BUCHAREST: Romanian producer/writer/director Anca Damian has begun production on the animated documentary The Magic Mountain, the second part of her Death (and Life) Trilogy which started with the 2011 award winning Crulic - The Path to Beyond/Crulic - Drumul spre dincolo.

ZAGREB: Finnish writer/director Arto Halonen (Princess, Pavlov’s Dogs) is in postproduction with the first Finnish-Croatian coproduction, a comedy about the doping-phenomenon notable for the casting of Canadian Olympic athlete Ben Johnson, who relinquished his gold medal when he tested positive for doping, in a minor role.

CANNES: Adam Csaszi's male love story Land of Storms  which is in postproduction has already been sold by the German sales outfit, m-appeal to several territories during Cannes Film Festival.

NICOSIA: Petros Charalambous is developing an adaptation of Eve Makis's novel Land of Golden Apple (first published in the UK) with Eve Makis writing the script and Marios Piperides producing through AMP Filmworks from Cyprus.

BUCHAREST: For Romania’s Anca Puiu becoming a film producer was a “natural growth.”

NICOSIA: Award winning writer/director Christos Siopachas is in postproduction with Five Shilling Nylon, a love story set in 1950 about a miller whose life is turned upside down by the arrival of a young married woman at the mill.

BUCHAREST: Ten features, one long documentary and 20 short films will be screened during Romanian Days, the showcase of new Romanian films at the 12th Transylvania International Film Festival, taking place 6 - 8 June 2013.

ZAGREB: Croatian producer Zdenka Gold set up her own production company Spiritus Movens Production in 2009 after working as a freelance producer for a decade. 

BUCHAREST: Romanian cinema operators have passed the half-way mark in the country’s transition to digitalization with 137 of Romania’s 205 screens already  digital by the end of 2012.

NICOSIA: Stavros Papageorghiou is in postproduction with Kypris - The Great Goddess of Cyprus, a 60 minute documentary offering an exploration of the worship of the goddess Aphrodite from an archeological, mythological, religious, art and tradition perspective. 

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