PRODUCTION: Portaits in a Forest Completes Shoot

BUCHAREST: Romanian director Dinu Tănase wraps filming 19 October 2011 on Portraits in a Forest, a contemporary police story involving a crime and an officer solving the case. Shooting started in September, takeing place in Bucharest and other Romanian towns.


Dostoyevsky’s The Idiot adapted by Estonian Director Rainer Sarnet

An adaptation of Fyodor Dostoyevsky's novel, The Idiot (Idioot) by Estonian director Rainer Sarnet screened in the Flash Forward section of the Busan International Film Festival. The film, produced by Katrin Kissa of the Homeless Bob Productions and budgeted at a reported 565,000 EUR, opened domestically on 14 October 2011 to generally positive critical acclaim.


CentEast Works in Progress: Baby Blues

WARSAW: Polish director Katarzyna Rosłaniec explores the topic of teen pregnancy in her new drama Baby Blues presented at the CentEast forum in Warsaw.


CentEast Warsaw-Moscow Polish Works in Progress: Blind Watching

WARSAW: Polish director Andrzej Jakimowski (Tricks) is in post production with Blind Watching, a moving drama with documentary-style improvised moments about the importance of making a connection despite the loss of vision.


FNE at Varna Golden Rose FF: Rules of Single Life

Rules of Single Life, a character-driven documentary, was directed by Bulgaria born expat Tonislav Hristov, residing in Finland since 1999.


FNE at Varna Golden Rose FF: Mothers

The experimental three partsfilm Mothers by Milcho Manchevski is the Macedonian director's second coproduction with Bulgaria, following Shadows which was coproduced the Bulgarian company Camera ( Mothers was coproduced by Bulgaria's Elements with funding support from the Bulgarian National Film Center (,


FNE at Varna Golden Rose FF: Fish Cry Freedom

The low-budget 61-minute HD feature film Fish Cry Freedomis a feature debut from an Austrian film director and cultural anthropologist living in Munich, Wilma Kiener. Gergana Kofardzhieva and Itzko Finci star as two aging theatre actors preparing for a film in a desolate Sofia family kitchen.


PRODUCTION: The Last Days of Ceauşescu in Postproduction

BUCHAREST: Radu Gabrea is in the last stages of postproduction with his docu-drama The Last Days of Ceauşescu, with plans for a pre-premiere screening on Christmas, the day the Romanian dictator died 22 years ago.


FNE at Varna Golden Rose FF National Competition: Ave

Ave is a first feature film from Konstantin Bojanov, funded with €300,000 in public support from the National Film Center (, €14,000 - from the Bulgarian National Television (, €100,000 from KB Films and €50,000 from Camera.


PRODCUTION: Łukasz Barczyk to Direct Historical Polish Film

POZNAN: Łukasz Barczyk has been selected by the Marshal Office of the Great Poland region to direct a film about the Great Polish Uprising, the most successful of Polish insurrections. The major historical drama will be completed before December 2013.