FESTIVALS: Cinematik Features Slovak Documentary Competition

PIESTANY: Four long Slovak documentaries will screen in the Cinematik film festival (www.cinematik.sk) documentary competition, taking place 7-13 September 2012 in the Slovak spa resort of Piestany.

FNE IDF DocBloc: Documentary Seminar Deadline Extended

The deadline for the Coproducing Documentaries in Europe seminar, taking place in Slovakia, has been extended until 31 August 2012.

GRANTS: Slovakia Funds 15 Feature Films

BRATISLAVA: Ten Slovak feature films, one TV film, and five Slovak minority coproductions have received production grants from the Slovak Audiovisual Fund (www.avf.sk).

Slovakia Announces New Call for Grant Applications

BRATISLAVA: The Slovak Audiovisual Fund (www.avf.sk) has issued the fourth of its 2012 calls for grant applications. A total of 1,250,000 EUR is available in this round.

Mika Named Director of Slovak TV

BRATISLAVA: Former Markiza TV (www.markiza.sk) CEO Vaclav Mika has been elected as general director of public broadcaster Slovak Radio and Television (www.rtvs.eu).

DOK.Incubator Applications Open

BRATISLAVA: The second session of the postproduction workshop DOK.Incubator (docincubator.net) is accepting observer and consultation applications from Slovak, Czech and Polish film professionals and Slovak film students for the Final…

PRODUCTION: Juraj Nvota Preps Hostage

BRATISLAVA: Slovak director Juraj Nvota is in preproduction for a winter 2012 shoot of his film Hostage, which was originally scheduled to go into production in spring.

PRODUCTION: Indian Summer in Preproduction

BRATISLAVA: Gejza Dezorz plans to shoot his first feature film, Indian Summer, beginning on 17 September 2012, produced by Marian Urban through ALEF Film&Media Group, s.r.o. (www.afm.sk).

FNE - Step In - Locarno Country Report: Slovakia

The Slovak film industry saw the full benefits of its new funding system which was launched in 2009, during the past year, with a marked increase in domestic films and…

PRODUCTION: The Exhibition in Postproduction

BRATISLAVA: Slovak directors Peter Begányi (Erotic Nation) and Andrej Kolenčík are in post-production with The Exhibition, a medium-length bitter comedy scheduled to come out in early 2013.

Markiza to Launch Men’s Channel

BRATISLAVA: TV Markíza (www.markiza.sk), Slovakia's leading broadcaster owned by Central European Media Enterprises (www.cetv-net.com), is set to launch a third channel by the end of August 2012,.

PRODUCTION: Slovak Documentary Indiano from Zihlava

BRATISLAVA: Miro Remo is in production with Indiano from Zihlava, a long documentary on the amateur Slovak films of the late 1970's. The directors of hundreds of such films "tried…

FNE at Art Film Fest: CEE Filmmakers Triumph at Art Film Fest

{mosimage}Twilight Portrait by director Angelina Nikonova won the Blue Angel for Best Film at Art Film Fest (www.artfilm.sk), held from 16 to 23 June 2012 in the Slovak spa and…

PRODUCTION: Debut Tak Fajn in Postproduction

{mosimage}BRATISLAVA: Paul Janik makes his directing debut with the comedy Tak Fajn after appearing in films and on TV since the age of 4, and spending 16 years in NYC,…

FNE at Art Film Fest: Slovaks Unveil Films in Progress

{mosimage}TRENCIANSKE TEPLICE, SLOVAKIA: Six films in various stages of development and production have been selected to participate in the Slovak Film Institute's (www.aic.sk) Forum 2012, a presentation of upcoming films…

PRODUCTION: New Matej Minac project A History of a Film Never Shot in Development

{mosimage}BRATISLAVA: Slovak filmmaker Matej Mináč (All My Loved Ones, Nicky's Family) is developing a docu comedy based on real life events and retracing the history of his unfulfilled dream to…

PRODUCTION: Stanko in Preproduction

{mosimage}BRATISLAVA: Rasto Boros is preparing to shoot the feature film Stanko in Slovakia, Austria and Italy in summer-fall 2012. On the background of the topic of human trafficking, this road…

FNE at Art Film Fest: Old Souls’s Day

BRATISLAVA: As part of the cycle CineStories/ Filmoviedky on Slovak Television (www.stv.sk), Stanislav Párnický's Dusicky seniorov/Old Souls's Day follows the destinies of a community living in a retirement home following…

FNE at Art Film Fest: Fair Play

BRATISLAVA: Fair Play is a 52 minute documentary portrait by director/scriptwriter Arnold Kojnok of the important Slovak artist Julius Koller. It screens in the Slovak Season section of Art Film…

FNE at Art Film Fest: Bells of Happiness

BRATISLAVA: At the heart of Bells of Happiness, a 70 minute documentary directed by Jana Bucka and Marek Sulik, are Mariena and Roman, two Roma cousins connected by their admiration…