Young Slovak director Erik Bosnak is finishing post-production on his debut feature, Immortalitas, the first Slovak 3D sci-fi film. It will be ready for release by September 2011.

PRODUCTION: Confidant in Final Postproduction

BRATISLAVA: Slovak director Juraj Nvota (Muzika) has completed editing of the Slovak-Czech-Polish coproduction Confidant, scriptwriter and producer Ľubomír Slivka told FNE.

FESTIVALS: Slovak Fest Adds Animated Doc Section

PIESTANY, SLOVAKIA: The 6th International Film Festival Cinematik (www.cinematik.sk) taking place in Piestany, Slovakia, has added the section Docma: Animated Reality which will screen four films that combine animation and…

FESTIVALS: Slovak Documentary Films Compete at Cinematik

BRATISLAVA: The second IFF Cinematik.doc competition of Slovak feature-length (over 52-minutes) documentaries takes place 9-15 September 2001 in the Slovak spa town of Piestany, with eight films released since September…

FNE at KVIFF: Slovakia Shines at Karlovy Vary

KARLOVY VARY: The big winner at the 46th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (www.kviff.com), which wrapped on 9 July 2011, was Slovakia. Its revived film industry produced four-award winner Gypsy…