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Lionsgate is preparing a remake of The Strangers filmed in Slovakia

14.09.2022 - The Slovak forests may once again show their mysterious and dark power in the upcoming remake of horror film The Strangers, currently in production on locations around Bratislava, Slovakia.  Director Renny Harlin (Cliffhanger) is creating a disturbing story together with Madelaine Petsch (Riverdale), Froy Gutierrez (Cruel Summer) and Gabriel Basso (Hillbilly Elegy). "Fans of the original film will be amazed, new viewers will discover the… More

How to become a professional film eco consultant?

12.09.2022 - The application of sustainable audiovisual production rules will soon become mandatory for the film industry throughout Europe, including Slovakia. Also public funding institutions in Slovakia are gradually preparing for the introduction of certain changes in the conditions of support. This year, Audiovisual Fund (AVF) is already offering support for the active involvement of an eco consultant in the production of an audiovisual work. On th… More

The Prešov Regional Advisory and Information Center invites filmmakers on a journey through southern Poland

26.08.2022 - Do not miss the exceptional chance to take part in a tour of Silesia, Lesser Poland and Subcarpathia, which will reveal the potential and charm of the locations of these areas. The program includes a tour of places known from film shots, as well as the lesser-known and magical corners of this region. Professional guides will show you cultural and natural attractions, places with a rich history, but also those that were created before our ey… More

Services that make a difference on set

09.08.2022 - Every great production is made of great people. And these people need the best tools they can get for their work, as well as a dignified place to rest, take shelter and do their work, whatever it may be.  We may be small, but the services provided by professionals in our country are grand, as we recognize the needs on film sets, while more and more companies work round the clock to match the level of standard on international sets world-wid… More

Slovak Audiovisual Fund opens a call with a special “Help for Ukraine” focus

02.08.2022 - Audiovisual Fund joined the “Ukrainian Films Now” initiative, which was presented during the Cannes Film Festival 2022.   From 1.8. to 5.9.2022 applicants can submit entries in the 1.5 program- co-production of audiovisual works in cooperation with Ukrainian and Slovak creators and producers.   The priority applies mainly to Ukrainian films that are currently in the state of production or post-production (filming completed) anddue … More

Changes in registration deadline for the cash rebate scheme

19.07.2022 - Notice for applicants in program 5 In connection with the registration of new film projects, for which the applicants plan to draw financial resources to support the audiovisual industry in 2023, the office of the Audiovisual Fund points out that applications for the registration of such projects must be delivered to the fund by August 1, 2022 at the latest. In consideration of the deadlines of the administrative process related to the r… More

World-class filming in eastern Slovakia.

18.07.2022 - Eastern Slovakia is ripe with filming potential and it caught the eye of filmmakers from USA. In the past few days, they have been shooting scenes for a new Hollywood thriller in the eastern region of Slovakia. Parts of the project, details of which are not yet publicly known, are supposed to take place in the wilderness. Bringing several favourable conditions to the table, Slovakia became the top choice for the producers. Opening of the… More

Plan your production in Slovakia

11.07.2022 - Are you planning to film in the second half of 2022 or in 2023? With the pre-production season in high gear, everyone’s looking for the perfect place to tell their story. Finding a place that will do justice to the project visually, whilst keeping production costs in line can be a form of science, if not straight up magic.  But having heard feedback from different producers who have brought their projects to Slovakia, we dare say we’ve g… More

SFC in Cannes 19-24 May

18.05.2022 - Meet SFC in person during the Cannes Film Festival and learn about the country’s locations highlights, information about the film infrastructure and examples of major projects that have shot in the country. Slovakia offers a wide variety of beautiful filming locations and 33% cash rebate! Venue: Czech and Slovak Pavilion no. 135, Village International Dates: 19-24 May 2022 More

AVF & SFC - statement on the situation in Ukraine

28.02.2022 - The Slovak Audiovisual Fund and the Slovak Film Commission express full solidarity with the country, people, and institutions of Ukraine, following its non-acceptable invasion by Russian Armed Forces.   We consider Ukraine our close co-production partner and an integral part of the European audiovisual sector, and several recent co-productions have proved it (107 Mothers/Cenzorka by Peter Kerekes, The Line by Peter Bebjak, The Painted Bir… More
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