Slovak/CzechUkrainian 107 Mothers Wins Arab Critics Award

BRATISLAVA: Slovak director Peter Kerekes received the Arab Critics’ Award at the Cairo IFF for the Slovak/Czech/Ukrainian coproduction 107 Mothers. Kerekes received the award virtually at a gala ceremony on…
02-12-2021

FNE Visegrad YR2021: Slovak Distribution Facing Challenges in Fight to Recover

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…
30-11-2021

Slovak Film Week 2021 Scales Back

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…
30-11-2021

Cinemas in Slovakia Close Due to Covid Curfew

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…
25-11-2021

PRODUCTION: Mariana Čengel Solčanská in Postproduction with Slovak/Czech The Chambermaid

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…
25-11-2021

GRANTS: Slovak Audiovisual Fund Approves Increased Support for 2022

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,…
19-11-2021

Slovak Film Week Announces 2021 Lineup

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…
19-11-2021

FNE Visegrad YR2021: Slovak Exhibition: Audiences Return to Cinemas

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 …
17-11-2021

FNE Visegrad YR2021: Slovak Production: Post-Pandemic Boom

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…
09-11-2021

PRODUCTION: Ivan Ostrochovský in Preproduction with Slovak/Czech The Spring

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…
08-11-2021

PRODUCTION: Iveta Grófová Shoots Slovak/Czech/Hungarian War Drama Emma and the Death’s Head

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…
05-11-2021

FNE Podcast: Visegrad YR2021: Juraj Krasnohorsky: CEE Animation Workshop

FNE’s Georgian correspondent Alexander Gabelia spoke to Juraj Krasnohorsky, head of studies of the CEE Animation Workshop. CEE Animation Workshop is a year-long project development and producer skills advancement training…
04-11-2021

One World Slovakia Launches Impact Days Industry Programme

BRATISLAVA: Slovakia’s One World IDFF, taking place 5-11 November 2021, will launch Impact Days, a programme that will enable filmmakers to open the door to the social impact of documentary…
02-11-2021

FNE Oscar Watch 2022: 107 Mothers to Represent Slovakia in Oscar Race

BRATISLAVA: The Slovak/Czech/Ukrainian coproduction 107 Mothers / Cenzorka by the acclaimed Slovak director Peter Kerekes has been selected as Slovakia’s candidate for the 94th Academy of Motion Picture Arts and…
15-10-2021

FESTIVALS: Slovak Queer Film Festival 2021 in Bratislava

BRATISLAVA: The 15th edition of the Slovak Queer Film Festival is screening 52 films from 24 countries at the Kino Lumiѐre in Bratislava until 11 October 2021.
07-10-2021

Martin Šulík Wins Top Prize at Slovak IGRIC Awards for The Man with Hare Ears

BRATISLAVA: Martin Šulík was awarded the main IGRIC prize for directing The Man with Hare Ears / Muž so zajačími ušami at the ceremony of the 32nd edition of the…
27-09-2021

FESTIVALS: Dear Comrades! Wins Cinematik Piešťany IFF 2021

PIEŠŤANY: The historical drama Dear Comrades! / Dorogie tovarishchi directed by Andrey Konchalovskiy received the Meeting Point Europe Award in the main competition of the 16th IFF Cinematik Piešťany. The…
20-09-2021

Slovak/Czech/Ukrainian 107 Mothers Sold in Switzerland and Benelux

BRATISLAVA: The Slovak/Czech/Ukrainian coproduction 107 Mothers / Cenzorka directed by the acclaimed Slovak director Peter Kerekes has been sold by Films Boutique to Switzerland and the Benelux. The film received…
14-09-2021

Sahraa Karimi and Wanda Adamik Hrycova Develop Film about Escape from Kabul

BRATISLAVA: The Afghan director Sahraa Karimi has decided to film the story of her escape from the Talibans. The film will be produced by Sahra's classmate, the Slovak producer Wanda…
10-09-2021

FNE TV: Venice 2021: Peter Kerekes 107 Mothers

FNE spoke to Slovak director Peter Kerekes about his new film 107 Mothers / Cenzorka, a Slovak/Czech/Ukrainian coproduction that is screening in the Orizzonti competition of the Venice Film Festival.
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