FESTIVALS: Lithuania Hosts Slovak New Wave

KAUNAS, LITHUANIA: The 5th Kaunas film festival (27 September - 16 October 2011, www.kinofestivalis.lt) screens nine films in a 1960's Slovak New Wave special section, introduced by a two-part documentary…

FESTIVALS: Docs Prized at Slovak Cinematik

PIESTANY, SLOVAKIA: British director Mike Leign took home the main prize at Slovakia's 6th Cinematik film festival (www.cinematik.sk), with Slovak documentaries capturing two additional awards.

Nicky's Family Tops Czech Doc Box Office Chart

PRAGUE:Slovak documentaries were a hit with Czech festivals and viewers in the past year. Nicky's Family, the third and apparently last film from Slovak director Matej Minac and Slovak producer/editor…

Slovak Films Continue Festival Successes

BRATISLAVA: Marking an especially strong year, Slovak films are racking up more festival successes. After their successes at the Karlovy Vary IFF, Nicky's Family and Gypsy are noting positive receptions…

RTVS Reports Q2 Surplus

BRATISLAVA: Slovak public broadcaster RTVS has reported a surplus of 5.4 billion euros for the first half of 2011. The station projects a balanced budget for the 2011 year.

PRODUCTION: Immortalitas in Postproduction

BRATISLAVA: Young Slovak director Erik Bosnak is finishing post-production on his debut feature, Immortalitas, the first Slovak 3D sci-fi film. It will be ready for release by September 2011.

PRODUCTION: Confidant in Final Postproduction

BRATISLAVA: Slovak director Juraj Nvota (Muzika) has completed editing of the Slovak-Czech-Polish coproduction Confidant, scriptwriter and producer Ľubomír Slivka told FNE.

FESTIVALS: Slovak Fest Adds Animated Doc Section

PIESTANY, SLOVAKIA: The 6th International Film Festival Cinematik (www.cinematik.sk) taking place in Piestany, Slovakia, has added the section Docma: Animated Reality which will screen four films that combine animation and…

FESTIVALS: Slovak Documentary Films Compete at Cinematik

BRATISLAVA: The second IFF Cinematik.doc competition of Slovak feature-length (over 52-minutes) documentaries takes place 9-15 September 2001 in the Slovak spa town of Piestany, with eight films released since September…

FNE at KVIFF: Slovakia Shines at Karlovy Vary

KARLOVY VARY: The big winner at the 46th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (www.kviff.com), which wrapped on 9 July 2011, was Slovakia. Its revived film industry produced four-award winner Gypsy…

FNE at KVIFF: Nicky’s Family Gets International Distribution

KARLOVY VARY: Nicky's Family, the last in a series of films about British humanitarian and Czech hero Sir Nicholas Winton, has been picked up for U.S. and French theatrical distribution,…

FESTIVALS: Bratislava IFF Names Programme Team

BRATISLAVA: Speculation on the future of the Bratislava IFF (www.iffbratislava.sk) appears to have cleared with the appointment of Serbia's Nenad Dukic to programme the main competition. The 13th edition of…

FNE at KVIFF: Slovaks Audiences Await Local Films

KARLOVY VARY: Slovak cinema attendance was down by almost 22% in the first quarter of 2011, but with a non-stop schedule of Slovak domestic premieres just about to start, numbers…

FNE at KVIFF: Sulik Leads Solid Slovak Line-up at Karlovy Vary

KARLOVY VARY: Slovakia brings a notable selection of films to Karlovy Vary (1-9 July 2011, www.kviff.com), a testament to the country's new healthy and savvy funding by the Slovak Audiovisual…

FNE at KVIFF East of the West Competition: Visible World

BRATISLAVA: Visible World, an intimate psychological drama by Slovak writer and director Peter Krištúfek (Long Short Night; Snapshots), makes its world premiere in the 46th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival's…

CEE Films Shine at Art Film Fest

TRENCIANSKE TEPLICE, SLOVAKIA: There were more winners at Art Film Fest (www.artfilmfest.sk) than just those accepting prizes at the closing ceremony on 25 June 2011 in the mountainside spa resort…

Slovak Film Forum Unveiled

BRATISLAVA: The Slovak Film Institute ( www.sfu.sk, www.aic.sk ) has announced the list of films projects to be presented at a Slovak Forum on 24 June 2011 during the Art…

FESTIVALS: Art Film Fest Hosts Opening Weekend Galas

The 19th annual Art Film Fest (www.artfilmfest.sk), taking place 17-25 June 2011 in the Slovak towns of Trencianske Teplice and Trencin, lined up an opening weekend of stars and galas,…

PRODUCTION: The New Life of a Family Album in Production

BRATISLAVA: Young Slovak director Adam Oľha (Martin-Lisbon) is in the final stage of production with his second feature documentary, The New Life of a Family Album. Based on a long-term…

FNE at Art Film Fest: Art Film Highlights Local Films in Slovak Season

BRATISLAVA: The 19th Art Film Fest (17-25 June 2011, www.artfilmfest.sk) will present a bumper crop of locally produced films, including several premieres and the work of talented young directors, screening…