Slovakia to Retain License Fee until 2013

BRATISLAVA: Licence fees for the Slovak public-service broadcaster Radio and Television of Slovakia ( will remain in force until at least January 2013, Slovak Culture Minister Daniel Krajcer announced. The…

PRODUCTION: Jakub Kroner’s Lóve in Postproduction

BRATISLAVA: The 24-year-old Slovak director/writer Jakub Kroner (Bratislavafilm) is in post-production with his sophomore effort, Lóve (Slovak slang for ‘money'), the story of a young gangster who tries to change…

Slovak TV Cancels Production Contracts

BRATISLAVA: The management of the newly-created Radio and Television of Slovakia (, Slovakia' public broadcaster, has announced it will cancel a number of outsourcing contracts between Slovak Television ( and…

PRODUCTION: The Corpse Must Die Delays Premiere

BRATISLAVA: The Corpse Must Die, screenwriter Jozef Paštéka's directorial debut,is set to hit Slovak cinemas after its September premiere. Initially, the opening night was scheduled for 31 March 2011, but…

Slovak TV Goes Digital

BRATISLAVA: Slovakia's transition from analogue television broadcasting to digital technology was launched on 8 March 2011. The last analogue transmitter is expected to be switched off by the end of…

Slovak AV Fund Appoints New Board President

BRATISLAVA: The Slovak Audiovisual Fund ( has announced the appointment of Zuzana Gindl-Tatárová as president of its board. She was elected from among nine board members at the February 2011…

Slovak TV and Radio Names New Director

Miloslava Zemková was elected the new director of Slovak public TV and Radio, a position which was created by the merger of Slovakia's public TV and public radio. She was…

FNE at Berlinale 2011: First Slovak Film in Berlin in 20 Years

BERLIN: The House directed by Slovak director Zuzana Liova which screens in the Forum is the first Slovak feature film to screen in one of the main programmes of the…

FESTIVALS: Slovakia Boasts Berlin Presence

Slovakia makes a strong showing at the 2011 Berlinale with two films in the Forum section, participation in the Central European Stand (with Slovenia and Czech Republic) at the European…

Czechs, Slovaks Buy into TV Poker

Slovak poker ace Dag Palovič is one of the main stars of a made-for-TV poker competition produced by leading Czech commercial channel Nova TV.

Slovak Public TV and Radio Merged

The Slovak government merged public broadcasters Slovak TV ( and Slovak Radio as of 1 January 2011 in an effort to control financial difficulties at Slovak TV.

Slovak Grants Announced

The Slovak Audiovisual Fund announced grants totaling 520,000 euros for fiction films and 82,100 euros for documentary films, along with 28,700 euros for other film projects.

FESTIVALS: Darras Departs Bratislava Festival

Matthieu Darras has left his position as artistic director of the Bratislava Film Festival (, it was announced on 13 December 2010. Darras, a French film critic and festival programmer,…

Slovaks Anticipate Identity Card

While Slovakia saw a drop off in national film production as it changed over to a new funding system last year, at least one Slovak backed film is widely anticipated…

Slovak Media Company Film Europe Opens International Offices

BRATISLAVA: Film Europe (, the Slovak-based media company with established distribution and sales divisions, has embarked on a major expansion that includes the recent opening of a London office and…

FNE at IFF Bratislava: Bulgaria, Romania Share Best Director Award

The main jury at the Bratislava Film Festival ( ) awarded a double best director prize to Bulgarian director Dragomir Sholev for Shelter (Podslon, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and Romanian director Constantin Popescu…

FNE at Bratislava IFF: The Housemaid Wins First FNE Visegrad Documentary Prix

The Housemaid, a documentary about a young Slovak woman working for a elderly couple abroad, received the first FNE Visegrad Prix for a documentary film at the IFF Bratislava (…

FNE at Bratislava IFF: Kornel Mundruczo on the Current State of Hungarian Film

BRATISLAVA: Hungarian filmmaker Kornel Mundruczo, speaking with FNE at the Bratislava IFF ( where he received a five-film retrospective, said the uncertain future of the MMK (Motion Picture Public Foundation…

PRODUCTION: Romanies Go To Elections in Production

The Slovak/Czech documentary Romanies Go To Elections from one of the new Slovak documentary directing stars, Jaro Vojtek (Slovak Oscar candidate The Border), is currently in production with 50% of…

FNE Visegrad Prix nominations for best documentary announced

WARSAW: Nominations for the first-ever FNE Visegrad Prix for best documentary coproduction from a Visegard country have been announced. The films are all screening in the International Bratislava Film Festival…