PLZEN: Vaclav Kadrnka is working on the script of a film inspired by his personal family story, Saving One Who Was Dead / Zprava o Zachrane Mrtveho, with plans to go into production in 2018.
TBILISI: Dato Kiknavelidze is currently in development with Geno, the first Georgian long animated film. A 13 minutes short pilot of the film became the first Georgian animated film selected for the 2017 Annecy International Animated Film Festival and Market (MIFA) Competition programme.
VILNIUS: The prominent Lithuanian documentarian Audrius Stonys is in production with Baltic New Wave, working together with Latvian director Kristine Briede. Their new film about Baltic documentary filmmakers from the Soviet times was chosen as one of the winners at Meeting Point - Vilnius industry screenings. It will be shown at Cannes industry screenings this May.
BRATISLAVA: Acclaimed Slovak director Martin Šulík is shooting his new feature The Interpreter / Tlmočník. It is his first feature film after a long break following Gypsy / Cigán (produced by Titanic, In Film, and coproduced by Czech Television, RTVS) in 2011. The road movie will star Oscar-winning director Jiří Menzel and Toni Erdmann actor Peter Simonischek.
SOFIA: Ilian Djevelekov is in postproduction with his second feature film Omnipresent. The release is planned for October 2017.
BUCHAREST: Romanian director Hadrian Marcu is currently filming his debut feature Shadow and Dream (working title). The film is a Romanian/Polish coproduction set to premiere in 2018.
ZAGREB: Acclaimed Croatian director Dalibor Matanić is currently developing a six-part TV series The Last Socialist Artefact, set for shooting in 2018. The project is a Croatian/Serbian coproduction produced by Ankica Jurić Tilić through Kinorama in coproduction with Milan Stojanovic through Sense Production.
BUCHAREST: Warner Brothers will shoot The Nun, a spin-off of its 2016 film The Conjuring 2, entirely at the Romania’s Castel Film Studios starting 3 May 2017. The Nun, directed by Corin Hardy, is produced by New Line and distributed by Warner Bros.
SKOPJE: Macedonian documentary film director Marija Dzidzeva is in postproduction with her Macedonian/Serbian debut feature Sacrifice, produced with support from the Macedonian Film Agency and Film Center Serbia.
BUCHAREST: Paul Negoescu begins filming on his third feature film Never Let It Go on 2 April 2017. His previous film Two Lottery Tickets / Două lozuri, an independent comedy produced by Actoriedefilm.ro on a budget of approximately 30,000 EUR, became the domestic film with the best box office (540,000 EUR / 2,403,355 RON) in 2016.