FESTIVALS: Beanpole Wins Cinematik Piešťany IFF 2020

PIEŠŤANY: The intimate Russian drama Beanpole / Dylda directed by Kantemir Balagov received the Meeting Point Europe award in the main competition of the 15th IFF Cinematik Piešťany. The festival…

Let There Be Light Wins Top Prizes at Slovak Sun in A Net Awards

BRATISLAVA: The drama Let There Be Light / Nech je svetlo was awarded best feature film at the Sun in a Net Awards 2020, organised by the Slovak Film and…

PRODUCTION: Juraj Lehotský Starts Production on Applause

BRATISLAVA: Juraj Lehotský is starting production of his third feature drama Applause / Potlesk.

FESTIVALS: Cinematik Piešťany IFF 2020 Announces Lineup and Slovak Premieres

PIEŠŤANY: Nine feature films have been selected under the auspices of FIPRESCI for Meeting Point Europe, the main competition of the 15th IFF Cinematik Piešťany. The festival will take place…

FESTIVALS: Fest Anča 2020 Announces Winners

ZILINA: The Fest Anča International Animation Festival 2020 gave its main competition award to the French short film I’m Going Out For Cigarettes by Osman Cerfon.

OBITUARY: Slovak Production Designer Val Strazovec

BRATISLAVA: Slovak Production designer Valerián Stražovec has died in Canada at 87. He was nominated twice for the Emmys for his work on The Muppets: A Celebration of Thirty Years…

FESTIVALS: Fest Anča 2020 Announces Programme Lineup

ZILINA: The 13th edition of Fest Anča, one of the few festivals to be held in person at this time, will take place 27 – 30 August 2020. The international…

FESTIVALS: Record Submissions for 13th Fest Anča International Animation Festival

ZILINA: A total of 1,650 films from 65 countries have been submitted for the competitive sections of the 13th edition of the Fest Anča International Animation Festival, set to take…

Slovak Producers and Distributors Lure Audiences Back to Cinemas

BRATISLAVA: The Association of Independent Producers has initiated a campaign under the title I am going to the cinema / Idem do kina, that aims to bring viewers and Slovak…

PRODUCTION: Hungarian/Slovak Coproduction Wild Roots Wins Works in Progress TRT Award of Karlovy Vary Industry Days

BRATISLAVA: MPhilms is coproducing the Hungarian/Slovak debut film Wild Roots by Hajni Kis. The film, which is supported by the Slovak Audiovisual Fund, won the Works in Progress TRT Award…

PRODUCTION: Tereza Nvotová to Begin Production on Slovak/Czech/French Nightsiren

BRATISLAVA: The young talented Slovak filmmaker Tereza Nvotová will go into production with her second fiction feature film The Nigthsiren / Svetlonoc. This Slovak/Czech/French coproduction drama received Eurimages coproduction support,…

FNE Podcast: Festivals in Crisis: Peter Nagel Director Art Film Fest Slovakia

Peter shares with us the reasons why the Art Film Fest Košice team decided to postpone the festival until next year. While the festival will not take place this year…

PRODUCTION: Slovak/Czech Fairytale Goes Into Production

BRATISLAVA: The fairytale O liečivej vode (The World of Water) directed by Ján Sebechlebský is one of the first films to be shot in Slovakia after the easing of COVID-19…

Film Europe Edison Filmhub Honours Black Lives Matter Movement

BRATISLAVA: The Slovak/Czech media company Film Europe is screening a programme of films under the title Black Lives Matter at its Prague venue Edison Filmhub through 1 July 2020.

FNE at Cannes Online 2020: Slovak Film

Slovak Film Institute and Slovak Film Commission joined forces and under the umbrella Slovak Film will promote Slovak cinema, audiovisual industry, and filming in Slovakia at the Marché du Film…

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, …

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…

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…

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…

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.