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Documentary films received a total of 16 nominations for Slovakia's 2010 Sun in the Net Awards that will be presented April 27, 2010 in Bratislava. The Award for Best Documentary film will go to Blind Loves (dir. Juraj Lehotský); Cooking History (dir. Peter Kerekes); The Border (dir. Jaro Vojtek), or Osadné (dir. Marko Škop). Remarkably, three of the above filmmakers also earned a Best Director nomination.


Slovak National Film Awards

Award Ceremony: April 27 / Slovak National Theatre / Bratislava




Slovakia 2008, 77 min
D: Juraj Lehotský

It is very often difficult for us, those who can see, to find our true fulfillment and happiness in the world. The more complicated, but maybe the more interesting this journey might be for the blind. Their perspective of the world is much more essential and sincere in many ways, and it often uncovers the invisible dimensions of the world. This film is about love amongst the blind and about the different forms it can take. The main protagonists are people who were born blind and they have been living in a world of their own since ever. This world is often filled with unusual visions, perceptions and dreams. It is through the lives of four different characters in the film, through which we are presented different kinds of love experience.

Ex Oriente Film 2006 / East European Forum 2006 / East Silver 2008

Other nominations: Best Director - Juraj Lehotský / Best Screenplay - Juraj Lehotský, Marek Leščák / Best Cinematography - Juraj Chlpík / Best Editing - František Krähenbiel / Best Sound - František Krähenbiel  



Slovakia 2009, 72 min
D: Jaro Vojtek

During the night of August 30, 1946, the village of Slemence on the eastern European border, was divided by the Red Army into two parts. One part, Veľké Slemence, remained in Slovakia [former Czechoslovakia]; the other part was renamed Malé Slemence and became a part of Ukraine [in the former Soviet Union]. The absurdly demarked border, similar to the famed Berlin Wall, divides estates, the cemetery, and closest families up to this day. This documentary pictures the bitter experience of people from Slemence, who dream of the opening of the most closely-watched border of the European Union. 

Upcoming Documentaries from Eastern Europe 2005 / East Silver 2009

Other nominations: Best Director - Jaro Vojtek / Best Screenplay - Jaroslav Vojtek, Marek Leščák



Slovakia, Austria, Czech Republic 2008, 86 min
D: Peter Kerekes

A documentary film about army cooks. It shows how the everyday need of thousands armed stomachs affects the victories and defeats. About the field "kitchen" as a model of a world where food preparation becomes a fight strategy; a fight for great ideals standing on strong legs of the kitchen table. The film is based on eleven recipes of the cooks since the Second World War till the war in Tchechenia; from France through the Balkans to Russia.

Docu Talents From the East 2007 / East Silver 2009

Other nominations: Best Cinematography - Martin Kollár / Best Editing - Marek Šulík / Best Original Music Score: Marek Piaček  



Slovakia 2009, 65 min
D: Marko Škop

Osadne is a film about an encounter between current top European leaders and the local politicians from the last village on the edge of the European Union. The small village of Osadné welcomes a delegation from the European Parliament. And vice versa – the mayor and priest from OSADNÉ visit Brussels institutions on invitation from the European Parliament.

Docu Talents From the East 2008 / East Silver 2009

Other nominations: Best Director - Marko Škop / Best Editing - František Krähenbiel


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