OBITUARY: Eminent Slovak journalist and Dissident Angesa Kalinova

BRATISLAVA: Journalist and writer Angesa Kalinova died at the age of 90 on the morning of 18 September 2014 after a long illness.

FESTIVALS: Cinematik Film Festival 2014 Winners

PIESTANY: Chosen by a panel of seventeen European critics, Paolo Sorrentino's The Great Beauty won the Meeting Point Europe Award at the Cinematik IFF this year.

FESTIVALS: Nine Films Compete at Cinematik

BRATISLAVA: Veiko Õunpuu’s Free Range is among the nine films competing in the Meeting Point Europe section of the 9th edition of Cinematik IFF taking place 10-14 September 2014.

Kinocola Launches VOD in Slovakia

BRATISLAVA: Kinocola, a new VOD platform, was launched in Slovakia on 22 July 2014. The platform is the creation of producer Peter Nedvedal of Filmpark and co-founder Jana Klukova.

PRODUCTION: Slovak Czech Tattooist in Development

KARLOVY VARY: Slovak producer Zuzana Mistrikova of PubRes is developing director Martin Repka’s second feature film The Tattooist (Kerkar) for a fall 2015 shoot.

PRODUCTION: Five Year Okhwan Doc Nears End of Journey

KARLOVY VARY: Director/producer Marek Mackovic is in postproduction with his debut film Okhwan, Mission Impossible, a road movie documentary about a South Korean bicycling the world.

PRODUCTION: Ostrochovsky Fiction Debut Goat

KARLOVY VARY: Slovak documentary director Ivan Ostrochovsky will make his feature fiction debut with a Slovak/Czech road-movie drama lightened by quirky touches, Goat.

PRODUCTION: Fornay Preps Absurdist Drama

KARLOVY VARY: Award-winning Slovak director Mira Fornay, who is serving on the main jury at the Karlovy Vary IFF, is in preproduction with Cook, F**k, Kill (Frogs with No Tongues)…

PRODUCTION: Minac Preps Hybrid Fellini Comedy

KARLOVY VARY: Slovak director Matej Mináč in in preproduction with Never Give Up, a hybrid fiction/documentary comedy about a film that was never made.

Way Out Wins at Art Film Fest

TRENCIANSKE TEPLICE: Petr Vaclav’s The Way Out won the main prize of the 22nd Art Film Fest which returned to its home base in the small Slovak spa resort after…

FNE Coproduction Meeting at KVIFF 2014: Case Study: I, Olga Hepnarova

PRAGUE: The Czech/Polish/Slovak coproduction I, Olga Hepnarova will move into postproduction after two final days of shooting in the Slovak Tatra Mountains in August 2014, with plans to have the…

Slovak Film Institute Opens Modern Digitizing Centre

BRATISLAVA: The Slovak Film Institute in partnership with the Minister of Culture Marek Maďarič has inaugurated a modern centre for digitization and digital restoration of films.

Slovakia Mulls State Bridge Loans for Films

TRENCIANSKE TEPLICE: The Slovak Audiovisual Fund is consulting with the Ministry of Finance about the establishment of conditions to set up a short-term soft loan system for film production.

Slovakia Introduces Film Incentives

TRENCIANSKE TEPLICE: Slovakia will officially launch its first film incentives, in the form of a 20 percent cash rebate, on 1 July 2014.

Slovakia Rides Documentary Wave with Miro Remos Comeback at KVIFF

BRATISLAVA: Slovak documentary filmmaker Miro Remo will debut his documentary Comeback in the documentary competition of the Karlovy Vary IFF.

FNE at Fest Anca 2014 Kozuch Wins Slovak Award

ZILINA: Irish director Alan Holly won the Anca Award for Coda and Joana Kozuch won the Fest Anca Slovak Award for Fongopolis at the 7th Fest Anca festival of animated…

MPhilms Completing Postproduction on Vojtek, Hajdu Films

TRENCIANSKE TEPLICE: MPhilms producer Matyas Prikler is gearing up to roll out his second and third films of the year, both expected to complete postproduction in July.

PRODUCtION: Slovak Fairytale Laska na Vlasku Preps for Fall Bow

TRENSIANSKE TEPLICE: Slovakia will have a domestic fairytale in cinemas in October 2014 with the premiere of Laska na Vlasku, a 15th century romance directed by Mariana Cengel Solcanska, and…

FNE at Fest Anca: 2014 Anca Launches Animation Industry Programme

ZILINA, SLOVAKIA: The seventh edition of Fest Anca kicked off with the launch of a two-day industry programme running on 19 and 20 June 2014. Seven animators and projects were…

FESTIVALS Fest Anca 2014 Starts off the Film Festival Season in Slovakia

ZILINA: Slovakia’s animation films festival, Fest Anca will lead off the summer film festival season with its seventh edition, which begins earlier than in past years, running 18-22 June 2014…