ZAGREB: The Croatian Audiovisual Centre distributed almost 2 m EUR / 14,760,000 HRK to feature film, documentary and short film production and minority coproductions, as well as to script and project development.
PODGORICA: Awarded writer/director Ivan Bakrač is currently in production with the drama After the Winter, a coproduction between Montenegro, Serbia and Croatia made on a script selected at the 2017 Berlinale’s Script Station Lab.
ZAGREB: American production The Islander directed by Dom Mazuran and Zoran Lisinac was shot in Croatia and Serbia from May till early July 2018. The film benefits from the incentives schemes in both Croatia and Serbia.
CRAIOVA: The 9th edition of the Divan Film Festival focuses on Balkan Dreams. The film and food festival from the Balkans takes place this year in Craiova from 24 to 26 August and at Port Cultural Cetate from 27 August to 2 September.
This month we speak with Aida Zviedre and Juris Zviedris, the owners and programmers of the Cinema K. Suns in Riga. Founded 26 years ago, Cinema K. Suns is the first private cinema in Latvia opened after the restoration of independence. It is located on the well-known Elisabeth Street, in the centre of Riga, in the neighbourhood of other three Europa Cinemas film venues.
This month we speak with Marlena Gabryszewska, the manager of Kino Elektronik. The cinema opened three years ago but it is already one of the most important cinemas in Warsaw. The cinema became a member of Europa Cinemas in 2017.
KOSICE: The first feature film by Ivana Mladenovic, Soldiers. A Story from Ferentari, is competing for the Blue Angel award at the 26th Art Film Fest, running through 23 June 2018 in Kosice, located in southeastern Slovakia.
BUCHAREST: The Romanian Government approved a state aid scheme offering a 35% cash rebate on qualified expenditure for international productions shooting in Romania. There is a total cap of 50 m EUR per year to fund the scheme. The multiannual scheme approved on 13 June 2018 runs until the end of 2020.
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