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BRATISLAVA: Twenty short films are running in the In the Heart of Europe competition of the 25th MFFK Febiofest Slovakia (15- 21 March 2018). Creation, production and distribution of short films are the main topics of the 3rd Industry Days (20-21 March 2018).

BRATISLAVA: Slovak films set box office records in domestic cinemas in 2017. The attendance of nearly 1.5 m admissions was the strongest in the history of independent Slovakia, since 1993.

BRATISLAVA: Slovak films had nearly 1.5 m admissions in domestic cinemas in 2017, which is the strongest attendance in the history of independent Slovakia. The most popular films were All or Nothing and The Line, which surpassed 300,000 admissions each.

BRATISLAVA: Ten projects, including Slovak/Czech coproductions, registered for the 20% cash rebate at the Slovak Audiovisual Fund in 2017 for a 2018 shooting. The eased requierements implemented in 2017 attracted more international projects than in 2016, when four projects applied for incentives.

BRATISLAVA: The political drama By a Sharp Knife / Ostrým nožom completed its shooting at the end of September 2017 and is in postprodution. The film will be released in 2018.

BRATISLAVA: Men Don’t Cry by Alen Drljević is the lone entry from CEE territories among the eight films competing at the 19th edition of IFF Bratislava. The main competition focuses on first and second films of young directors. The festival will be held 9 - 16 November 2017 in Bratislava, Senec, Modra and Malacky.

BRATISLAVA: Barbara Janišová Feglová represents Slovakia at the Emerging Producers 2018 programme taking place at the Jihlava IDFF.

BRATISLAVA: The cinematographer of A Prominent Patient Martin Štrba won the main IGRIC award for feature film in cinemas. The ceremony for the 28th edition of IGRIC awards for best Slovak films in 2016 was held in Bratislava’s Malá scéna on 28 September 2017.

PIEŠŤANY: Raw by Julia Ducournau was awarded best international feature film at the 12th Cinematik IFF (which took place in the spa city of Piešťany from 12 to 17 September 2017). A Hole in the Head by Robert Kirchhoff won the domestic documentary competitive section Cinematik.doc.

BRATISLAVA: Distinguished Slovak scriptwriter, feature film and documentary director Vladimír Balco passed away on 31 August 2017 at the age of 68.