Film and TV Studio Planned for Slovakia

BRATISLAVA: A Slovak producer and businessman is in the final stage of preparing to construct a multimedia complex housing a film and TV studio.

Joj TV Fined for Foreign Language Violation

BRATISLAVA: Slovak commercial station Joj TV has been fined 200 EUR for breaching the Slovak law limiting foreign language broadcasting on a Slovak station.

GRANTS: Slovakia Hands out over 30 Film Grants

BRATISLAVA: Thirteen feature films received some 1m EUR in grants in the sixth round of the Slovak Audiovisual Fund, along with over 600,000 EUR for documentary film production.

FNE at IFF Bratislava 2013: Slovenia Sweeps Awards with Class

BRATISLAVA: Faced with the question of to be or not to be, the 15th Bratislava IFF decided to be, albeit in a reduced form, to the clear delight of the…

Slovak Film Feted

BRATISLAVA: On the eve of the 15th Bratislava IFF running 6-12 November 2013, Slovak films and filmmakers are basking in the glow of success.

FNE at Bratislava IFF 2013: Bratislava Puts the Focus on European Films

BRATISLAVA: The 15th IFF Bratislava will host three competition sections: a competition of first and second feature films, a competition of documentary films and a competition of short films.

PRODUCTION: Real Life Slovak Crime Thriller Completes Filming

BRATISLAVA: Production is nearing the end of its first phase on Live and Let Live (Ži a nechaj ziť) a Slovak political thriller inspired by real events from 1995-1996 in…

Luther Elected AV Fund President

BRATISLAVA: Council of Slovakia‘s Audiovisual Fund has elected Miloslav Luther to a two year term as president.

Slovakia Moves on Film Incentives

JIHLAVA: The Slovak parliament has adopted an amendment that will create a new support scheme for the film industry including the introduction of a 20 percent cash rebate for film…

FNE at Jihlava IDFF Emerging Producers 2013: Barbara Harumova Hessova

FNE interviews Slovak documentary producer Barbara Harumova Hessova, selected to participate in the 2013 Emerging Producers workshop at the Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival.

Heavy Slovak Demand for Grants in Fall 2013 Round

BRATISLAVA: The Slovak Audiovisual Fund has received 93 grant applications for its fall session, requesting over 6m EUR in funds.

PRODUCTION: Czech Lion Winner Jirasky Directing Slovak Diary

BRATISLAVA: Slovak production company Furia Film is in production with the feature film Diary of Agatha Schindler, which depicts fragments of the lives of four Jewish musicians who were deported…

FNE - IDF DocBloc: Distributors Meet in Slovakia

European distributors arrived in Bratislava for a DOK.Incubator workshop.

Slovak Films Head to Toronto

TORONTO: Juraj Lehotsky's Miracle, his second feature following the prize-winning 2008 docu Blind Loves, will screen at the Toronto IFF's Discovery section, following up its victory at the Karlovy Vary…

Film Europe Grabs Third Top Fest Winner

BRATISLAVA: Distributor Film Europe has picked Czech and Slovak rights for Venice Golden Lion 2013 winner Sacro Gra, a nuanced study of the hidden lives that reside along Rome's ring…

PRODUCTION: Nvota Comedy-Drama Hostage Shooting

BRATISLAVA: The retro family story Hostage is shooting its first segments following a year's delay in what was originally planned as a winter 2012 production. Location work runs through 7…

Slovak Archive Films Travel

VILNIUS: Kino Pavasaris, the organizer of Vilnius IFF, will present Slovak features from 50s to the 80s as a part of the Artscape project, including Luck Will Come on Sunday,…

Slovakia, Lithuania and Georgia Head to Baltic Bridge

Austria, Lithuania and Slovakia have won leading roles in the St Petersburg- and Tallinn-based Baltic Bridge East by West (B'EST‎) feature workshop series kicking off 11 September. Gangster comedy Kaviar,…

PRODUCTION: Slovak Omnibus Twenty to Wrap in Fall

BRATISLAVA: Mátyás Prikler, director of the social drama Fine, Thanks, screened at the Rotterdam IFF this year, is prepping to produce the final segments of the episodic Twenty, a look…

UK's Second Run Picks Up Home Video of Slovak Classic

The lyrical 1962 Czechoslovak love story The Sun in a Net (Slnko v sieti), directed by Stefan Uher will be lighting up British TV screens this week, following its release…