FESTIVALS: Bratislava IFF Cancels 2019 Edition

BRATISLAVA: The Bratislava International Film Festival has cancelled its 2019 edition, which was due in December, but it plans to develop into a modern and larger film event next year.
09-12-2019

First Bollywood Film To Be Shot In Slovakia

SLOVAKIA: The mystery/psychological thriller Faces / Chehre directed by Rumi Jaffery and starring Amitabh Bachchan will start shooting in the High Tatras in Slovakia on 10 December 2019. This is…
04-12-2019

Slovak DoP Denisa Buranová Wins Main Prize at CAMERA 2019

BRATISLAVA: The main prize at CAMERA 2019, awarded by the Association of Slovak Cinematographers, went to Denisa Buranová for the feature film By a Sharp Knife directed by Teodor Kuhn,…
03-12-2019

FNE Interview with Zuzana Bieliková, Head of Slovak Film Commission

BRATISLAVA: FNE spoke with Zuzana Bieliková, head of the Slovak Film Commission, about foreign film productions coming to Slovakia and the increase in Slovak film incentives. Bieliková was appointed to…
22-11-2019

PRODUCTION: Slovak Director Marek Kuboš Preps Two Films

BRATISLAVA: Slovak director Marek Kuboš is in production with documentary +/-90, and is working on his debut feature The Secret / Tajomstvo. Both films are produced by Kuboš‘s own production…
19-11-2019

PRODUCTION: Kerekes in Postproduction with Slovak/Czech/Ukrainian Debut Fiction Film

BRATISLAVA: The acclaimed Slovak documentary director Peter Kerekes is in postproduction with Censor / Cenzorka, a Slovak/Czech/Ukrainian coproduction, which is the first fiction film of the filmmaker known for his…
15-11-2019

PRODUCTION: Long-awaited Slovak/Czech/Macedonian Drama Piargy in Postproduction

BRATISLAVA: The Slovak/Czech/Macedonian historical drama Piargy / Fašiangy, which started first shooting in May 2016, is in postproduction. The film, based on a short story by Slovak writer František Švantner,…
14-11-2019

PRODUCTION: Slovak/Ukrainian TV Series Slavs Starts Postproduction

BRATISLAVA: The epic historical TV series Slavs / Slovania is a Slovak/Ukrainian coproduction between Wanda Hrycová´s Wandal Production and Andrey Yermak´s European partnership media group. The 12-part series will premiere…
30-10-2019

FNE at Ji.hlava IDFF 2019: Emerging Producer Tomáš Krupa, Slovakia

BRATISLAVA: Tomáš Krupa from HAILSTONE has been selected to participate in the 2020 Emerging Producers programme for documentary film producers, which kicks off at the 23rd edition of the Ji.hlava…
15-10-2019

PRODUCTION: Mátyás Prikler Prepares to Shoot Slovak/Hungarian/Czech Power

BRATISLAVA: Principal photography on Mátyás Prikler’s second feature film Power / Moc will take place during the winter of 2019/2020. The film is a Slovak/Hungarian/Czech coproduction and stars Prikler's collaborator,…
10-10-2019

The Interpreter Wins Slovakia's IGRIC Award

BRATISLAVA: Slovak filmmaker Martin Šulík was awarded the main IGRIC prize for directing the feature film The Interpreter / Tlmočník. The ceremony of the 30th edition of annual national film…
30-09-2019

More Slovak Films To Be Released This Autumn

BRATISLAVA: An unusualy large number of Slovak films will be theatrically released in September-October 2019. The 19 domestic releases include six 100% Slovak productions, eight majority coproductions and five minority…
17-09-2019

FESTIVALS: The Favourite Wins Cinematik IFF 2019

PIEŠŤANY: The Favourite by Yorgos Lanthimos received the Meeting Point Europe Award in the main competition of the 14th Cinematik International Film Festival, which took place in the spa city…
17-09-2019

FNE Oscar Watch 2020: Slovakia Selects Let There Be Light as Oscar Candidate

BRATISLAVA: Marko Škop's second feature film Let There Be Light / Nech je svetlo has been selected as Slovakia’s candidate for the 92nd Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences…
16-09-2019

Slovakia Raises Film Incentives

BRATISLAVA: New amendments to the Audiovisual Law have been approved, that will increase the film incentives in Slovakia from 20% to 33% starting 1 January 2020.
13-09-2019

PRODUCTION: Zdeněk Jiráský In Postproduction with Slovak/Czech Coproduction Kryštof

BRATISLAVA: Zdeněk Jiráský’s new drama Kryštof (working title) entered postproduction. The film is a Slovak/Czech coproduction produced by Slovakia‘s ALEF FILM & MEDIA and the Czech company Fulfilm.
05-09-2019

PRODUCTION: Slovak Drama Who‘s Next? Exposes Cyberbullying

BRATISLAVA: The Slovak drama Who´s Next? / Kto je ďaľší, written, directed and produced by Miro Drobný, was shot in China, South Korea, Hong Kong, France, the Czech Republic and…
02-09-2019

PRODUCTION: Gérard Depardieu in Lordan Zafranović’s Biopic of Alexander Dubček

BRATISLAVA: Gérard Depardieu is slated to play Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev in Human Face - Freedom or Death / Ľudská tvár – Sloboda alebo smrť, directed by Croatian director Lordan…
30-08-2019

FESTIVALS: The 14th Cinematik IFF Announces Lineup

PIEŠŤANY: Ten films have been selected for Meeting Point Europe, the main competition of the 14th Cinematik International Film Festival, which will take place in the spa city of Piešťany…
26-08-2019

PRODUCTION: Slovak Director Mariana Čengel Solčanská Preps The Chambermaid

BRATISLAVA: Slovak director Mariana Čengel Solčanská starts preproduction on the Slovak/Czech historical drama The Chambermaid / Slúžka. The film is based on Hana Lasicová’s bestseller published in 2013 about lesbian…
20-08-2019