The Bratislava Residence
Located in a quiet leafy street in downtown Bratislava, the residence benefits from an exceptional setting. On the one hand it has the perfect working atmosphere being in a residential area, while at the same time it is within walking distance of the best parks, cafe’s and restaurants in town. Nearby is the cinema “Kino Lumière”, which screens recent movies as well as oldies with English subtitles. The river Danube offers a great setting for runs or evening strolls. During their stay in Bratislava, the resident has a privileged relationship with the hosts Matthieu and Juraj who will help at being completely immersed in the working process to move his/her project forward. During their stay in town, the resident will have the opportunity to have their work feedbacked by local screenwriters, story editors, producers, script consultants etc. The resident is this way put in touch with Slovak film professionals while being mentored by international professionals. And finally, the resident’s previous work is showcased during projections or debates in front of the local audience of Bratislava.
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Events in town
In the area
Founder & Director
Matthieu Darras is the director of Pop Up Film Residency that he founded in 2017. Previously, he founded & directed the European Network NISI MASA (2002-2012), and later on co-founded and was the artistic director of the TorinoFilmLab (2008-2018). A writer for the film magazine Positif (1998-2016), Matthieu Darras has been working as festival programmer, notably for the Cannes Critics’ Week (2005-2011) and the San Sebastian Film Festival (since 2010). He co-founded First Cut Lab in 2015 and serves as Director.
Host - Bratislava
Bratislava Residency is supported by:
Slovak Audiovisual Fund
The French Institute in Bratislava.
in collaboration with the Slovak Film Commission.