Slovak Grants Announced

The Slovak Audiovisual Fund announced grants totaling 520,000 euros for fiction films and 82,100 euros for documentary films, along with 28,700 euros for other film projects.

FESTIVALS: Darras Departs Bratislava Festival

Matthieu Darras has left his position as artistic director of the Bratislava Film Festival (, it was announced on 13 December 2010. Darras, a French film critic and festival programmer,…

Slovaks Anticipate Identity Card

While Slovakia saw a drop off in national film production as it changed over to a new funding system last year, at least one Slovak backed film is widely anticipated…

Slovak Media Company Film Europe Opens International Offices

BRATISLAVA: Film Europe (, the Slovak-based media company with established distribution and sales divisions, has embarked on a major expansion that includes the recent opening of a London office and…

FNE at IFF Bratislava: Bulgaria, Romania Share Best Director Award

The main jury at the Bratislava Film Festival ( ) awarded a double best director prize to Bulgarian director Dragomir Sholev for Shelter (Podslon, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and Romanian director Constantin Popescu…

FNE at Bratislava IFF: The Housemaid Wins First FNE Visegrad Documentary Prix

The Housemaid, a documentary about a young Slovak woman working for a elderly couple abroad, received the first FNE Visegrad Prix for a documentary film at the IFF Bratislava (…

FNE at Bratislava IFF: Kornel Mundruczo on the Current State of Hungarian Film

BRATISLAVA: Hungarian filmmaker Kornel Mundruczo, speaking with FNE at the Bratislava IFF ( where he received a five-film retrospective, said the uncertain future of the MMK (Motion Picture Public Foundation…

PRODUCTION: Romanies Go To Elections in Production

The Slovak/Czech documentary Romanies Go To Elections from one of the new Slovak documentary directing stars, Jaro Vojtek (Slovak Oscar candidate The Border), is currently in production with 50% of…

FNE Visegrad Prix nominations for best documentary announced

WARSAW: Nominations for the first-ever FNE Visegrad Prix for best documentary coproduction from a Visegard country have been announced. The films are all screening in the International Bratislava Film Festival…

PRODUCTION: We Will Meet in our Dreams in Development

Slovak production company Arina ( is in development with director Juraj Nvota (Muzika) on We Will Meet in our Dreams. The 1.5 million euro story of thwarted love was presented…

FNE at IFF Bratislava: Five Slovak Films Premiere at Bratislava Festival

The IFF Bratislava ( ), running through 11 November 2010, is presenting the world premieres of five Slovak films along with an overview of Slovak film productiton in 2010 in…

FNE 2010 Visegrad Special: Coproductions in Slovakia

The year 2010 has seen a major slowdown in production in general, compared to 2009. This was partly anticipated because of the gap caused by the closing of the Audiovisual…

FNE 2010 Visegrad Special: Slovakia

The most important development in Slovak cinema in 2010 was the advent of financial support through the new Slovak Audiovisual Fund which began to process grant applications this year. In…

FNE at Jihlava: Slovak Film Production on the Rise

After two years of transformation of the system for financing film production, Slovakia returned to the international spotlight with the opening night screening of Matchmaking Mayor at the Jihlava International…

Slovak spotlight in Jihlava

Building on its emergence as a documentary powerhouse, Slovakia and the Slovak Film Institute ( will host a Slovak Day at the Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival(26-31 October 2010) on…

Tapakova named new Markiza TV director

Zuzana Ťapáková was named new executive director of Slovak leading commercial station TV Markíza ( on 19 October 2010. She was selected for the post by a council of the…

French DVD distribution for Slovak “jewels”

France's Maladiva Films released DVD versions of four Slovak classics from the 1960's to French-speaking European territories France, Belgium, and Switzerland on 7 October 2010. They include two films by…

FESTIVALS: IFF Bratislava announces main competition line-up

The 12th IFF Bratislava announced ten films representing five continents selected for its main competition for first and second feature films. The competition includes films from Bulgaria and Romania, two…

PRODUCTION: Tigers Ain't Happy Here completes filming

Slovak director Juraj Krasnohorsky finished principal photography on his feature debut Tigers Ain't Happy Here. Shooting started in mid-August after three years of pre-production. The post-production stage will continue after…

Markiza director resigns

Václav Mika, the general director of leading Slovak commercial station Markiza TV (, has resigned, after five years in the position.