PRAGUE: A film version of the Czech bestseller The Last Aristocrat, directed by Jiří Vejdělek, is in preproduction for release in 2019.
RIGA: Latvian Emerging Producer at the Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival, Lelde Pruse continues her collaboration with the award-winning director Karlis Lesins, who has completed shooting on his feature film debut The Despair.
BRATISLAVA: Slovak novelist/scriptwriter Vito Staviarsky along with his sons, director Richard Staviarsky and editor Juraj Staviarsky, and daughter, producer Marka Staviarska, are in post-production with their first feature film Loli Paradicka, produced by their family company Staviarsky and coproduced by the Slovak Radio and TV.
BRATISLAVA: Slovak director/writer/producer Marko Škop is in post-production with his second feature film Let There be Light / Nech je svetlo.
SZCZECIN: Patryk Vega is working on a sequel to his box-office hit Women of Mafia with an international cast and release planned for February 2019.
LJUBLJANA: Damjan Kozole began production on the Slovenian/Macedonian/Serbian/Croatian coproduction Half-Sister / Polsestra on 27 October 2018. The 32 days of filming are taking place in Ljubljana and the Slovenian fishing village of Izola, and will be completed on 14 December.
SARAJEVO: Nermin Hamzagić’s debut feature film Full Moon / Pun mjesec, which was shot in 15 days during the months of August and September, entered the postproduction phase with a boost from the Film Fund of Bosnia and Herzegovina, which supported the production in its most recent grants round.
SKOPJE: Academy award nominated Macedonian film director Milcho Manchevski started shooting his sixth feature film Willow / Vrba, produced by Banana Film, in the Macedonian village Krushevica. The shooting, which started on 25 October 2018 and will wrap at the beginning of December, will also take place in the picturesque Mariovo villages of Stavica, Dunje and Zovich, Treskavec, in the Prespa region and in different locations in Skopje.
TBILISI: Georgian director Vakhtang Kuntsev-Gabashvili is in production with Cinemania.MSHT-15, a Georgianfull-length documentary shooting in Georgia.
BELGRADE: The Film Fund of Bosnia and Herzegovina is the most recent fund to provide support for Mirjana Karanović’s fiction feature Mara, with a grant of 55,000 KM / 28,121 EUR. The film is planned as a coproduction between Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia, Croatia and Montenegro.