TBILISI: The late Zaza Khalvashi’s film Drawing Lots won the Prometheus award for best feature film at the 24th edition of the Tbilisi International Film Festival (26 November – 3 December 2023).

TALLINN: Estonian director/writer Martti Helde is currently in postproduction with his long documentary Vertical Money / Vara küps, a nature catastrophe film shot in more than 60 different places in Estonia.

TALLINN: Finnish director/writer Miia Tervo is currently in postproduction with his feature film The Missile / Ohjus, which will be completed by the end of 2023. The film was supported by the Estonian Film Institute.

BUDAPEST: Belgian director/writer Caroline Strubbe is putting the final touches on her new project, the feature film The Silent Treatment, whose premiere is planned in the spring of 2024.

TALLINN: Estonian director Jaak Kilmi is currently in postproduction with his new feature film The Shadow / Vari.

TALLINN: Acclaimed Finnish director/screenwriter Klaus Härö is currently shooting his feature film Never Alone / Ei koskaan yksin – Nie Allein, which is a Finnish/Swedish/Estonian/Austrian/German coproduction. The filming is taking place in Estonia, for 24 shooting days, and also in Finland.

BUDAPEST: The Slovak-Hungarian director/writer Lea Podhradská is currently in production with the creative documentary My Father's Daughter / Apám lánya, about her sister who disappeared without a trace from Slovakia 27 years ago. The film is a Hungarian/Slovak coproduction.

BUDAPEST: Hungarian director/writer Csaba Vékes is currently in production with the sports comedy The Rebound / Lepattanó, which will premiere in September 2024. The film stars American actor Patrick Duffy, well-known for the Dallas TV series, alongside Hungarian actor Péter Scherer.

RIGA: Latvian director/writer/actor Marcis Lacis has entered postproduction with the horror comedy Touched by Eternity / Mūžības skartie.

VILNIUS: FNE correspondent and film researcher Alexander Gabelia spoke to Ona Kotryna Dikavičiūtė and Eglė Maceinaitė, film programmers of the Vilnius Documentary Film Festival (VDFF), about the general goals and activities of the festival and its projects. The 20th edition is held from 21 September to 1 October 2023.

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