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15. January 2018

Film registration for the 2018 AFF Košice has begun

As always, the 26th edition of Art Film Fest Košice will feature two competition sections, closely watched at home and abroad, whose winners will receive Blue […]
15. November 2017

26th Art Film Fest, 15–23 june 2018 in Košice

The 26th incarnation of Slovakia’s oldest and biggest film festival already has a set date and location. For the third time now, the festival will be […]
25. June 2017

Winners of the ART FILM FEST Košice 2017

Photo: Blaer Hinriksson from film Heardstone   On Saturday evening, the closing ceremony in Košice’s Kunsthalle marked the end of the Košice Art Film Fest’s 25th […]
21. June 2017

25th Art Film Fest Opening Ceremony Award-winner Kráľovičová: May the festival live at least as long as I do!

Dozens of film fans braved the inclement weather to attend the opening ceremony of the 25th Art Film Fest. An hour before it began, they were […]
7. June 2017

Two Slovak films in 25th Art Film Fest’s International Competition of Feature Films

At the 25th Košice Art Film Fest, the competition for the festival’s grand prizes will include two majority-Slovak coproductions. Vying for this year’s Blue Angel are […]
7. June 2017

Art Film Fest to award Vášáryová, Vetchý, Trančík and Hřebejk New festival prize for Bartoška

The latest work of internationally respected directors and talented auteurs, current trends in world cinema as well as history-making titles from the past, a range of […]
22. May 2017

First glimpses of this year’s Košice Art Film Fest

18 programme sections, chances to meet respected figures of Slovak and world cinema, a varied programme of accompanying events – all this and more awaits in […]
4. April 2017
predpredaj-cinepassov

Discounted cinepasses now on sale for 25th Art Film Fest – Košice 2017. New this year: VIP tent city at festival’s heart.

Starting on 3 April 2017, discounted cinepasses (all-festival passes) will go on sale at www.artfilmfest.sk for this year’s Art Film Fest, which will be held from […]
3. February 2017

Film registration for the 2017 Košice AFF has begun

As always, the centrepieces of this year’s Košice festival will be Art Film Fest’s two competition sections: The International Competition of Feature Films and the International […]
17. June 2016

Art Film Fest beginning tomorrow. Košice to experience star-studded red carpet first-hand

Art Film Fest, Slovakia’s most significant film event kicks off tomorrow – Friday, 17 June, and will last till Saturday, 25 June. This year marks the […]
10. June 2016

First stop Cannes, next stop Košice for Palme d’Or winner

Art Film Fest and the distribution company Film Europe have incredible news: thanks to their combined efforts, the winning film from the world’s most prestigious film […]
10. June 2016

25 years later, Šulík’s Everything I Like returning to silver screen at Art Film Fest

By 1992, a period of turbulent change was behind us: the fall of Communism and the long-anticipated arrival of freedom. The old was out, but the […]
9. June 2016

Architectural treasure to house gems of European cinema

Art Film Fest’s European Corner to breathe new life into Košice’s Kino Slovan A range of unique venues will host screenings at the 24th Art Film […]
7. June 2016

Art Film Fest 2016 to feature hot new releases from Cannes

The makers of Slovakia’s leading film event have really done it this time! They’ve added three brand-new titles to the 24th Art Film Fest programme: Graduation […]
7. June 2016

Art Film Fest 2016 to Award Major Figures

Art Film Fest, Slovakia’s premier film event, is on the threshold of its 25th anniversary, only a year away. It will enter this new era with […]
31. March 2016

Art Film Fest 2016: New and Improved

Hot new releases from around the world, an extensive selection of Slovak films and two exemplary new programme sections – all this and more awaits at […]
31. March 2016

The festival organizers have announced two laureates thus far

This year’s Art Film Fest will continue the tradition of awarding notable film-industry personages, but this time in Košice, the urban centre of East Slovakia. The […]
31. March 2016

24th Art Film Fest picks popcorn as visual leitmotif

“Popcorn equals cinema, but cinema is more than just popcorn!” This was the concept that won photographer and graphic designer Dávid Doroš the 24th Art Film […]
10. December 2015

ART FILM FEST 2016 introduces „Be2Can starter“

One of the most significant innovations in a program of the upcoming 24th ART FILM FEST is the premiere of the “Be2Can starter” section. Thanks to […]
9. December 2015

ART FILM FEST International film festival in Košice

Košice, the metropolis of eastern Slovakia, is in 2016 becoming a proud host of International Film Festival ART FILM FEST. The 24the anniversary of this acclaimed […]
26. June 2015

Blue Angel for Best Film goes to Ixcanul

Blue Angel for Best Film goes to Ixcanul Jayro Bustamante and his team show us a very intimate family story among the indigenous people in Guatemala, […]
26. June 2015

Kukura: The role of a lifetime

If I get to kingdom come and meet everyone who’s won the Actor’s Mission Award, it’ll be a lovely bash. There are many of them I’d […]
23. June 2015

Every film so far has had a ray of hope

What makes a film good? According to film historian Laura Aimone, veteran of numerous world-class festivals, it’s when the viewer not only loses their concept of […]
22. June 2015

Peredo Pilar: We made an offering to the volcano

María lives at the foot of a volcano. She’s 17 years old, she has Mayan roots and features, and that’s really all there is to say. […]
21. June 2015

Ján Ďuriš: Camerawork is the painting of our age

Making pictures that aren’t pretty, but essential. Such is the credo cinematographer Ján Ďuriš tries to live by. The latest recipient of the Golden Camera repeated […]
20. June 2015

ANNA GEISLEROVÁ: The body can’t tell feigned tears from real ones

“My biggest influence is David Lynch. His films showed me a type of acting that was totally new to me,” says Anna Geislerová. The actress, bearer […]
19. June 2015

Films many viewers look forward to

The 23rd Art Film Fest, starting today, features 125 films from 50 countries. Festival director Peter Nágel says that during the selection process, he tries to […]
18. June 2015

Black Souls won four prizes at Venice, including the Pasinetti Award for Best Film.

