FNE at Slovak Film Week 2020: Loli Paradicka

BRATISLAVA: Loli Paradicka, a tragicomedy by Slovak novelist/scriptwriter Vito Staviarsky along with his sons, director Richard Staviarsky and editor Juraj Staviarsky, and daughter, producer Marka Staviarska, is screening during the…
21-10-2020

Slovak Film Week 2020 Goes Online

BRATISLAVA: The 6th Slovak Film Week, the showcase of domestic production, will take place this year in a reduced online form on 20-26 October 2020. Selected films will also be…
19-10-2020

FNE at Slovak Film Week 2020: Let There Be Light

BRATISLAVA: Slovak director/writer/producer Marko Škop’s critically lauded film film Let There be Light / Nech je svetlo will be shown as part of the Slovak Film Week, which is scheduled…
16-10-2020

Emergency COVID Financial Support for Slovak Cinemas

BRATISLAVA: Slovak cinema operators, who were stunned by the government’s decision to close them for a second time as of 15 October 2020, will receive 500,000 EUR as a part…
14-10-2020

Slovak Cinemas Close Due To Pandemic

BRATISLAVA: Cinemas will be closed in Slovakia as of 15 October 2020 due to a significant increase in the number of new COVID-19 infections. The stricter measures, which were taken…
13-10-2020

FESTIVALS: Šulík Film Bows at Warsaw FF

BRATISLAVA: The renowned Slovak director Martin Šulík will have the international premiere of his Slovak/Czech dramedy Man with Rabbit Ears / Muž so zajačími ušami at the 36th Warsaw Film…
12-10-2020

FESTIVALS: Slovak Febiofest Shortened to One Day Due to Pandemic

BRATISLAVA: Febiofest will last only one day, Wednesday 30 September 2020, due to the increase of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Slovak Prime Minister announced the tightening of measures and a…
30-09-2020

Historical Drama Series Maria Theresa Sold to USA

BRATISLAVA: Historical drama series Maria Theresa has been sold to Walter’s Choice, a VoD service on the PBS platform in the USA. Rights for the series were also acquired for…
29-09-2020

PRODUCTION: Slovak Remake of Perfect Strangers Starts Postproduction

BRATISLAVA: Known Unknown / Známi neznámi, the feature debut of young Slovak director Zuzana Marianková, is entering postproduction. The remake of the 2016 Italian blockbuster Perfect Strangers is produced by …
28-09-2020

Noro Držiak Wins Top Prize at Slovak IGRIC Awards for The Impossible Voyage

BRATISLAVA: Noro Držiak was awarded the main IGRIC prize for directing The Impossible Voyage / Cesta do nemožna at the ceremony of the 31st edition of the annual national film…
23-09-2020

FESTIVALS: Beanpole Wins Cinematik Piešťany IFF 2020

PIEŠŤANY: The intimate Russian drama Beanpole / Dylda directed by Kantemir Balagov received the Meeting Point Europe award in the main competition of the 15th IFF Cinematik Piešťany. The festival…
17-09-2020

Let There Be Light Wins Top Prizes at Slovak Sun in A Net Awards

BRATISLAVA: The drama Let There Be Light / Nech je svetlo was awarded best feature film at the Sun in a Net Awards 2020, organised by the Slovak Film and…
11-09-2020

PRODUCTION: Juraj Lehotský Starts Production on Applause

BRATISLAVA: Juraj Lehotský is starting production of his third feature drama Applause / Potlesk.
07-09-2020

FESTIVALS: Cinematik Piešťany IFF 2020 Announces Lineup and Slovak Premieres

PIEŠŤANY: Nine feature films have been selected under the auspices of FIPRESCI for Meeting Point Europe, the main competition of the 15th IFF Cinematik Piešťany. The festival will take place…
03-09-2020

FESTIVALS: Fest Anča 2020 Announces Winners

ZILINA: The Fest Anča International Animation Festival 2020 gave its main competition award to the French short film I’m Going Out For Cigarettes by Osman Cerfon.
01-09-2020

OBITUARY: Slovak Production Designer Val Strazovec

BRATISLAVA: Slovak Production designer Valerián Stražovec has died in Canada at 87. He was nominated twice for the Emmys for his work on The Muppets: A Celebration of Thirty Years…
28-08-2020

FESTIVALS: Fest Anča 2020 Announces Programme Lineup

ZILINA: The 13th edition of Fest Anča, one of the few festivals to be held in person at this time, will take place 27 – 30 August 2020. The international…
18-08-2020

FESTIVALS: Record Submissions for 13th Fest Anča International Animation Festival

ZILINA: A total of 1,650 films from 65 countries have been submitted for the competitive sections of the 13th edition of the Fest Anča International Animation Festival, set to take…
30-07-2020

Slovak Producers and Distributors Lure Audiences Back to Cinemas

BRATISLAVA: The Association of Independent Producers has initiated a campaign under the title I am going to the cinema / Idem do kina, that aims to bring viewers and Slovak…
15-07-2020

PRODUCTION: Hungarian/Slovak Coproduction Wild Roots Wins Works in Progress TRT Award of Karlovy Vary Industry Days

BRATISLAVA: MPhilms is coproducing the Hungarian/Slovak debut film Wild Roots by Hajni Kis. The film, which is supported by the Slovak Audiovisual Fund, won the Works in Progress TRT Award…
10-07-2020