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Country Focus: Slovakia

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Articles, interviews, news, analysis on the Slovak audiovisual sector.

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Country profile: Slovakia

Country profile: Slovakia

06 July 2021

Pop Up Film Residency Eurimages supports women in the film industry

Industry / Market - Slovakia

Pop Up Film Residency Eurimages supports women in the film industry

The special new residency is looking for women filmmakers who are currently developing their third or subsequent film project  

08 September 2021

The Pop Up Film Residency and HFF München are launching Munich Film Up!

Industry / Market - Slovakia/Germany

The Pop Up Film Residency and HFF München are launching Munich Film Up!

The new residency is looking for six promising young filmmakers that are either film students or fresh graduates from all over the world  

24 August 2021

Two Czech and Slovak animated projects nearing completion to be presented at MIFA

Annecy 2021 – MIFA

Two Czech and Slovak animated projects nearing completion to be presented at MIFA

The 3D animated feature The Websters and the ambitious adventure flick Heart of a Tower will be seeking distributors and broadcasters at MIFA’s GAP Financing – Meet the Producers event  

09 June 2021

REPORT: Work in Progress @ Febiofest Bratislava Industry Days 2021

Febiofest Bratislava 2021 - Febiofest Industry Days

REPORT: Work in Progress @ Febiofest Bratislava Industry Days 2021

We present an overview of the works in progress presented at this year’s Febiofest Industry Days, giving a taste of what’s to come in Slovakian cinema  

07 April 2021

2020 was the year of the Scumbag at the Slovak box office

Box Office - Slovakia

2020 was the year of the Scumbag at the Slovak box office

Before the pandemic ravaged the domestic box office, Mariana Čengel Solčanská and Rudolf Biermann’s political thriller took it by storm  

26 February 2021

First Cut Lab launches new workshops across Europe

First Cut Lab 2021

First Cut Lab launches new workshops across Europe

The first editions in Slovakia, the Netherlands and Hamburg have been announced and will run over the course of 2021  

13 January 2021

The Slovak Audiovisual Fund provides financial support for local cinema operators

Distribution / Releases / Exhibitors - Slovakia

The Slovak Audiovisual Fund provides financial support for local cinema operators

The theatres will receive the support this month, after they have had to shutter again as the second wave of coronavirus hits the country  

20 October 2020

MIDPOINT Feature Launch 2021 supports European filmmakers

MIDPOINT 2021

MIDPOINT Feature Launch 2021 supports European filmmakers

The programme is ready to welcome creative teams that are developing their first or second feature-film projects, with a deadline set for 9 September  

28 August 2020

Slovakia registered an uptick in film productions and theatrical distribution in 2019

Industry / Market - Slovakia

Slovakia registered an uptick in film productions and theatrical distribution in 2019

2019 was a successful year for Slovak cinema overall, continuing the positive trend established before the disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic  

15 July 2020

Cinemas allowed to reopen in Slovakia after lockdown measures eased

Distribution / Releases / Exhibitors - Slovakia

Cinemas allowed to reopen in Slovakia after lockdown measures eased

Movie theatre operators have to observe a set of precautions while also capping attendance levels at 100 people per screening  

21 May 2020

It’s a go for audiovisual productions in Slovakia

Industry / Market - Slovakia

It’s a go for audiovisual productions in Slovakia

After the hiatus caused by the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, film productions in Slovakia can now officially resume  

15 May 2020

Slovak industry agents publish an overview of the consequences of COVID-19

Industry / Market - Slovakia

Slovak industry agents publish an overview of the consequences of COVID-19

The ANP and Creative Industry Forum reflect on the current situation of the country’s audiovisual landscape and on what’s next  

04 May 2020

Film Europe launches new VoD service and will merge two channels to create Film Europe+

Distribution / Releases / Exhibitors - Slovakia/Czech Republic

Film Europe launches new VoD service and will merge two channels to create Film Europe+

The Be2Can and Ceskoslovensko channels will fuse and become one single brand as the company rolls out Edisonline  

30 April 2020

Slovakian institutions work on measures to protect the domestic film industry from COVID-19

Institutions / Legislation - Slovakia

Slovakian institutions work on measures to protect the domestic film industry from COVID-19

The Slovak Audiovisual Fund is in talks with new Minister of Culture Natália Milanová to ease the restrictions for film shoots  

28 April 2020

Cinemas and distributors in Slovakia resort to online initiatives

Distribution / Releases / Exhibitors - Slovakia

Cinemas and distributors in Slovakia resort to online initiatives

Domestic cinema operators have calculated that their losses stand at over €4.5 million for March  

24 April 2020

Visegrad Film Forum disrupted due to spread of COVID-19

Visegrad Film Forum 2020

Visegrad Film Forum disrupted due to spread of COVID-19

The organisers are yet to decide whether they will postpone or cancel the 2020 edition of the gathering, which was meant to unspool from 10-14 March in Slovakia  

10 March 2020

Learn from award-winning experts and network with peers at the 9th Visegrad Film Forum

Visegrad Film Forum 2020

Learn from award-winning experts and network with peers at the 9th Visegrad Film Forum

