WARSAW: Ikea Retail has commissioned and will sponsor the first Polish product placement mini-series, Dom pełen zmian / House full of changes, which will be aired by Polish private broadcaster Polsat.
BUCHAREST: Writers/directors Gabi Virginia Șarga and Cătălin Rotaru are in preproduction with their first feature film, Primum Non Nocere. Their very first short film 4:15 p.m. The End of the World was selected for Cannes short film competition in 2016.
BUCHAREST: Anca Damian is in preproduction with a new long animated film, The Extraordinary Voyage of Marona / Extraordinara calatorie a Maronei, which is a coproduction between Romania, France and Belgium.
ZAGREB: The Dutch/Belgian/Croatian film Rafael by Ben Sombogaart began a 30-day shoot on locations in Croatia on 30 September 2017
VILNIUS: The German production company Ufa Fiction (producers Benjamin Benedict, Nico Hofmann and Martin Bromber) and local service producer Ramūnas Škikas (production company Ahil) are shooting the TV drama Kruso in Lithuania for public broadcasters MDR and ARD Degeto with backing from MDM Mitteldeutsche Medien-Förderung and the Lithuanian Film Centre.
BELGRADE: Dragan Marinković is currently in postproduction with Leeches / Pijavice, his fifth feature film and his fourth collaboration with the actor Lazar Ristovski. The film is a Serbian/Croatian/Macedonian coproduction supported by Film Center Serbia.
WARSAW: Polish director Viktoria Marinov is in preparation with Love Land, a long documentary about people who decide to emigrate to Bulgaria out of love. The producers are looking for Bulgarian coproducers.
WARSAW: Indian TV series Bose. Dead / Alive directed by Pulkit and starring Rajkummar Rao was shot in the Malopolska province with Film Polska Productions servicing. The Polish locations stood in for Germany, Austria and Manchuria.
BELGRADE: Writer/director Predrag Antonijević returns to Serbian cinema after 27 years with Soldier’s Lullaby / Zaspanka za vojnike, a WWI drama he is currently shooting in Serbia. The film is an adaptation of Stevan Jakovljević’s classical realistic novel Srpska trilogija / Serbian Trilogy, written almost 100 years ago.
RIGA: Michael Idov’s debut feature The Humorist started shooting in Jurmala, Latvia. The film is a coproduction between Russia, Latvia and the Czech Republic, and is set to be finished by summer 2018.