PRODUCTION: Slovak Director Michal Blaško Preps Debut Feature

BRATISLAVA: Young Slovak director Michal Blaško is currently in preproduction with his debut feature Victim. This Slovak/Czech/Ukrainian coproduction was selected for Cinéfondation’s Atelier in Cannes. Its shooting is set for…

FESTIVALS: The 26th MFKK Febiofest Slovakia Ready to Kick Off

BRATISLAVA: The competition section In the Heart of Europe of the 26th International Film Clubs Festival Febiofest Slovakia (20-26 March 2019) will present a selection of 20 short, fiction, documentary,…

PRODUCTION: Jaro Vojtek in Postproduction with Two Docs

BRATISLAVA: The acclaimed Slovak director Jaro Vojtek is currently in postproduction with documentaries 7 Days / 7 dní and Earthly Paradise / Raj na Zemi (working titles). Both of them…

Slovak Tax Incentives Lure British and US TV Series to Shoot in Slovakia

BRATISLAVA: TV series Dracula and The Witcher will be partially shot on Slovak locations this spring. Dracula is coproduced by the BBC, Hartswood Films and Netflix, while The Witcher is…

Slovak Joj Group Acquires Czech TV Company Portfolio

BRATISLAVA: The Slovak commercial broadcaster Slovenská produkčná, which owns TV JOJ, has bought the Czech thematic channel company Ceskoslovenskou filmovou spolecnost, whose portfolio includes CS film, CS mini, Horror film,…

FNE at Berlinale 2019: Slovak Film in Berlin

What’s Slovak in Berlin? This year, Slovakia will be present at the European Film Market in Berlin for the 14th time. Together with friends and colleagues from the Czech Republic…

FESTIVALS: The 26th Febiofest Launches Partnership with Visegrad Film Forum

BRATISLAVA: The 26th edition of Febiofest International Film Clubs Festival (20-26 March 2019) has launched a partnership with the Visegrad Film Forum (19-23 March 2019).

The Rift Sets Opening Record for Slovak Film

BRATISLAVA: Peter Bebjak’s The Rift / Trhlina has set a new record for a Slovak film opening in Slovakia, with 83,266 admissions and 494,386 EUR gross. The film was released…

FNE Market Analysis 2018: SLOVAKIA

Year 2018 proved not to be as successful for the Slovak cinema as the extraordinary year of 2017, as it saw a decline in general box office as well as…

Record Number of Applications for Slovak Rebates in 2018

BRATISLAVA: Thirty projects registered in 2018 for the 20% cash rebate at the Slovak Audiovisual Fund, compared to 12 in 2017 and four in 2016. The estimated budget for 2019…

PRODUCTION: Robert Kirchhoff in Production with Alexander Dubček Doc

BRATISLAVA: Experienced Slovak documentary filmmaker Robert Kirchhoff deals once again with the complicated political history of the region and in the Slovak/Czech coproduction All Men Become Brothers / Všetci ľudia…

PRODUCTION: Jonáš Karásek Wraps Shooting on Sophomore Feature

BRATISLAVA: Slovak director Jonáš Karásek wrapped shooting on his second feature film Amnesty / Amnestie focusing on the turbulent period around and right after the Velvet Revolution. This Slovak/Czech coproduction…

FESTIVALS: Norway's Blind Spot Wins 20th Bratislava IFF

BRATISLAVA: Norway’s Blind Spot directed by Tuva Novotny was awarded best film at the 20th Bratislava International Film Festival (29 November - 2 December 2018). The competition section showed first…

Four Czech and Slovak Films in Slovak Top Ten

BRATISLAVA: Three Czech and Slovak films opened in the top ten on the weekend of 22 November 2018, while a fourth film stayed in the top ten for the third…

FESTIVALS: Slovak and Czech Films at 20th Bratislava IFF

BRATISLAVA: The 20th Bratislava IFF, which runs 29 November – 2 December, has transformed the Made in Slovakia section to a selection of Slovak and Czech films, with several Slovak/Czech…

FESTIVALS: Eight Films Compete at 20th Bratislava IFF

BRATISLAVA: Films from a diverse range of countries including Guatemala, Qatar, Belarus and Norway are screening in the main competition section of the 20th Bratislava IFF, which takes place 29…

Slovak Mimi & Lisa: Christmas Lights Mystery to Premiere in France

BRATISLAVA: The Slovak/Czech animated short film Mimi & Lisa: Christmas Lights Mystery will premiere on 21 November in France, a day later in Slovak cinemas, on 6 December in the…

FNE Europa Cinemas: Cinema of the Month: ArtKino Metro, Trenčin

This month we speak with Branislav Holly and Hana Kutlikova from ArtKino Metro in Trenčin, Slovakia. Branislav Holly is the manager and the main programmer of the cinema, while Hana…

PRODUCTION: Slovak Staviarsky Family Moves into Film Production

BRATISLAVA: Slovak novelist/scriptwriter Vito Staviarsky along with his sons, director Richard Staviarsky and editor Juraj Staviarsky, and daughter, producer Marka Staviarska, are in post-production with their first feature film Loli…

PRODUCTION: Marko Skop in Post-production with Let There Be Light

BRATISLAVA: Slovak director/writer/producer Marko Škop is in post-production with his second feature film Let There be Light / Nech je svetlo.