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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 […]
18. June 2013

Exclusively at Art Film Fest – the original version of Cannes’s winning film

It’s official: the extraordinary commitment and combined efforts of Art Film Fest and multimedia distribution company Film Europe have been crowned with a smashing success. In […]
11. June 2013

Art Film Fest’s Actor’s Mission Award for Martin Huba and Barbora Bobulova, a tribute to Július Satinský, and Golden Cameras for Ulrich Seidl and Juraj Herz

Famous faces etched in viewers’ minds and famous names behind major cinematic oeuvres will pay a visit to the 21st Art Film Fest, running from 21 […]
11. June 2013

Cannes laureates to compete for Art Film Fest’s Blue Angel

The International Competition of Feature Films has long been Art Film Fest’s centrepiece. The festival’s upcoming 21st edition, running from 21 to 26 June in Trenčianske […]
30. May 2013

Art Film Fest to present special tribute to Július Satinský’s mastery

An outstanding actor, an unforgettable comic, a perceptive writer and a man with a big heart. That is how his family, colleagues and friends remember Július […]
13. May 2013

The best of Asian film is back at Art Film Fest

Asian cinema is about more than just kung fu and meditation. Its other, wilder, livelier, more passionate and more accessible sides will be featured yet again […]
13. May 2013

Art Film Fest to deliver exclusive Slovak premieres of world-class films

Motion pictures from the most prestigious international festivals, the latest films from the studios of major directors, hot new Slovak releases and extraordinary works of cinema […]
24. June 2012

Art Film Fest announces winners, Twilight Portrait triumphs

The 20th-anniversary Art Film Fest, held from 16 to 23 June in Trenčianske Teplice and Trenčín, ended successfully with today’s formal closing ceremony, Art Film Fest’s […]
23. June 2012

Kingsley: Storytelling is healing

Sir Ben Kingsley is fascinated by collective memory, as he lacks memories of his own childhood. At his master class yesterday, he posed an enigmatic question: […]
22. June 2012

Art Film Fest welcomes Sir Ben Kingsley

The star of the 20th Art Film Fest, Oscar-winning actor Sir Ben Kingsley, has arrived in Trenčianske Teplice. His visit, sure to go down in the […]
21. June 2012

The winning film might be one I don’t vote for

“I try to have no expectations and approach each film with an open heart," says director SRDJAN KARANOVIČ, chair of the main jury at this year’s […]
21. June 2012

Czech actor Miroslav Donutil accepts Actor’s Mission Award

Miroslav Donutil, one of the Czech Republic’s most beloved actors, accepted the Actor’s Mission Award at Art Film Fest today. He personally placed a bronze plaque […]
20. June 2012

Actresses Siposová and Marcinková introduce 360 to enormous crowds at AFF

The 20th anniversary Art Film Fest offered audiences the exclusive Slovak premiere of 360, the international co-production from Oscar-winning filmmakers, whose cast includes Hollywood stars alongside […]
20. June 2012

Slovak films belong even to London

After hearing about the Art Film Festival in Trencianske Teplice for so many years, it is great to finally visit and to coincide with such beautiful […]
19. June 2012

Roma dance party to spice up Slovak Season

“I like to sing, and I hope you can tell…I hear bells of happiness ring in the distance…” begins Karel Gott and Dara Rolins’s legendary hit […]
18. June 2012

Art Film Fest star Emmanuelle Béart accepts Actor’s Mission Award

Having idolized football players as a girl, she hadn’t seen a single film till the age of 15, and it was a chance meeting that led […]
18. June 2012

Andrei Konchalovsky: 3D technology is nothing but Disneyland

“American cinemas earn more from popcorn and soft drinks than they do from the films themselves. That’s why they make movies where munching and crunching doesn’t […]
18. June 2012

Emmanuelle Béart: There’s no such thing as a good actor. Nor a bad one.

“I don’t like to travel, and I’m always scared to fly,” said Emmanuelle Béart as we began our interview. Today at Art Film Fest the French […]
17. June 2012

ART FILM FEST International Film Festival opens with heart and reminiscences

Reminding us that there is more to life than money, the 20th Art Film Fest got off to a flying start on Saturday in Trenčianske Teplice […]
16. June 2012

PETER HLEDIK: Treasure trove of stars and films to celebrate Art Film Fest’s 20th anniversary

Treasure trove of stars and films to celebrate Art Film Fest’s 20th anniversary Starting on Saturday, 16 June, fans of top-notch cinema from Slovakia and the […]
15. June 2012

Treasure trove of stars and films to celebrate Art Film Fest’s 20th anniversary

Starting on Saturday, 16 June, fans of top-notch cinema from Slovakia and the world over will get a chance to see exclusive premieres of award-winners from […]
8. June 2012

