Discuss Slovak Cinema at Art Film Fest!

The Slovak Film and Television Academy (SFTA) has, in cooperation with the Slovak Film Institute and with the support of the Slovak Republic’s Ministry of Culture, prepared an interesting accompanying programme. “In it, we will follow from last year’s expert discussions, in which we traced the progress of Slovak animated, documentary and feature film during the last fifteen years. This time we have decided on contemporary as well as crucial topics in Slovak cinematography,” explained Zuzana Mistríková, executive vice-president of the SFTA. The first discussion will concern the founding of the Audiovisual Fund, which is the first public institution established for the support of audiovisual culture, and thus of cinema in Slovakia. It is intended to contribute to the Slovak film boom and offer more financial support for filmmaking than the previous grant system. The discussion will be held on Saturday, 20 June at 13:00 in Spa Hall in Trenčianske Teplice, and it will be the first opportunity for the representatives of the emerging Audiovisual Fund, which has co-organised the discussion, to speak with the filmmaking public on the future form of the financial support system. “We will also surely find valuable the experiences of the Irish Film Board’s director Simon Perry, who will be a participant in the discussion,” said Mistríková. The topic of the second discussion, which will be held on Friday 26 June at 17:00 in Spa Hall, will be issues concerning the distribution of Slovak films. The discussion will gather representatives of cinemas, multiplexes, distributors, sales agents, producers and the Audiovisual Fund. “They will seek obstructions in the distribution of Slovak films from the perspective of individual operations – from distribution strategies and marketing to programming of films in cinemas and foreign sale,” clarified Mistríková. Both discussions will be open to all those interested, with the opportunity to actively participate, and they will be interpreted into English. ———————————————————————————————————– Organizers: ART FILM, n.o., FORZA Production House Co-Organizers: the Town of Trenčianske Teplice, the Town of Trenčín, Health Spa Trenčianske Teplice
The Festival is made possible through the financial support of the Ministry of Culture of the Slovak Republic

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