The Bratislava Residence
Located in a quiet leafy street in downtown Bratislava, the residence benefits from an exceptional setting. 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 Danube river offers a great setting for runs or evening strolls. During their stay in Bratislava, residents have a privileged relationship with the hosts, Matthieu and Juraj, who will help at being completely immersed in the working process to move their project forward.
During their stay, thanks to the Slovak Pop Up program, residents will have the opportunity to exchange with local screenwriters, story editors, producers, script consultants, etc. Residents are this way put in touch with Slovak film professionals while being mentored by international professionals. And finally, the resident’s previous work is showcased to the Bratislava audience.
Bratislava is a very charming city, where we could walk most of the places, and concentrate on the project. I liked very much to walk donwtown, and think on my characters journey. I write a lot in my head while walking. And there was a nice place to do that. Without too many distractions.
And of course, the best thing of a place are the people who live there, and for me it was really inspiring, warm and nice to be with your guys those days!
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
Juraj Krasnohorský is a film producer based in Bratislava. He lived for 14 years in Geneva, Bilbao and Paris where he studied physics, mathematics and film. In 2010 he founded Artichoke and released his debut feature film as director Tigers in the City (2012). As a creative producer he currently works on several animated, feature length and documentary films. His co-produced short film Superbia (2016) competed at Semaine de la Critique in Cannes. He is an EAVE alumni and head of the CEE Animation Workshop.
The Pop Up Film Residency – Bratislava is supported by:
– Slovak Audiovisual Fund
– Bratislava Region
– The Goethe Institute
– The French Institute.
In collaboration with the Slovak Film Commission.