Film Europe and SPI launch documentary channel

Film Europe, a division of distribution company SPI International (, has launched DocuCS, the second of three themed TV and VOD channels planned for the Czech and Slovak markets.

PRODUCTION: Normalization goes into postproduction

After four year of gathering materials, Normalization, a full-length docu-tragedy by Slovak director Robert Kirchhoff, has gone into post-production.

Slovak presence at Rotterdam and Goteborg announced

Slovakia will present three films at the Rotterdam film festival and two films at Goteborg, spanning both fiction and documentary films.

TV series blossom in Slovakia

Slovakia is experiencing a boom in domestic TV series, with eight successful series being produced by the country's two commercial stations, Joj and Markiza.

Foxes opens in Slovakia, plans Irish debut

The Irish-Czech-Slovak coproduction Foxes (Lištičky) by Slovak director Mira Fornay opened in Slovakia December 10, following its Slovak premiere at the Bratislava film festival, distributed by Continental Film, s.r.o. (

Slovak films attract local audiences

For the second consecutive year, Slovak films are finding success at the local box office, with a market share that could top 20% for 2009 acccording to a new report…

Slovakia looks to build on current successes

A Slovak Film Institute ( panel, sponsored by Film New Europe, on the global position of Slovak films had a practical goal: to ensure that the current crop of international…

FNE VISEGRAD FORUM: Slovakia transitions from Audiovisual program to Audiovisual Fund

In 2009 the Slovak film industry saw one of its most relevant transitions: the creation of an independent audiovisual funding body.

FNE VISEGRAD FORUM: FNE Interview with Martin Smatlak

FNE spoke with Martin Šmatlák, the first director of the new Slovak Audiovisual Fund (, about the current state of the Slovak film industry.

FNE VISEGRAD FORUM: Slovak film and the global financial crisis

While commercial Slovak television, led by CME's Markiza TV, has seen a dramatic downturn in advertising revenues due to the global economic crisis, the Slovak film industry has so far…

FNE VISEGRAD FORUM: Country Focus Slovakia 2009

Slovakia made a giant step forward in 2009 with the adoption of the Euro as its national currency and long awaited audiovisual legislation that established a new Audiovisual Fund.

FNE VISEGRAD FORUM: Co-productions in Slovakia

Slovakia's filmmakers have participated in an impressive 12 coproductions in 2009 -- four of them with a Slovak majority share.

FESTIVALS: Bratislava announces competition films

The Slovak film Foxes will be among twelve films to compete at the 11th Bratislava film festival, November 27 - December 4.

Slovakia nominates Broken Promise for Oscar race

The Slovak Film and Television Academy (SFTA) has nominated the film Broken Promise (directed by Jiri Chlumsky) as the Slovak entry for the Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award 2010.

Producer workshop scheduled for Slovakia

The next MAIA Workshop for emerging European producers will take place October 5-9 in Modra, near Bratislava.

Film Europe presents Foxes in Venice

Film Europe (, SPI International's ( production and sales partner organization, is in Venice with the world premiere of Foxes from Slovak director Mira Fornay on September 9 and 10.

Towercom wins Slovak tender

The Slovak Telecommnuncations Office announced that it has awarded its digital broadcast tender to Towercom (

CME launches TV Doma in Slovakia

Central European Enterprise (CME, will begin broadcasting TV DOMA (At Home), a soap opera and romance channel aimed at female audiences aged 12-54, on August 31.

Bratislavafilm a summer hit for Slovakia

After three weeks in Slovak distribution, the low-budget Slovak film Bratislavafilm ( has pulled in 35,667 admissions.

FNE Country Focus: Slovakia: Slovak Film Industry Poised for Renaissance

SLOVAKIA: The year 2009 is already being hailed as a major watershed for Slovakia's film industry with both the conversion to the Euro and the country's long awaited new film…
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