FNE Podcast: Festivals in Crisis: Peter Nagel Director Art Film Fest Slovakia

Peter shares with us the reasons why the Art Film Fest Košice team decided to postpone the festival until next year. While the festival will not take place this year…

PRODUCTION: Slovak/Czech Fairytale Goes Into Production

BRATISLAVA: The fairytale O liečivej vode (The World of Water) directed by Ján Sebechlebský is one of the first films to be shot in Slovakia after the easing of COVID-19…

Film Europe Edison Filmhub Honours Black Lives Matter Movement

BRATISLAVA: The Slovak/Czech media company Film Europe is screening a programme of films under the title Black Lives Matter at its Prague venue Edison Filmhub through 1 July 2020.

FNE at Cannes Online 2020: Slovak Film

Slovak Film Institute and Slovak Film Commission joined forces and under the umbrella Slovak Film will promote Slovak cinema, audiovisual industry, and filming in Slovakia at the Marché du Film…

OBITUARY: Slovak Cinematographer Igor Luther

BRATISLAVA: Igor Luther, the world-renowned cinematographer of the Oscar-winning film The Tin Drum, died at age 77. He worked with a number of important directors, including Juraj Jakubisko, Vojtěch Jasný, …

PRODUCTION: Václav Kadrnka Starts Postproduction of Czech/Slovak Saving One Who Was Dead

BRATISLAVA: Václav Kadrnka is moving into postproduction with the Czech/Slovak coproduction Saving One Who Was Dead / Správa o záchrane mŕtveho. The film received a grant from Eurimages in its…

Pluto Film Acquires Slovak/German Summer Rebels

BRATISLAVA: The sales company Pluto Film has picked up the feature debut of Slovak filmmaker Martina Saková, Summer Rebels / Letní rebeli. The Slovak/German coproduction for children had been selected…

PRODUCTION: Slovak Documentary Series About COVID-19 in Development

BRATISLAVA: Patrik Pašš is developing a documentary series under the working title 100 Days That Changed the World / 100 dní, ktoré zmenili svet through his company TRIGON PRODUCTION. The…

Slovakia Restarts Production and Reopens Cinemas

BRATISLAVA: Slovakia will reopen cinemas and theatres on 20 May 2020, as COVID-19 restrictions are being significantly relaxed due to the continuing favourable data on the epidemic.

SAPA Offers Financial Support for Slovak Filmmakers During Crisis

BRATISLAVA: The Slovak Audiovisual Producers Association will distribute 150,000 EUR to filmmakers through a programme called SAPAID.

FESTIVALS: Fest Anča Preps 2020 Edition

BRATISLAVA: Fest Anča, the Slovak festival of animated films, has announced the complete line-up of films selected for its 13th edition, re-scheduled to take place 27 – 30 August 2020…

MIDPOINT Intensive SK Announces Project Selection

BRATISLAVA: Four new projects have been selected for the 9th edition of MIDPOINT Intensive Sk, which will take place online from 18 to 21 May 2020. The rescheduled module for…

PRODUCTION: Animated Feature Coproduction Of Unwanted Things and People Continues Production

BRATISLAVA: Production continues on Of Unwanted Things and People / O nepotrebných veciach a ľuďoch, an animated feature directed by David Súkup, Ivana Laučíková, Leon Vidmar and Jean-Claude Rozec, the…

Slovak Association of Independent Producers Details Covid-19 Losses

BRATISLAVA: The Slovak Association of Independent Producers estimates that the Slovak audiovisual sector will suffer a decline of nearly 59 m EUR due to the fallout from the Covid-19 crisis.

Film Europe Launches Online Service with Charitable Component

BRATISLAVA: Film Europe has announced the launch of a VoD platform, Edisonline, as the final part of its expansion of Edison Filmhub. The company is also donating a percentage of…

Slovak Film Industry Finds New Paths to Combat COVID-19

BRATISLAVA: Film incentives and online screenings are the newest measures taken by the Slovak film industry in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis. The Slovak Film Commision is highlighting the…

Slovak Union of Film Distributors Sums Up COVID-19 Losses

BRATISLAVA: The Slovak Union of Film Distributors has published an analysis quantifying the losses already suffered by the closure of cinemas due to the COVID-19 crisis, following an especially strong…

Slovak Art House Kino Lumière Launches Online Screenings

BRATISLAVA: The Slovak art house cinema Kino Lumière began online screenings on 18 April 2020 with its initial film offered free of charge.

PRODUCTION: Slovak Doc Helmer Zuzana Piussi Finishes Development of Feature Debut

BRATISLAVA: Slovak documentary director Zuzana Piussi has finished the development on the social tragicomedy The Unbalanced / Zošalieť. The film is a Czech/Slovak coproduction between D1film production and the Slovak…

Decrease in TV Advertising Revenues Hits Slovak Production

BRATISLAVA: A drop in TV ad revenues due to COVID-19, with a large part so far due to the cancellation of sporting events, is hitting the Slovak production sector as…