The 30th edition of IFF Art Film begins

“Art Film is now officially based in Košice. This move symbolizes that we have found excellent conditions in the capital of eastern Slovakia to host a film festival, which is considered one of the cultural treasures of our country. It’s akin to football, a field in which I am also active. Both thrive with the support of local government. This year, we are thrilled to have partnered with several companies that hold significant positions within the regional and national economy. I want to extend my gratitude to all the supporters of Art Film, as they contribute symbolically and practically to the ongoing success of our cultural journey.

It is a story that will forever be woven into the cultural tapestry of the Slovak Republic, connecting our small yet beautiful country with the global stage. The 30th anniversary brings us immense satisfaction, as Art Film has demonstrated its resilience and significance despite the obstacles along its journey. This milestone also reaffirms our commitment to carrying forward this legacy, ensuring that Art Film continues to rightfully hold its place as a cornerstone of Slovak culture.”

Ján Kováčik, Festival Producer

“This year we celebrate our 30th year. Each anniversary is a challenge for the organizers to put together an attractive edition. We have devoted all our efforts to preparing an exceptional event. We have changed our identity from the original Art Film Fest to the International Art Film Festival. This way we want to underline the prestige of our festival as a respected competition platform in the Central European film space. We have also expanded our competitive sections. In addition to the two traditional ones, we have added a new section – the International Competition of Central and Eastern European Films.

We are also pleased with the significant representation of Slovak premieres across the competitive and non‐ ‐competitive sections. Festival audiences will see them for the first time ever in Slovakia. We will also present new releases from Cannes, Berlin, Venice, Sundance and Rotterdam – films by such filmmakers as Wim Wenders, Radu Jude, Alexander Kluge, Lav Diaz, Sofia Coppola, Levan Akin, Michel Franco, Małgorzata Szumowska, Sergej Loznica and others, as well as outstanding works
by young, lesser known but innovative filmmakers. More than 160 screenings, premieres of Slovak films, ceremonies, masterclasses, autograph sessions, concerts, talk shows, pres‐ entations and exhibitions await us. Former winners of the Golden Camera and Actor’s Mission awards will visit Košice and the festival will host numerous film delegations.

We hope that you will enjoy the 30th anniversary edition of the Art Film IFF. The films will bring new life into Košice, both in the cinemas and on the streets. For eight days, it will transform into a mecca of film events.”

Martin Palúch, Festival Artistic Director

The 30th edition of the International Film Festival Art Film will take place thanks to the support of:

Organiser: ART FILM FEST s.r.o.;

Co-organizers: City of Košice, K13 – Košice cultural centers, ART FILM FEST, n.o., LGM, s.r.o., FORLIVE;

The festival was financially supported by: Audiovisual Fund
The festival is co-financed by the Košice self-governing region from the Terra Incognita program;

Major advertising partner: Slovenská elektrizačná prenosová sústava, a.s.;

Main partners: Národná lotériová spoločnosť TIPOS, Východoslovenská energetika, EUK-Force, SPP, CODES Brand House;

Automotive partner: PORSCHE; Official hotel: Hotel Yasmin;

Main media partners: TV JOJ, Pravda, Eurotelevízia;

Advertising partners: construction company Adefex, Jadrová a vyraďovacia spoločnosť, a.s.,  Best Press, U. S. Steel Košice, Betpres, Transpetrol, SLOVAKIA TRAVEL, ANTIK Telecom, Cinema Úsmev, CORE LABS, Lucka spring water;

Technological partners: NOV, ZEBRA, DELTA OnLine, ARICOMA, BigON;

Official contractors: DKC Veritas, Eastern Slovak Museum in Košice, Krušovice BOHÉM, BARZZUZ, DOMOS SLOVAKIA, Restaurant Contessa, Café Slávia; Official wine: Kubbo Select and Ostrožovič;

Media partners: JOJ PLAY, JOJ 24, Film Europe, Rádio KOŠICE,, Forbes, Korzár, Slovenka, SITA, TASR, See & Go, BigMedia, Košice City Guide,, Visit Košice,,, MOJAkultúra;

Partners: Východoslovenská vodárenská spoločnosť, Nadácia CEF, Slovnaft, AUPARK Košice, Carmeuse Slovakia, JOJ Cinema, Hydrotour travel agency, Taper, YumEarth, KAIFER advokátska kancelária s.r.o., Deva, WITKOWITZ SLOVAKIA, Košice Airport, ECO Technologies, CPK Slovakia, Casa Trade – Casablanca cafe, DC MEDICAL, KPK Reklama, Kvitok, HAIR Factory Košice, Kvety Garomi, Air Taxi, Tesco Stores SR, a.s.;

Financial awards partners: CANON, Filmarina;

Catering partners: Ohnisko – Fire Dining & Brew Bar, Pub u kohúta, El Nacional, Maiko Sushi, Café de Paris, Tabačka Kulturfabrik; BISTRO Blanc, Andiamo GROUP, BENZE; Red Velvet Cake Bar; Tahiti, Café Veritas