Art Film Fest to award international and Slovak luminaries

Famous faces etched in viewers’ minds and famous names behind major cinematic oeuvres are set to pay a visit to the 20th Art Film Fest, running […]
8. June 2012

Woody Allen’s latest sends Art Film Fest to Rome with Love

Award-winning films from the world’s most prestigious festivals, Oscar nominees, exclusive premieres of critically acclaimed pictures, the latest in Slovak cinema, Asian blockbusters, even tributes to […]
7. June 2012

Cannes victor in exclusive Art Film Fest premiere

For acclaimed Palme d’Or winners to be screened at a Slovak film festival literally days after Cannes’s conclusion used to be a rarity. But last year […]
6. June 2012

Oscar nominees to face off in Competition of Short Films

One of Art Film Fest’s biggest crowd-pleasers is the yearly International Competition of Short Films. At the 20th Art Film Fest, running from 16 to 23 […]
6. June 2012

Art Film Fest competition to host international festival laureates

As in previous years, the centrepiece of the 20th Art Film Fest, running from 16 to 23 June in Trenčianske Teplice and Trenčín, will be the […]
29. May 2012

Slovak actresses alongside Jude Law in Art Film Fest premiere

For Slovak actresses Lucia Siposová and Gabriela Marcinková, it was the pinnacle of their careers to date: performing onscreen with stars like Jude Law and Anthony […]
22. May 2012

Art Film Fest to award Czech actor Donutil, world-famous director Konchalovsky

There will be no shortage of silver-screen celebrities at the 20th anniversary of Art Film Fest, running from 16 to 23 June in Trenčianske Teplice and […]
21. May 2012

A dancing Marek Ťapák and Ivica Sláviková with the mafia on her tail: Brand new Slovak releases at Art Film Fest

A poetic dance-musical starring a ripe-aged man and an upbeat, unusual film about young people searching for their soul mates. At the 20th Art Film Fest, […]
14. May 2012

Nazis in space and entangled teenagers: Wild & crazy films at Art Film Fest

They’ll unleash loads of laughs, suspense and even gore. They’ll come at you from an angle with a vampire invasion or fascinate you with their sheer […]
10. May 2012

Art Film Fest to provide martial-arts megadose

These promises are far from empty – prepare yourselves for Asia’s most intriguing cinematic delicacies. Eastern Promises is back at this year’s Art Film Fest, running […]
8. May 2012

Racism, drugs and unruly youth: all this and more in new British films

Avant-garde. Innovative. Fascinating. And full of new talent. That’s contemporary British cinema in a nutshell. The upcoming 20th Art Film Fest, running from 16 to 23 […]
8. May 2012

Art Film Fest to celebrate 20th anniversary with world-class films

A diverse selection of the past year’s most remarkable cinematic creations, films never before screened in Slovakia, new releases from the Slovak and Czech Republics, even […]
27. June 2011

Art Film Fest declares winners

The nineteenth annual Art Film Fest, held from June 17 to 25 in Trenčianske Teplice and Trenčín, ended successfully with a red-carpet closing awards ceremony. The […]
19. June 2011

Zdeněk Svěrák accepts Actor’s Mission Award, signs autographs at Art Film Fest

Zdeněk Svěrák’s relationship with the camera got off to a rocky start; in fact, he never really wanted to be an actor. Nonetheless, he’s become one […]
18. June 2011

Otík from “My Sweet Little Village” accepts Actor’s Mission Award

His portrayal of Otík in Jiří Menzel’s cult classic "My Sweet Little Village" (Vesničko má středisková) made an indelible impression on Slovak and Czech audiences, but […]
18. June 2011

I still want to shoot a film about destruction and breakdown

Even with yesterday’s gorgeous weather, Emir Kusturica made a gloomy impression. At Art Film Fest’s opening ceremony, the world-renowned director accepted the Golden Camera Award. But […]
17. June 2011

This Friday: 19th Art Film Fest begins, featuring world-class films and stars

Attention cinema fans: the 19th annual Art Film Fest begins on Friday, June 17, featuring the latest and most acclaimed pictures from renowned festivals like Cannes, […]
16. June 2011

Slovak Season to include premieres, young talent

At Art Film Fest’s upcoming nineteenth edition, fans of Slovak cinema will be treated to a bumper crop of locally-produced films, including several premieres and the […]
7. June 2011

Art Film Fest to present the latest international films, awards to Zuzana Kronerová, Emir Kusturica, among others

Winning films from the most prestigious international festivals such as Cannes, Berlin, Locarno and Venice; exclusive premieres of long-anticipated pictures; the latest Slovak cinema; Asian blockbusters […]
7. June 2011

Juraj Jakubisko to helm Art Film Fest jury

The International Competition of Feature Films has established itself as the flagship of Art Film Fest’s programme. At the festival’s upcoming 19th edition, held from June […]