26. April 2022

Art Film Fest with a forced break

Less than two months before the start of the planned 29th edition of Art Film Fest, which was to take place from 17 to 24 June […]
20. January 2022

Art Film Fest’s competition sections now open to film submissions

Starting today, the Art Film Fest International Film Festival, its 29th edition slated for 17 to 24 June 2022 in Košice, is calling on filmmakers from around […]
24. December 2021

PF 2022

Dear Friends of Art Film Fest! Thank you for your well-wishes and support over this past year, which is now coming to a close. We wish […]
27. June 2021

Pleasure named Best Film at Art Film Fest

At the closing press conference of the 28th Košice Art Film Fest, the recipients of the Blue Angel Awards were announced. The winners of the International […]
10. June 2021

Program is online !

AFF Artistic Director Peter Nagel is pleased to announce that the program of this year’s Art Film Fest is already online and can be found at […]
16. June 2020

28th Art Film Fest to be held in 2021

The 28th edition of the Art Film Fest International Film Festival, originally planned for 19–27 June 2020, has been officially postponed to 2021. Though certain measures […]
7. May 2020

NOTICE: Have you qualified for the official selection? These are the key dates.

The two competition sections of the Art Film Fest International Film Festival are no longer accepting submissions. However, due to the postponement of this year’s festival, […]
25. March 2020

28th Art Film Fest to be postponed…

Judging by current developments and prognoses, it seems that the coronavirus pandemic is not going to subside as quickly as we had hoped only days ago. […]
20. January 2020

Art Film Fest’s competition sections now open to film submissions

Starting today, the Art Film Fest International Film Festival, its 28th edition slated for 19 to 27 June 2020 in Košice, is calling on filmmakers from around […]
25. June 2019

Blue Angels fly off across the globe; Art Film Fest culminates in awards ceremony

The 27th annual Art Film Fest International Film Festival concluded in Košice on Saturday, 22 June 2019 with a closing ceremony that included the presentation of […]
22. June 2019

Hong Kong director Jevons Au: Independent filmmakers concentrate on the message, not the industry

I feel that we should go back to the core of why we make movies, why we love filmmaking: it’s that we’re trying to convey a […]
22. June 2019

Film Director György Kristóf: I always like coming back to Košice; the city and the festival are a great match

Coming back to Košice, my hometown, where my family still lives, is always something special; not just for those reasons, but also thanks to the city’s […]
22. June 2019

Festival Artistic director Peter Nágel – Rain, sun and tears

In the run-up to every year’s festival, the most common question I’m asked is:how will this Art Film Fest be different?And I patiently repeat: of course […]
22. June 2019

Hungarian director Kornél Mundruczó to receive Golden Camera today

His films convey fundamental themes that transcend contemporary norms and societal structure, affecting the viewer with both their narratives and their visuals. Each of his films […]
21. June 2019

Today in Košice: Czech actor Jiří Lábus to receive Actor’s Mission Award

Turning 70 next year, Jiří Lábus is an actor known in every corner of the former Czechoslovakia and by every generation. Here at Art Film Fest […]
20. June 2019

tefan Kvietik, Slovak icon of the screen and stage, has been chosen to receive the Art Film Fest IFF Festival President’s Award from Milan Lasica.

An actor who needs no introduction.The obstinate Pirin from The Copper Tower, Samo Pichanda from Millennial Bee, the industrious Urban Habdža of Red Wine, the conflicted […]
18. June 2019

A self-described “movie maniac”, she says that for her, film is an important way to talk about topics that affect us as a society.

She is among those actresses who can fill every last cell of a role with her personality, creating a symbiosis that persuades the viewer with authentic […]
18. June 2019

A dynamic, exciting and clever selection

Not every film festival could or should be Cannes, Venice or the Berlinale – there have to be some smaller, cosier, friendlier film festivals on the […]
14. June 2019

Festival daily photo competition

Want to win a cinepass for next year’s Art Film Fest? Got the social media bug? Share your photos on Instagram with the hashtag #artfilmujeme, and […]
14. June 2019
Prezident AFF Milan Lasica, Foto: Peter Stas

President of Art Film Fest Košice MILAN LASICA: Slovak film is experiencing a revival, and Art Film Fest should reflect that

