Meeting Point Europe
Cinematik comes with a unique and original concept for its competitive section. In the main competition, entitled Meeting Point Europe, we screen a collection of the best European films made in 2018 and 2019, based on the votes of European film critics.
Cinematik.doc is a competition of Slovak documentary feature films that premiered during the period of one year before the festival. The Literary Fund Cinematik.doc Award is awarded at the proposal of the international jury of the IFF Cinematik for Best Director of a Slovak documentary film.
Respect: João Pedro Rodrigues
Portugal has a reputation of having a rich, diverse, often surprising and unconventional cinema. It is also because of three big names of contemporary European film—Pedro Costa, Miguel Gomes and João Pedro Rodrigues. The Cinematik Festival will present all five feature films of João Pedro Rodrigues, who will personally visit the festival, together with João Rui Guerra da Mata.
Are you afraid of Portuguese films?
Portuguese cinematography is a nice monster on the road to the future.
In the House
Current Slovak cinema premieres, television novelties, but also a film review of students Works from the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava and the Academy of Arts in Banská Bystrica. The Slovak cinematography is extremely lively and Cinematik selects the most interesting documentary and fiction titles.
Selected films by the artistic director.
“The difference between art and life is that art is more bearable.”
Heraclitus of Ephesus (540-480 BC)
Cult & Beyond: Witchcraft
The main characters of selected films are women. Strong, independent women who want to stay who they are, live their lives in peace, find love of their life, own a prestigious ballet school or run a department store. They might help themselves with some magic from time to time. Depending on the era they live in, the outcome of their efforts varies dramatically.
Paths of Glory
After the popular annual Kinema Choice, we present a new richer section Paths of Glory, whose title is inspired by a famous Kubrick’s piece from 1957.
To Live Is to Forget
The selection of films thematizes memory, especially collective memory. These are not just films about particular historical events, but multilayered essays about relating to the past. They show that part of memory is forgetting, rejecting or creating myths.
Inconspicuous films, films with many awards, cult films from the past. It all comes together in a section that is open to all ideas and genres. Free dramaturgy that can bring many surprises.