Colin Arthur - Special Guest at the 6th Visegrad Film Forum

BRATISLAVA: Legendary British creator of make-up and special effects, Colin Arthur will be special guest at the 6th Visegrad Film Forum, which will take place at the Faculty of Film…

PRODUCTION: Juraj Jakubisko Starts Shooting Sequel to The Feather Fairy

BRATISLAVA: Acclaimed Slovak director Juraj Jakubisko is currently shooting a sequel to his popular Christmas fairy tale The Feather Fairy / Perinbaba (1985) in the Slovak town of Kežmarok. Seven-legged…

FNE Teams Up with MFFK Febiofest Slovakia

BRATISLAVA: FNE will team up with MFFK Febiofest and will organise together with Creative Europe Desk Slovakia the discussion panel Slovakia-Austria: Film Neighbours. The Industry Days will be held on…

Little Harbour Expected to Start Selling Before Cannes

BRATISLAVA: Several distributors were interested at the Berlinale’s EFM in Iveta Grófová’s second feature film Little Harbour, which won Berlinale‘s Generation Kplus prize. Paris-based sales agent Loco Films hopes to…

FESTIVALS: The 24th Febiofest Announces Lineup

BRATISLAVA: The 24th edition of MFFK Febiofest is ready to run from 2 to 8 March 2016, with more than 100 films and the short film competition „In the Middle…

All or Nothing Scores at Slovak and Czech Box Office

BRATISLAVA: The Slovak/Czech romantic comedy All or Nothing by Marta Ferencová held on to third place in both Slovak and Czech cinemas during its fifth week in release.

FNE and MFFK Febiofest Bratislava to co-host: Slovakia – Austria: Film Neighbours

BRATISLAVA: Film New Europe Association together with MFFK Febiofest Industry Days in Bratislava will co-host a special event entitled Slovakia – Austria: Film Neighbours on 7 March at 14:30 within…

FNE at Berlinale 2017: Slovak Film in Berlin

Dear Colleagues & Friends, before the grand opening let us answer the question: What´s Slovak in Berlin 2017?

SLOVAKIA: Country Report 2016

In 2016 Slovak films continued to gather international and domestic success, powered by documentary film production, genre-bending feature films and award-winning coproductions. The Slovak Audiovisual Fund (AVF) had a budget…

FNE Teams Up with Febiofest Industry Days

The upcoming 24th MFFK Febiofest Bratislava will host a second edition of Industry Days: a bright new event that is dedicated to promotion of local production as well as to…

Four International Projects Approved for Slovak Incentives in 2016

BRATISLAVA: Four international projects registered for the 20% cash rebate at the Slovak Audiovisual Fund in 2016. Among them are Lionsgate’s Robin Hood: Origins directed by Otto Bathurst and Consider…

Slovak Hit All or Nothing Sets Opening Record

BRATISLAVA: Marta Ferencová’s romantic comedy All or Nothing / Všetko alebo nič set an opening record in Slovak cinemas with 64,931 admissions. The script was penned by Eva Urbaníková based…

PRODUCTION: Mátyás Prikler Preps Power with Kornel Mundruczó in the Lead

BRATISLAVA: Mátyás Prikler’s second feature film, Power, closed the development stage and will have the principal photography in the winter 2017/2018. The film is a Slovak/Czech/Hungarian coproduction and stars the…

Rastislav Steranka is New Head of Promotion at Slovak Film Institute

BRATISLAVA: Rastislav Steranka is replacing Alexandra Strelková as head of promotion at the Slovak Film Institute. Steranka will be internationally introduced during the European Film Market at Berlin International Film…

GRANTS: Slovak Audiovisual Fund Increases Funding in 2017

BRATISLAVA: Slovak Audiovisual Fund (AVF) will increase funding up to 7m EUR in 2017, representing a 12% increase compared to 2016. Also, international projects benefitting of the 20% cash rebate,…

GRANTS: Slovak Audiovisual Fund Development Grants for 2016

BRATISLAVA: The Slovak Audiovisual Fund distributed 140,500 EUR to support development of 13 film and television projects in 2016.

GRANTS: Slovakia Awards 18 Production Grants in 2016

BRATISLAVA: The Slovak Audiovisual Fund distributed 3,780,000 EUR in production grants in 2016.

Slovak Audiovisual Fund Opens Call for Minority Animated TV Series

BRATISLAVA: The Slovak Audiovisual Fund has approved opening its call for animation projects in 2017 to include TV projects, especially series, for both majority and minority Slovak coproductions.

Masaryk Sets March 2017 Release

BRATISLAVA: The Czech/Slovak coproduction Masaryk, directed by Július Ševčík, is in postproduction in preparation for a March 2017 premiere. The film, which explores a personally difficult stage in the life…

PRODUCTION: Piargy Goes into Production

BRATISLAVA: The Slovak/Czech/Slovenian/Macedonian historical drama Piargy is moving into production after three years in development which resulted in a change of director. Czech director Ivo Trajkov began the first days…