Archív / Archive Slovak Film Harvest 2018​

Archív Slovak film Harvest v USA a Kanade 2018

24. January 4-7PM

WEDNESDAY

Filming in Slovakia

Presentation of Slovak films and production to the industry professionals. 

Meet the professionals from Slovak film industry in a friendly setting.
Open up the possibilities for co-operation on an international level with Peter Nevedal, the producer behind many successful film project.
You can talk to the director Palo Janik, about his work on both continents and how to take advantage of his experience working in diverse environments.
Or strike a conversation with Martin Paluch about film theory from the European point of view.
Actress Barbora Zilecka can help you understand how actors work in Slovakia and how you can leverage access to this pool of talent.
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Astoria SoundWorks Studios

Studios 38-01 23rd Ave Astoria, NY 11105

25. January 6PM

THURSDAY

OPENING CEREMONY

Červený kapitán (The Red Captain)
directed by Michal kollár, Slovakia/Czech Republic/Poland TRAILER
2016, feature, 115 min.(EN subtitles) INFO

 Hot summer of year 1992. The world has seen the Communist Regime fall but the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia has still legitimate power. This is what happens to detective Richard Krauz (played by Maciej Stuhr, the son of legendary Polish actor Jerzy Stuhr), when he is handed a case of a mysterious body, found in the course of the reconstruction of a cemetery. The body has a nail stuck in its skull, indicating the person did not go silently into the night. Richard wants to keep it ethical, but once he discovers that communist secret police was behind the torturing and the particular body is a sexton, related to a history of blackmailing crimes committed on priests, he soon finds himself on a slippery slope as the trail leads to an expert on interrogations within the communist secret police, the so-called „Red Captain“.
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Krokodíl sa neserie (Crocodile takes it easy)

directed by Matej Kladek, Slovakia
1996, animation, 1 min. INFO

 Some films just can be shorter.
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Bohemian National Hall

321 E 73rd St New York, NY 10021

25. January 8:30PM

THURSDAY

Eva Nová (Eva Nova)

directed by Marko Škop, Slovakia/Czech Republic TRAILER
2015, feature, 106 min. (EN subtitles) INFO

 The story of a woman fighting for her son. Many years ago she abandoned him for her career. Now she is coming out of rehab determined to rectify something for which she has lacked the courage for years.
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V kocke (In the Cube)

directed by Michal Struss, Slovakia
1999, animation, 6 min INFO

 A short animated movie about space or a Sysiphean effort inside the cube. A figure enclosed in a small space comes across a sun ray. The incoming light indicates that there must be the way out.

Awards: Main Prize – Mediaschool Lodz 1999, Prix du Public – Premiers Plans d´Angeres 2000, Student Oscar Nomination 2000, Best Fiction – Balticum Film and TV Festifal 2000, Main Prize – The World Animation Celebration Los Angeles 2000, Gold Fish – Gold Fish Festival Moscow 2000, Silver Dinosaurus – Etiuda Krakow 2000, Best Script Award – Cilect Bologna 2000, Silver Bear ex equo – Ebensee 2001, UNESCO Grand prix „Topping the Bill Worldwide“ ex equo – Paris 2000
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Bohemian National Hall

321 E 73rd St New York, NY 10021

26. January 6:30PM

FRIDAY

Čiara (The Line)

directed by Peter Bebjak, Slovakia/Ukraine/Czech Republic TRAILER
2017, feature, 108 min. (EN subtitles) INFO

 Adam Krajňák is head of the family and also boss of a gang of criminals smuggling cigarettes across the Slovak-Ukrainian border. The failure of one of the transports triggers an avalanche of consequences that compels him to question his own boundaries, none of which he had planned on crossing until now.
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Posledný autobus (The Last Bus)

directed by Martin Snopek and Ivana Laučíková, Slovakia
2011, animation, 16 min. INFO

 A hunting season began. Forest animals are entering a small bus and fleeing to safety. When hunters stop the vehicle in the middle of a night, passengers in an existencial fear reveal their true characters.

