Cannes Edition 2022 is this year’s second special festival edition of prepared for you by the National Cinematographic Centre together with the editorial board.

Finally, it looks like the pandemic is on the decline, and we are very happy that this year's 75th edition of the Festival de Cannes will happen in its usual format. 
On the very first pages, in the What's Slovak in Cannes? section, you will find information about the Slovak films that will be screened at the festival and the Slovak professionals that will be attending. We are very proud to announce that the short student film Liquid Bread by Alica Bednáriková was selected by Cinéfondation for the La Cinef Selection. Just as importantly, Slovak producer Jakub Viktorín was selected for the prestigious Producers on the Move programme. 
In this section, you may also read about the Slovak project participating in the ScripTeast programme and find out how our animation is doing.

Yet another hit has shocked the world – the sovereign state of Ukraine has been invaded by the Russian army. Film.skreflected how the Slovak film industry reacted to these events and what initiatives there are to follow. 

Furthermore, this edition also includes interviews with the first lady of Slovak cinema, actress Emília Vášáryová, Polish director Jan P. Matuszynski who attended Visegrad Film Forum in Bratislava this year, and Czech director Diana Cam Van Nguyen whose animated short Love, Dad won countless awards.
In the news section, you will find notices about 6 upcoming Slovak films. 

What are they up to? is a platform where a number of filmmakers briefly talk about their current projects, as well as their future plans. 
An overview of new releases (DVD and Blu-ray) which were successfully restored by the SFI and a complex preview of 2021 in Slovak documentary, fiction and animated film concludes this number. 

We will be looking forward to the Cannes results and starting to prepare for the Karlovy Vary festival!

Veronika Krejčová, editor-in-chief