We are pleased to introduce the line-up of Slovak films at the 70th Berlinale. Ivan Ostrochovský’s latest film Servants will world premiere in the brand-new Berlinale competition section Encounters. Charlatan by renowned Polish director Agnieszka Holland will world premiere in Berlinale Special Gala and Viera Čákanyová’s feature debut FREM (2019) will be presented in Berlinale's Forum section.
This year, Slovakia will be present at the European Film Market in Berlin for the 15th time. The Slovak Film Institute team is ready and happy to meet you at the Central European Cinema stand No. 111 in Gropius Bau. We will present recent Slovak films and co-productions, as well as treasures from the National Film Archive. The new edition of the catalogue Slovak Films 19 – 20 will be also available, providing up-to-date information about recent and upcoming Slovak cinema.
dir. Ivan OstrochovskýSK-RO-CZ-IE, 2020, 80 min., fiction
WORLD PREMIERE:70th Berlinale (Encounters)
SCREENINGS:FEB 20 17:00 CinemaxX 10 *EFMFEB 23 13:35 CinemaxX 10 *EFMFEB 24 11:00 CinemaxX 3 *PressFEB 24 17:30 CinemaxX 7 *PremiereFEB 25 18:00 Cubix 6FEB 26 22:00 Kino InternationalMAR 1 10:00 Cubix 6
dir. Agnieszka HollandCZ-IE-PL-SK, 2020, 118 min., fiction
WORLD PREMIERE:70th Berlinale (Berlinale Special Gala)
SCREENINGS:FEB 22 16:00 CinemaxX 4 *Buyers OnlyFEB 24 9:00 CinemaxX 4 *Buyers OnlyFEB 27 12:15 Berlinale Palast *PressFEB 27 18:45 Berlinale Palast *PremiereFEB 28 9:30 Haus der Berliner FestspieleFEB 28 13:00 Friedrichstadt-PalastFEB 29 21:00 Haus der Berliner Festspiele
dir. Viera ČákanyováCZ-SK, 2019, 73 min., hybrid
INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE:70th Berlinale (Forum)
SCREENINGS:FEB 21 19:30 Arsenal Cinema 1 *PremiereFEB 21 22:00 CinemaxX 6 *PressFEB 22 11:30 Delphi FilmpalastFEB 25 22:00 Zoo Palast 2FEB 29 11:00 Zoo Palast 2
ScumbagMariana Čengel Solčanská,Rudolf BiermannSK-CZ 2020
Screening:FEB 25 12:40 CinemaxX 16
Let There Be LightMarko ŠkopSK-CZ 2019
Screening:FEB 21 16:15 Cinemaxx 2
Cook F**k KillMira FornayCZ-SK 2019
Screening:FEB 22 12:50 CinemaxX 11
EUROPEAN SHOOTING STARS
Every year, European Shooting Stars, one of EFP’s flagship programmes appoints a jury of five prominent industry figures to select Europe’s best young actors and actresses from a variety of up-and-coming acting talent from all over Europe. The 2020 jury also includes Slovak producer Katarína Krnáčová, EAVE graduate and Producers on the Move participant, Vice-President of the Slovak Film and Television Academy and a voting member of European Film Academy.
Berlinale Talents is a development programme for emerging filmmakers and drama series creators that stands for sustainable promotion and exchange amongst different disciplines of the film industry. This year, Slovakia is represented by Martin Smatana, who is currently preparing animated short Hello Summer.
EMERGING PRODUCERS 2020
Emerging Producers is a promotional and educational project of the Ji.hlava IDFF, which brings together talented European documentary film producers. Since 2017, the programme was extended with an additional four-day meeting in Berlin and producers’ presentation during Berlinale. Slovak Emerging Producer 2020 is documentary director and producer Tomáš Krupa. His latest film THE GOOD DEATH had a world premiere at Ji.hlava IDFF 2018.
For more information about Slovak co-production films and representatives check our newsletter What’s Slovak in Berlin? (web / issuu) or visit www.aic.sk
If you are looking for the catalogue Slovak Films 19 – 20, come and grab one at the Central European Cinema Stand No. 111, or leaf through the pages NOW (web / issuu)!
Special English edition of the monthly magazine on Slovak cinema. Film.sk is a monthly about film events in Slovakia published by the Slovak Film Institute. It has been published since January 2000 and it is the only film periodical in print in Slovakia.