TALLINN: Estonian director Peeter Rebane started shooting his first feature film Firebird, starring Tom Prior, at the end of September 2018. Shooting will last throughout October mostly in the northeastern part of Estonia, Ida-Virumaa.
BELGRADE: Srđan Dragojević’s new feature film Heavens Above / Nebesa, now in preproduction, got a funding boost with a new minority coproduction grant from Film Center Montenegro.
TBILISI: Natia Arabuli-Weger’s How to Become Georgian, a documentary about young foreign musicians who have chosen to live in Georgia, has completed a pre-shoot in Tbilisi and now moves into production.
BATUMI: Tatia Skhirtladze's The Encounter, a Georgian/Austrian/Serbian documentary about the reuniting of the winning Soviet Women’s Chess Team, started pre-shooting on 23 September 2018 in Batumi, Georgia, at this year’s World Chess Olympiad, where the women are guests of honour.
TBILISI: The Georgian director Dimitri Mamulia is in postproduction with The Criminal Man, a Georgian/Russian coproduction that he shot in Georgia after a long break.
BELGRADE: Award-winning Serbian director Srdan Golubović started shooting his third feature film Father / Otac on 24 September 2018. The project is a coproduction between Serbia, Croatia, France, Germany, Slovenia and Bosnia and Herzegovina.
BELGRADE: The first season of the eight episode Serbian TV series Turbo is currently in development. The project created by Milica Živanović, Matthias Nerlich and Milan Stojanović won the British platform C21’s award at the MIDPOINT section of Sarajevo Film Festival’s CineLink Drama 2018.
ZAGREB: Ulrich Edel’s historical drama The Master Butcher's Singing Club, which is currently shooting in Croatia, is the first foreign production using incentives for filming in regions of particular national interest. Pakt Media is servicing.
ZAGREB: The zombie comedy The Last Serb in Croatia / Posljednji Srbin u Hrvatskoj has entered the postproduction phase. Predrag Ličina’s debut feature is a Croatian/Serbian coproduction between Kinorama and Art & Popcorn.
SOFIA: Acclaimed Bulgarian director Ivan Nichev is in postproduction with a feature film Could You Kill aka Old Men, an alarming drama about seven impoverished 30-year-old men, getting obsessed with hard physical self-training. Their collective dream is to become contract soldiers and to take part in the NATO's military missions.