FESTIVALS: Dear Comrades! Wins Cinematik Piešťany IFF 2021

PIEŠŤANY: The historical drama Dear Comrades! / Dorogie tovarishchi directed by Andrey Konchalovskiy received the Meeting Point Europe Award in the main competition of the 16th IFF Cinematik Piešťany. The…

Slovak/Czech/Ukrainian 107 Mothers Sold in Switzerland and Benelux

BRATISLAVA: The Slovak/Czech/Ukrainian coproduction 107 Mothers / Cenzorka directed by the acclaimed Slovak director Peter Kerekes has been sold by Films Boutique to Switzerland and the Benelux. The film received…

Sahraa Karimi and Wanda Adamik Hrycova Develop Film about Escape from Kabul

BRATISLAVA: The Afghan director Sahraa Karimi has decided to film the story of her escape from the Talibans. The film will be produced by Sahra's classmate, the Slovak producer Wanda…

FNE TV: Venice 2021: Peter Kerekes 107 Mothers

FNE spoke to Slovak director Peter Kerekes about his new film 107 Mothers / Cenzorka, a Slovak/Czech/Ukrainian coproduction that is screening in the Orizzonti competition of the Venice Film Festival.
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Films Boutique Picks Up Slovak/Czech/Ukrainian 107 Mothers

BRATISLAVA: The Slovak/Czech/Ukrainian coproduction 107 Mothers by the acclaimed Slovak director Peter Kerekes has been acquired by Films Boutique. The film will compete in the Orizzonti section of the 78th…

FESTIVALS: The 16th Cinematik Piešťany IFF 2020 Announces Lineup

PIEŠŤANY: Eight feature films have been selected under the auspices of FIPRESCI for Meeting Point Europe, the main competition of the 16th IFF Cinematik Piešťany. The festival will take place…

Afghan Director Sahraa Karimi Rescued by Slovak Producer Wanda Adamík Hrycova and Ukrainian Government

BRATISLAVA: Slovak producer Wanda Adamík Hrycová, the President of the Slovak Film and Television Academy, managed to get the Afghan filmmaker Sahraa Karimi to safety thanks to the help of…

PRODUCTION: Slovak Director Jonáš Karásek Prepares to Start Shooting Action Comedy Invalid

BRATISLAVA: Slovak director Jonáš Karásek is finishing preproduction on Invalid, an action comedy supported by the Slovak Audiovisual Fund. The shooting is due to start on 10 September 2021.

FESTIVALS: IFF Cinematik Piešťany will open with Kerekes´s docudrama 107 Mothers

PIEŠŤANY: The 16th edition of IFF Cinematik will take place 14 – 19 September, 2021 in Piešťany. The festival will present dozens of domestic and foreign titles, many of them…

PRODUCTION: Amazon Series Jack Ryan to Shoot in Slovakia

BRATISLAVA: Third season of Tom Clancy´s Jack Ryan will be partially shot in Slovakia in August 2021. This political thriller series is produced by Amazon Studios, Paramount Television and Skydance…

FNE at Cannes 2021: Slovak Cinema in Cannes

Marché du Film gives you an opportunity to meet multiple talented Slovak filmmakers and producers while also catching up with Slovak cinema at market screenings.

DOX IN VITRO Workshop Accepts Applications

BRATISLAVA: The DOX IN VITRO workshop for young documentary producers and filmmakers is accepting applications for its two-day programme, scheduled to run 12 and 13 September 2021 in Piestany, Slovakia.

FESTIVALS: France Takes Home Top Prize of 2021 Fest Anča

ZILINA: The Fest Anča International Animation Festival 2021 awarded its Best Animated Short award to the French film Polka Dot Boy directed by Sarina Nihei.

FNE Visegrad 2021 Year of Recovery for Film and Television Industry: See the Online Podcast With Visegrad Decision Makers

BRATISLAVA: YR2021 kicked off with a live panel discussion at Kino Lumière Bratislava on 29 June 2021. It was the first of a year-long series of events that will gradually…

FNE Podcast: Visegrad YR 2021: Lukas Gira, Head of Marketing and Distribution, Continental Film

FNE correspondent and film critic Alexander Gabelia spoke to Lukas Gira, head of Marketing and Distribution at Continental Film, about the challenges Slovak distributors faced during the pandemic and the…

FNE Visegrad 2021 Year of Recovery for Film and Television Industry: Interview with Michal Drobný, Co-Owner of CINEMAX

FNE has spoken to Michal Drobný, the co-owner of CINEMAX, to find out how the largest network of cinemas in Slovakia is recovering from the pandemic.

PRODUCTION: Slovak/Czech Animated Series The Websters 3 in Production

BRATISLAVA: The long animated film version of The Websters 3 / Websterovci 3 series by Katarína Kerekesová continues production, which started in March 2020. The Slovak/Czech coproduction is part of…

FESTIVALS: Pleasure Wins Art Film Fest Košice 2021

KOŠICE: Pleasure by Ninja Thybergwon, a coproduction between Sweden, the Netherlands and France, won the Blue Angel, the main prize in the International Competition of the 28th Art Film Fest …

FNE Podcast: Visegrad YR 2021: Hana Kutlikova, Assistant Manager, Artkino Metro

FNE correspondent and film critic Alexander Gabelia spoke to Hana Kutlikova, assistant manager at Artkino Metro, about the challenges Slovak cinemas are facing as they struggle to re-open. She shares…

FNE Visegrad YR 2021 Q&A: Slovak Producer and Head of SAPA Marián Urban

FNE correspondent Zuzana Vojtekova spoke to Slovak producer Marián Urban, head of ALEF FILM & MEDIA and the Slovak Audiovisual Producers' Association (SAPA), about what challenges he faced as a…