11 Slovak works-in-progress to be presented in Bratislava and online

    Slovak Film Institute / National Cinematographic Centre would like to announce 11 Slovak film projects that will be presented at Works in Progress session during Bratislava Industry Days at Febiofest IFF on March 21.

    International jury will hand the Best Febio Pitch Award worth €3000. Jury members are: Daniela Cölle (Pluto Film), Rohan Berry Crickmar (Edinburgh IFF), and Joana de Sousa (Doclisboa). New partner awards include Cineuropa Work in Progress Award which consists of coverage of the awarded project throughout the various stages of development and distribution by Cineuropa; and Pop Up Film Residency Award which grants one project a three-week residency with the guidance of a project-specific mentor.

    Works in Progress presentation takes place at Bratislava's Lumière Cinema and will be live streamed for pre-registered audience – you can register here.

    Of 11 selected projects in various stages of development/production, five are fiction films (including one short), five are documentaries (including one short), and one is animated short.

    Works in Progress 2022 – selected projects:

    Ahoj leto / Hello Summer
    animation, short
    directed by Martin Smatana, Veronika Zacharová produced by Martin Smatana (Studio Bororo)

    Dvadsaťsedem / Twentyseven
    directed by Gregor Valentovič produced by Zora Jaurová (MPhilms)

    Ema a smrtihlav / Ema and the Death’s Head
    directed by Iveta Grófová produced by Zuzana Mistríková, Ľubica Orechovská (PubRes)

    directed by Jonáš Karásek produced by Maroš Hečko, Peter Veverka (Azyl Production)

    Katedrála / The Cathedral
    directed by Denis Dobrovoda produced by Denis Dobrovoda, Matthew Bremner (Kolsa Films SK)

    Milovník, nie bojovník / Lover, Not a Fighter
    directed by Martina Buchelová produced by Michaela Kaliská, Erika Paulinská (NINJA film)

    Musíme prežiť / We Have to Survive
    directed by Tomáš Krupa produced by Tomáš Krupa (Hailstone)

    Oči plné piesku / Gritty Eyes
    fiction, short
    directed by Juraj Janiš produced by Barbara Janišová Feglová (HITCHHIKER Cinema)

    Pokiaľ ja žijem / Fakir
    directed by Roman Ďuriš produced by Simona Bago Móciková, Radka Babincová (Bright Sight Pictures)

    Prázdna množina / No Elements
    documentary, short
    directed by Barbara Vojtašáková produced by Patrícia Alexia Pošová (FTF VŠMU)

    Vtáčnik / The Bird Hill
    directed by Eva Križková produced by Silvia Panáková (Dayhey)

    Works in Progress presentation will take place on Monday, March 21 at 11:00 CET.

    Works in Progress is a public presentation of upcoming Slovak films for representatives of international film festivals, industry platforms, and sales agents. Slovak film professionals, members of press, film students and others interested in contemporary Slovak cinema are very welcome to join the presentation. 

    Live stream is accessible only to the pre-registered audience. You can register here.