Awards: Grand Prix, 8th International Animated Film Festival Ljubljana, Slovenia 2011, Prix de la Jeunesse, 34th International Short Film Festival & Market Clermont Ferrand, France 2012, Grand Prix, Tampere Film Festival 2012, Finland, Grand Prix, 19. Festival of Animated Film Stuttgart’12, Germany, Special Mantion, International Festival of Animated Films Anifilm 04, Třeboň, Czech republic 2012, Igric 2012 for The Best Animation, Slovakia 2012, Grand Prix, New Vision International Film Festival Kiev, Ukraine 2012, Film Europe Award, Slovakia 2012, 2nd Jury Prize, 11th Countryside Animafest Cyprus 2012, Special Mention for Best Slavic Stop Motion, Stoptrik International Film Festival Maribor – Niepołomice, Slovenia – Poland 2012, Special Prize of the Jury for Best Script, 6th International Animation Festival Animanima, Cacak Serbia 2012 , The Golden Octopus for the best international short fantastic film, 5th Strasbourg European Fantastic Film Festival, France 2012, The Student Jury Prize for the best international short fantastic film, 5th Strasbourg European Fantastic Film Festival, France 2012, Grand Prix, International Film Festival Message To Man, Saint-Petersburg, Russia 2012, Golden Horseman Animated Film, Filmfest Dresden, International Short Film Festival, Germany 2013
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Embassy of Slovakia, Washington, D.C.

3523 International Ct NW Washington, DC 20008

26. January 5:30PM

FRIDAY - Cellar Bar

Tak fajn (Far out!)

directed by Paľo Janík, Slovakia TRAILER
2012, feature, 92 min. (EN subtitles) INFO

 Far out is easy going light summer comedy that takes you on a trip to the warm sunny Adriatic beaches. Two best friends plan to take their better halves for vacation. The four becomes quickly three, which is an odd number. And odd numbers create odd situations. Nothing on this romantic trip goes as planned. And with each solved problem comes another trouble. Supported by the great soundtrack of Slovak hits, you can relax with Barbora Zilecka, Majo Labuda jr., Tomas Palonder, Zuzka Norisova and a special appearance by Marian Labuda. 
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Žltá (Yellow)

directed by Ivana Šebestová, Slovakia
2017, animation, 6 min. INFO

 Yellow is a short animated film telling metaphoric story of young opera singer Viola. Scared of everything yellow, sunny and spontaneous she hides herself in sad violet shadows. She needs to explore herself to find real joy of life.
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Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden

29-19 24th Ave Astoria, NY 11102

27. January 12:00 noon

SATURDAY - Cellar Bar

Zázračný nos (The Magical Nose)

directed by Stanislav Párnický, Slovakia/Czech Republic TRAILER
2016, fairy tale,110 min. (EN subtitles) INFO

 Two princesses, two kingdoms, one scent. 
Sometimes when you search for true love, you need to just follow your nose. Especially when it’s magical. A romantic fairytale will lead you to an exciting world where Princess Diana has to lose her outside beauty just to find one on the inside. With large production, state of the art effects, beautiful baroque costumes, shot inside real castles and all the emotions accented by the full symphonic orchestra. Extensive cast and hundreds of extras will take you through the twists of the unusual story, where you will be guessing the outcome to the very end.
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Štyri (Four)

directed by Ivana Šebestová, Slovakia
2007, animation, 15 min. INFO

 The story of Four takes place on a spring day in 1937. The afternoon is filled with nostalgia, the island inhabitants are walking along the shore, waiting for a concert of popular singer. This is when the stories of Hana, a pilot, Eva, a letter carrier, Lilith, a shop-assistant and Ariel, a singer, intertwine. All four are involved in a tragedy.

