BRATISLAVA: Slovak distributors recovered some momentum during the second half of 2021, releasing several long-awaited domestic titles, which had been waiting to premiere since the beginning of the pandemic, as well as several new titles.

BRATISLAVA: The 7th Slovak Film Week started on 29 November in a reduced online format due to the current pandemic situation and the curfew which recently went into effect. The event is running on the Cinema at Home platform until 5 December 2021.

BRATISLAVA: The Slovak government declared a state of emergency and a curfew on 24 November 2021 with effect from 25 November 2021, due to the rapidly deteriorating pandemic situation in Slovakia. Cinemas will be temporarily closed.

BRATISLAVA: Slovak director Mariana Čengel Solčanská is moving into postproduction on the Slovak/Czech historical drama The Chambermaid / Slúžka. The film is based on Hana Lasicová’s bestseller published in 2013 about a lesbian love story set in Vienna at the beginning of the 20th century.

BRATISLAVA: The Slovak Audiovisual Fund approved on 9 November 2021 the 2022 funding of 8 m EUR, and announced its first call for support for student productions and film education, with a deadline on 6 December 2021.

BRATISLAVA: The 7th Slovak Film Week, the annual showcase of domestic film production, will take place in Bratislava from 29 November to 5 December 2021. The main programme will screen 25 Slovak films - nine features, 11 documentaries and 5 shorts - which had their releases in 2020.

BRATISLAVA: Cinemas in Slovakia remain open despite the rising numbers of Covid cases. They were allowed to restart operations, albeit under certain conditions, from 17 May 2021, according to a decree by the Slovak government, announced on 12 May this year.

BRATISLAVA: Slovak film production in 2021 has restarted with unprecedented intensity, after a challenging year in 2020, when the film industry remained paralysed by the pandemic and filming was completely stopped for several months.

BRATISLAVA: Slovak director Ivan Ostrochovský is getting ready to start production on The Spring / Prameň. The drama about the state's interference in personal freedom will enter its first phase of production later this year.

BRATISLAVA: Slovak director Iveta Grófová is currently in production with her new feature film Emma and the Death’s Head / Ema a smrtihlav. This Slovak/Czech/Hungarian historical drama had been originally written and directed by Peter Krištúfek, who died tragically in 2018.

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