BELGRADE: The Italian fund Fondo Audiovisio FVG has announced a grant of 56,000 EUR for Darkling / Mrak by Serbian director Dušan Milić. The film, which will be Milić’s fourth feature film in fifteen years, will be coproduced by A_Lab Srls on the Italian side.
BANJA LUKA: The boutique animation studio Aeon Production is producing The Adventures of Tubby and Stretch, a children’s animated TV series for the national TV station of Bosnia and Herzegovina RTRS.
WARSAW: Polish director Filip Bajon is putting the finishing touches on his major costume drama The Butler, set to premiere in September 2018.
SKOPJE: John Vardar vs. the Galaxy, Macedonia’s first animated feature film, has received funding from the Macedonian Film Agency and is lining up Bulgarian partners for a planned coproduction. The project was pitched at the recent Visegrad Animation Forum, which took place during the Anifilm festival the first week in May, where it received the Special Mention of the jury.
BELGRADE: The historical drama King Petar’s Socks / Čarape kralja Petra began principal shooting in mid-March 2018. Lazar Ristovski, the eminent Serbian and international actor, is starring in and producing the film, which is directed by his son Petar Ristovski. The film is a Serbian/Greek coproduction, supported by Film Center Serbia.
BUCHAREST: The new feature film Donbass by Sergei Loznitsa, which will open Cannes’s Un Certain Regard on 9 May 2018, is currently in postproduction. The film is a German/ French/Ukrainian/Dutch/Romanian coproduction. Most of the postproduction takes place in Bucharest at Digital Cube.
WARSAW: The acclaimed Polish film director Krzysztof Zanussi is finishing his new drama Ether, a coproduction between Poland, Ukraine, Hungary and Lithuania.
VILNIUS: The Lithuanian historical psychological drama Isaac directed by Jurgis Matulevičius will wrap shooting at the end of April 2018.
WARSAW: Jacek Borcuch is currently shooting his new drama Volterra, starring the famous Polish actress Krystyna Janda. The shooting takes place in Tuscany, Italy.
BUCHAREST: The Romanian/Mexican/Japanese coproduction Drunken Fish on the Moon (working title) directed by the Japanese Kohki Hasei is expected to have a three weeks shoot in Romania in the autumn of 2018. The project is currently in the financing stage with the Romanian party represented by Metropolis Film and the producer Daniel Mitulescu. Emir Kusturica is the executive producer.