SARAJEVO: Bosnian and Herzegovinian Oscar-winning director Danis Tanović, whose latest success Death in Sarajevo (SCCA/pro.ba, 2016) won the Silver Bear – Jury Prize and the FIPRESCI prize at the 66th Berlinale, started shooting The Postcard Killings, a UK production starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Connie Nielsen.
VILNIUS: The acclaimed Lithuanian director Donatas Ulvydas is currently in postproduction with the documentary The State Secret / Valstybės paslaptis on the Lithuanian president Dalia Gybauskaitė. The premiere of this independent film is set for 12 April 2019.
BUCHAREST: Icon production, the company behind Andrei Ujică’s The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceaușescu, is in early postproduction with Eugen Jebeleanu’s debut feature Inside / Înăuntru (working title), a drama exploring gay life in contemporary Romania.
ZAGREB: Zagreb stands for a German city in the Netflix series Medical Police, a spin-off from the series Children’s Hospital, which is currently filming in Croatia. The series has already applied to the incentives scheme.
SKOPJE: Macedonian director Igor Ivanov started shooting his new feature film Homo as a coproduction between Macedonia, Bulgaria, Serbia, Slovenia and Kosovo on 13 March 2019. A five-week shooting schedule is planned, including more than 20 locations in Skopje.
BELGRADE: Serbian director Milica Tomović started shooting her debut feature The Celts / Kelti in Belgrade on 8 March 2019. The film is supported by Film Center Serbia.
BRATISLAVA: Young Slovak director Michal Blaško is currently in preproduction with his debut feature Victim. This Slovak/Czech/Ukrainian coproduction was selected for Cinéfondation’s Atelier in Cannes. Its shooting is set for the autumn of 2019.
TALLINN: A Film Estonia is currently in production with the long animated feature Raggie / Sipsik directed by Meelis Arulepp and Karsten Kiilerich. The film is based on an Estonian children’s book by Eno Raud and it is a coproduction with Danish A.Film Production.
BUCHAREST: The third film in the Netflix series A Christmas Prince directed by John Schultz and starring Rose McIver and Ben Lamb, is currently shooting in Romania. A Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby has already applied to the rebate scheme launched in Romania in 2018.
BRATISLAVA: The acclaimed Slovak director Jaro Vojtek is currently in postproduction with documentaries 7 Days / 7 dní and Earthly Paradise / Raj na Zemi (working titles). Both of them are set to premiere in the autumn of 2019 and both are supported by the Slovak Audiovisual Fund.