ZAGREB: Goran Dukić is in preparation with Do Pigs Go to Heaven?, a rural musical comedy. This is the first feature film shot in Croatia by Dukić and DoP Vanja Černjul, who were born and raised in Croatia but are currently living in the US. Their debut feature Wristcutters: A Love Story received several accolades including two nominations at the Independent Spirit Awards in 2006.
ZAGREB: Acclaimed 88-year-old writer/director Veljko Bulajic is in preparation with Escape to the Sea, a coproduction between Croatia, Montenego, Macedonia, Slovenia and Germany.
ZAGREB: Acclaimed director/scriptwriter Nevio Marasović is in preparation with Comic Sans (working title), a feature film produced by Ankica Jurić Tilić through Kinorama.
ZAGREB: The children's film My Grandpa is an Alien by Drazen Zarkovic and Marina Andree Skop is currently in preparation with the shooting set for 2017. The film is a Croatian/Czech/Bosnian coproduction.
PRAGUE: Mia Film is handling production services on Heaven and Hell, a two part TV film which is the latest of several German productions shot in the Czech Republic in recent years.
TBILISI: Praveen Sattaru's feature film PSV Garuda Vega is currently shooting in Georgia. The project benefits of the cash rebate scheme launched in Georgia at the beginning of 2016.
PRAGUE: After nine years of preparations and financing, US based Czech director, screenwriter and producer David Mrnka started shooting his new film titled Milada about Milada Horakova on 5 November 2016.
BELGRADE: After taking a break to serve on the programming team of the Belgrade International Film Festival – FEST, Serbian helmer Mladen Đorđević is back in the director’s chair with Gastarbeiter Stories / Sumrak u bečkom haustoru. The film has wrapped production and is currently in postproduction.
RIGA: Writer/director Michael Idov is developing Humorist, a feature film about the Soviet stand-up comedian Boris Arkadiev. The film is a Latvian/Russian/British coproduction set for shooting in 2017.
CLUJ-NAPOCA: Japanese director Sion Sono is currently shooting an untitled fantasy series in Cluj-Napoca, a town he fell in love with after visiting it as a guest of the 15th edition of Transilvania IFF. The project should propel the Transilvania Film Fund, established in 2010 but in need of a boost from the local authorities.