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…

PRODUCTION: Slovak/Polish Animated Series Websters in Development

BRATISLAVA: Fool Moon production company, represented by producer/director Katarína Kerekesová (Stones, Mimi and Lisa), received a grant of 60,000 EUR from the Creative Europe MEDIA Programme for a 13 episode…

Slovak Films Score with MEDIA

BRATISLAVA: Four of the five Slovak films applying to the second call for proposals of the Creative Europe MEDIA Programme will receive development grants, making it the most successful session…

Slovak TV Joins Slovak Film Institute in Digitalisation Project

BRATISLAVA : The Slovak Film Institute (SFI) has embarked on a massive 22.5m EUR national Digital Audiovisual Project with 8.5m EUR provided by its partner in the project, public broadcaster…

PRODUCTION: Slovak Schengen Story Looks East for Partners

BRATISLAVA: Slovak producer Wanda Adamik Hrycová (Colette) of Wandal Production is in development with Schengen Story directed by Peter Bebjak.

FESTIVALS: Bratislava IFF Spotlights Slovak Films

BRATISLAVA: Six Slovak films will screen in the Made in Slovakia section of the Bratislava IFF running 7-14 November 2014.

FESTIVALS: Nine Films Compete in Bratislava

BRATISLAVA: A Czech film and a Slovak-Czech coproduction are among the films screening in the 16th Bratislava IFF competition of first and second films.

Spotlight on Slovak Film

BRATISLAVA: The Slovak Film Instutute has organised a special panorama of Slovak film to be presented at the Molodist IFF (25 October-2 November 2014) in Kiev.

Love in Your Soul Sets Slovak Box Record

BRATISLAVA: A new Slovak fairytale Love in Your Soul/Láska na Vlásku directed by Mariana Čengel Solčanská has had the best opening weekend for a domestic feature film in the last…

Be2Can Takes Off in Czech Republic and Slovakia

BRATISLAVA: The first edition of Be2Can (6-15 October 2014) is showing the best of the best from Berlin, Venice and Cannes. Be2Can takes place in cinemas, on Video-On-Demand at O2…

Slovak IGRIC Awards Winners

BRATISLAVA: The Slovak Film Union, Literary Fund and Union of Slovak Television Creators (IGRIC) have announced their annual awards for the best Slovak films of the year. The IGRIC is…

FNE IDF Doc Bloc: Jihlava IFF's Emerging Producers 2015

JIHLAVA: The Jihlava IFF, which takes place 23-28 October 2014, has announced the first participants for the Emerging Producers Workshop 2015.

Slovak Doc 38 Tops Box Office in Record Opening

BRATISLAVA: Director Daniel Dangl's new doc 38 about the Slovak ice-hockey legend Pavol Demitra, has topped the Slovak box office reaching record numbers of spectators. With nearly 50,000 admissions in…

OBITUARY: Eminent Slovak journalist and Dissident Angesa Kalinova

BRATISLAVA: Journalist and writer Angesa Kalinova died at the age of 90 on the morning of 18 September 2014 after a long illness.

FESTIVALS: Cinematik Film Festival 2014 Winners

PIESTANY: Chosen by a panel of seventeen European critics, Paolo Sorrentino's The Great Beauty won the Meeting Point Europe Award at the Cinematik IFF this year.

FESTIVALS: Nine Films Compete at Cinematik

BRATISLAVA: Veiko Õunpuu’s Free Range is among the nine films competing in the Meeting Point Europe section of the 9th edition of Cinematik IFF taking place 10-14 September 2014.