FNE at Art Film Fest 2013: Kazakhstan, Georgia Take Top Awards

TRENCIN: Slovakia’s oldest and largest festival, Art Film Fest, set itself on course for future expansion by moving from the rural spa village of Trencianske Teplice with its limited cinema…

FNE at Art Film Fest 2013: Slovak Doc Tests Distribution Strategies

TRENCIN: Miner’s Bread (Banicky Chlebicek), the full-length documentary debut by Roman Fabian, had a double premiere at the 21st edition of Art Film Fest, with both a limited online launch…

Slovak Fund Pays Off for Domestic Films

TRENCIN: Just three and a half years since it first began giving out grants for film production, Slovakia’s Audiovisual Fund has reshaped the future of the Slovak film industry.

FNE at KVIFF 2013 East of the West: Miracle

BRATISLAVA: Miracle (Zázrak), a Slovak/Czech coproduction by Slovak director and co-writer Juraj Lehotský, will have a theatrical release in Slovakia and the Czech Republic in the fall, following its debut…

Controversial Slovak Doc Scores Hit at Slovak Box Office

BRATISLAVA: Controversial Slovak doc Normalization, titled Kauza Cervanova in Slovak, has scored the biggest domestic box office success of the year for a doc with almost 20,000 EUR at the…
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FNE at KVIFF 2013: Trio of Slovak Premieres at Karlovy Vary

Three Slovak coproductions will have their world premieres in competition at the 48th Karlovy Vary IFF, running 28 June – 6 July 2013.

Kerekes Documentary Sets September Release

BRATISLAVA: Velvet Terrorists (Zamatoví teroristi), a Slovak /Czech /Croatian coproduction directed by a trio of Slovak directors, Pavol Pekarčík, Ivan Ostrochovský and award-winning Slovak documentary director Peter Kerekes, will open…

Slovak Miracle Heads to Cinemas in Autumn

BRATISLAVA: Miracle / Zázrak, a Slovak/Czech coproduction by Slovak director and co-writer Juraj Lehotský, will have a theatrical release in Slovakia and the Czech Republic in the fall.

Eight Slovak Features Receive Grants

BRATISLAVA: Step Into Darkness a Trigon Production film directed by Miloslav Luther, and Seven Ravens , a fairytale based on the Brothers Grimm story and produced by Attack Studio, received…

FESTIVALS: TV Productions in the spotlight at IFLOT 2013

KOSICE: A wealth of new TV programmes will compete for the Golden Beggar awards during the 19th International Festival of Local Televisions, held in the Slovak city of Kosice, 11-15 …

FNE at Art Film Fest 2013: My Dog Killer Screens in Main Competition

PRAGUE: Eleven films will screen in the International Competition of Feature Films at the 21st Art Film Festival, scheduled for 21-26 June 2013 in Trencianske Teplice and Trencin, Slovakia.

ScripTeast 2013 at Cannes Retro Paradise

Slovak scriptwriters Katarina Uhrova competes for the Krzysztof Kieslowski ScripTeast Award during the 2013 Cannes IFF with Retro Paradise, the story of a teen whose parents send him on holiday…

EFP Producers on the Move 2013 Mira Fornay

BRATISLAVA: Slovak producer Mira Fornay is in the vanguard of a new generation of fearless female Slovak director/producers tackling gritty subjects with unsentimental honesty that male colleagues might envy.

FNE Cannes Preview 2013: WHAT’S SLOVAK IN CANNES

This year it´s our 10th edition at the Marché du Film, so make sure to join us for the Pavilion 133

PRODUCTION: Visegrad Funds Intrigues

BRATISLAVA: Slovak producer/director Juraj Kilián debuts with Intrigues, a coproduction of the four Visegrad countries (Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia) mainly financed by the Visegrad Fund.

FESTIVALS: Crossing Europe with Nine Young Films

PLZEN: Days after her film Made in Ash screened in the main competition of the Finale Plzen, debuting Slovak director Iveta Grofova finds her tough and tender film in competition…

FNE IDF DocBloc: Eurimages Support for Slovak Documentary

The Slovak/Czech documentary All My Children was one of 13 films to receive funding from Eurimages in its latest grants round. Read the full story on dokweb.

FNE at Berlinale 2013: What´s SLOVAK in BERLIN 2013

Information Courtesy of Slovak Film Institute BERLIN: SLOVAK FILMS AT THE EFM BERLIN 2013

Killer Wins Rotterdam Tiger

BRATISLAVA: Slovakia celebrated the Tiger Award for My Dog Killer, a Czech-Slovak coproduction from Slovak director Mira Fornay, and the first Slovak film to compete at Rotterdam.

FNE Europa Cinemas: Cinema of the Month – Cinema Lumière, Slovak Republic

FNE together with Europa Cinemas continues its Cinema of the Month series. In recognition of the hard work and excellence of European cinema operators we choose a cinema from each…