FESTIVALS: Bratislava festival announces Beach lineup

IFF Bratislava (www.iffbratislava.sk) 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 (www.stv.sk ) and radio, according to a report in Slovak…

Slovakia announces coproduction forum

MEDIA Desk Slovakia (www.mediadeskslovakia.eu) and the European Documentary Network (www.edn.dk) 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 (www.filmeurope.eu) and International Film Festival…

FESTIVALS: Slovak Season Days for European distributors at Artfilmfest

Slovak Audiovisual Producers Association SAPA (www.sapa.cc) 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 (www.artfilmfest.sk) 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 (www.artfilmfest.sk), 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 (www.sfta.sk) will launch a partnership with private television JOJ (www.joj.sk) and Slovak beer producer Zlaty Bazant (www.heinekenslovensko.sk) 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…

Soul At Peace Wins Top Slovak Film Prize

BRATISLAVA: The Sun in the Net awards for Slovak films of 2008 and 2009 were announced at a gala ceremony on 27 April at the Slovak National Theatre.

Slovakia gets Cinéfondation spot at Cannes

Slovak director Matyas Prikler's mid-length film Dakujem, dobre (Thanks, fine) will have its international premiere in the Cinéfondation selection at the Cannes film festival.

Slovak Audiovisual Fund announces its first grants

The Slovak Audiovisual Fund (www.avf.sk) has approved grants totalling 1,245,300 Euro in its first round of support for Slovak films.

Slovakia unveils new doc fest

Building upon its emergence as a documentary powerhouse, Slovakia is launching a new documentary festival, Fórum.DOCsk.

PRODUCTON: Novel for Men completes filming in Slovakia

A Novel for Men, a bittersweet comedy based on the novel from Czech bestselling author Michal Viewegh, has finished shooting in Slovakia and moved to Czech exteriors, producer Rudolf Biermann…

PRODUCTION: Script-winning House in production

House, based on an award-winning script by Slovak director/writer Zuzana Liova, started shooting in Slovakia on March 20.