Slovak Union of Film Distributors Sums Up COVID-19 Losses

BRATISLAVA: The Slovak Union of Film Distributors has published an analysis quantifying the losses already suffered by the closure of cinemas due to the COVID-19 crisis, following an especially strong…

Slovak Art House Kino Lumière Launches Online Screenings

BRATISLAVA: The Slovak art house cinema Kino Lumière began online screenings on 18 April 2020 with its initial film offered free of charge.

PRODUCTION: Slovak Doc Helmer Zuzana Piussi Finishes Development of Feature Debut

BRATISLAVA: Slovak documentary director Zuzana Piussi has finished the development on the social tragicomedy The Unbalanced / Zošalieť. The film is a Czech/Slovak coproduction between D1film production and the Slovak…

Decrease in TV Advertising Revenues Hits Slovak Production

BRATISLAVA: A drop in TV ad revenues due to COVID-19, with a large part so far due to the cancellation of sporting events, is hitting the Slovak production sector as…

FESTIVALS: Art Film Fest 2020 Postponed

KOŠICE: The 28th edition of the Art Film Fest, which was scheduled to take place 19–27 June 2020 in Košice, has been postponed.

FESTIVALS: Fest Anca Reschedules for August

BRATISLAVA: Slovakia’s International Animation Festival Fest Anca 2020 is one of the latest batch of festivals to announce changes due to the COVID-19 crisis.

PRODUCTION: Slovak Coproduction Shadow Land Completes Postproduction

BRATISLAVA: The Czech/Slovak historical drama Shadow Land / Krajina ve stínu directed by Bohdan Sláma has completed postproduction. The coproduction was shot in black and white on celluloid with classic…

Slovak Film Professionals Call on Government for Urgent Support

BRATISLAVA: The Slovak Film and Television Academy, together with film organisations and associations, are asking the government for urgent and concrete proposals to address the growing problems of thousands of…

Visegrad Film Forum – Bratislava Cancels on Corona Virus Concerns

BRATISLAVA: The Visegrad Film Forum, due to take place 10-14 March 2020 at the Film and TV Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava, has been cancelled by…

FESTIVALS: Febiofest Bratislava Postponed

BRATISLAVA: The 27th edition of Febiofest Bratislava, which was due 11-17 March 2020, has been postponed to a date that will be announced in the coming weeks. The decision has…

Visegrad Film Forum 2020 Ready to Kick Off

BRATISLAVA: Students from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Armenia and Morocco will take part in the 9th edition of the Visegrad Film Forum, which will be…

Amnesty Leads 2020 Sun in a Net Awards Nominations

BRATISLAVA: The political thriller Amnesty / Amnestie by Jonáš Karásek leads the 10th Sun in a Net awards nominations with 12 nods, followed by Marko Škop´s Let There Be Light…

PRODUCTION: Mariana Čengel Solčanská Preps Slovak/Czech/Slovenian The Enchanted Cave

BRATISLAVA: Slovak director Mariana Čengel Solčanská is finishing preproduction on the fairytale The Enchanted Cave / Zakliata jaskyňa. Shooting of the Slovak/Czech/Slovenian coproduction is planned for the summer of 2020.

FESTIVALS: Oscar Nominated Daughter Competes at Slovakia’s Febiofest

BRATISLAVA: Twenty films will compete in the Heart of Europe – Competition of Short Films at the 27th edition of Febiofest, taking place 11 – 17 March 2020 in Bratislava,…

FNE at Berlinale 2020: Slovak Film in Berlin

We are pleased to introduce the line-up of Slovak films at the 70th Berlinale. Ivan Ostrochovský’s latest film Servants will world premiere in the brand-new Berlinale competition section Encounters. Charlatan…

FNE Market Analysis 2019: SLOVAKIA

BRATISLAVA: The year 2019 was more successful for Slovak cinema compared to 2018 in terms of admissions and also the large number of domestic titles released in cinemas.

BOX OFFICE: Slovak/Czech Coproduction Scumbag Sets Opening Record In Slovakia

BRATISLAVA: The political thriller Scumbag / Sviňa, directed and produced by Mariana Čengel Solčanská and Rudolf Biermann, set a new record for a Slovak film with 98,056 admissions and 633,047…

BOX OFFICE: Czech/Slovak A Too Personal Acquaintance Tops Slovak Weekend BO

BRATISLAVA: The romantic comedy A Too Personal Acquaintance/ Príliš osobná známosť directed by Slovak director Marta Ferencová, topped the Slovak weekend box office during its opening (16-19 January 2020) with…

PRODUCTION: American/Canadian TV Series Van Helsing To Be Shot In Slovakia

BRATISLAVA: The fifth and final season of the TV series Van Helsing will be partly filmed in Slovakia. The American/Canadian dark fantasy TV series registered for incentives at the Slovak…

Major Gains at Slovak Box Office in 2019

BRATISLAVA: Admissions at the Slovak box office made major gains in 2019 over the previous year. Although official statistics are not available according to preliminary information 3,056,019 tickets were sold…