Slovakia opens film commission

Slovakia in central Europe has opened its first film commission that will be headed by Slovak industry veteran Zuzana Bielikova.

Slovakia in central Europe has opened its first film commission that will be headed by Slovak industry veteran Zuzana Bielikova.

“The ultimate goal of SFC (Slovak Film Commission) is to achieve a stable and welcoming film environment that is able to compete with other countries,” said Bielikova in comments reported by Film New Europe.

Slovakia opens film commission
Slovakia

“The commission will present Slovakia as a film country offering producers favourable conditions for shooting their films, or parts of them, here.

“With the right adjustments, SFC should become an independent mediator between Slovak and foreign filmmakers, as well as institutions at local or national level.

"It will also actively involve foreign filmmakers with their Slovak partners and help co-ordinate their activities.”

Slovakia offers a 20% filming incentive but has not attracted much international production in recent years.

The country is nestled between production hubs Hungary and the Czech Republic so the new Slovak film commission could encourage more producers filming in Prague or Budapest to use Slovak locations as they shoot.

See KFTV's production guide for more on filming in Slovakia.

Images: FreeImages.com/Laura Shreck/Patrycja Cieszkowska

Slovakia opens film commission
Slovakia

Slovakia in central Europe has opened its first film commission that will be headed by Slovak industry veteran Zuzana Bielikova.

“The ultimate goal of SFC (Slovak Film Commission) is to achieve a stable and welcoming film environment that is able to compete with other countries,” said Bielikova in comments reported by Film New Europe.

“The commission will present Slovakia as a film country offering producers favourable conditions for shooting their films, or parts of them, here.

“With the right adjustments, SFC should become an independent mediator between Slovak and foreign filmmakers, as well as institutions at local or national level.

"It will also actively involve foreign filmmakers with their Slovak partners and help co-ordinate their activities.”

Slovakia offers a 20% filming incentive but has not attracted much international production in recent years.

The country is nestled between production hubs Hungary and the Czech Republic so the new Slovak film commission could encourage more producers filming in Prague or Budapest to use Slovak locations as they shoot.

See KFTV's production guide for more on filming in Slovakia.

Images: FreeImages.com/Laura Shreck/Patrycja Cieszkowska

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