Slovak Film Week 2020 Goes Online

BRATISLAVA: The 6th Slovak Film Week, the showcase of domestic production, will take place this year in a reduced online form on 20-26 October 2020. Selected films will also be…

FNE at Slovak Film Week 2020: Let There Be Light

BRATISLAVA: Slovak director/writer/producer Marko Škop’s critically lauded film film Let There be Light / Nech je svetlo will be shown as part of the Slovak Film Week, which is scheduled…

Emergency COVID Financial Support for Slovak Cinemas

BRATISLAVA: Slovak cinema operators, who were stunned by the government’s decision to close them for a second time as of 15 October 2020, will receive 500,000 EUR as a part…

Slovak Cinemas Close Due To Pandemic

BRATISLAVA: Cinemas will be closed in Slovakia as of 15 October 2020 due to a significant increase in the number of new COVID-19 infections. The stricter measures, which were taken…

FESTIVALS: Šulík Film Bows at Warsaw FF

BRATISLAVA: The renowned Slovak director Martin Šulík will have the international premiere of his Slovak/Czech dramedy Man with Rabbit Ears / Muž so zajačími ušami at the 36th Warsaw Film…

FESTIVALS: Slovak Febiofest Shortened to One Day Due to Pandemic

BRATISLAVA: Febiofest will last only one day, Wednesday 30 September 2020, due to the increase of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Slovak Prime Minister announced the tightening of measures and a…

Historical Drama Series Maria Theresa Sold to USA

BRATISLAVA: Historical drama series Maria Theresa has been sold to Walter’s Choice, a VoD service on the PBS platform in the USA. Rights for the series were also acquired for…

PRODUCTION: Slovak Remake of Perfect Strangers Starts Postproduction

BRATISLAVA: Known Unknown / Známi neznámi, the feature debut of young Slovak director Zuzana Marianková, is entering postproduction. The remake of the 2016 Italian blockbuster Perfect Strangers is produced by …

Noro Držiak Wins Top Prize at Slovak IGRIC Awards for The Impossible Voyage

BRATISLAVA: Noro Držiak was awarded the main IGRIC prize for directing The Impossible Voyage / Cesta do nemožna at the ceremony of the 31st edition of the annual national film…

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,…