First Bollywood Film To Be Shot In Slovakia

SLOVAKIA: The mystery/psychological thriller Faces / Chehre directed by Rumi Jaffery and starring Amitabh Bachchan will start shooting in the High Tatras in Slovakia on 10 December 2019. This is…

Slovak DoP Denisa Buranová Wins Main Prize at CAMERA 2019

BRATISLAVA: The main prize at CAMERA 2019, awarded by the Association of Slovak Cinematographers, went to Denisa Buranová for the feature film By a Sharp Knife directed by Teodor Kuhn,…

FNE Interview with Zuzana Bieliková, Head of Slovak Film Commission

BRATISLAVA: FNE spoke with Zuzana Bieliková, head of the Slovak Film Commission, about foreign film productions coming to Slovakia and the increase in Slovak film incentives. Bieliková was appointed to…

PRODUCTION: Slovak Director Marek Kuboš Preps Two Films

BRATISLAVA: Slovak director Marek Kuboš is in production with documentary +/-90, and is working on his debut feature The Secret / Tajomstvo. Both films are produced by Kuboš‘s own production…

PRODUCTION: Kerekes in Postproduction with Slovak/Czech/Ukrainian Debut Fiction Film

BRATISLAVA: The acclaimed Slovak documentary director Peter Kerekes is in postproduction with Censor / Cenzorka, a Slovak/Czech/Ukrainian coproduction, which is the first fiction film of the filmmaker known for his…

PRODUCTION: Long-awaited Slovak/Czech/Macedonian Drama Piargy in Postproduction

BRATISLAVA: The Slovak/Czech/Macedonian historical drama Piargy / Fašiangy, which started first shooting in May 2016, is in postproduction. The film, based on a short story by Slovak writer František Švantner,…

PRODUCTION: Slovak/Ukrainian TV Series Slavs Starts Postproduction

BRATISLAVA: The epic historical TV series Slavs / Slovania is a Slovak/Ukrainian coproduction between Wanda Hrycová´s Wandal Production and Andrey Yermak´s European partnership media group. The 12-part series will premiere…

FNE at Ji.hlava IDFF 2019: Emerging Producer Tomáš Krupa, Slovakia

BRATISLAVA: Tomáš Krupa from HAILSTONE has been selected to participate in the 2020 Emerging Producers programme for documentary film producers, which kicks off at the 23rd edition of the Ji.hlava…

PRODUCTION: Mátyás Prikler Prepares to Shoot Slovak/Hungarian/Czech Power

BRATISLAVA: Principal photography on Mátyás Prikler’s second feature film Power / Moc will take place during the winter of 2019/2020. The film is a Slovak/Hungarian/Czech coproduction and stars Prikler's collaborator,…

The Interpreter Wins Slovakia's IGRIC Award

BRATISLAVA: Slovak filmmaker Martin Šulík was awarded the main IGRIC prize for directing the feature film The Interpreter / Tlmočník. The ceremony of the 30th edition of annual national film…

More Slovak Films To Be Released This Autumn

BRATISLAVA: An unusualy large number of Slovak films will be theatrically released in September-October 2019. The 19 domestic releases include six 100% Slovak productions, eight majority coproductions and five minority…

FESTIVALS: The Favourite Wins Cinematik IFF 2019

PIEŠŤANY: The Favourite by Yorgos Lanthimos received the Meeting Point Europe Award in the main competition of the 14th Cinematik International Film Festival, which took place in the spa city…

FNE Oscar Watch 2020: Slovakia Selects Let There Be Light as Oscar Candidate

BRATISLAVA: Marko Škop's second feature film Let There Be Light / Nech je svetlo has been selected as Slovakia’s candidate for the 92nd Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences…

Slovakia Raises Film Incentives

BRATISLAVA: New amendments to the Audiovisual Law have been approved, that will increase the film incentives in Slovakia from 20% to 33% starting 1 January 2020.

PRODUCTION: Zdeněk Jiráský In Postproduction with Slovak/Czech Coproduction Kryštof

BRATISLAVA: Zdeněk Jiráský’s new drama Kryštof (working title) entered postproduction. The film is a Slovak/Czech coproduction produced by Slovakia‘s ALEF FILM & MEDIA and the Czech company Fulfilm.

PRODUCTION: Slovak Drama Who‘s Next? Exposes Cyberbullying

BRATISLAVA: The Slovak drama Who´s Next? / Kto je ďaľší, written, directed and produced by Miro Drobný, was shot in China, South Korea, Hong Kong, France, the Czech Republic and…

PRODUCTION: Gérard Depardieu in Lordan Zafranović’s Biopic of Alexander Dubček

BRATISLAVA: Gérard Depardieu is slated to play Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev in Human Face - Freedom or Death / Ľudská tvár – Sloboda alebo smrť, directed by Croatian director Lordan…

FESTIVALS: The 14th Cinematik IFF Announces Lineup

PIEŠŤANY: Ten films have been selected for Meeting Point Europe, the main competition of the 14th Cinematik International Film Festival, which will take place in the spa city of Piešťany…

PRODUCTION: Slovak Director Mariana Čengel Solčanská Preps The Chambermaid

BRATISLAVA: Slovak director Mariana Čengel Solčanská starts preproduction on the Slovak/Czech historical drama The Chambermaid / Slúžka. The film is based on Hana Lasicová’s bestseller published in 2013 about lesbian…

PRODUCTION: Slovak/Icelandic/Czech Coproduction Little Kingdom In Postproduction

BRATISLAVA: Young Slovak director Peter Magát is currently in postproduction with his debut feature Little Kingdom / Malá ríša. This Slovak/Icelandic/Czech coproduction in English is going to have its distribution…