Organisational structure

The organisational structure of the SFO consists of two main components. The National Film Archive is the basic organisational unit for the preservation and restoration of the audiovisual heritage, while the National Cinematographic Centre is the basic organisational unit for public access to cinematographic art and audiovisual heritage. The Creative Europe Desk (CED) Slovakia is a special component of the organisational structure of the SFO.

The National Film Archive of the SFÚ consists mainly of three departments: the Film Archive Department, the Documentation and Library Services Department and the Media Library Department. The Film Archive Department carries out archival activities – it preserves, professionally treats and catalogues Slovak and selected foreign films, but it also carries out acquisition activities aimed at expanding the scope of the archival collections it manages. In this context, it also provides assistance in the application of the deposit obligation imposed on producers of audiovisual works by the Audiovisual Act. It makes archived works available to the public by lending film copies, through study screenings and in the form of DVDs published by the SFÚ’s editorial department. Last but not least, the department fulfils the obligations of the SFU resulting from its membership in the International Federation of Film Archives (FIAF) and, in accordance with the principles of this organisation, it also popularises important works of world cinema. The Documentation and Library Services Department collects, processes and makes available documentary, graphic, photographic and other collection items, library documents – professional film literature, periodical publications, scripts of audiovisual works, printed or electronic catalogues and multimedia works related to film art. In addition, it carries out acquisition and documentation activities, monitors press outputs and creates bibliographic inventories from them. At the same time, he is the expert guarantor of the filling of the databases of the SK CINEMA information system. The media library department uses copies of Slovak and selected foreign works for study, educational and awareness-raising purposes. It also ensures the acquisition of reproductions of Slovak audiovisual works from third parties who are obliged to provide such reproductions to the Slovak Film Institute under generally binding legal regulations.

The National Cinematographic Centre of the SIFF consists of the Film Events Department, the Editorial Department and the Audiovisual Information Centre. It concentrates and provides comprehensive information and services related to Slovak cinematography, presentation of Slovak films in the domestic environment and abroad, support of events with foreign films in Slovakia, as well as publishing general and specialized filmological publications within the framework of the editorial activities of the Slovak Film Institute. The Film Events Department co-organises screenings of Slovak films as part of film events in Slovakia and abroad, and is a communication partner for organisers of film festivals and screenings interested in showing Slovak film productions. The Editorial Department carries out activities related to the publishing of professional literature, DVDs with Slovak films, film magazines and Kino-Ikon and, last but not least, various promotional materials aimed at presenting the institution’s own activities as well as Slovak cinema and the audiovisual environment. The Audiovisual Information Centre establishes contacts with foreign institutions and provides them with access to relevant information from the Slovak cinematographic and audiovisual environment, collects, processes and distributes information intended for professionals in the field of Slovak cinematography / audiovisual in the domestic and foreign environment.

Organisation chart