PRODUCTION: Romanian Director Dan Chișu in Postproduction with COVID-19 Pandemic Feature Film

BUCHAREST: The Romanian director/producer Dan Chișu is currently in final postproduction with his no budget feature film Nine Stories of Love and Hate in Isolation / Nouă povești de dragoste și ură in izolare, which was shot with mobile phones by the actors themselves in a span of one week.

27-04-2020

PRODUCTION: Estonian Animated Feature Danger Island Continues Production

TALLINN: Some animation filmmakers are finding it relatively easy to continue with their work, although other productions have largely halted. The Estonian bundle content startup IMEPILT Studios is in production with the animated adventure comedy Danger Island, written by Elizabeth Martin and Lauren Hynek (Disney’s Mulan 2020) and John Bellina (iZOMBiE).

27-04-2020

PRODUCTION: Wojciech Smarzowski Works on New Drama

WARSAW: Wojciech Smarzowski is developing a drama under the working title W2. The development process has not been interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic and the shooting is planned for 2020 in Poland and Latvia.

24-04-2020

PRODUCTION: UK/Serbian/German Horror Film Vampir to Shoot in Serbia

BELGRADE: The UK/Serbian/German horror feature Vampir is in preparation to shoot on various rural locations in Serbia during the summer of 2020. Vampir will be filmed in English and it will mark the directorial feature debut of Branko Tomović, the German and European actor of Serbian descent.

16-04-2020

PRODUCTION: Slovak Doc Helmer Zuzana Piussi Finishes Development of Feature Debut

BRATISLAVA: Slovak documentary director Zuzana Piussi has finished the development on the social tragicomedy The Unbalanced / Zošalieť. The film is a Czech/Slovak coproduction between D1film production and the Slovak company Virus film. It was part of the Torino Film Lab Extended and the 2020 Czech Works in Progress online presentation

14-04-2020

PRODUCTION: Latvian Filmmaker Ivars Zviedris Documents a Country in Lockdown

RIGA: The Latvian documentary filmmaker Ivars Zviedris has started documenting the evolving situation and people affected by the virus, in response to the restrictions introduced in Latvia due to COVID-19.

31-03-2020

PRODUCTION: Maradia Tsaava In Production With Georgian/French Doc

TBILISI: Georgian director Maradia Tsaava is currently in production with her first long documentary My Neighbour. The shooting for this Georgian/French coproduction started in August 2019.

11-03-2020

PRODUCTION: Latvia’s Tasse Film To Coproduce Russian Spy Series Pawns

RIGA: Russian spy series Pawns (Metrafilms), which was presented at the Berlinale’s CoPro Series, will be coproduced by Latvia’s Tasse Film. The series conceived by Michael and Lily Idov is set in the mid-1960s and focuses on a professional chess player Max, who is involved in spying activities. The director is to be announced.

02-03-2020

PRODUCTION: Aleksandra Trepińska Begins Production on Other People

WARSAW: Other People, a Warner Bros.- Madants coporoduction, will be the debut for director Aleksandra Trepińska. The film is based on a bestselling novel and is made with the support of the Mazovia Warsaw Film Commission. It is set to open in cinemas in the fall of 2020.

26-02-2020

PRODUCTION: Mariana Čengel Solčanská Preps Slovak/Czech/Slovenian The Enchanted Cave

BRATISLAVA: Slovak director Mariana Čengel Solčanská is finishing preproduction on the fairytale The Enchanted Cave / Zakliata jaskyňa. Shooting of the Slovak/Czech/Slovenian coproduction is planned for the summer of 2020.

25-02-2020