Awards: Award of the Slovak film and Television Academy for the best Slovak animated film of the years 2006-2007, Best European Short Film – Arcipelago 2008, International Festival of Short Films and New Images, Rome, Italy
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Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden

29-19 24th Ave Astoria, NY 11102

27. January 2PM

SATURDAY- MAIN HALL

IMT Smile and Lúčnica: Made in Slovakia

directed by Juraj Nvota, Slovakia/Czech Republic TRAILER
2015, fairy tale, 85 min. (EN subtitles) INFO

 A child is born and three fairy godmothers watch over its fate. One gives the child extraordinary attributes, the second one strews many obstacles in its path and the third advises the child on how to find happiness despite everything. However, what happens if one of the fairy godmothers fails to perform her role? A kind and wise girl, Johanna, will discover in a story full of suspense, humour and surprises. The story will also have a stubborn prince, an unfair and greedy uncle and a forgetful aunt called Tea but, above all, a lot of love which, as is the case in fairy tales, will also help Johanna overcome almost all the obstacles that fate has in store for her.
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Pik a Nik (Pik and Nik)

directed by Martin Snopek, Slovakia
2006, animation, 5 min. INFO

 A film made with millions of little rocks and a ton of sand.
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Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden

29-19 24th Ave Astoria, NY 11102

27. January 4:30PM

SATURDAY - MAIN HALL

Richard Müller: Nespoznaný (This Is Not Me)

directed by Miro Remo, Slovakia/Czech Republic TRAILER
2016, documentary, 90 min. (EN subtitles) INFO

 A story about a father and son concealed within one man. It is a story of taking stock of one’s life. Of humility and recovery. Of the renaissance of the soul. An exposed singer is the main hero of the story. His borderline conditions and several other circumstances land him in hospital. During the first days of his stay in hospital he has no idea whether (and if so, in what condition) he will ever be able to return home. This threat leads him to look deep into his soul and takes him on a short trip through his life up to then. 
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Sneh (Snow)

directed by Ivana Šebestová, Slovakia
2013, animation, 18 min. INFO

 Short animated film about love introduces a story of young Maya who in her search for love looses reality and falls down into deep imagination. Ivana Sebestova is a respected Slovak animator, the author of internationally awarded film Four.
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Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden

29-19 24th Ave Astoria, NY 11102

27. January 4:30PM

SATURDAY - Cellar Bar

Zbojník Jurko (Brigand Jurko)

directed by Viktor Kubal, Czecoslovakia TRAILER
1976, animation, fairy tale, 79 min. INFO

Full-length animated film showing new adventures of the Slovak brigand, Juro Jánošík, a hero who hates wrongdoing and fights against social oppression.
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Kovbojisko (Cowboyland)

directed by Dávid Štumpf, Slovakia
2015, animation, 5 min.  INFO

According to the rules of the Wild West, thieves must be punished. But when the sheriff’s horse breaks, there is no-one to ever-see rule-keeping.
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Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden

29-19 24th Ave Astoria, NY 11102

27. January 6:30PM

SATURDAY - MAIN HALL

Zem, ktorá hľadá svoje nebo (When the Land Is Looking for Its Heaven)

directed by Erik Praus, Slovakia TRAILER
2016, documentary, 70 min. (EN subtitles) INFO

 A group portrait of simple people who pursue folk activities and crafts and the traditional culture of the region of the Upper Hron River. 
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Mesiac (Moon)

directed by Ondrej Rudavský, Slovakia
2010, animation, 12 min. INFO

 A unique artistic short film about the new era of enlightenment between man and secrets of the universe.
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Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden

29-19 24th Ave Astoria, NY 11102

27. January 8:30PM

SATURDAY - MAIN HALL

Čiara (The Line)

directed by Peter Bebjak, Slovakia/Ukraine/Czech Republic TRAILER
2017, feature, 108 min. (EN subtitles) INFO

 Adam Krajňák is head of the family and also boss of a gang of criminals smuggling cigarettes across the Slovak-Ukrainian border. The failure of one of the transports triggers an avalanche of consequences that compels him to question his own boundaries, none of which he had planned on crossing until now.
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Posledný autobus (The Last Bus)

directed by Martin Snopek and Ivana Laučíková, Slovakia
2011, animation, 16 min. INFO

 A hunting season began. Forest animals are entering a small bus and fleeing to safety. When hunters stop the vehicle in the middle of a night, passengers in an existencial fear reveal their true characters.

