FNE Oscar Watch 2023: Slovakia Selects Victim as Oscar Candidate

BRATISLAVA: The Slovak/Czech/German coproduction Victim / Obet’ by Michal Blaško has been selected as Slovakia’s candidate for the 95th Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences award in the Best…

FNE Podcast: Vladimír Štric: Artistic Director of Cinematik IFF

FNE correspondent and film critic Alexander Gabelia spoke to Vladimír Štric, artistic director of Cinematic IFF, about the general goals and activities of the festival platform and its projects in…

FNE Film Meets Games: Q&A with Founder and Director of Slovak Incidental Minds, Boris Brnčal

BRATISLAVA: FNE spoke to Boris Brnčal, founder and director of Slovak Incidental Minds, about their current activities, as well as the state of the Slovak game development industry.

PRODUCTION: Viera Čákanyová in Postproduction with New Slovak/Czech Documentary

BRATISLAVA: Slovak director Viera Čákanyová is finishing postproduction on her documentary essay Notes from Eremocene / Poznámky z Eremocénu. The film is a Slovak/Czech coproduction.

FESTIVALS: Cinematik IFF 2022 Announces Lineup

PIEŠŤANY: Nine feature films have been selected under the auspices of FIPRESCI for Meeting Point Europe, the main competition of the 17th IFF Cinematik Piešťany. The festival will take place…

FNE Film Meets Games: Q&A with Lukáš ‘neker’ Čulík, Game System Designer of Slovak Pixel Federation

BRATISLAVA: FNE spoke to Lukáš ‘neker’ Čulík, the game system designer from the very early start of Pixel Federation, about the company’s current activities, as well as the state of…

Lucile Hadzihalilović Retrospective First Time in Slovakia at 17th Cinematik IFF

PIESTANY: A retrospective of the French-Bosnian director, screenwriter and producer Lucile Hadžihalilović will be presented for the first time to Slovak audiences at the 17th edition of the Cinematik International…

Intramovies Picks Up Tereza Nvotovà’s Sophomore Feature Nightsiren

BRATISLAVA: Tereza Nvotovà’s second feature film Nightsiren / Svetlonoc had been acquired by Rome-based sales agent Intramovies ahead of its world premiere in the Cineasti del Presente competition of the…

Pluto Film Picks-up Michal Blaško’s Debut Feature Victim

BRATISLAVA: The Slovak/Czech/German coproduction Victim / Obet’ by Michal Blaško has been acquired by Pluto Film ahead of its world premiere in the Orizzonti competition at the 79th Venice International…

FNE Film Meets Games: Q&A with Branislav Cíbik - Game Producer of Slovak Darkvision Games

BRATISLAVA: FNE spoke to Branislav Cíbik, game producer of Slovak Darkvision Games, about the company’s current activities, as well as the state of the Slovak game development industry.

FNE Film Meets Games: Q&A with Ladislav Dedik - Founder and Owner of Slovak Studio727

BRATISLAVA: FNE spoke to Ladislav Dedik, founder and owner of the Slovak Studio727, about the company’s current activities, as well as the state of the Slovak game development industry.

PRODUCTION: Tomáš Krupa Shoots Slovak/French/Austrian Survival Doc

BRATISLAVA: Slovak director Tomáš Krupa has started production on his creative documentary We Have to Survive / Musíme prežiť. The Slovak/French/Austrian coproduction captures stories about climatic change impacts from four…

Applications Open for Dox in Vitro 2022

PIEŠT’ANY: Young producers, documentary filmmakers, directors and film professionals are invited to apply to the new edition of Dox in Vitro. The workshop organised by the International Film Festival Cinematik…

FNE Film Meets Games: Q&A with Executive Director of Slovak Game Developers Association Maroš Brojo

BRATISLAVA: FNE spoke with Maroš Brojo, executive director of the Slovak Game Developers Association (SGDA), about the constantly growing Slovak game development industry.

PRODUCTION: Robert Kirchhoff In Postproduction with Slovak/Czech Alexander Dubček Doc

BRATISLAVA: Slovak director Robert Kirchhoff is currently in postproduction with his creative documentary All Men Become Brothers / Všetci ľudia budú bratia. The film is produced by Kirchhoff´s atelier.doc and…

Slovakia Reports 57% of Films Were Minority Coproductions in 2021

BRATISLAVA: In 2021, Slovakia was more focused on collaboration with foreign production companies, in particular with Czech companies, and 57% of all films were minority coproductions, according to a report…

FESTIVALS: Fest Anča International Animation Festival 2022 Announces Winners

ŽILINA: The German production Thing directed by Malte Stein was awarded Best Short at the 25th edition of Fest Anča International Animation Festival, the only Slovak multimedia festival focusing on…

FNE Film Meets Games: Q&A Marek Jezo CEO of Blue Faces Slovakia

BRATISLAVA: FNE spoke to Marek Jezo, chief executive officer of the Blue Faces, about their current activities, as well as the state of the Slovak game development industry. Blue Faces…

PRODUCTION: Jiří Strach Preps Slovak/Czech TV Series Hunter

BRATISLAVA: The mystery crime TV series Hunter / Lovec by Jiří Strach is getting ready for production. The total of eight episodes are produced by Slovak TRIGON PRODUCTION in coproduction…

FNE Film Meets Games: Premiere of Slovak Animated Film Yourland Spawns New Game

BRATISLAVA: A few days before the premiere of the long-awaited animated film Yourland / Tvoja zem by Peter Budinský (previous title Heart of a Tower), Nohavmede studio introduced a new…