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Film evenings with ETHNOFILM 2020 at SMER KLUBE 77 in Žilina start on October 4

The largest film festival of documentary films ETNOFILM Čadca will bring exceptional film experiences from the 20th year of the film biennial to SMER KLUBU 77 in Žilina. Since October, film fans can look forward to a collection of documentaries that won the highest awards of the International Film Festival ETNOFILM Čadca 2020.

Peter Miko 2015 upravené

The international film festival ETNOFILM ČADCA ranks among documentary ethnological festivals offering films on topics from the field of social and cultural anthropology, from diverse expressions of traditional folk culture to mapping the life of contemporary people. 
Awards given to films in the competition section:

GRAND PRIX - Gold Turoň
Silver Turoň
Bronze Turoň
The VIA EUROPA award - for the best film about European cultural heritage - is awarded by the chairperson of the Žilina self-governing region
The Martin Slivka Award - for the best individual performance to a Slovak creator - is awarded by the Literary Fund
Ethnologist behind the camera - prize of the Slovak Ethnographic Society
Award of the Mayor of the City of Čadca


Ceremonial announcement of the results of the 22nd ETHNOFILM ČADCA 2022 IFF on November 11, 2022 at 6:00 p.m.

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  You can view the catalog here: 


The selection jury composed of the chairwoman Doc. PhDr. Hana Hlôšková, CSc., members: PhDr. Antónia Jasemová, Mgr. MgA. Jaroslava Panáková, PhD., PhDr. Peter Maráky selected and recommended twenty competitive documentary films from the total number of films submitted to the 22nd ETHNOFILM ČADCA IFF, which are competing for individual awards at the festival.


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We invite you to the film August of documentaries of the 21st year of the international film festival ETHNOFILM ČADCA 2020. Every Tuesday and Sunday, from 09 to 23 August 2022, will be among the awarded and winning films of the important film event in Kysuce.

Východná prednáška

The oldest and most extensive national festival with international participation - Východná takes place every year on the first weekend of July in the amphitheater of the village of Východná. This year, the post-festival screening of the 20th annual ETNOFILM ČADCA 2020 international film festival was part of the program..