No less than nine “Italian Oscars” have gone to director Francesco Munzi’s film Black Souls, selected by Art Film Fest director Peter Nágel for the festival’s […]
17. June 2015

Late Night Show to feature goofy vampires and zombie apocalypse

A vampire comedy, a sophisticated sci-fi psychological thriller, a black comedy, a bloody massacre and, of course, a zombie apocalypse – all this and more awaits […]
17. June 2015

Missing genres in Slovak cinema? – YES or NO…

Missing genres in Slovak cinema? – YES or NO… (Does Slovak film need audiences?) – The 23rd Art Film Fest will feature an open discussion on […]
16. June 2015

Art Film Fest to present Slovakia’s first American indie film showcase

Slovakia’s very first presentation of the hottest trends in American indie film will be among the newcomers at the upcoming Art Film Fest, kicking off on […]
15. June 2015

Art Film Fest with Julija Steponaityte

The Summer of Sangaile, vying for the Blue Angel trophy in this year’s main festival competition, will be personally introduced at Art Film Fest by actress […]
13. June 2015

Director Bastian Meiresonne will be coming to the festival

This year, the director and specialist Asian cinematography Bastian Meiresonne will be coming to the festival as well. His documentary “Garuda Power – The Spirit Within” will […]
10. June 2015

Short Films Jury

Anna Veilande-Kustikova is a film, animation and moving image art researcher and curator. She has graduated from the Latvian Academy of Arts, Art History and Theory […]
10. June 2015

First animated film to vie for Blue Angel

As in previous years, Art Film Fest 2015’s centrepiece will be the International Competition of Feature Films. During the 23rd edition, held from 19 to 26 […]
8. June 2015

Main Jury for AFF 2015

Laura Aimone was born in Ivrea, Italy, in 1978. She graduated in foreign languages and literatures and studied film history at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark and […]
4. June 2015

International Competition of Short Films

SHORTS I. Diera v srdci / A Hole in My Heart Réžia/Director: Mees Peijnenburg Stávaju sa veci, čo všetko obrátia v ticho. Stav, v ktorom už […]
6. May 2015

Art Film Fest 2015: Maidan, Berlinale’s best debut and more

An eight-day celebration of cinema awaits visitors at the 23rd edition of Art Film Fest, running from 19 to 26 June 2015 in Trenčín and Trenčianske […]
28. June 2014

WINNERS ART FILM FEST 2014

The International Competition of Feature Films Blue Angel for Best Film Cesta ven | Cesta ven | The Way Out r. Petr Václav, CZ/FR, 2014, 103´ […]
27. June 2014

CLAUDIA CARDINALE: I’ve lived 141 lives

“The loveliest compliment I’ve ever received was from David Niven. When we were shooting The Pink Panther, he said: ‘After spaghetti, you’re Italy’s happiest invention.’” Today […]
25. June 2014

A good film is like a stunning girl

To make a good film, the story is most important. The camerawork doesn’t matter, says Răzvan Vasilescu. He has appeared in seminal works of the Romanian […]
23. June 2014

This year, Art Film Fest’s Golden Camera award went to Oscar-winning Hungarian director István Szabó.

This year, Art Film Fest’s Golden Camera award went to Oscar-winning Hungarian director István Szabó. At the press conference later, he reflected that an award won […]
10. June 2014

Art Film Fest to star Italian diva Claudia Cardinale, Oscar-winning Hungarian director István Szabó

Stars of the silver screen and films from the world’s most prestigious festivals will draw crowds to the 22nd annual Art Film Fest, held from 21 […]
21. May 2014

Art Film Fest to feature profile of British director Alan Clarke

Radical, uncompromising and pioneering. That sums up British director Alan Clarke, one of the greatest artists of his generation. Slovak audiences will get an up-close look […]
15. May 2014

Art Film Fest to award Czech actor Ivan Trojan and Slovak screenwriter Ondrej Šulaj

Ivan Trojan, one of the most respected and prolific Czech actors, and Ondrej Šulaj, writer of numerous major Slovak films, will personally accept their awards at […]
5. May 2014

Art Film Fest 2014 to begin 21 June

The latest and greatest films of world and Slovak cinema will be the focus of the upcoming 22nd Art Film Fest, which will be held from […]
28. June 2013

Art Film Fest acknowledges winners, Kazakh film Harmony Lessons triumphs

Wednesday marked the end of the 21st Art Film Fest, held from 21 to 26 June in Trenčianske Teplice and Trenčín. At the final red-carpet ceremony, […]
26. June 2013

I roam the world with open eyes

“I don’t make controversial films,” says director Ulrich Seidl, who will accept the Golden Camera at Art Film Fest today. In his view, it’s more that […]
25. June 2013

It depends on friendship between actor and director

The highest form of communication is mutual silence, says Martin Huba. Today he’ll be the latest to receive the Actor’s Mission Award, and a plaque bearing […]
25. June 2013

The critic is a bridge-builder

At Art Film Fest, Pamela Pianezza feels better than in Venice. “I don’t like mammoth festivals; there they leave you to your own fate, and you […]