Slovak Documentary Scores on German TV

{mosimage}BRATISLAVA: Nicky's Family by Slovak director Matej Minac drew 6.6 million viewers for its recent broadcast on German channel ARD, under that title Sir Nickey - Hero Against His Will.…

PRODUCTION: My Dog Killer Sets Filming Dates

BRATISLAVA: After the international success of Foxes (2009), Slovak director Mira Fornay will begin shooting My Dog Killer/Môj pes killer in February. The film, a story of brotherhood and friendship,…

Slovak Hit Wins Czech Viewers

{mosimage}BRATISLAVA: Slovak director Jakub Kroner's domestic hit film Love opened in the Czech Republic to solid box office.

FESTIVALS: The House Awarded at Palm Springs

{mosimage}BRATISLAVA: Slovakia noted its first festival win of the year with Zuzana Liova's debut film The House (, which won the New Voices / New Visions Award at the Palm…

Gypsy Competes at Les Arcs

The multi-awarded Slovak film Gypsy directed by Martin Sulik will compete for the Crystal Arrow in the official competition of the Festival de Cinéma Européen des Arcs, 10-17 December 2012.

PRODUCTION: Piargy: Antichrist Reborn in Development

BRATISLAVA: Fledgling Slovak director Lukáš Hanulák and award-winning scriptwriter Hana Cielová (The Sixth Sentence)are co-writing the first draft of Piargy: Antichrist Reborn, a feature based on a short story by…

Film Europe Channel Launches in Slovakia, Czech Republic

BRATISLAVA: Slovak-based Film Europe Media Company announced the launch of its new all-European movie channel, Film Europe Channel, on 17 November 2011 in Slovakia and the Czech Republic.

FNE at IFF BRATISLAVA: Las Acacias Takes Top Prize at 13th Bratislava IFF

BRATISLAVA: A year from now, Slovakia will be on the eve of its 20th anniversary as an independent country. A visit to the capital and the Bratislava IFF (, in…

Festivals Fete Slovak Films

BRATISLAVA: Three early November events are profiling Slovak films. The Bratislava IFF features its annual Slovak focus, while Budapest hosts a Slovak Film Week, and Thessaloniki screens Slovak films in…

PRODUCTION: Slovak Documentary Comeback in Postproduction

BRATISLAVA: Comeback, a Slovak documentary on the situation of ex-convicts trying to reenter society upon their release from a high-security prison, is in its final stage of rough cut. The…

Slovakia Abolishes TV Fees

BRATISLAVA: A bill that will end the TV license fee for TV households has passed a vote in the Slovak Parliament. The TV license fee will be abolished beginning in…

FESTIVALS: Bratislava IFF Competition

BRATISLAVA: Eleven films will compete in the main competition of the Bratislava IFF (, 4-9 Novembe4 2011) dedicated to first and second feature films. The Slovak Republic sends Visible World…

PRODUCTION: Conspiracy in Postproduction

BRATISLAVA: The Slovak directorial duo Gabriel Hoštaj and Roman Lazar are in post-production with Conspiracy, a feature debut for both artists, which should be completed by the end of 2011.

Conspiracy in Postproduction

BRATISLAVA: The Slovak directorial duo Gabriel Hoštaj and Roman Lazar are in post-production with Conspiracy, a feature debut for both artists, which should be completed by the end of 2011.

PRODUCTION: World Without End Shooting in Slovakia

BRATISLAVA: World Without End, an eight-part historical TV series with British director Michael Caton-Jones, is currently shooting in Slovakia. The series is the sequel to the 2010 Golden Globe-nominated TV…

FNE Visegrad Country Profile: Slovakia

BRATISLAVA: Slovakia has seen a significant increase in the number of premieres in 2011, particularly in the second half of the year, accompanied by far-reaching international interest in the high…

PRODUCTION: Angels in Postproduction

BRATISLAVA: Slovak director Róbert Šveda (Demons) is in post-production with his second full-length feature, Angels, due for completion and release in autumn 2011.

FNE 2011 Visegrad Special: Slovak Coproductions

BRATISLAVA: Slovak producers usually prefer to coproduce with partners in the Visegrad region. The Czech Republic has always been the most important coproduction country for Slovak filmmakers, followed by Poland…

FESTIVALS: Lithuania Hosts Slovak New Wave

KAUNAS, LITHUANIA: The 5th Kaunas film festival (27 September - 16 October 2011, screens nine films in a 1960's Slovak New Wave special section, introduced by a two-part documentary…

FESTIVALS: Docs Prized at Slovak Cinematik

PIESTANY, SLOVAKIA: British director Mike Leign took home the main prize at Slovakia's 6th Cinematik film festival (, with Slovak documentaries capturing two additional awards.