PRODUCTION: Slovak/Czech Historical Drama General Continues Production

BRATISLAVA: The Slovak/Czech coproduction General / Generál by Jiří Chlumský, which began production in 2018, is still shooting. The historical drama following the life of Milan Rastislav Štefánik, a general…
20-05-2021

Cinemas in Slovakia Allowed to Reopen on 17 May 2021

BRATISLAVA: Cinemas in Slovak regions with a lower COVID-19 rate are allowed to reopen under specific conditions on 17 May 2021, but it is expected that cinema operators will open…
17-05-2021

PRODUCTION: Slovak/Czech Romantic Comedy Avalanche of Love Enters Postproduction

BRATISLAVA: Avalanche of Love / Láska hory prenáša, the debut feature by young Czech director Jakub Machala, who has been awarded for his commercials, music videos and TV series, is…
05-05-2021

First Pop Up Film Residency Visegrad Announces Selected Participants

BRATISLAVA: Three feature film projects from the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland, together with three Slovak feature film projects, will take part in the first edition of Pop Up Film…
05-05-2021

PRODUCTION: Soňa Gyárfáš Lutherová in Production with Slovak/Czech Transgender Documentary

BRATISLAVA: Soňa Gyárfáš Lutherová’s first long documentary Happy Man / Šťastný človek is entering the last stage of production. This Slovak/Czech film, also coproduced by HBO Europe, captures the intimate…
30-04-2021

FESTIVALS: Art Film Fest Košice 2021 Returns In Physical Form

KOŠICE: The 28th edition of Art Film Fest Košice, which was cancelled in 2020 due to the Coronavirus pandemic, will take place in a more intimate form than usual, but…
26-04-2021

PRODUCTION: Matej Mináč Develops Sophomore Feature Based on His Meeting with Fellini

BRATISLAVA: Slovak director Matej Mináč is in the final development stage with a comedy based on his meeting with Federico Fellini in 1989. Never Give Up / Nikdy sa nevzdaj…
13-04-2021

PRODUCTION: Peter Bebjak in Production with TV Film Jozef Mak

BRATISLAVA: Slovak director Peter Bebjak is currently in production with the eponymous TV adaptation of the classic of Slovak literature, Jozef Mak by Jozef Cíger Hronský. The film is produced…
02-04-2021

FNE at IFF Febiofest Bratislava 2021: Flood Takes Main Prize at Industry Days

BRATISLAVA: Flood / Potopa, a Slovak work in progress directed by Martin Gonda, won the main prize at the 6th edition of the IFF Febiofest Bratislava Industry Days, which took…
31-03-2021

IFF Febiofest Bratislava Industry Days Announce Work in Progress Selection

BRATISLAVA: The 6th edition of the IFF Febiofest Bratislava Industry Days will present 11 new Slovak projects in an online format on 29 March 2021.
22-03-2021

MIDPOINT Intensive SK 2021 Selects Six Projects

BRATISLAVA: The 10th edition of MIDPOINT Intensive SK has chosen four Slovak projects to participate in its development programme, which will take place online from 30 March to 2 April…
19-03-2021

FNE TV: Zuzana Bieliková: Slovak Film Commission

FNE spoke to the head of the Slovak Film Commission Zuzana Bieliková about how the pandemic has impacted foreign productions shooting in Slovakia and how the Slovak Audiovisual Fund has…
15-03-2021

FESTIVALS: IFF Febiofest Bratislava 2021 Changes Course

BRATISLAVA: The 28th IFF Febiofest Bratislava, which was planned for 24 - 30 March 2021, will not take place in its traditional form.
15-03-2021

FESTIVALS: Fest Anča 2021 Announces Official Selection

ŽILINA: A total of 1,244 films from 67 countries were submitted to the 14th Fest Anča International Animation Festival 2021, which will take place 1 – 4 July 2021 in…
12-03-2021

PRODUCTION: Slovak/Czech Drama The Dormant Account Ready for Preproduction

BRATISLAVA: Slovak director Miloslav Luther is preparing the production of the Slovak/Czech drama The Dormant Account / Spiaci účet. The film is produced by Marian Urban´s ALEF FILM & MEDIA…
18-02-2021

PRODUCTION: Slovak Comedy Till the Summer Comes in Production

BRATISLAVA: The Slovak romantic comedy Till the Summer Comes / V lete ti poviem, ako sa mám is in production. It is the third adaptation of a bestseller by Evita…
12-02-2021

PRODUCTION: Peter Bebjak In Production With Czech/Slovak Shadowplay

BRATISLAVA: Slovak director Peter Bebjak is shooting the Czech/Slovak thriller Shadowplay / Tieňohra. The film is produced by the Czech companies Hangar Films and Barletta, in coproduction with Slovakia´s D.N.A.
09-02-2021

FNE Market Analysis 2020: SLOVAKIA

BRATISLAVA: The COVID-19 pandemic led to the closure of cinemas and to a number of measures restricting filming and travel for coproduction teams in 2020. However, Slovak filmmakers managed to…
04-02-2021

Slovak Audiovisual Fund Increases Development Support

BRATISLAVA: The Audiovisual Fund Council approved an increase of 160,000 EUR in support of the second term of 2020 development grant calls on 19 January 2021. The total amount of…
22-01-2021

FESTIVALS: Fest Anca 2021 Calls for Entries

BRATISLAVA: The Slovak festival of animated films Fest Anca is accepting submissions through 31 January 2021 for this summer’s event.
19-01-2021