The networking and workshop event, which unspools from 10-14 March in Bratislava, will welcome Costa-Gavras, Eddy Joseph, Paweł Edelman, Jim Stark and Molly Malene Stensgaard as guest lecturers  

21 February 2020

A record-breaking opening for Slovakian film Scumbag

Box Office - Slovakia

A record-breaking opening for Slovakian film Scumbag

The political thriller has enjoyed the best opening weekend for a local film in national cinemas in the last 20 years  

13 February 2020

Slovakian films surpass one million admissions in domestic theatres for the second time since 1993

Box Office - Slovakia

Slovakian films surpass one million admissions in domestic theatres for the second time since 1993

Three films completed in 2019 made it into the top ten of the most-seen Slovakian movies since the country gained its independence  

12 February 2020

MIDPOINT selects nine projects for Feature Launch 2020

MIDPOINT 2020

MIDPOINT selects nine projects for Feature Launch 2020

First or second film projects by directors from Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe will take part in Feature Launch next year, along with three script-consultant trainees  

06 December 2019

Slovakia to increase its cash rebate

Institutions / Legislation - Slovakia

Slovakia to increase its cash rebate

The country is now in the same category as Hungary, Poland, Estonia and the Netherlands in terms of providing audiovisual production support  

10 October 2019

Political thriller Amnesty soon to land in Slovak and Czech theatres

Distribution / Releases / Exhibitors - Slovakia/Czech Republic

Political thriller Amnesty soon to land in Slovak and Czech theatres

Jonáš Karásek’s film reflects on the events following the dissolution of Czechoslovakia and President Václav Havel’s amnesties, and is the first movie to address the topic  

08 October 2019

MIDPOINT Feature Launch 2020 calls for script consultants

MIDPOINT 2020

MIDPOINT Feature Launch 2020 calls for script consultants

Three script-consultant trainees will be selected to join the process of developing nine projects at Feature Launch; the deadline for applications is 27 September  

05 September 2019

MIDPOINT Feature Launch 2020 call open until 13 September

MIDPOINT 2020

MIDPOINT Feature Launch 2020 call open until 13 September

The programme is open to filmmakers and producers who are developing their first or second feature-film projects, with the deadline set for 13 September 2019  

04 September 2019

Half-time for Slovakian films at the domestic box-office

Box Office - Slovakia

Half-time for Slovakian films at the domestic box-office

A promising year is shaping up in local box-office for domestic productions  

08 August 2019

Loli Paradička ranks second at the Slovakian box office

Box Office - Slovakia

Loli Paradička ranks second at the Slovakian box office

The bittersweet romantic comedy by Slovak father-and-son duo Víťo and Richard Staviarsky has comfortably grossed more than its budget  

02 August 2019

The share of Slovakian majority co-productions is on the rise

Industry – Slovakia

The share of Slovakian majority co-productions is on the rise

We present an overview of Slovakian film production for 2018 by means of various facts and figures  

30 July 2019

Slovakian and Czech documentaries in the making at dok.incubator

Industry – Slovakia/Czech Republic

Slovakian and Czech documentaries in the making at dok.incubator

A slew of new Slovak and Czech documentary projects are taking part in the eighth edition of the international rough-cut workshop  

21 June 2019

Art Film Fest revamps its industry programme

Art Film Fest 2019 – Art Film Fest Industry

Art Film Fest revamps its industry programme

The Slovakian film gathering is creating Inspirational Days, the VFX Day and the TV Industry Day to facilitate the discussion of current topics in the domestic audiovisual landscape  

13 June 2019

A shopping trolley full to the brim with Cannes titles for Film Europe

Distribution – Slovakia/Czech Republic

A shopping trolley full to the brim with Cannes titles for Film Europe

The firm topped up its distribution slate on the Croisette and has opened a new cinema in the centre of Prague  

06 June 2019

REPORT: Work in Progress @ Febiofest Industry Days 2019

Febiofest Bratislava 2019 – Febiofest Industry Days

REPORT: Work in Progress @ Febiofest Industry Days 2019

We present an overview of the works in progress presented at this year’s Febiofest Industry Days, giving a taste of what’s to come in Slovakian cinema  

16 April 2019

Professionals from Roma, Dunkirk and Downsizing to attend Visegrad Film Forum

Industry – Slovakia

Professionals from Roma, Dunkirk and Downsizing to attend Visegrad Film Forum

A plethora of internationally acclaimed film professionals will deliver speeches when they come together at the Slovakian educational platform  

27 February 2019

Film Europe tops up its catalogue with Berlinale titles

Berlinale 2019 – EFM

Film Europe tops up its catalogue with Berlinale titles

BERLIN 2019: The new arrivals will be introduced at the company’s very own Be2Can festival in Slovakia and the Czech Republic  

22 February 2019

2018 turns out to be the second most successful year ever for Slovakian cinemas

Box office – Slovakia

2018 turns out to be the second most successful year ever for Slovakian cinemas

Despite the impressive results, domestic productions were few and far between in comparison to the previous period  

07 February 2019

Peter Bebjak sets a new opening-weekend record in Slovakia with The Rift

Box office – Slovakia

Peter Bebjak sets a new opening-weekend record in Slovakia with The Rift

The latest outing by the Slovakian director has become the most-visited domestic film ever  

06 February 2019

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