PRODUCTION: We Will Meet in our Dreams in Development

Slovak production company Arina ( is in development with director Juraj Nvota (Muzika) on We Will Meet in our Dreams. The 1.5 million euro story of thwarted love was presented…

FNE at IFF Bratislava: Five Slovak Films Premiere at Bratislava Festival

The IFF Bratislava ( ), running through 11 November 2010, is presenting the world premieres of five Slovak films along with an overview of Slovak film productiton in 2010 in…

FNE 2010 Visegrad Special: Coproductions in Slovakia

The year 2010 has seen a major slowdown in production in general, compared to 2009. This was partly anticipated because of the gap caused by the closing of the Audiovisual…

FNE 2010 Visegrad Special: Slovakia

The most important development in Slovak cinema in 2010 was the advent of financial support through the new Slovak Audiovisual Fund which began to process grant applications this year. In…

FNE at Jihlava: Slovak Film Production on the Rise

After two years of transformation of the system for financing film production, Slovakia returned to the international spotlight with the opening night screening of Matchmaking Mayor at the Jihlava International…

Slovak spotlight in Jihlava

Building on its emergence as a documentary powerhouse, Slovakia and the Slovak Film Institute ( will host a Slovak Day at the Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival(26-31 October 2010) on…

Tapakova named new Markiza TV director

Zuzana Ťapáková was named new executive director of Slovak leading commercial station TV Markíza ( on 19 October 2010. She was selected for the post by a council of the…

French DVD distribution for Slovak “jewels”

France's Maladiva Films released DVD versions of four Slovak classics from the 1960's to French-speaking European territories France, Belgium, and Switzerland on 7 October 2010. They include two films by…

FESTIVALS: IFF Bratislava announces main competition line-up

The 12th IFF Bratislava announced ten films representing five continents selected for its main competition for first and second feature films. The competition includes films from Bulgaria and Romania, two…

PRODUCTION: Tigers Ain't Happy Here completes filming

Slovak director Juraj Krasnohorsky finished principal photography on his feature debut Tigers Ain't Happy Here. Shooting started in mid-August after three years of pre-production. The post-production stage will continue after…

Markiza director resigns

Václav Mika, the general director of leading Slovak commercial station Markiza TV (, has resigned, after five years in the position.

FESTIVALS: IFF Bratislava announced doc competition

IFF Bratislava (, 5-11 November, will include three CEE films in its documentary competition. Directors Stephan Komandarev (Bulgaria), Boris Mitic (Serbia), and Alexander Nanau (Romania) will be in the Slovak…

The Border – Slovak National Nomination for Oscar 2011 - Best Foreign Language Film

The Slovak Film and Television Academy (SFTA) decided to nominate the film The Border (orig. Hranica, dir. Jaro Vojtek) as the Slovak entry for the Best Foreign Language Film Academy…

FESTIVALS: Bratislava festival announces Beach lineup

IFF Bratislava ( has announced eight European shorts, including films from Croatia, Hungary, and Romania, and nine festure films for its All at the beach! section, dedicated to films connected…

Slovak TV faces financial reform

The Slovak minister of culture and tourism, Daniel Krajcer, has announced plans to change the financing of Slovak public TV ( ) and radio, according to a report in Slovak…

Slovakia announces coproduction forum

MEDIA Desk Slovakia ( and the European Documentary Network ( are organising a one-day ‘Co-Producing Documentaries in Europe' seminar and workshop focusing on the opportunities for documentaries on the European…

Young Slovak directors team up with classics

Slovak producer Fero Turna (Angel Productions), is preparing a new project that will bring together young Slovak film-makers who will adapt Slovak literary classics.

New award for Slovak international success

Slovak filmmakers will a new award beginning on June, 26 2010. The Kino CS award will be given annually by Film Europe s.r.o, Media Company ( and International Film Festival…

FESTIVALS: Slovak Season Days for European distributors at Artfilmfest

Slovak Audiovisual Producers Association SAPA ( and Film Europe Agency EFA present Slovak Season Days, a pilot project that focuses on the promotion of Slovak films within the international market,…

FESTIVALS: Artfilm fest opens in Slovakia

The 18th edition of Artfilm festival ( opened in Trencianske Teplice, Slovakia, June 18 with a new focus on Slovak films and 14 films in the main competition.