French DVD distribution for Slovak “jewels”

France's Maladiva Films released DVD versions of four Slovak classics from the 1960's to French-speaking European territories France, Belgium, and Switzerland on 7 October 2010. They include two films by…

FESTIVALS: IFF Bratislava announces main competition line-up

The 12th IFF Bratislava announced ten films representing five continents selected for its main competition for first and second feature films. The competition includes films from Bulgaria and Romania, two…

PRODUCTION: Tigers Ain't Happy Here completes filming

Slovak director Juraj Krasnohorsky finished principal photography on his feature debut Tigers Ain't Happy Here. Shooting started in mid-August after three years of pre-production. The post-production stage will continue after…

Markiza director resigns

Václav Mika, the general director of leading Slovak commercial station Markiza TV (, has resigned, after five years in the position.

FESTIVALS: IFF Bratislava announced doc competition

IFF Bratislava (, 5-11 November, will include three CEE films in its documentary competition. Directors Stephan Komandarev (Bulgaria), Boris Mitic (Serbia), and Alexander Nanau (Romania) will be in the Slovak…

The Border – Slovak National Nomination for Oscar 2011 - Best Foreign Language Film

The Slovak Film and Television Academy (SFTA) decided to nominate the film The Border (orig. Hranica, dir. Jaro Vojtek) as the Slovak entry for the Best Foreign Language Film Academy…

FESTIVALS: Bratislava festival announces Beach lineup

IFF Bratislava ( has announced eight European shorts, including films from Croatia, Hungary, and Romania, and nine festure films for its All at the beach! section, dedicated to films connected…

Slovak TV faces financial reform

The Slovak minister of culture and tourism, Daniel Krajcer, has announced plans to change the financing of Slovak public TV ( ) and radio, according to a report in Slovak…

Slovakia announces coproduction forum

MEDIA Desk Slovakia ( and the European Documentary Network ( are organising a one-day ‘Co-Producing Documentaries in Europe' seminar and workshop focusing on the opportunities for documentaries on the European…

Young Slovak directors team up with classics

Slovak producer Fero Turna (Angel Productions), is preparing a new project that will bring together young Slovak film-makers who will adapt Slovak literary classics.

New award for Slovak international success

Slovak filmmakers will a new award beginning on June, 26 2010. The Kino CS award will be given annually by Film Europe s.r.o, Media Company ( and International Film Festival…

FESTIVALS: Slovak Season Days for European distributors at Artfilmfest

Slovak Audiovisual Producers Association SAPA ( and Film Europe Agency EFA present Slovak Season Days, a pilot project that focuses on the promotion of Slovak films within the international market,…

FESTIVALS: Artfilm fest opens in Slovakia

The 18th edition of Artfilm festival ( opened in Trencianske Teplice, Slovakia, June 18 with a new focus on Slovak films and 14 films in the main competition.

Slovak Who's the Boss Here in development

Young Slovak script-writer and film director Peter Magat has started preparing the full-length feature film Who's the Boss Here (Kto je tu boss) about the mafia in Slovakia during the…

Artfilmfest celebrates Slovak film

Artfilmfest (, which takes place in Trencianske Teplice, Slovakia, from June 18 to June 26, is taking a new direction this year by emphasizing Slovak films under a new program…

Slovak film finds private support

Beginning July 1, 2010, Slovak Film and Television Academy ( will launch a partnership with private television JOJ ( and Slovak beer producer Zlaty Bazant ( to support distribution of…

PRODCTION: Slovak producer Biermann plans to shoot Tugendhat novel with Hřebejk

Prague-based Slovak film producer Rudolf Biermann said he would like to shoot a big-budget film adaptation of the novel The Glass Room by British writer Simon Mawer.

Cannes IFF 2010: Slovak Cinema

Slovak Cinema at IFF Cannes 2010THANKS, FINE in the CINÉFONDATION SELECTION 2010

FNE at Cannes: EFP Producer on the Move Silvia Panakova

Slovak producer Silvia Panakova was selected by the Slovak Film Institute for the European Film Promotions' "Producers on the Move" for her first feature film, My Husband's Women, directed by…

GRANTS: Slovak Grants announced

The Slovak Audiovisual fund has awarded 520,300 Euros to 21 productions in its first grant round. The productions receiving grants include three TV projects, Amounts were modest in the grant…