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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 – […]
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. 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 […]
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 for this year’s Art Film Fest, which will be held from […]
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 […]