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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.

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.

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…

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…

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…

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…

PRODUCTION: Slovak/Icelandic/Czech Coproduction Little Kingdom In Postproduction

BRATISLAVA: Young Slovak director Peter Magát is currently in postproduction with his debut feature Little Kingdom / Malá ríša. This Slovak/Icelandic/Czech coproduction in English is going to have its distribution…

Slovak Broadcaster JOJ To Rebrand TV Stations Starting 1 December

BRATISLAVA: Slovak broadcaster JOJ will change the names and the format of the thematic channels acquired from the Czechoslovak Film Society (Československej filmovej spoločnosti) in mid-March 2019. The changes will…

Slovak Romantic Comedy Ranked Second in Weekend BO

BRATISLAVA: Low budget romantic comedy Loli paradička by Richard Staviarsky and Víťo Staviarsky ranked second at the Slovak box office this past weekend. The film premiered at Art Film Fest…

PRODUCTION: Slovak Director Iveta Grófová to Adapt Peter Krištúfek’s Book Ema and Death's

BRATISLAVA: Slovak director Iveta Grófová is in preproduction with Ema and Death's – Head / Ema a smrtihlav, originally written and directed by Peter Krištúfek, who died in 2018. The…

PRODUCTION: Slovak Director Jaro Vojtek in Preproduction with Anesthesia

BRATISLAVA: The renowned Slovak documentary filmmaker Jaro Vojtek is in preproduction with his second feature film Anesthesia / Anestéza (working title). According to the producer Mátyás Prikler from MPhilms, the…

FESTIVALS: Audience Award for Loli Paradicka at Art Film Fest

KOSICE: Monos directed by Alejandro Landes won the Blue Angel for Best Film at the closing ceremony of Art Film Fest on 22 June 2019. The Slovak film Loli Paradicka…

FNE at Art Film Fest 2019: Docs Shine in Slovak Season

KOSICE: The plentiful offerings in the Slovak Season section of Art Film Fest, running through 22 June 2019, are largely thanks to a new batch of documentaries that underscore the…

FESTIVALS: FEST Anča Announces Lineup

ŽILINA: The 12th International festival of animated films Fest Anča, which takes place in the North Slovak city of Žilina, announced the films in its four competition sections: including International…

FNE at Art Film Fest 2019: By a Sharp Knife

KOSICE: The debut film by Teodor Kuhn, By a Sharp Knife / Ostrým nožom is screening in the Slovak Season of Art Film Festival, which runs through 22 June 2019…