RIGA: Estonian director Jaak Kilmi started principal photography on Latvian/Estonian coproduction Christmas in the Jungle / Ziemassvētki džungļos on 7 September 2019. The shooting for this children’s adventure film takes place in Indonesia and will last for almost two months.
TALLINN: Henrik Ruben Genz’s war drama Erna at War / Erna läheb sõtta, a coproduction between Denmark, Belgium and Estonia starring Trine Dyrholm, is currently shooting in Estonia. It’s the first time that a film project that big is filmed in Tartu, the second biggest town in Estonia and the European Capital of Culture 2024. The project is benefiting from Estonia’s cash rebate programme.
BUCHAREST: Romanian director Vali Hotea is currently shooting his sophomore feature Lebendsdorf aka I Hate Berlin in Romania and Germany. The film is a black comedy about indecision and the fear of taking responsibility, produced by Ada Solomon and Diana Păroiu through Romania’s HiFilm Productions.
LJUBLJANA: Miroslav Mandić is currently shooting his sixth feature Sanremo, a drama about aging. This Slovenian/Italian coproduction is being shot in Slovenia until 9 September 2019 and in Italy in October 2019.
NICOSIA: Paul Lambis is currently in casting with 74, a feature film based on his original theatrical production under the same name. The English-language drama about the Turkish invasion of Cyprus will be shot on location in Cyprus in 2020.
SOFIA: The Bulgarian company Jelfilm is currently in production with a TV series-melodrama Remission, set to premiere in November 2019 on the Armenian Public TV. The main subject of the series will serve for a 120 minute drama Metamorphosis. Both projects are directed by Hovhannes Galstyan and are Armenian/Bulgarian/German coproductions.
BRATISLAVA: Zdeněk Jiráský’s new drama Kryštof (working title) entered postproduction. The film is a Slovak/Czech coproduction produced by Slovakia‘s ALEF FILM & MEDIA and the Czech company Fulfilm.
CONSTANȚA: Back 2 Back directed by Kader Ayd is currently shooting in Constanța, on the Black Sea coast. According to Romanian media, this action film is an original Netflix production. This the first film produced by founder of the Superkombat Fight Championship Eduard Irimia through Superfilm, a company he established together with Moshe Diamant and Christopher Milburn in 2018.
TBILISI: Georgian director Nika Tsiklauri is in postproduction with The Other Neighbors, an observational documentary filmed in the capital of Georgia and commissioned by The German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) for non-commercial use.
BRATISLAVA: The Slovak drama Who´s Next? / Kto je ďaľší, written, directed and produced by Miro Drobný, was shot in China, South Korea, Hong Kong, France, the Czech Republic and Slovakia. The film was released domestically on 22 August 2019 in 86 cinemas, which is the new Slovak record after Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018), that was released in Slovakia in 82 cinemas.