Lithuanian -Finnish co-production Barzakh ( opens the Berlinale Panorama Dokumente on 10 February 2011. The directorial debut of Lithuanian director Mantas Kvedaravicius follows the families of missing Chechens.


PRODUCTION: Emmy Winner Nanau Prepares New Documentary

BUCHAREST: Alexander Nanau, recipient of the International Emmy 2010 for The World According to Ion B, is preparing a new full length documentary, 136, which will be produced by Strada Film (


PRODUCTION: Touch Me Not in development

BUCHAREST: Writer/ director Adina Pintile is developing her first feature film, Touch Me Not, a study of the human longing for contact, with three a woman and two men fighting solitude and searching for intimacy.


PRODUCTION: Seven Acts of Mercy Shooting in Italy

Seven Acts of Mercy/Sette opere di misericordia, an Italian/Romanian co-production between Alessandro Borrelli of La Sarraz Pictures ( and Dan Burlac of Elefant Film, began shooting in Torino on 19 December 2010.


Nicky’s Family Sets Prague Premiere

PRAGUE: Nicky's Family, the sequel to director Matěj Mináč's 2002 International Emmy award-winning film Nicholas Winton - The Power of Good, will have its world premiere on 20 January 2011 in Prague. The Czech-Slovak coproduction is a full-length documentary film with dramatized reconstructions The day-long event will feature the presentation of a petition to award the Nobel Peace Prize to Winton.


PRODUCTION: Little Gypsy Witch in Production

ZAGREB: Tomislav Žaja's feature film for children and adults Little Gypsy Witch (Duh babe Ilonke, screenplay by Irena Krčelić) began shooting on 28 December 2010.


PRODUCTION: 4 Blows in Development

BUCHAREST: Writer/director Peter Kerek is developing his first feature film, 4 Blows/Patru lovituri, a fictional self-portrait told through four life-changing events in one man's life.


PRODUCTION: Scapegoat goes into Postproduction

ISTANBUL: Scapegoat, a slapstick comedy expected to rival the success of the 2009 Turkish box office hit Recep Ivedik (4.5 million admissions), is completing postproduction. A $1 million production by Medya Muhendisi (, Scapegoat is based on a short video clip called ‘Gunah Kecisi' (Scapegoat) that first gained popularity three years ago, about an ex-porn star who wants to change his life and to become a business manager.


PRODUCTION: Lea and Darija Completes Filming

Branko Ivanda finished the last day of shooting on his feature film Lea and Darija on 12 December 2010. The film is a drama with biographical elements about two child film stars from Zagreb in the late 1930's, Lea Deutsch and Darija Gasteiger.


PRODUCTION: Bromski Crime drama in Postproduction

Jacek Bromski, one of the most popular Polish filmmakers goes back to crime genre with his new film Entanglement.