Shot in five weeks in Sofia and Istanbul, Kamen Kalev's debut Eastern Plays, a look at Sofia's underground youth life, screens at Director's Fortnight before its fall release in Bulgaria.
Foxes (Lištičky) (www.listicky.cz), a co-production from Slovakia, Ireland and the Czech Republic written and directed by first time director Mira Fornay, has completed a half year shoot on locations in all three countries and is currently in post-production.
SPI ( www.spi-film.sk) is handling distribution of Broken Promise, a Slovak/Czech co-production from Czech comedy director Jiri Chlumsky.
Following on the heels of Big Respect (Velky respekt), the city of Bratislava is the title star in another low budget film -- this one dealing with the city and its hip-hop subculture.
Andrzej Munk Studio is wrapping up Demakijaż, a feature composed of three short movies produced for its "30 minutes" program
Academy Award nominated Hungarian director Geza M. Toth (Maestro) is in preproduction with the animated feature film The Zombie Age.
The American cult screenwriter Barry Gifford (Wild at Heart, Lost Highway, City of Ghosts) plays a small part in The Phantom Father, the first feature from Lucian Georgescu, based on Gifford's story.
Cannes and Berlin awarded Romanian director Cristi Puiu is in production with his third feature, Aurora, a crime story with the director playing the lead role himself.
Director, scriptwriter, master of parody and trifle, and occasional actor Tomáš Vorel will finish an eight week shoot on his new film To Catch a Billionaire (Jak ulovit miliardáře) in late May.
The Hungarian-British co-production Colorado Kid, the debut feature from film critic Andras Vagvolgyi B, has moved into postproductionin England.