SKOPJE: Academy award nominated Macedonian film director Milcho Manchevski started shooting his sixth feature film Willow / Vrba, produced by Banana Film, in the Macedonian village Krushevica. The shooting, which started on 25 October 2018 and will wrap at the beginning of December, will also take place in the picturesque Mariovo villages of Stavica, Dunje and Zovich, Treskavec, in the Prespa region and in different locations in Skopje.
TBILISI: Georgian director Vakhtang Kuntsev-Gabashvili is in production with Cinemania.MSHT-15, a Georgianfull-length documentary shooting in Georgia.
BELGRADE: The Film Fund of Bosnia and Herzegovina is the most recent fund to provide support for Mirjana Karanović’s fiction feature Mara, with a grant of 55,000 KM / 28,121 EUR. The film is planned as a coproduction between Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia, Croatia and Montenegro.
PRAGUE: Irena Pavlásková is shooting The Prague Orgy, based on the novel by the famous American writer Philip Roth, who died earlier this year. The project with international cast is shot in English.
LJUBLJANA: Italian director Davide Del Degan has started shooting on a Slovenian minority coproduction Paradise with Katarina Čas, in the Slovenian town Grosuplje. The 30-day shoot, which will also take place in Piran and in Sauris (Italy), will wrap on 30 November 2018.
BELGRADE: Labour Day / Prvi maj, Mladen Đorđević’s new feature film project, has received a 40,000 EUR grant from the Greek Film Centre, making it yet another Serbian/Greek coproduction.
ZAGREB: The Belgian/Dutch/Bulgarian/Croatian coproduction The Barefoot Emperor / Bosonogi car completed filming in Croatia on 15 October.
BRATISLAVA: Peter Bebjak, winner of Karlovy Vary IFF's award for Best Diector, is working on the 12-episode TV series The Slavs, currently in pre-production. The series is produced by Slovakia’s Wandal Production and European Partnership Media Group.
TBILISI: Tamar Shavgulidze’s feature film My House in Front of the Forest has completed shooting in Tsavkisi and now moves into post-production.
PRAGUE: Czech writer/director Stepan Altrichter is currently shooting the Czech/German coproduction National Street in Prague. The film is produced by Pavel Strnad and Petr Oukropec for Negativ.