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TBILISI: The acclaimed Georgian director George Ovashvili is working on two new feature films – Beautiful Elene, with preproduction set for the summer of 2019 and production for September 2019, and The Moon Is a Father of Mine, with preproduction set for the autumn of 2019 and shooting for the winter of 2020.

This month we speak with Andre Balzekiene, the manager of Kino Pasaka from Vilnius, Lithuania.

This month we speak with Andre Balzekiene, the manager of Kino Pasaka from Vilnius, Lithuania.

BUCHAREST: Stere Gulea’s Moromete Family: On the Edge of Time / Moromeții 2 was awarded best film at the 13th edition of the Gopo Gala, held at the National Theatre in Bucharest on 19 March 2019. The film was also awarded in nine other categories.

This month we speak with Hermina Azarian, the programmer (together with Vladimir Trifonov) of Cinema Lumiere from Sofia, Bulgaria.

This month we speak with Hermina Azarian, the programmer (together with Vladimir Trifonov) of Cinema Lumiere from Sofia, Bulgaria.

ZAGREB: The Croatian Audiovisual Centre distributed 3,892,222 EUR / 28,858,840 HRK as feature film, debut feature, documentary, animated film and experimental film production grants, and also as script and project development grants.

BUCHAREST: The third film in the Netflix series A Christmas Prince directed by John Schultz and starring Rose McIver and Ben Lamb, is currently shooting in Romania. A Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby has already applied to the rebate scheme launched in Romania in 2018.

TBILISI: The “Film in Georgia” 20-25% cash rebate programme was launched at the beginning of 2016. We spoke with Tatia Bidzinashvili, Head of Film in Georgia about how the programme went so far.

BUCHAREST: The teen film Oh, Ramona! by Cristina Jacob became, in its second week, the highest grossing film in Romania in 2019 with 771,241 EUR / 3,655,684 RON gross and 189,208 admissions. This is the second time in 30 years when a Romanian film has topped the charts, after Sam Irvin’s comedy Garcea și oltenii (produced by MediaPro Pictures), which had 251,891 admissions by the end of 2002.