Two competition sections – the international competition of feature films, which focuses on compelling work by young filmmakers and the international competition of short films, an audiovisual survey that pits exceptional student films against that of reputable professionals, without regard to genre. Eleven non-competition sections offer a wide spectrum of enticing cinematic treats for diverse categories of film connoisseurs. Children will also be catered to with the section Art Film Fest for Children, featuring the fairytales and comedies of one of most popular Czech director, Václav Vorlíček.
“As a traditional Slovak brand, Slovnaft strives to support and maintain the traditions and cultural identity of our region. Slovak film production is also a part of our cultural heritage, and presenting it at events such as Art Film Fest is an important part of promoting this art form and its message. I firmly believe that the three nominated Slovak films will hold their own in this formidable international competition,” said Anton Molnár, corporate spokesman for SLOVNAFT, a. s.
By supporting this film festival, presenting works of Slovak cinema along with international productions, Slovnaft fulfils their strategy of investment in Slovakia’s cultural values. For the quality, credibility and reputation of the company is based on more than financial indexes. They are also the result of Slovnaft’s unwavering efforts towards the long-term promotion of positive values in society, in the broadest sense of the word. The Art Film Fest International Film Festival Trenčianske Teplice/Trenčín is made possible through the financial support of the Audiovisual Fund and the European Union Programme MEDIA.
Organizers: ART FILM, n.o., Forza, a.s. Co-organizers: the Town of Trenčianske Teplice, the City of Trenčín, the Trenčianske Teplice Health Spa General Sponsors: Dôvera Medical Insurance, AquaCity Poprad Main Sponsors: Tatra banka, Slovnaft, Veolia Voda – Central Slovakian Waterworks, OHL ŽS, Alison Slovakia; Official Transport Provider: Lancia Logistics Sponsor: DHL; Free student cinepasses provided by: Prvá stavebná sporiteľňa (First Housing-Construction Savings Bank) Sponsor of the Slovak Season section: Zlatý Bažant; Sponsors: AVI Studio, Baske Guest House, Park Hotel na Baračke Official Suppliers: HUBERT J.E., Kláštorná, GS design, Philips Media Sponsors: Slovak Television, Markíza Television, FilmBox, CSTV, Central Europe Television, Rádio Europa 2, Rádio Hit FM, Pravda, .týždeň, Markíza, Pardon, Cinemax, Kam do mesta, zoznam.sk, Boomerang Media, SITA, euroAWK, superobed.sk