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TETOVO: Stephan Komandarev’s feature film Directions won the Best Film award of the Balkan competition at the 7th Tetova IFF ODA, which was held in the northwestern Macedonian city flanked by scenic mountains.

ZAGREB: The Belgian/Dutch/Bulgarian/Croatian coproduction The Barefoot Emperor / Bosonogi car completed filming in Croatia on 15 October.

WARSAW: Stanisław Zaborowski from Silver Frame is representing Poland at Jihlava IDFF's Emerging Producers programme. FNE spoke with Zaborowski about the current situation for documentary filmmaking in Poland.

PRAGUE: Czech writer/director Stepan Altrichter is currently shooting the Czech/German coproduction National Street in Prague. The film is produced by Pavel Strnad and Petr Oukropec for Negativ.

SALONTA: Romanian director Marian Crișan is currently shooting his fourth feature film Berliner in his hometown of Salonta, in Northern Transylvania. Moldavian DoP Oleg Mutu, who shot Cristian Mungiu’s 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days and Beyond the Hills (Mobra Films), is lensing.

LJUBLJANA: The CEE Animation Workshop, formerly known as the Visegrad Animation Workshop, is accepting applications from animated film projects from low production capacity countries until 22 October 2018.

This year, 21 films will compete for the Silver Eye Award for the best documentaries from Central and Eastern Europe at the Ji.hlava IDFF.

BERLIN: Scary Mother directed by Ana Urushadze and Touch Me Not directed by Adina Pintilie are among the six debut films nominated for the European Film Academy’s European Discovery 2018 – Prix FIPRESCI Award.

JIHLAVA: Austria has an especially strong presence in the competition of Central European films, Between the Seas, at the 22nd Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival, which runs 25 – 30 October 2018.