PRODUCTION: Croatian Doc Receives Romanian Funding

Croatian documentary film Gangster Loves You by director Nebojša Slijepčević and produced by Restart and Fade In received a grant of €26,000 from the Romanian National Film Fund CNC (Centrui National ai Cinematografiei) through Romanian co-producer, Subcultura production company managed by Florin Iepan.


PRODUCTION: Flower Square in Production

ZAGREB: Croatian director Krsto Papić has begun shooting his feature film Flower Square (working title). Filming commenced on 10 April 2011 in Zagreb, and is scheduled to wrap on 20 May. The entire film will be shot on location in Zagreb.


PRODUCTION: Apricot Island Premieres in Slovakia

BRATISLAVA: Slovak director Peter Bebjak's debut feature, Apricot Island, will hit Slovak cinemas on 14 April 2011 after four years in production.


PRODUCTION: Lithuanian Co-production Blood in the Snow Wraps Shoot

VILNIUS: The Spanish-Lithuanian co-production Blood in the Snow (Sangre en la nieve) from director Gerardo Herrero will complete filming by 15 April 2011.


PRODUCTION: First Polish Social Documentary Planned

One of the biggest Polish music festivals will be the topic of Opener Generation, the first Polish document made with the help of the whole community of participants. The creative team behind Opener Generation, a social documentary about the Heineken Music Open'er Festival ( in Gdynia, are inviting all past participants of the event to take part in the production.


PRODUCTION: The Island Completes Postproduction

SOFIA: Bulgarian director Kamen Kalev announced that the postproduction of his second feature The Island is now completed. He told FNE that the edit of the film, which was shot in the summer of 2010 on the Black sea Saint Anastasia Island, was locked in mid-February 2011 in Denmark and the postproduction was completed in Sweden.


PRODUCTION: Parade Shoots in Croatia

Parade, directed by Srđan Dragojević co-produced by Serbia, Macedonia, Croatia and Slovenia, and funded by Eurimages, completed a week shoot on locations in Croatia. The film is co-funded by the Croatian Audiovisual Centre (


PRODUCTION: TVP Drama Series Aida

WARSAW: Polish public broadcaster Telewizja Polska (TVP, has commissioned the first season of Aida, a new Polish series based on a Spanish format.


PRODUCTION: Polish WWII Prison Break Story in Production

WARSAW: Polish director Andrzej Skłodowski is reconstructing one of the biggest break-outs from Nazi work camps in his new documentary Harry - tunel do wolności ( Harry - A Tunnel to Freedom), a documentary about the escape of 76 Polish pilots from the Stalag Luff camp in Żagań.


PRODUCTION: HBO Series Girls Guide to Depravity Filming in Romania

BUCHAREST: HBO USA/Cinemax USA (, are shooting Girls Guide to Depravity, a 13 episodes series, in Romania. Production began on 14 March 2011. Castel Film ( is providing facilities, Bogdan Moncea, Marketing Manager with Castel Film, told FNE.