Awards: Grand Prix, 8th International Animated Film Festival Ljubljana, Slovenia 2011, Prix de la Jeunesse, 34th International Short Film Festival & Market Clermont Ferrand, France 2012, Grand Prix, Tampere Film Festival 2012, Finland, Grand Prix, 19. Festival of Animated Film Stuttgart’12, Germany, Special Mantion, International Festival of Animated Films Anifilm 04, Třeboň, Czech republic 2012, Igric 2012 for The Best Animation, Slovakia 2012, Grand Prix, New Vision International Film Festival Kiev, Ukraine 2012, Film Europe Award, Slovakia 2012, 2nd Jury Prize, 11th Countryside Animafest Cyprus 2012, Special Mention for Best Slavic Stop Motion, Stoptrik International Film Festival Maribor – Niepołomice, Slovenia – Poland 2012, Special Prize of the Jury for Best Script, 6th International Animation Festival Animanima, Cacak Serbia 2012 , The Golden Octopus for the best international short fantastic film, 5th Strasbourg European Fantastic Film Festival, France 2012, The Student Jury Prize for the best international short fantastic film, 5th Strasbourg European Fantastic Film Festival, France 2012, Grand Prix, International Film Festival Message To Man, Saint-Petersburg, Russia 2012, Golden Horseman Animated Film, Filmfest Dresden, International Short Film Festival, Germany 2013
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Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden

29-19 24th Ave Astoria, NY 11102

28. January 1PM

SATURDAY - MAIN HALL

Sedem zhavranelých bratov (The Seven Ravens)

directed by Alice Nellis, Slovakia/Czech Republic TRAILER
2015, fairy tale, 99 min. (EN subtitles) INFO

 The Seven Ravens is the story of a young woman, Bohdanka, who was born into the grief-stricken family of a baker, whose wife, years ago, in a fit of rage, curses their seven sons into ravens. The parents keep this family tragedy a secret from her. When Bohdanka, on the threshold of adulthood, learns about her family’s curse, she decides she has to save her brothers. The local witch advises her that she must weave, alone, without anyone’s help, without uttering single word, her brother´s shirts.
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Fongopolis (Fongopolis)

directed by Joanna Kozuch, Slovakia
2014, animation, 13 min. INFO

 The young violinist is about to play his big solo with the Philharmonic of Fongopolis city. The path to success, however, is unexpectedly stopped on a train station. In the chaos of signs, advertisements, lights and crowds in a rush, he can not find the way to the right platform. To catch his train he must stop.
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Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden

29-19 24th Ave Astoria, NY 11102

28. January 3PM

SATURDAY - MAIN HALL

Kandidát (The Candidate)

directed by Jonáš Karásek, Slovakia/Czech Republic TRAILER
2013, fiction, 105 min. (EN subtitles) INFO

 The Candidate is a cynical black humor thriller which takes place in Slovakia during a presidential campaign. Created on the basis of a novel written by Maroš Hečko and Michal Havran, it follows a manipulative game of producing the president of a country out of Mr. Nobody. The campaign and a dangerous game is perceived through the eyes of two snoops, who are hired to tap and record Adam Lambert, a conjurer of the local advertising world. The Candidate is a witty political farce, indirectly depicting wide malignancies of a post-communist society instantly transformed into a money-ruled, rightist one.

