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BUCHAREST: Anthony C. Ferrante starts shooting his new horror Fells Point in Romania on 19 February 2018. The sequel to Ferrante’s TV movie hit Sharknado stars the same actors as the 2013 film: Ian Zering, Tara Reid, Casandra Scerbo and Vivica Fox. It is serviced by Castel Film Studios.

ZAGREB: The Croatian Audiovisual Centre distributed 272,300 EUR / 2,025,000 HRK to three minority coproductions directed by Peter Brosens & Jessica Woodworth, Metod Pevec and Ines Tanović.

BUCHAREST: Creative agency ROLLERCOASTER PR will launch as a distributor on the Romanian market on 24 August 2018 with the theatrical release of the domestic documentary Licu, a Romanian Story directed by Ana Dumitrescu.

ZAGREB: The Board of HAVC reappointed Hrvoje Hribar as Chief Executive for a second four-year term beginning in December 2014, but on 6 February 2017 Hribar handed in his resignation due to the negative audit conducted by the Croatian State Audit. In February 2017 Daniel Rafaelić was named acting director and in May 2017 the director of the Croatian Audiovisual Centre for a four year term.

TBILISI: The acclaimed Georgian-born Berlin-based director Dito Tsintsadze is in postproduction with Inhale–Exhale aka 43, a Georgian/Russian coproduction shot in Georgia after a long pause. Rusudan Glurjidze is producing.

BUCHAREST: The most important accolades for the Romanian cinema in 2017 were the Silver Bear for Outstanding Artistic Contribution for editing received by Călin Peter Netzer’s Ana, mon amour, and Best Actor award given to Bogdan Dumitrache for Pororoca by Constantin Popescu at the 2017 San Sebastian Film Festival.

BUCHAREST: Adina Pintilie’s debut feature Touch Me Not / Nu mă atinge-mă, which was selected for the Competition of the 68th edition of the Berlin International Film Festival (15-25 February 2018), has been acquired by the Paris-based Doc & Film International.

BUCHAREST: Daniel Sandu’s debut feature One Step Behind the Seraphim / Un pas în urma serafimilor is one of the few Romanian feature film released on the Vimeo platform. It can only be watched by the Romanian audience.

BUCHAREST: Adina Pintilie’s debut feature Touch Me Not / Nu mă atinge-mă was selected for the Competition of the 68th edition of the Berlin International Film Festival (15-25 February 2018). The film is a Romanian/German/Czech/Bulgaria/French coproduction with an international cast.

This month we spoke with Barbora Tóthová, PR Manager of Kino Usmev (Cinema Smile). This one screen art house cinema located in the center of Košice (Slovakia) is run by Cinefil, a not-for-profit organisation of film enthusiasts and professionals, that took over it in 2015. The cinema opened in1922 and was abandoned in 2012. This 300-seat cinema is the last surviving art house cinema in Košice.