SOFIA: Award-winning Bulgarian director Peter Popzlatev is completing postproduction on his new feature film Time Is Ours. Inspired by Vladimir Zarev’s novel Devastation, it is another of the director’s personal looks at Bulgaria’s post-totalitarian reality. His typical highly stylised cinematography is underlining a tense criminal intrigue.
TBILISI: Marisa Romanov, an American series created by Miranda K. Spigener-Sapon and produced by SPT France and Noirtainment for Amazon Prime Video, will be filmed in Georgia and Los Angeles starting around 1 September 2018. It is a beneficiary of the tax incentives scheme.
VILNIUS: Lithuanian director Lina Lužytė began shooting her second feature film The Castle / Pilis on 28 June 2018. The coming-of-age drama is the first Lithuanian/Irish coproduction.
WROCŁAW: Polish box office hit director Patryk Vega is working on his new crime thriller entitled Plagues of Breslau and has announced that he has purchased rights to the Pitbull franchise with plans to release the new part in November 2021.
KOSICE: Slovak producer Livia Filusova of Furia Film, currently serving on the main jury of Art Film Fest (running through 23 June 2018), is on board the Czech/Slovak/Irish film Charlatan, which will begin filming in winter 2018, directed by Agnieszka Holland from a script by Marek Epstein.
LJUBLJANA: Slovenian production company Invida is producing a 13-episode animated series for Slovenia’s public TV RTV SLO, How It Grows.
LJUBLJANA: Italian-born Slovenian director Martin Turk began shooting his third feature film Don't Forget to Breathe / Ne pozabi dihati on 19 June 2018. The coming-of-age drama is produced by an all-female Slovenian/Croatian/Italian coproduction team.
VILNIUS: American Film Institute graduate Tomas Vengris, the son of Lithuanian immigrants living in the US, has begun postproduction on his debut feature Motherland / Gimtinė.
PRAGUE: Slovak producer Juraj Krasnohorsky of Artichoke and Czech producer Martin Vandas of Maur Film are coproducing the animated film Of Unwanted Things and People along with Slovenia’s ZVVIKS and Poland’s WJTeam/Likaon.
PRAGUE: Director Ondrej Pecha is developing the animated film Jack Russell the Planet Rescuer with Bio Illusion producer Miroslav Smidmajer.