Awards: The film was the most watched movie in Slovak theaters in 2013 and has received several awards including Best Camera and Best Editor at the National Film Awards 2014, Best Marking Campaign in V4 Countries at the Rainbow Marble 2014, and Best Director at the Central European Film Festival (MECEFF, 2014).
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woMAN (woMAN)

directed by Patricia Gyenesová, Slovakia
2017, documentary, 17 min. INFO
Učiteľka tanca (Dance Teacher)
directed by Barbora Vaculová, Slovakia
2017, documentary, 16 min. INFO

  Focusing on the theme of bygone fame, the film lets the viewer in on the life story of Mária Zagatová, a former dance teacher who longs to rewind the clock and bring back her best days again.
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Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden

29-19 24th Ave Astoria, NY 11102

28. January 5:30PM

SATURDAY - MAIN HALL

Para nad riekou (Steam on the River)

directed by Robert Kirchhoff, and Filip Remunda, Slovakia/Czech Republic TRAILER
2015, documentary, 83 min. (EN subtitles) INFO

 This documentary jam session loosely inspired by Puccini’s La Boheme talks, in crazy situations, about three artists of the life, dying and death: Laco Deczi – trumpet, Jan Jankeje – double bass, Ľubomír Tamaškovič – saxophone. They do not do anything, they are simply trying to survive. 
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Kamene (Stones)

directed by Katarína Kerekesová, Slovakia
2010, animation, 26 min. INFO

 Ten men work every day in a quarry to the rhythm of mechanically chanted song lines. Unexpectedly, a woman appears in this heartless world of stones.

Awards: Silver Award – IFF Damascus 2010, Award for the Best Film by Estonian Academy of Arts´animation students “Brain-tap” – 15th Tallin Black Nights Film Festival 2011, First Prize – Fano International Film Festival 2011
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Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden

29-19 24th Ave Astoria, NY 11102

28. January 7:30PM

SATURDAY - MAIN HALL

Okhwan na ceste za slobodou (Okhwan's Mission Impossible)

directed by Marek Mackovič, Slovakia/Czech Republic TRAILER
2016, documentary, 71 min. lang:EN (SK subtitles) INFO

 Okhwan Yoon used to be an ordinary law graduate and a successful businessman until he decided to set off on an epic bicycle journey across 192 countries to reconnect the scattered families of his own nation. He decided to reunify Korea. After 10 years of cycling around the world, he decided to make a final sacrifice in order to make a change. A hero or a fool?
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tWINs (tWINs)

directed by Peter Budinský, Slovakia
2011, animation, 6 min. INFO

 The story is about Siamese twins who fight each other inside but also outside the boxing ring. Because of their disability, they have to share both professional and private lives, but each one of them sees things from a different perspective. Twins is an animated film about brotherly love and its limits.

Awards: Be There 2013 – Special Mention, Zobrofka 2012 – 2nd Prize in Eastward Window, Animafest 2012- Special Mention, Anifest 2012 – The Best Student Film and Special Mention in Visegrad Film Competition, KISFF 2012 – Special Mention, Etuda & Anima – Silver Jabberwocky- Anilogue 2011 – Student Jury Award, Banialukanima 2011 – The Award for creativity and artistic expression, Áčko 2011 – Best Animation Movie and Kinema Award
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Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden

29-19 24th Ave Astoria, NY 11102

The Event is held under the auspices of
Mr. Peter Kmec, H. E. Ambassador of the Slovak Republic in USA
Ms. Ladislava Begeç, Consulate General of the Slovak Republic in New York

Main Organiser
FILMPARK production

Co-organiser
The Embassy of the Slovak Republic in Washington
Consulate General of the Slovak Republic in New York
Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden

The Event is held with the generous financial support of
Audiovisual Fund

Main Partner
Institute of Theatre and Film Research, Slovak Academy of Sciences

Partners
SAPA / Asociácia nezávislých producentov / Slovak Film Institute / Association of Slovak Film Clubs / Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava / Academy of Arts in Banská Bystrica Film Institute / Digital Arts / KFS production / Bfilm / Artileria / Film me film ALEF FILM & MEDIA / Wandal production / ATTACK film / Azyl Production MultiHarmpny CORP / Astoria SoundWorks / Bohemian Benevolent and Literary Association