BRATISLAVA: The Slovak/Czech/Polish coproduction debut of Czech director Martin Kuba, Three Weeks Under the Sea / Tri týždne pod morom, is currently in preproduction. The production of the film had originally been planned to begin in the winter of 2020 but was rescheduled for 2021.

BRATISLAVA: First Cut Lab Slovakia, the consultancy programme designed for Slovak feature films in the editing phase, will take place online within the period of 15 February to 15 April 2021. The deadline for submitting a project is 1 February 2021. Two projects will be selected. This is the first year of the workshop in Slovakia.

BRATISLAVA: Word / Slovo, a Czech/Slovak/Polish drama set in the late 1960´s, is midway through production, which started in August 2020 and will finish in early 2021. The film is the second feature from Czech director Beata Parkanová.

BRATISLAVA: The 7th edition of Be2Can, a festival of award-winning films from Berlinale, Venice and Cannes, applied the principle of multi-platform distribution through cinema, TV and VOD. After screening in the Czech Republic, the showcase took place from 23 to 29 November 2020 online on the Edisonline platform and also in selected cinemas and cultural spaces across Slovakia.

BRATISLAVA: Nobody Likes Me / Nikto ma nemá rád by Czech directors Tomáš Weinreb and Petr Kazda is in preproduction. The drama is produced by the Slovak company Arytmia Film and the Czech company Black Balance and coproduced by Arizona Productions (France) and Bord Cadre Films (Switzerland).

BRATISLAVA: Slovakia allowed the reopening of cinemas at half-capacity as of 16 November 2020. However, the Cinema Operators Association and the Slovak Union of Film Distributors point out that the reopening of cinemas in this situation may financially damage many private cinema operators.

BRATISLAVA: The Czech/Slovak adventure drama Snake Gas / Hadí plyn directed by David Jařab is moving into preproduction. Arina Film production is the Slovak coproducer.

BRATISLAVA: The hybrid animated/live-action historical adventure film Fichtelberg directed by Šimon Koudela, which participated in the 2020 online CEE Animation Forum, is moving into preproduction as a Czech/Slovak coproduction. Arina Film Production is on board as the Slovak coproducer.

BRATISLAVA: The historical drama The Report / Správa directed by the acclaimed Slovak director Peter Bebjak is going to be released in the USA by Samuel Goldwyn Films.

Zora Jaurová is participating in the 2020 Emerging Producers programme of the Ji-hlava International Documentary Film Festival, which runs 27 October - 8 November 2020.

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