PRODUCTION: Real Life Slovak Crime Thriller Completes Filming

BRATISLAVA: Production is nearing the end of its first phase on Live and Let Live (Ži a nechaj ziť) a Slovak political thriller inspired by real events from 1995-1996 in…

Luther Elected AV Fund President

BRATISLAVA: Council of Slovakia‘s Audiovisual Fund has elected Miloslav Luther to a two year term as president.

Slovakia Moves on Film Incentives

JIHLAVA: The Slovak parliament has adopted an amendment that will create a new support scheme for the film industry including the introduction of a 20 percent cash rebate for film…

FNE at Jihlava IDFF Emerging Producers 2013: Barbara Harumova Hessova

FNE interviews Slovak documentary producer Barbara Harumova Hessova, selected to participate in the 2013 Emerging Producers workshop at the Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival.

Heavy Slovak Demand for Grants in Fall 2013 Round

BRATISLAVA: The Slovak Audiovisual Fund has received 93 grant applications for its fall session, requesting over 6m EUR in funds.

PRODUCTION: Czech Lion Winner Jirasky Directing Slovak Diary

BRATISLAVA: Slovak production company Furia Film is in production with the feature film Diary of Agatha Schindler, which depicts fragments of the lives of four Jewish musicians who were deported…

FNE - IDF DocBloc: Distributors Meet in Slovakia

European distributors arrived in Bratislava for a DOK.Incubator workshop.

Slovak Films Head to Toronto

TORONTO: Juraj Lehotsky's Miracle, his second feature following the prize-winning 2008 docu Blind Loves, will screen at the Toronto IFF's Discovery section, following up its victory at the Karlovy Vary…

Film Europe Grabs Third Top Fest Winner

BRATISLAVA: Distributor Film Europe has picked Czech and Slovak rights for Venice Golden Lion 2013 winner Sacro Gra, a nuanced study of the hidden lives that reside along Rome's ring…

PRODUCTION: Nvota Comedy-Drama Hostage Shooting

BRATISLAVA: The retro family story Hostage is shooting its first segments following a year's delay in what was originally planned as a winter 2012 production. Location work runs through 7…

Slovak Archive Films Travel

VILNIUS: Kino Pavasaris, the organizer of Vilnius IFF, will present Slovak features from 50s to the 80s as a part of the Artscape project, including Luck Will Come on Sunday,…

Slovakia, Lithuania and Georgia Head to Baltic Bridge

Austria, Lithuania and Slovakia have won leading roles in the St Petersburg- and Tallinn-based Baltic Bridge East by West (B'EST‎) feature workshop series kicking off 11 September. Gangster comedy Kaviar,…

PRODUCTION: Slovak Omnibus Twenty to Wrap in Fall

BRATISLAVA: Mátyás Prikler, director of the social drama Fine, Thanks, screened at the Rotterdam IFF this year, is prepping to produce the final segments of the episodic Twenty, a look…

UK's Second Run Picks Up Home Video of Slovak Classic

The lyrical 1962 Czechoslovak love story The Sun in a Net (Slnko v sieti), directed by Stefan Uher will be lighting up British TV screens this week, following its release…

Slovakia's Cinematik Fest Fetes the Cream of European Film

PIESTANY: The eighth edition of the Cinematik fest honors top European films made in 2012 and 2013, chosen by the panel of 17 European critics in its main competitive section,…

Slovakia Drives Digitalization Forward

BRATISLAVA: The Slovak Audiovisual Fund ( has taken the lead in digitalizing the country’s small cinemas.

Slovakia to Propose Film Rebate

BRATISLAVA: The Slovak Ministry of Culture plans to submit a draft amendment proposing a 20 percent tax rebate on 15 July with a scheduled start date of January 2014, according…

PRODUCTION: Slovak Fairy Tale Shooting in Summer

BRATISLAVA: Seven Ravens, a Czech-Slovak coproduction based on a classic fairy tale by Pavol Dobšinský, will start to shoot in July and August 2013 in western Slovakia.

FNE at KVIFF East of the West 2013: Velvet Terrorists

BRATISLAVA: Velvet Terrorists (Zamatoví teroristi), a Slovak /Czech /Croatian coproduction directed by a trio of Slovak directors, Pavol Pekarčík, Ivan Ostrochovský and award-winning Slovak documentary director Peter Kerekes, premieres in…

FESTIVALS: Cinematik Hosts V4 Funds

TRENCIN: Film Funds from Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia have been invited to participate in a first gathering of the four Visegrad funders.