PRODUCTION: Lech Majewski shoots in Silesia

Film director and visual artist Lech Majewski is in production with Psie Pole (Dog Field). The film will be shot in the Silesia region through the end of November 2010. The 2.8 million PLN received 1 million PLN from the Polish Film Institute (www.pisf.pl).

18-11-2010

PRODUCTION: Hedgehog Animated Film in Postproduction

One of the most popular Polish comic book characters comes to life in Jeż Jerzy (Jeż Jerzy: The Movie), an animated film now in postproduction. The premiere is planned for 18 March 2011, with distribution handled by Monolith Films (www.monolith.pl).

18-11-2010

PRODUCTION: Integration Trip in Postproduction

Polish director Przemysław Angerman is in postproduction with Integration Trip, a light comedy about the life of corporate employees. Shooting took place 13 - 27 October 2010 in Rawa Mazowiecka. The comedy is produced by Filmcontract Ltd (www.filmcontract.pl) in co-operation with Telekomunikacja Polska (www.tp.pl). The budget is 4.4 million PLN (EEUR 1.1 million), with 1.5 million PLN funding from the Polish Film Institute (www.pisf.pl).

17-11-2010

PRODUCTION: Women Are Somehow Different moves into Final Stage of Filming

Polish director Marek Koterski is preparing for the second part of the shoot for his new comedy Women Are Somehow Different. The first part of the shoot took place mainly in Łódź in October 2010, and the production of the film will last until the beginning of 2011.

16-11-2010

PRODUCTION: Polish Costume Drama Daas in Production

After a month of filming, the Polish history drama Daas will wrap shooting on 27 November. The film is expected to be completed in time for the Gdynia national film festival scheduled for May 2011.

16-11-2010

PRODUCTION: Looking For A Mother in Postproduction

Romanian director Adrian Popovici (Dracula The Impaler, Eva) is in post-production with a Romanian-Moldavian co-production, Looking For A Mother /Se caută o mamă. A tentative premiere date is planned for autumn 2011.

15-11-2010

PRODUCTION: Escaping Riga in Development

Director Davis Simanis and producer Liga Gaisa are in development with a Latvian full-length documentary, Escaping Riga, a "docu-fiction" about Riga-born film director Sergei Eisenstein who emigrated to Russia and philosopher Sir Isaiah Berlin who immigrated to England. The film, produced by Mistrus Media (www.mistrusmedia.lv) looks at their early childhood friendship and their final meeting after WWII.

11-11-2010

PRODUCTION: Seven Acts Of Mercy in Preproduction

BUCHAREST: The Italian documentary and short film directors Gianluca and Massimiliano De Serio are in Bucharest for the final stage of the casting the lead actress of their first feature, Seven Acts of Mercy/Sette opere di misericordia, an Italian/Romanian coproduction. The contemporary drama of redemption is set against the social backdrop of the immigrant situation in Italy.

10-11-2010

PRODUCTION: A Film for Friends in post-production

Director/screenwriter Radu Jude is currently in post-production with a low-budget 60-minute film A Film for Friends/Film pentru prieteni which he produced and self-financed. Jude, whose first feature The Happiest Girl In The World/Cea mai fericită fată din lume was awarded with C.I.C.A.E. Award at the Berlinale 2009, told FNE that the film focuses on a man who, prior to take his life, tapes a video testament to his unfaithful friends.

10-11-2010

PRODUCTION: Romanies Go To Elections in Production

The Slovak/Czech documentary Romanies Go To Elections from one of the new Slovak documentary directing stars, Jaro Vojtek (Slovak Oscar candidate The Border), is currently in production with 50% of the filming completed and post-production set to begin in January 2011. The film is scheduled for a November 2011 premiere.

09-11-2010