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International Film Festival Berlin


Slovak Cinema at Berlinale 2020

February 20 - March 1, 2020  Berlin  Germany


What's Slovak in Berlin 2020?


Slovak Films 19-20

  Encounters: Servants
Ivan Ostrochovský's latest film Servants (2020) will world premiere at the brandnew Berlinale competition section Encounters.
  Interview with Ivan Ostrochovský
Interview with Ivan Ostrochovský, director, scriptwriter and producer of Servants.
  Berlinale Special Gala: Charlatan
Renowned Polish director Agnieszka Holland will present her latest film Charlatan (2020) in world premiere in Berlinale Special Gala.
  Interview with Lívia Filusová
Interview with Lívia Filusová, Slovak co-producer of Charlatan.
  Forum: FREM
After world premiere at Ji.hlava IDFF, Viera Čákanyová's feature debut FREM (2019) will be also presented to Berlinale's audience.
  Interview with Viera Čákanyová
Interview with Viera Čákanyová, director, scriptwriter and DoP of FREM.
  Emerging Producers 2020: Tomáš Krupa
Emerging Producers is a promotional and educational project of the Ji.hlava IDFF, which brings together talented European documentary film producers. Since 2017, following the success of the previous five editions, the programme was extended with an additional four-day meeting in Berlin and producers’ presentation during Berlinale. Slovak Emerging Producer 2020 is Tomáš Krupa.
  EFM Screenings 2020
Five Slovak and co-production films are also presented at European Film Market 2020: Charlatan, Cook F**k Kill, Let There Be Light, Scumbag and Servants.
  European Shooting Stars Jury: Katarína Krnáčová
Every year, European Shooting Stars, one of EFP’s flagship programmes appoints a jury of five prominent industry figures to select Europe’s best young actors and actresses from a variety of up-and-coming acting talent from all over Europe. The 2020 jury also includes Slovak producer Katarína Krnáčová.
  Berlinale Talents: Martin Smatana
Berlinale Talents is a development programme for emerging filmmakers and drama series creators that stands for sustainable promotion and Exchange amongst different disciplines of the film industry. This year, Slovakia is represented by Martin Smatana, who is currently preparing animated short Hello Summer.


Peter Dubecký | Feb 21 - 25 |  
Rastislav Steranka | Feb 21 - 25 |  
Kristína Aschenbrennerová  | Feb 20 - 27  |
Veronika Krejčová | Feb 20 - 27 |  
Lea Pagáčová  | Feb 20 - 24  |

This year, Slovakia will be present at the European Film Market in Berlin for the 15th time. Together with friends and colleagues from the Czech Republic and Slovenia, under the umbrella of the Central European Cinema, The Slovak Film Institute offers an informational and promotional point for Slovak cinema, and a networking place for Slovak film professionals and their international counterparts.

The Slovak Film Institute team is ready and happy to meet you at the Central European Cinema stand No. 111 in Gropius Bau. We will present recent Slovak films and co-productions, as well as treasures from the National Film Archive. The new edition of the catalogue Slovak Films 19 – 20, including the Slovak Film Guide will be also available, providing up-to-date information about recent Slovak cinema.

Come and meet us at the EFM!

Presentation of Slovak cinema and audiovisual industry at the European Film Market is organized by: Slovak Film Institute, with financial support of the Ministry of Culture of the Slovak Republic, and Slovak Film Commission, organizational unit of Slovak Audiovisual Fund, in partnership with SAPA - Slovak Audiovisual Producers Association and Slovak Institute in Berlin.

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published: 12.02.2020
updated: 06.03.2020