PRAGUE: Czech production company i/o post is developing its third coproduction with Iranian partners. Drama The One of the Whale is the debut feature by Iranian filmmaker Kaveh Daneshmand, who was very recently awarded by Iranian film critics for his short film Occasional Showers.

VILNIUS: Director Emilis Vėlyvis started shooting the third part of his famous trilogy Zero III with Kino Kultas producing. The previous film in the trilogy, Zero 2 (2010) is the most popular film of all time in Lithuania.

PRAGUE: Indian documentary Czech Mate – In Search of Jiri Menzel (working title) by Shivendra Singh Dungarpur is currently being edited in the Prague studio MagicLab after six years of shooting.

BUCHAREST: Obscur, the debut feature of Romanian writer/director Andrei Stefanescu, is currently in the financing and preproduction stage. The film is an independent project set for shooting in November 2016.

VILNIUS: Nikita Mikhalkov‘s Russian production company Three T Production and local coproducer Artbox are currently shooting the feature film Going Vertical by Anton Megerdichev in Lithuania. The film tells the story of the USSR basketball team, that won against the American team for the first time in history, in 1972.

SKOPJE: Goce Cvetanovski`s hand-drawn animated film John Vardar vs. the Galaxy, which is Macedonia’s first long animated feature project, is currently in preproduction.

SOFIA: Escobar, a Spanish/Bulgarian European coproduction starring Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz, and directed by Fernando Leon de Aranoa, will start shooting in Columbia on 24 October 2016.

VALLETTA: Malta has played host to two series in recent weeks, with the Wachowski’s high-profile Sense8 and the Smithsonian Channel-backed Warrior Women, serviced by Parker Film & TV Productions, both filming on the island.

BUCHAREST: Tudor Giurgiu is in the casting process with his new feature film At the Side of the Moon, set for shooting in Spain and Romania in spring 2017. This Romanian/Spanish coproduction is his first project shot abroad.

BELGRADE: Serbian director Milan Karadzic is in production with Biser Bojane, a contemporary romantic comedy. The film is a coproduction between Montenegro and Serbia and is set to open in 2017.

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