OBITUARY: Slovak Cinematographer Igor Luther

BRATISLAVA: Igor Luther, the world-renowned cinematographer of the Oscar-winning film The Tin Drum, died at age 77. He worked with a number of important directors, including Juraj Jakubisko, Vojtěch Jasný, …
09-06-2020

PRODUCTION: Václav Kadrnka Starts Postproduction of Czech/Slovak Saving One Who Was Dead

BRATISLAVA: Václav Kadrnka is moving into postproduction with the Czech/Slovak coproduction Saving One Who Was Dead / Správa o záchrane mŕtveho. The film received a grant from Eurimages in its…
05-06-2020

Pluto Film Acquires Slovak/German Summer Rebels

BRATISLAVA: The sales company Pluto Film has picked up the feature debut of Slovak filmmaker Martina Saková, Summer Rebels / Letní rebeli. The Slovak/German coproduction for children had been selected…
02-06-2020

PRODUCTION: Slovak Documentary Series About COVID-19 in Development

BRATISLAVA: Patrik Pašš is developing a documentary series under the working title 100 Days That Changed the World / 100 dní, ktoré zmenili svet through his company TRIGON PRODUCTION. The…
25-05-2020

Slovakia Restarts Production and Reopens Cinemas

BRATISLAVA: Slovakia will reopen cinemas and theatres on 20 May 2020, as COVID-19 restrictions are being significantly relaxed due to the continuing favourable data on the epidemic.
20-05-2020

SAPA Offers Financial Support for Slovak Filmmakers During Crisis

BRATISLAVA: The Slovak Audiovisual Producers Association will distribute 150,000 EUR to filmmakers through a programme called SAPAID.
12-05-2020

FESTIVALS: Fest Anča Preps 2020 Edition

BRATISLAVA: Fest Anča, the Slovak festival of animated films, has announced the complete line-up of films selected for its 13th edition, re-scheduled to take place 27 – 30 August 2020…
05-05-2020

MIDPOINT Intensive SK Announces Project Selection

BRATISLAVA: Four new projects have been selected for the 9th edition of MIDPOINT Intensive Sk, which will take place online from 18 to 21 May 2020. The rescheduled module for…
05-05-2020

PRODUCTION: Animated Feature Coproduction Of Unwanted Things and People Continues Production

BRATISLAVA: Production continues on Of Unwanted Things and People / O nepotrebných veciach a ľuďoch, an animated feature directed by David Súkup, Ivana Laučíková, Leon Vidmar and Jean-Claude Rozec, the…
04-05-2020

Slovak Association of Independent Producers Details Covid-19 Losses

BRATISLAVA: The Slovak Association of Independent Producers estimates that the Slovak audiovisual sector will suffer a decline of nearly 59 m EUR due to the fallout from the Covid-19 crisis.
30-04-2020

Film Europe Launches Online Service with Charitable Component

BRATISLAVA: Film Europe has announced the launch of a VoD platform, Edisonline, as the final part of its expansion of Edison Filmhub. The company is also donating a percentage of…
29-04-2020

Slovak Film Industry Finds New Paths to Combat COVID-19

BRATISLAVA: Film incentives and online screenings are the newest measures taken by the Slovak film industry in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis. The Slovak Film Commision is highlighting the…
24-04-2020

Slovak Union of Film Distributors Sums Up COVID-19 Losses

BRATISLAVA: The Slovak Union of Film Distributors has published an analysis quantifying the losses already suffered by the closure of cinemas due to the COVID-19 crisis, following an especially strong…
23-04-2020

Slovak Art House Kino Lumière Launches Online Screenings

BRATISLAVA: The Slovak art house cinema Kino Lumière began online screenings on 18 April 2020 with its initial film offered free of charge.
20-04-2020

PRODUCTION: Slovak Doc Helmer Zuzana Piussi Finishes Development of Feature Debut

BRATISLAVA: Slovak documentary director Zuzana Piussi has finished the development on the social tragicomedy The Unbalanced / Zošalieť. The film is a Czech/Slovak coproduction between D1film production and the Slovak…
14-04-2020

Decrease in TV Advertising Revenues Hits Slovak Production

BRATISLAVA: A drop in TV ad revenues due to COVID-19, with a large part so far due to the cancellation of sporting events, is hitting the Slovak production sector as…
10-04-2020

FESTIVALS: Art Film Fest 2020 Postponed

KOŠICE: The 28th edition of the Art Film Fest, which was scheduled to take place 19–27 June 2020 in Košice, has been postponed.
09-04-2020

FESTIVALS: Fest Anca Reschedules for August

BRATISLAVA: Slovakia’s International Animation Festival Fest Anca 2020 is one of the latest batch of festivals to announce changes due to the COVID-19 crisis.
08-04-2020

PRODUCTION: Slovak Coproduction Shadow Land Completes Postproduction

BRATISLAVA: The Czech/Slovak historical drama Shadow Land / Krajina ve stínu directed by Bohdan Sláma has completed postproduction. The coproduction was shot in black and white on celluloid with classic…
02-04-2020

Slovak Film Professionals Call on Government for Urgent Support

BRATISLAVA: The Slovak Film and Television Academy, together with film organisations and associations, are asking the government for urgent and concrete proposals to address the growing problems of thousands of…
25-03-2020