TALLINN: Polish advertising and marketing company ADHD Warsaw continues its move into film production with The Wounded Beast directed by Piotr Trzaskalski.
TALLINN: Algimants Puipa has completed filming on the Lithuanian drama The Garden of Eden.
TALLINN: Director Viestur Kairish takes on the topic of the deportation of 40,000 Baltic citizens to Siberia in 1941 in the drama Chronicles of Melanie, planned for completion in 2015.
PRAGUE: Making her first trip to Prague, Betty S. P. Ho, director of the Berlin based CEE headquarters for the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, used the 10th anniversary of the Asian Film Festival to promote Hong Kong as the entry point for Czech coproductions with China.
TALLINN: Lithuania will be measuring the success of the first year of its film incentives scheme, but Lithuanian Film Center director Roladas Kvietkauskus is already listing the benefits.
TALLINN: Estonian director Margus Paju is completing work on his debut film, a glossy children’s adventure film and Estonian/Finnish coproduction, Secret Society of Souptown.
TBILISI: The Tbilisi IFF’s first Tbilisi Industry Days opened on Wednesday, 3 December 2014, with pitches of 15 feature length film projects from Georgian filmmakers, and the top prize going to Grigol Abashidze’s project Neighbors.
TALLINN: Even without film incentives, Poland has become a destination for foreign film productions.
TALLINN: Czech producer Michal Kracmer might need to stop pitching his new project Kids from the East for the time being. He has already won two accreditations to the Cannes Producers Network, most recently at the Baltic Event.
TALLINN: With less than three months to put together an international competition programme, after FIAPF accredited the Black Nights Film Festival, held 18-30 november 2014, as the 15th member of its most select category (non-specialized competitive), festival director Tiina Lokk was under the gun to expand the festival’s traditional EurAsia competition.
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