DOK.Incubator Applications Open

BRATISLAVA: The second session of the postproduction workshop DOK.Incubator ( is accepting observer and consultation applications from Slovak, Czech and Polish film professionals and Slovak film students for the Final…

PRODUCTION: Juraj Nvota Preps Hostage

BRATISLAVA: Slovak director Juraj Nvota is in preproduction for a winter 2012 shoot of his film Hostage, which was originally scheduled to go into production in spring.

PRODUCTION: Indian Summer in Preproduction

BRATISLAVA: Gejza Dezorz plans to shoot his first feature film, Indian Summer, beginning on 17 September 2012, produced by Marian Urban through ALEF Film&Media Group, s.r.o. (

FNE - Step In - Locarno Country Report: Slovakia

The Slovak film industry saw the full benefits of its new funding system which was launched in 2009, during the past year, with a marked increase in domestic films and…

PRODUCTION: The Exhibition in Postproduction

BRATISLAVA: Slovak directors Peter Begányi (Erotic Nation) and Andrej Kolenčík are in post-production with The Exhibition, a medium-length bitter comedy scheduled to come out in early 2013.

Markiza to Launch Men’s Channel

BRATISLAVA: TV Markíza (, Slovakia's leading broadcaster owned by Central European Media Enterprises (, is set to launch a third channel by the end of August 2012,.

PRODUCTION: Slovak Documentary Indiano from Zihlava

BRATISLAVA: Miro Remo is in production with Indiano from Zihlava, a long documentary on the amateur Slovak films of the late 1970's. The directors of hundreds of such films "tried…

FNE at Art Film Fest: CEE Filmmakers Triumph at Art Film Fest

{mosimage}Twilight Portrait by director Angelina Nikonova won the Blue Angel for Best Film at Art Film Fest (, held from 16 to 23 June 2012 in the Slovak spa and…

PRODUCTION: Debut Tak Fajn in Postproduction

{mosimage}BRATISLAVA: Paul Janik makes his directing debut with the comedy Tak Fajn after appearing in films and on TV since the age of 4, and spending 16 years in NYC,…

FNE at Art Film Fest: Slovaks Unveil Films in Progress

{mosimage}TRENCIANSKE TEPLICE, SLOVAKIA: Six films in various stages of development and production have been selected to participate in the Slovak Film Institute's ( Forum 2012, a presentation of upcoming films…

PRODUCTION: New Matej Minac project A History of a Film Never Shot in Development

{mosimage}BRATISLAVA: Slovak filmmaker Matej Mináč (All My Loved Ones, Nicky's Family) is developing a docu comedy based on real life events and retracing the history of his unfulfilled dream to…

PRODUCTION: Stanko in Preproduction

{mosimage}BRATISLAVA: Rasto Boros is preparing to shoot the feature film Stanko in Slovakia, Austria and Italy in summer-fall 2012. On the background of the topic of human trafficking, this road…

FNE at Art Film Fest: Old Souls’s Day

BRATISLAVA: As part of the cycle CineStories/ Filmoviedky on Slovak Television (, Stanislav Párnický's Dusicky seniorov/Old Souls's Day follows the destinies of a community living in a retirement home following…

FNE at Art Film Fest: Fair Play

BRATISLAVA: Fair Play is a 52 minute documentary portrait by director/scriptwriter Arnold Kojnok of the important Slovak artist Julius Koller. It screens in the Slovak Season section of Art Film…

FNE at Art Film Fest: Bells of Happiness

BRATISLAVA: At the heart of Bells of Happiness, a 70 minute documentary directed by Jana Bucka and Marek Sulik, are Mariena and Roman, two Roma cousins connected by their admiration…

FNE at Art Film Fest: Tigers in the City

BRATISLAVA: Tigers in the City, the 90 minute debut of Juraj Krasnohorsky, follows three friends in their late 20's as they try to find their soul mates against the menacing…

FNE at Art Film Fest: Dancing on Broken Glass

BRATISLAVA: Drawing from folkdancing's musical tradition, Marek Ťapak's film Dancing on Broken Glass (screening in the Slovak Season section at Art Film Festival 16-23 June 2012, is based on…

FESTIVALS: Twelve Films Compete at Art Film Festival

Twelve films representing 17 countries will compete for the Blue Angel in the the International Competition of Feature Films of the 20th Art Film Fest, running from 16 to 23…


BRATISLAVA: Jaroslav Vojtek (The Border) started shooting his first feature in May 2012. If in his documentary Unwanted Children/ Nechcené deti (2001) he was dealing with children from foster homes,…

FESTIVALS: Europeans Dominate Art Film Fest Competition

As in previous years, the centrepiece of the 20th Art Film Fest (, running from 16 to 23 June in Trenčianske Teplice and Trenčín, will be the International Competition of…