RIGA: In his new documentary Telebridge Ivo Briedis is deconstructing the concept of the Soviet man through the eyes of the last Soviet and first post-Soviet generation. The project was selected for the Ex Oriente Film workshop in 2017 and the Baltic Sea Docs (2-10 September 2017).
VILNIUS: Marija Kavtaradzė, one of the most promising young Lithuanian directors and scriptwriters, will start shooting her debut feature Summer Survivors / Vasara on 24 August 2017.
RIGA: Young Latvian film directors Liene Linde and Armands Začs are currently in production with 36 Months, a documentary following four young women throughout their pregnancy. The project was selected for the Baltic Sea Docs (2-10 Septembre 2017).
WARSAW: Adrian Panek is currently shooting his second feature film Werewolf, set in the aftermath of WWII. This Polish/Dutch/German coproduction is scheduled to be released in 2018.
TALLINN: Tanel Toom is currently in production with his debut feature Truth and Justice / Tõde ja õigus, which will be one of the five feature films made for the 100th anniversary of the Republic of Estonia. The film is based on the pentalogy of the Estonian writer Anton Hansen Tammsaare, which is considered to be one of the major works of Estonian literature.
PRAGUE: Award winning film and TV director Robert Sedláček starts shooting a feature film dedicated to Jan Palach, who committed self-immolation after the invasion of Czechoslovakia by the Warsaw Pact armies in 1968. The Czech/Slovak coproduction Jan Palach will be released on 21 August 2018, the day of the 50th anniversary of the Soviet occupation of Czechoslovakia.
VILNIUS: Acclaimed film, theatre and TV director Raimundas Banionis is returning to film directing after 25 years with The Purple Fog / Purpurinis rūkas. This historical drama is currently in production with theatrical release set for 2018.
RIGA: Acclaimed documentary filmmaker and DoP Ivars Zviedris is currently in production with The Smuggler, a story set on the Latvian/Russian border.
SKOPJE: Macedonian director Kristijan Risteski is developing his debut feature Snow White Dies in the End / Snezana umira na krajot. The project has been selected for the CineLink Co-Production Market, set to take place from 14 to 17 August 2017 within the 23rd Sarajevo Film Festival (11-18 August 2016).
PRAGUE: Filip Renč is currently shooting Desperate Women Do Desperate Things / Zoufalé ženy dělají zoufalé věcí, a comedy based on two books by Halina Pawlovská, one of the most popular Czech writers and TV personalities.