Slovak Film Week 2021 Scales Back

BRATISLAVA: The 7th Slovak Film Week started on 29 November in a reduced online format due to the current pandemic situation and the curfew which recently went into effect. The…

Cinemas in Slovakia Close Due to Covid Curfew

BRATISLAVA: The Slovak government declared a state of emergency and a curfew on 24 November 2021 with effect from 25 November 2021, due to the rapidly deteriorating pandemic situation in…

PRODUCTION: Mariana Čengel Solčanská in Postproduction with Slovak/Czech The Chambermaid

BRATISLAVA: Slovak director Mariana Čengel Solčanská is moving into postproduction on the Slovak/Czech historical drama The Chambermaid / Slúžka. The film is based on Hana Lasicová’s bestseller published in 2013…

GRANTS: Slovak Audiovisual Fund Approves Increased Support for 2022

BRATISLAVA: The Slovak Audiovisual Fund approved on 9 November 2021 the 2022 funding of 8 m EUR, and announced its first call for support for student productions and film education,…

Slovak Film Week Announces 2021 Lineup

BRATISLAVA: The 7th Slovak Film Week, the annual showcase of domestic film production, will take place in Bratislava from 29 November to 5 December 2021. The main programme will screen…

FNE Visegrad YR2021: Slovak Exhibition: Audiences Return to Cinemas

BRATISLAVA: Cinemas in Slovakia remain open despite the rising numbers of Covid cases. They were allowed to restart operations, albeit under certain conditions, from 17 May 2021, according to a …

FNE Visegrad YR2021: Slovak Production: Post-Pandemic Boom

BRATISLAVA: Slovak film production in 2021 has restarted with unprecedented intensity, after a challenging year in 2020, when the film industry remained paralysed by the pandemic and filming was completely…

PRODUCTION: Ivan Ostrochovský in Preproduction with Slovak/Czech The Spring

BRATISLAVA: Slovak director Ivan Ostrochovský is getting ready to start production on The Spring / Prameň. The drama about the state's interference in personal freedom will enter its first phase…

PRODUCTION: Iveta Grófová Shoots Slovak/Czech/Hungarian War Drama Emma and the Death’s Head

BRATISLAVA: Slovak director Iveta Grófová is currently in production with her new feature film Emma and the Death’s Head / Ema a smrtihlav. This Slovak/Czech/Hungarian historical drama had been originally…

FNE Podcast: Visegrad YR2021: Juraj Krasnohorsky: CEE Animation Workshop

FNE’s Georgian correspondent Alexander Gabelia spoke to Juraj Krasnohorsky, head of studies of the CEE Animation Workshop. CEE Animation Workshop is a year-long project development and producer skills advancement training…

One World Slovakia Launches Impact Days Industry Programme

BRATISLAVA: Slovakia’s One World IDFF, taking place 5-11 November 2021, will launch Impact Days, a programme that will enable filmmakers to open the door to the social impact of documentary…

FNE Oscar Watch 2022: 107 Mothers to Represent Slovakia in Oscar Race

BRATISLAVA: The Slovak/Czech/Ukrainian coproduction 107 Mothers / Cenzorka by the acclaimed Slovak director Peter Kerekes has been selected as Slovakia’s candidate for the 94th Academy of Motion Picture Arts and…

FESTIVALS: Slovak Queer Film Festival 2021 in Bratislava

BRATISLAVA: The 15th edition of the Slovak Queer Film Festival is screening 52 films from 24 countries at the Kino Lumiѐre in Bratislava until 11 October 2021.

Martin Šulík Wins Top Prize at Slovak IGRIC Awards for The Man with Hare Ears

BRATISLAVA: Martin Šulík was awarded the main IGRIC prize for directing The Man with Hare Ears / Muž so zajačími ušami at the ceremony of the 32nd edition of the…

FESTIVALS: Dear Comrades! Wins Cinematik Piešťany IFF 2021

PIEŠŤANY: The historical drama Dear Comrades! / Dorogie tovarishchi directed by Andrey Konchalovskiy received the Meeting Point Europe Award in the main competition of the 16th IFF Cinematik Piešťany. The…

Slovak/Czech/Ukrainian 107 Mothers Sold in Switzerland and Benelux

BRATISLAVA: The Slovak/Czech/Ukrainian coproduction 107 Mothers / Cenzorka directed by the acclaimed Slovak director Peter Kerekes has been sold by Films Boutique to Switzerland and the Benelux. The film received…

Sahraa Karimi and Wanda Adamik Hrycova Develop Film about Escape from Kabul

BRATISLAVA: The Afghan director Sahraa Karimi has decided to film the story of her escape from the Talibans. The film will be produced by Sahra's classmate, the Slovak producer Wanda…

FNE TV: Venice 2021: Peter Kerekes 107 Mothers

FNE spoke to Slovak director Peter Kerekes about his new film 107 Mothers / Cenzorka, a Slovak/Czech/Ukrainian coproduction that is screening in the Orizzonti competition of the Venice Film Festival.
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Films Boutique Picks Up Slovak/Czech/Ukrainian 107 Mothers

BRATISLAVA: The Slovak/Czech/Ukrainian coproduction 107 Mothers by the acclaimed Slovak director Peter Kerekes has been acquired by Films Boutique. The film will compete in the Orizzonti section of the 78th…

FESTIVALS: The 16th Cinematik Piešťany IFF 2020 Announces Lineup

PIEŠŤANY: Eight feature films have been selected under the auspices of FIPRESCI for Meeting Point Europe, the main competition of the 16th IFF Cinematik Piešťany. The festival will take place…