After less than a year, invited children - the winners of the Creative Competition for Digital Photography and Short Film - were invited to Banska Bystrica for children of Slovaks living abroad. On 12 - 15 June 2017, an expert commission composed of Mgr. art. Lukáš Matejka, ArtD. (TRAKT) and BcA. Matej Mazák (TRAKT) in cooperation with the main organizer of Matej Bel's Methodological Center for Children, besides interesting prices, also a photo workshop in the plenary of the picturesque UNESCO village Vlkolínec and workshop of luminography in Banská Bystrica.
A year later, the winners of the Digital Photography and Short Film Competition - intended for children of Slovaks living abroad - met in Banská Bystrica on 27-30 June 2016. The expert committee composed by Lukáš Matejka (TRAKT) and Martina Krčová in cooperation with the main organizer of the Mateja Bela Methodological Center prepared for children, besides interesting prices, also a photo workshop in the Čierny Balog plein and a workshop of pixel and luminography in Banská Bystrica.
The International Film Festival in Trenčianske Teplice offered several thematic sections and one competition tour of short and medium-sized works of film school students. His program reflects both film history and the present. Formally, it brings not only more open-minded, but also more visually appealing images, trying to shift the traditional film language. The mission of the festival in Trenčianske Teplice is to contribute to the development of the knowledge of the world, but especially of the European film culture.
Visitors Artkino Metro in Trencin to 8 January 2016 a night of student films the Academy of Arts see three images of young filmmaker Elizabeth "Harry" Gavendová (TRAKT) that smiles and poetically through the camera captures the image of people and the environment, native Opatová near Trencin. A recent graduate of documentary production at the Academy of Arts in Banska Bystrica offers document about Aunt Katarina Cacková that weaves carpets, embroidered costumes, life does not lose optimism and actively participates in the cultural life Opatová Aunt Katarina.
The first animated feature movie since the establishment of Slovak Republic was created by InOut studio. Director Jakub Króner used well known characters from his popular tv and web cartoon show LokalTV. Matej Mazák, member of TRAKT, participated as an animator of supporting characters. Movie premiered on 18th June, 2015.
Young winners of the digital photography and short movie competition – dedicated to Slovak children living abroad, met from the 23th to 26th june 2015 in Banska Bystrica. The commission comprising of Lukáš Matejka (TRAKT), Matej Mazák (TRAKT) and Martina Krčová in cooperation with the Metodic Center of Matej Bel University prepared for them interesting visual art workshops,for example a photo workshop in Kremnica and a short movie workshop in Banská Bystrica.
After year competition of photography and short films for students abroad with Slovak language of education took again place in Banská Bystrica. Winners were invated for 24th – 27th of June 2014. Children attended workshop of pixelation – stop motion during their stay in Slovakia. Also trip to village Spania Dolina situated in beautiful mountains. Jury - Lukas Matejka (head of jury), Matej Mazak and Martina Krcova; with organizer of the event Methodological centre UMB for Slovaks living abroad awarded winner.
National Centre of Culture on behalf of the Ministry of Culture announced for the year 2014 the 22nd year of national competition and exhibition of amateur films CINEAMA 2014. National round will held 6.-8. June 2014 at Film and Television Faculty VŠMU in Bratislava. The competitive films from the regional rounds were judged by the professional jury composed of Ľubomír Patsch (Liptovský Hrádok), Jana Rengecičová (Liptovský Mikuláš) a Lukáš Matejka (TRAKT, Trenčín).
The member of TRAKT and a documentary filmmaker Marek Janičík made a 30-minute documentary called „Cinema World“ 3 years ago. It is a film about one of last classic (motion picture) cinemas in Slovakia that was in operation for over 60 years. However, the parish council was forced to close the cinema due to lack of finance in order to digitize its film projector. In fact, this is how more than 70% of classic cinemas ceased to exist. Being depicted in the documentary, this tragicomic story was brought to fame and was well-received at international film festivals.
On March the 1st we screened timelapsed documentary film by Alzbeta Harry Gavendova (TRAKT) about her native village Opatova. She took part on local events during the last 6 years together with her camcorder and she made documentation and records. This year Alzbeta edited all her material and 75-minute film was born. This documentary shows traditions, which are held in Opatova during all the year and the author guides us through the original tradition since spring till winter.