BRATISLAVA: In 2021, Slovakia was significantly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic for the second year. Although production fully restarted in the summer months, thanks to the stabilisation of measures and the improvement of the situation, and also as the distribution of Slovak titles increased by 50% compared to 2020, the cinema attendance fell to the lowest level since 1993.

BRATISLAVA: A few days before the premiere of the long-awaited animated film Yourland / Tvoja zem by Peter Budinský (previous title Heart of a Tower), Nohavmede studio introduced a new game Yourland: Bowlers Run, to emphasise the environmental dimension of the film in the latest example of film games convergence.

BRATISLAVA: The Czech comedy Vyšehrad: Fylm by Martin Kopp and Jakub Štáfek premiered last week in Slovakia, after a great success in domestic cinemas. The film ranked 4th on its opening weekend (19 - 22 May), with 2,878 visitors and 20,370 EUR gross profit.

KOŠICE: The organisers of the 29th edition of Art Film Fest Košice, which was planned to take place 17-24 June 2022 in Košice, have announced that they are canceling the event less than two months before its start, due to insufficient funding.

BRATISLAVA: Total admissions in Slovakia reached 2,037,942 in 2021, with a decrease of 13.82% compared to 2020. It is the lowest number of admissions since 1993. The total gross was 12,351,764 EUR, with a decrease of 11.56% compared to 2020.

BRATISLAVA: The Slovak romantic comedy And a Happy New Year 2 / Šťastný nový rok 2: Dobro došli by Jakub Kroner cashed in 1,106,438 EUR at the local box office in five weeks of screening, which is more than Hollywood blockbusters screened in 2022. Domestic romantic comedies have remained at the top of the charts in the last two years.

BRATISLAVA: The Slovak/Czech/Ukrainian coproduction 107 Mothers / Cenzorka by Peter Kerekes was awarded best feature film at the 11th edition of Sun in a Net. The drama about Ukrainian mothers from an Odessa prison was also awarded for best director, screenplay and actress in a leading role.

BRATISLAVA: The 8th edition of the Slovak Film Week, the annual showcase of domestic titles, starts on 4 April 2022. More than 40 feature, documentary and animated films will be screened at the Lumière Cinema in Bratislava until 10 April 2022.

BRATISLAVA: Fakir / Pokiaľ ja žijem, a Slovak documentary in preproduction by Roman Ďuriš, won the main prize at the 7th edition of the IFF Febiofest Bratislava Industry Days.

BRATISLAVA: The Austrian short film How to Disappear directed by Total Refusal (Robin Klengel, Leonhard Müllner and Michael Stumpf) was awarded Best Film in the In the Heart of Europe Competition section of the 29th edition of the International Film Festival Febiofest Bratislava. The festival took place from 16 to 22 March 2022.