PRODUCTION: Slovak Cross-Genre Waiting Room Completed

BRATISLAVA: Slovak scriptwriter/director Palo Korec has completed work on the feature length film essay Waiting Room (Čakáreň).

FESTIVALS: Slovak Film Week to Be Launched

BRATISLAVA: A new showcase for domestic production, the Slovak Film Week, is being launched by the Slovak Film and Television Academy (SFTA). This year it will be held from 13…

Dušan Hanák's Pictures of the Old World Released on DVD in the UK

BRATISLAVA: Pictures of the Old World (1972) directed by Dušan Hanák is to appear on DVD in the United Kingdom. This is the third film to be released by the…

Visegrad Film Forum Wraps

BRATISLAVA: The 4th Visegrad Film Forum wrapped after four full days of screenings, case studies, masterclasses and lectures.

Film Students Can Still Apply for Visegrad Film Forum

BRATISLAVA: The Visegrad Film Forum, which will run from 11 to 14 March 2015, is accepting applications for accreditation until 7 March 2015.

Slovakia Sees Rising Attendance in 2014

BRATISLAVA: Cinema attendance rose by 11.5% and box office by 10.4% in 2014 with domestic titles topping both admissions and box office charts.

AMC Networks Acquires Czech and Slovak Film Channel

AMC Networks International – Central Europe (AMCNI-CE) has acquired the Czech and Slovak Film+ channel from IKO Media Group.

Slovak and Czech Wins at the Europa Cinemas Awards 2014

Two out of the three awards from the Europa Cinema Awards 2014 were granted to CEE countries.

PRODUCTION: Peter Budinský in Development with Heart of a Tower

BRATISLAVA: Heart of a Tower/Srdce veže by director and animator Peter Budinský, will be the first Slovak animated feature film after 33 years. Its premiere is set for 2020.

Renowned Film Professionals Awaited in Bratislava

BRATISLAVA: The 4th edition of the Visegrad Film Forum, which will take place in Bratislava form 11 to 14 March 2015, will welcome renowned film professionals, who will share their…

Domestic Box Office Success for Hostage

BRATISLAVA: Juraj Nvota’s Slovak-Czech coproduction Hostage/Rukojemník had the best opening weekend for a domestic feature film since the beginning of the year.

Ivan Ostrochovský’s Debut Feature Koza Nominated for the Best First Feature Award at the Berlin Film Festival

BRATISLAVA: One year after Velvet Terrorists, Ivan Ostrochovský returns to Berlinale (5-15 February 2015) with his debut feature Koza ( nominated for the Best First Feature Award of the Forum…

FNE Country Profile: Slovakia

The launch of Slovakia’s Audiovisual Fund five years ago has reaped benefits for Slovak film production abroad and at home. Slovakia continues to find success internationally, powered by its documentary…

PRODUCTION: The Tatooist Ready to Begin Financing

BRATISLAVA: Slovak writer/director Martin Repka is completing the third draft of the Slovak/Czech film The Tatooist with cowriter Agda Bavi Pain as the film prepares to move into the financing…

GRANTS: Slovakia Awards 1.7m EUR in Grants

BRATISLAVA: The Slovak Audiovisual Fund awarded 1.704m EUR to 39 films out of 82 applications requesting over 3.8m EUR in funding.

PRODUCTION: Censors Documentary by Peter Kerekes in Development

BRATISLAVA: Peter Kerekes Film production company, represented by producer/director Peter Kerekes (Cooking History, Velvet Terrorists), is developing the documentary Censors, which recieved a grant of 25,000 EUR from the Creative…

FNE at IFF Bratislava 2014: Party Girl Celebrates Double Win

BRATISLAVA: Party Girl by the French writing/directing team of Marie Amachoukeli, Claire Burger and Samuel Theis, won the Grand Prix and the Student Award of the 16th IFF Bratislava which…

Slovakia Shifts Film Priorities as the Industry Moves into a New Phase

BRATISLAVA: “I’m very happy that Slovak film still lives.” Slovak Audiovisual Fund director Martin Smatlak took a moment to reflect on the state of the industry 25 years after the…

PRODUCTION: Slovak Czech Wilson City Goes into Postproduction

BRATISLAVA: In one of the more curious incidents in Slovak history, its capital Bratislava was once known as Wilson City and its multi-ethnic leaders lobbied to have it declared a…