WARSAW: Polish public broadcaster (TVP) is currently in production with Crown of Kings, a major costume TV series directed by Wojciech Pacyna about the life of Casimir III the Great. The show is a local attempt to tap into the costume drama soap opera genre which became very popular in Poland thanks to the Turkish production The Magnificent Century: Kösem, a big hit for TVP in 2016.
TALLINN: Estonian director Rene Vilbre is currently shooting the Estonian version of the feature film Class Reunion 2: Wedding and Funeral, a sequel to Class Reunion, which had almost 190,000 admissions in 2016 and became the most viewed film of the independence era in Estonia.
WARSAW: Writer/director/producer Jan Jakub Kolski is working on a new drama, the Polish/Czech coproduction Pardon. Shooting is planned for autumn of 2017.
LJUBLJANA: Young Slovenian director Rok Biček, who gained international success with his debut feature A Class Enemy (Triglav Film, 2013), has just completed the long documentary The Family, a Slovenian / Austrian coproduction shot in Slovenia and France over a ten year period from September 2006 to February 2016.
WARSAW: TV series 18 - Clash of Futures, an international coproduction involving over 15 broadcasters, wrapped shooting in July 2017. The series follows the fates of extraordinary men, women and children from France, Germany, Italy, UK, Austria, Sweden, Poland and the Soviet Union in the dramatic era of the 1920s and '30s, using their own diary entries, letters and memoirs. This is the first international TV series production for Wajda Studio.
WARSAW: Acclaimed young Polish director Michał Rogalski has just finished shooting his new feature film Exterminator, a comedy based on a hit theater play. The premiere is planned for January 2018.
NICOSIA: The drama Pause directed by Tonia Mishiali is currently in postproduction and is set to be completed in October 2017. This coproduction between Cyprus and Greece was selected for the 52nd Karlovy Vary IFF Works in Progress (30 June – 8 July 2017).
SOFIA: Bulgarian-born Canadian animator Theodore Ushev is preparing his first feature film The Spinning Top. Romanian, Macedonian and Serbian coproducers are welcomed. Ushev was nominated at the Oscars 2017 in the Short Animated Film Category with Blind Vaysha.
LJUBLJANA: New international coproducers have been confirmed for the contemporary psychological drama History of Love by Sonja Prosenc and the shooting started in Italy on 26 June 2017.
BELGRADE: Serbian director Raško Miljković’s debut feature Which Hunters / Zloginje is currently in postproduction, with the release set for February 2018. This Serbian/Macedonian coproduction is a children film shot from May to the end of June 2017.