PRODUCTION: Pavel Soukup in Final Postproduction with Czech Feature Film #annaismissing

PRAGUE: Czech director Pavel Soukup is putting the final touches to his latest project, the thriller #annaismissing, which will be released by Aerofilms in Czech and Slovak cinemas in August 2023. #annaismissing is a standalone film continuation of the successful series #martyisdead, produced by Bionaut for, which was honoured with an International Emmy Award in 2020.


PRODUCTION: Estonian Directors Rain Tolk and Andres Maimik Shoot Aurora

TALLINN: Estonian directors Rain Tolk and Andres Maimik are currently in production with the feature film Aurora. The film is made using the character-based improvisation method, which has not yet been widely applied in Estonia. The story and the characters have been created through improvisation in real environments and real-life situations.


PRODUCTION: Boris Despodov in Postproduction with Documentary The Sinner and the Saint

SOFIA: Bulgarian director/producer Boris Despodov is in postproduction with his new documentary The Sinner and the Saint. This Bulgarian/German/Serbian coproduction has been selected for the CineLink Work in Progress 2023, which will be held within the 29th Sarajevo Film Festival (11 – 18 August 2023).


PRODUCTION: Ingomar Vihmar in Final Postproduction with Estonian Family Comedy Totally Boss

TALLINN: Estonian director/actor Ingomar Vihmar is putting the final touches on his new project, the feature film Totally Boss / Tähtsad ninad, whose premiere is already set for 20 October 2023. The producer Nafta Films is currently looking for an international distributor.


PRODUCTION: Slovenian Director Ester Ivakič Starts Shooting Debut Feature

LJUBLJANA: Slovenian director Ester Ivakič starts shooting her debut feature Ida Who Sang So Badly Even the Dead Rose Up and Joined Her in Song / Ida, ki je pela tako grdo, da so še mrtvi vstali od mrtvih in zapeli z njo (working title Neither Voice) on 19 July 2023. The film is a Slovenian/Croatian coproduction supported by the Slovenian Film Centre.


PRODUCTION: Estonian Director Margit Lillak Shoots Becoming Roosi

TALLINN: Estonian director Margit Lillak is currently in production with her long documentary Becoming Roosi / Varastatud tulevik, which has been shot in Estonia, Sweden, Germany, Denmark and France.


PRODUCTION: Indiegogo Campaign for Dimitar Kotzev’s Feature Film The Answer to All Questions

SOFIA: Bulgarian director Dimitar Kotzev is in postproduction with his third feature film The Answer to All Questions, which he is independently producing through Kontraplan. An Indiegogo fundraising campaign launched to support the project is currently underway.


PRODUCTION: Croatian Documentary Snajka: Diary of Expectations in Postproduction

ZAGREB: Tea Vidović Dalipi is in final postproduction with her long documentary Snajka: Diary of Expectations, which is a coproduction between Croatia, Italy and Kosovo supported by the Croatian Audiovisual Centre.


PRODUCTION: Latvian Animation Director Kārlis Vītols Preps The Northern Star

RIGA: Latvian animation director/artist Kārlis Vītols is currently in preparation with his long animated film The Northern Star / Ziemeļu Zvaigzne, whose production is due to start in September 2023.


PRODUCTION: Filip Peruzović Shoots Happy People in Zagreb

ZAGREB: The shooting of a feature film with the working title Happy People, directed by Filip Peruzović and produced by Dinaridi film with support from the Croatian Audiovisual Centre (HAVC), started in Zagreb. Famous Croatian actors Nina Violić and Filip Šovagović are in the main roles.


PRODUCTION: Slovenian Director Klemen Dvornik Starts Shooting Children's Film Block 5

LJUBLJANA: Slovenian director Klemen Dvornik started shooting his fourth feature film Block 5 / Blok 5 on 8 July 2023. The 30-days shooting of this Slovenian/Croatian/Serbian/Czech coproduction will take place in Ljubljana through August 2023.


PRODUCTION: Serbian Queer Representation Documentary in Postproduction

BELGRADE: The long documentary Warm Film / Topli film, focusing on queer representation in Yugoslav and Serbian cinema, is in the final stages of postproduction. The film is directed by Dragan Jovićević and co-directed by Nikola Ljuca.


PRODUCTION: Maja Novaković in Postproduction with Serbian/Belgian Hybrid Documentary

BELGRADE: Young director Maja Novaković is in postproduction with her docufiction At the Door of the House Who Will Come Knocking / Ko će pokucati na vrata mog doma, a coproduction between Serbia and Belgium, which was supported by Film Center Serbia in 2022.


PRODUCTION: Bulgarian Director Yana Lekarska Wraps Shooting Debut Feature Because I Love Bad Weather

SOFIA: Bulgarian director Yana Lekarska has just finished shooting her first feature film Because I Love Bad Weather, for which the production company Invictus Ltd is open to coproducers.


PRODUCTION: Georgian Director Giorgi Javakhishvili Develops Debut Feature while Prepping Short Film Pale Evening, Gray Day

TBILISI: Young Georgian director/writer/producer/film researcher Giorgi Javakhishvili is preparing his first short fiction film Pale Evening, Gray Day (working title), which is envisioned to be expanded into a feature film Liberté (currently in script development). Both films are produced by Alexander Gabelia and Levan Tskhovrebadze through Georgian CinExpress Productions.


PRODUCTION: Hungarian Director Nóra Lakos Shoots I Accidentally Wrote a Book

BUDAPEST: Hungarian director/screenwriter Nóra Lakos is currently in production with children's film I Accidentally Wrote a Book / Véletlenül írtam egy könyvet. This 4 m EUR Hungarian/Dutch coproduction has already been acquired by German sales agent Beta Films.