FNE at Varna Golden Rose FF: Mothers

The experimental three partsfilm Mothers by Milcho Manchevski is the Macedonian director's second coproduction with Bulgaria, following Shadows which was coproduced the Bulgarian company Camera (www.camera.bg). Mothers was coproduced by Bulgaria's Elements with funding support from the Bulgarian National Film Center (www.nfc.bg),


FNE at Varna Golden Rose FF: Fish Cry Freedom

The low-budget 61-minute HD feature film Fish Cry Freedomis a feature debut from an Austrian film director and cultural anthropologist living in Munich, Wilma Kiener. Gergana Kofardzhieva and Itzko Finci star as two aging theatre actors preparing for a film in a desolate Sofia family kitchen.


PRODUCTION: The Last Days of Ceauşescu in Postproduction

BUCHAREST: Radu Gabrea is in the last stages of postproduction with his docu-drama The Last Days of Ceauşescu, with plans for a pre-premiere screening on Christmas, the day the Romanian dictator died 22 years ago.


FNE at Varna Golden Rose FF National Competition: Ave

Ave is a first feature film from Konstantin Bojanov, funded with €300,000 in public support from the National Film Center (www.nfc.bg), €14,000 - from the Bulgarian National Television (www.bnt.bg), €100,000 from KB Films and €50,000 from Camera.


PRODCUTION: Łukasz Barczyk to Direct Historical Polish Film

POZNAN: Łukasz Barczyk has been selected by the Marshal Office of the Great Poland region to direct a film about the Great Polish Uprising, the most successful of Polish insurrections. The major historical drama will be completed before December 2013.


PRODUCTION: Night Falls in India in Preparation

BUCHAREST: Spanish director Chema Rodriguez is in preproduction with Night Falls in India, a feature based on a script he wrote together with the Romanian filmmaker Cătălin Mitulescu.


PRODUCTION: Independent Polish Comedy Shooting

WARSAW: Indie Polish filmmakers Paweł Sarbinowski and Piotr Zukowski have begun principal shooting on Heaven, a comedy about celebrity afterlife which will premiere in 2012.


PRODUCTION: Angels in Postproduction

BRATISLAVA: Slovak director Róbert Šveda (Demons) is in post-production with his second full-length feature, Angels, due for completion and release in autumn 2011.


PRODUCTION: Hrebejk Going into Production with Holy Quarternity

PRAGUE: Czech director Jan Hrebejk is set to begin a mid-October shoot on a Czech-Slovak coproduction, Holy Quarternity (Svatá čtveřice) based on an original script from best-selling Czech author Michal Viewegh. The film is produced by Rudolf Biermann´s company In Film (www.infilm.cz).


PRODUCTION: Wolf in Production

BUCHAREST: Bogdan Mustaţă, who won the Golden Bear for best short film in 2008,started shooting his first feature, Lupu/Wolf in Bucharest on 26 September 2011. Shooting will wrap on 12 November.