Director Jan Hrebejk's film Kawasaki´s Rose screens in competition at Finale Plzen after its Berlinale success where it picked up awards from the Ecumenical Jury and the Jury of the International Confederation of Art House Cinemas (C.I.C.A.E.).
Popular Polish actor/singer/comic Cezary Pazura debuts as a director and producer in his comedy titled Weekend.
Former Czech president and renowned playwright Vaclav Havel announced he will begin shooting his film directing debut, Leaving (based on his stage play) in June.
The Nu Image/Millennium/Lionsgate Conanremake starring Jason Momoa has begun a 12-week shoot in Sofia.
ISTANBUL: Celebrated Turkish photo artist Selim Gunes is in production on his first feature film Snow White produced by Istanbul based Augostos Film (www.agustos.com). The film was one of nine feature film projects selected to be funded by the Turkish Ministry of Culture this year.
A Novel for Men, a bittersweet comedy based on the novel from Czech bestselling author Michal Viewegh, has finished shooting in Slovakia and moved to Czech exteriors, producer Rudolf Biermann from Infilm (www.infilm.cz ) announced.
Bogdan Dumitrescu Dreyer is in preproduction with So I Say starring Gerard Depardieu and Harvey Keitel, with shooting set for August 28 - October 9, 2010, in the Romanian city of Sighişoara.
Czech director Jiří Strach will shoot two movies based on novels by best-selling Czech author Miloš Urban, coproduction company Czech television (www.ceskatelevize.cz) announced.
House, based on an award-winning script by Slovak director/writer Zuzana Liova, started shooting in Slovakia on March 20.
The first national IT romantic drama Love.net ended a three part shooting that took place between October 29, 2009 and March 29, 2010.