Slovak Films Score at Local Box Office

BRATISLAVA: Three Slovak productions have scored slots in the Slovak box office top 20 lineup this past week with the latest film in a children’s film franchise, Spievankovo a Kráľovná…

PRODUCTION: By a Sharp Knife in Postproduction

BRATISLAVA: The political drama By a Sharp Knife / Ostrým nožom completed its shooting at the end of September 2017 and is in postprodution. The film will be released in…

FESTIVALS: IFF Bratislava Announces Competition Films

BRATISLAVA: Men Don’t Cry by Alen Drljević is the lone entry from CEE territories among the eight films competing at the 19th edition of IFF Bratislava. The main competition focuses…

Meciar Doc In Top 10 at Slovak Box Office

BRATISLAVA: Tereza Nvota’s documentary film Meciar, about the the populist former Slovak Prime Minister Vladimir Meciar, had 10,572 admissions in its first ten days of release in Slovakia. The film…

FNE at Jihlava IDFF Emerging Producers 2018: Barbara Janišová Feglová

BRATISLAVA: Barbara Janišová Feglová represents Slovakia at the Emerging Producers 2018 programme taking place at the Jihlava IDFF.

The Line Holds Strong at Slovak Box Office

BRATISLAVA: The Slovak/Ukrainian crime thriller The Line / Čiara directed by Peter Bebjak topped the 300,00 admission mark, and held on to a spot in the top ten at the…

Slovakia’s IGRIC Annual Awards Announced

BRATISLAVA: The cinematographer of A Prominent Patient Martin Štrba won the main IGRIC award for feature film in cinemas. The ceremony for the 28th edition of IGRIC awards for best…

Slovakia Selects The Line as Oscar Bid

BRATISLAVA: The crime thriller The Line / Čiara by Peter Bebjak has been chosen as the official candidate from Slovakia for an Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences nomination…

FESTIVALS: Raw Wins the 12th Cinematik Film Festival

PIEŠŤANY: Raw by Julia Ducournau was awarded best international feature film at the 12th Cinematik IFF (which took place in the spa city of Piešťany from 12 to 17 September…

OBITUARY: Slovak Filmmaker Vladimír Balco

BRATISLAVA: Distinguished Slovak scriptwriter, feature film and documentary director Vladimír Balco passed away on 31 August 2017 at the age of 68.

FESTIVALS: The 12th Cinematik FF Announces Lineup

PIEŠŤANY: Ten films will vie in the main competition of the 12th Cinematik International Film Festival, set to take place in the spa city of Piešťany from 12 to 17…

FNE IDF DocBloc: Yours Sincerely, Social System

Martin Tokár is developing Yours Sincerely, Social System, an absurd comedy and social documentary about Yves Nicolas Ogou, who originally comes from Benin, Africa, but has lived and worked in…

The Line Sets New Opening Weekend Record at Slovak Box Office

BRATISLAVA: The crime thriller The Line / Čiara by Peter Bebjak has broken the record for the Slovak box office on its opening weekend. Released on 3 August 2017, the…

Slovak Films Set Box Office Records in Domestic Cinemas

BRATISLAVA: Slovak films experienced a massive increase in admissions in the first half of 2017.

PRODUCTION: KVIFF Winner Peter Bebjak Preps Emil

BRATISLAVA: Peter Bebjak is preparing to shoot his fifth feature film, the comedy / drama Emil at end of 2017. Bebjak was recently awarded best director at Karlovy Vary IFF …

PRODUCTION: Four Country TV Miniseries Maria Theresia in Postproduction

BRATISLAVA: The 4m EUR two-episode biopic Maria Theresia by the Austrian director Robert Dornhelm is moving to postproduction. This Slovak / Czech / Austrian / Hungarian coproduction is set to…

Slovakia Slashes Minimum Spend Requirement for International Productions Applying for Incentive Scheme

BRATISLAVA: Slovak Audovisual Fund together with the Ministry of Culture of the Slovak Republic decided to make major cuts to the requirements for minimum expenditure for international productions applying at…

FNE AV Innovation: Filmtopia Brings KineDok Concept to Slovakia

BRATISLAVA: KineDok is an alternative distribution concept for creative documentaries. The international project is supported by CE MEDIA. It has has been executed in Slovakia by Filmtopia since 2015. Creating…

FNE Europa Cinemas: Cinema of the Month: Kino Film Europe, Bratislava

This month we speak with Zuzana Hromcova, Head of Programming & Marketing at Kino Film Europe. The cinemais located in the historical Pistori Palace in Bratislava, dating back to the…

FESTIVALS: Sore Eyes for Infinity Wins Fest Anča Award

ŽILINA: Sore Eyes for Infinity by Finnish director Elli Vuorinen received the main award at the 10th Fest Anča International Animation Festival held from 29 June to 2 July 2017.