The run-up to the festival: a time, for me, of positive associations.I look forward to the festival itself, to the people I’ll meet, to new faces […]
13. June 2019

ART FILM FEST 2019 – International Competition of Feature Films

This year’s International Competition of Feature Films once again features an international lineup, including two brand-new films from the recent Cannes Film Festival, where they were […]
21. January 2019

Art Film Fest’s competition sections now open to film submissions

Starting today, the Art Film Fest International Film Festival, its 27th edition slated for 14 to 22 June 2019 in Košice, is calling on filmmakers from […]
6. January 2019

Art Film Fest 2019 coming to Košice from 14 to 22 June. Festival presents new logo!

The Art Film Fest Košice International Film Festival has announced the dates of its 27th edition. This year, Slovakia’s biggest film event will be held from […]
24. June 2018
Foto: Peter Stas

Art Film Fest concludes, awarding Blue Angels to best films’ casts and crews

On Saturday, 23 June 2018, the closing ceremony at Košice’s Kunsthalle concluded the 26th Art Film Fest International Film Festival. The festival’s nine days culminated in […]
21. June 2018

The festival team recommends If a film doesn’t pull at your heartstrings, it’s just a banal moving picture

Thursday is set to be a day of heartrending scenes, perpetual melodrama, flames of passion and tear-jerking endings. One thing we love is to recommend the […]
21. June 2018

INTERVIEW The son of the talented Swedish director presents the dance film Ingmar Bergman – Through the Choreographer’s Eye at Košice’s Art Film Fest.

Ingmar Bergman – a name recognized the world over.The auteur behind legendary films such as Fanny and Alexander, The Silence and Autumn Sonata.The festival is hosting […]
19. June 2018

Hitmaker Karel Janák premieres new thriller: We surround ourselves with things that can harm us

Karel Janák is the veteran filmmaker behind hit teen comedies such as Snowboarders and Rafters. Hot on the heels of his madcap 2017 comedy Cuky Luky […]
17. June 2018

Interview with Zuzana Mauréry: I always like to play a part I’ve never played before

Geraldine Chaplin, Annie Girardot, Sophia Loren, Catherine Deneuve, Ornella Muti…And now Zuzana Mauréry, the latest actress to be awarded at Art Film Fest.   As a […]
14. June 2018

Art Film Fest starts on Friday with world premieres and major filmmakers in person

Press release 14 June 2018, Bratislava The 26th edition of the Art Film Fest International Film Festival begins this very Friday in Košice. The nine-day cinema […]
14. June 2018

Art Film Fest is drawing lots of distinguished filmmakers to Košice. Who will you meet at the first festival weekend?

They’re coming with their films, and they want to discuss them. Numerous filmmakers and performers are coming to personally present their films at this year’s Art […]
13. June 2018

Members of Jury of the International Competition of Short Films

The Art Film Fest International Film Festival proudly presents the Jury of the International Competition of Short Films.   Anne Gaschütz was born in 1983 in […]
12. June 2018

The Avid Cinemagoer Prize

The MyCinepass system – it’s the place to buy tickets, make reservations, and get information on the festival programme and individual screenings. This year it’s also […]
8. June 2018

Art Film Fest proudly presents this year’s jury for its feature film competition

The Art Film Fest International Film Festival proudly presents this year’s jury for its feature film competition, consisting of film professionals from five different countries: Slovakia, […]
7. June 2018

13 films in the running for Art Film Fest’s Blue Angel

Art Film Fest’s International Competition of Feature Films presents the latest works of world-class filmmakers. Their films vie for Blue Angels in four different categories – […]
5. June 2018

Art Film Fest to screen hottest new films from Cannes and grant awards for extraordinary contributions

Hot new releases from the recent Cannes Film Festival, including the this year’s Palme d’Or winner and an array of other must-see films, along with a […]
12. April 2018

Cinepass presale underway for Art Film Fest Košice 2018 – now with new club offer

Starting today, cinema fans who don’t want to miss the best and latest of the film world can stake their claim to a festival pass for […]
15. January 2018

Film submissions now open for 2018 AFF Košice

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

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 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 […]