FESTIVALS: Be2Can 2020 Festival Presents Hybrid Distribution Model

BRATISLAVA: The 7th edition of Be2Can, a festival of award-winning films from Berlinale, Venice and Cannes, applied the principle of multi-platform distribution through cinema, TV and VOD. After screening in…

PRODUCTION: Slovak/Czech Nobody Likes Me in Preproduction

BRATISLAVA: Nobody Likes Me / Nikto ma nemá rád by Czech directors Tomáš Weinreb and Petr Kazda is in preproduction. The drama is produced by the Slovak company Arytmia Film…

Slovak Cinemas Reopen At Half Capacity

BRATISLAVA: Slovakia allowed the reopening of cinemas at half-capacity as of 16 November 2020. However, the Cinema Operators Association and the Slovak Union of Film Distributors point out that the…

PRODUCTION: Czech/Slovak Snake Gas in Preproduction

BRATISLAVA: The Czech/Slovak adventure drama Snake Gas / Hadí plyn directed by David Jařab is moving into preproduction. Arina Film production is the Slovak coproducer.

FNE Oscar Watch 2021: Slovakia Selects The Auschwitz Report as Oscar Candidate

BRATISLAVA: The historical drama The Auschwitz Report / Správa directed by the acclaimed Peter Bebjak is Slovakia's candidate for the 93rd Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences award in…

PRODUCTION: Czech/Slovak Animated Fichtelberg in Preproduction

BRATISLAVA: The hybrid animated/live-action historical adventure film Fichtelberg directed by Šimon Koudela, which participated in the 2020 online CEE Animation Forum, is moving into preproduction as a Czech/Slovak coproduction. Arina…

FESTIVALS: Fest Anča 2021 Call for Projects

BRATISLAVA: The Fest Anča International Animation Festival has opened its Call for Entries for the 14th edition, to be held 1 – 4 July 2021 in Žilina, Slovakia.

Slovak Historical Drama The Report to Be Released in USA

BRATISLAVA: The historical drama The Report / Správa directed by the acclaimed Slovak director Peter Bebjak is going to be released in the USA by Samuel Goldwyn Films.

FNE at Ji.hlava IDFF 2020: Emerging Producer: Zora Jaurová - Slovakia

Zora Jaurová is participating in the 2020 Emerging Producers programme of the Ji-hlava International Documentary Film Festival, which runs 27 October - 8 November 2020.

PRODUCTION: Slovak Romantic Gangster Film in Postproduction

BRATISLAVA: Slovak producer/director Rasťo Boroš starts postproduction on his second feature Strawmen Scare No Crows / Čierne na bielom koni.

FNE at Slovak Film Week 2020: Amnesty

BRATISLAVA: Slovak director Jonáš Karásek’s second feature film Amnesty / Amnestie, focusing on the turbulent period around and right after the Velvet Revolution, is screening during the Slovak Film Week,…

FNE at Slovak Film Week 2020: Loli Paradicka

BRATISLAVA: Loli Paradicka, a tragicomedy by Slovak novelist/scriptwriter Vito Staviarsky along with his sons, director Richard Staviarsky and editor Juraj Staviarsky, and daughter, producer Marka Staviarska, is screening during the…

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 …