Afghan Director Sahraa Karimi Rescued by Slovak Producer Wanda Adamík Hrycova and Ukrainian Government

BRATISLAVA: Slovak producer Wanda Adamík Hrycová, the President of the Slovak Film and Television Academy, managed to get the Afghan filmmaker Sahraa Karimi to safety thanks to the help of…

PRODUCTION: Slovak Director Jonáš Karásek Prepares to Start Shooting Action Comedy Invalid

BRATISLAVA: Slovak director Jonáš Karásek is finishing preproduction on Invalid, an action comedy supported by the Slovak Audiovisual Fund. The shooting is due to start on 10 September 2021.

FESTIVALS: IFF Cinematik Piešťany will open with Kerekes´s docudrama 107 Mothers

PIEŠŤANY: The 16th edition of IFF Cinematik will take place 14 – 19 September, 2021 in Piešťany. The festival will present dozens of domestic and foreign titles, many of them…

PRODUCTION: Amazon Series Jack Ryan to Shoot in Slovakia

BRATISLAVA: Third season of Tom Clancy´s Jack Ryan will be partially shot in Slovakia in August 2021. This political thriller series is produced by Amazon Studios, Paramount Television and Skydance…

FNE at Cannes 2021: Slovak Cinema in Cannes

Marché du Film gives you an opportunity to meet multiple talented Slovak filmmakers and producers while also catching up with Slovak cinema at market screenings.

DOX IN VITRO Workshop Accepts Applications

BRATISLAVA: The DOX IN VITRO workshop for young documentary producers and filmmakers is accepting applications for its two-day programme, scheduled to run 12 and 13 September 2021 in Piestany, Slovakia.

FESTIVALS: France Takes Home Top Prize of 2021 Fest Anča

ZILINA: The Fest Anča International Animation Festival 2021 awarded its Best Animated Short award to the French film Polka Dot Boy directed by Sarina Nihei.

FNE Visegrad 2021 Year of Recovery for Film and Television Industry: See the Online Podcast With Visegrad Decision Makers

BRATISLAVA: YR2021 kicked off with a live panel discussion at Kino Lumière Bratislava on 29 June 2021. It was the first of a year-long series of events that will gradually…

FNE Podcast: Visegrad YR 2021: Lukas Gira, Head of Marketing and Distribution, Continental Film

FNE correspondent and film critic Alexander Gabelia spoke to Lukas Gira, head of Marketing and Distribution at Continental Film, about the challenges Slovak distributors faced during the pandemic and the…

FNE Visegrad 2021 Year of Recovery for Film and Television Industry: Interview with Michal Drobný, Co-Owner of CINEMAX

FNE has spoken to Michal Drobný, the co-owner of CINEMAX, to find out how the largest network of cinemas in Slovakia is recovering from the pandemic.

PRODUCTION: Slovak/Czech Animated Series The Websters 3 in Production

BRATISLAVA: The long animated film version of The Websters 3 / Websterovci 3 series by Katarína Kerekesová continues production, which started in March 2020. The Slovak/Czech coproduction is part of…

FESTIVALS: Pleasure Wins Art Film Fest Košice 2021

KOŠICE: Pleasure by Ninja Thybergwon, a coproduction between Sweden, the Netherlands and France, won the Blue Angel, the main prize in the International Competition of the 28th Art Film Fest …

FNE Podcast: Visegrad YR 2021: Hana Kutlikova, Assistant Manager, Artkino Metro

FNE correspondent and film critic Alexander Gabelia spoke to Hana Kutlikova, assistant manager at Artkino Metro, about the challenges Slovak cinemas are facing as they struggle to re-open. She shares…

FNE Visegrad YR 2021 Q&A: Slovak Producer and Head of SAPA Marián Urban

FNE correspondent Zuzana Vojtekova spoke to Slovak producer Marián Urban, head of ALEF FILM & MEDIA and the Slovak Audiovisual Producers' Association (SAPA), about what challenges he faced as a…

FNE Podcast: Visegrad YR 2021: Wanda Adamík Hrycová, Producer, President of the Slovak Film and Television Academy

FNE correspondent and film critic Alexander Gabelia spoke to producer Wanda Adamík Hrycová, the President of the Slovak Film and Television Academy, and a member of the Association of Independent…

FNE at Art Film Fest Košice 2021: New Slovak Films Premiere at Live Audience Event in Cinemas

KOŠICE: Nine films will compete for the main prize, the Blue Angel, in the International competition of the 28th Art Film Fest Košice, which takes place 23 – 27 June…

PRODUCTION: Slovak/Czech Romantic Comedy Just a Lot of Love in Production

BRATISLAVA: The romantic comedy Just a Lot of Love / Hlavne veľa lásky by Slovak director Branislav Mišík, an adaptation of another bestseller by Evita Twardzik Urbaníková, is currently in…

FESTIVALS: Fest Anča 2021 to Take Place Online

ŽILINA: The 14th edition of Fest Anča will be held online from 1 to 4 July 2021, and the films will be available till 11 July 2021. Fest Anča will…

PRODUCTION: Slovak/Czech Historical Drama General Continues Production

BRATISLAVA: The Slovak/Czech coproduction General / Generál by Jiří Chlumský, which began production in 2018, is still shooting. The historical drama following the life of Milan Rastislav Štefánik, a general…

Cinemas in Slovakia Allowed to Reopen on 17 May 2021

BRATISLAVA: Cinemas in Slovak regions with a lower COVID-19 rate are allowed to reopen under specific conditions on 17 May 2021, but it is expected that cinema operators will open…