PRODUCTION: Latvian Oskars Rupenheits Shoots Crime Film Red Code Blue

RIGA: Latvian director/writer Oskars Rupenheits is currently in production with the independent crime story Red Code Blue / Tumšzilais evaņģēlijs, which has been financed by private companies and funders, and also through a crowdfunding campaign.


PRODUCTION: Serbian Director Pavle Vučković Starts Shooting Serbian/Macedonian/Montenegrin Coproduction Frost

BELGRADE: Serbian director Pavle Vučković commenced the production of his third feature Frost / Mraz, a universal story based on a myth from Eastern Serbia. The film is a coproduction among Serbia, North Macedonia and Montenegro, supported by Film Center Serbia, the North Macedonia Film Agency and the Film Centre of Montenegro.


PRODUCTION: Tereza Nvotová Preps Slovak/Czech/Polish Drama Father

BRATISLAVA: The succesful Slovak director Tereza Nvotová is currently in preproduction with her third feature film Father / Otec. The drama based on tragic real events is produced by Slovak DANAE Production in coproduction with Czech´s moloko film, Polish Lava Films and the Czech Television.


PRODUCTION: Czech Documentary Filmmaker Veronika Lišková Shoots Debut Feature Year of the Widow

PRAGUE: Czech director Veronika Lišková is currently in production with her debut feature Year of the Widow / Rok vdovy, which is a Czech/Slovak/Croatian coproduction. The screenplay, written by Lišková’s partner, screenwriter Eugen Liška, was inspired by a series of articles by Zuzana Pokorná, a diary like reflection of the first year of the author’s widowhood.


PRODUCTION: Estonian Twin Directors Raul and Romet Esko Shoot Two of Me

TALLINN: Estonian twin directors/screenwriters Raul and Romet Esko wrapped shooting on their first feature film Two of Me / Mind on kaks on 5 September 2023 in Estonia. The film is about two twin filmmakers, who are trying to make a film about twins. Five additional shooting days are forthcoming in an African country in late 2023.


PRODUCTION: Action-Packed Croatian TV Series The Highlands Enters Postproduction

ZAGREB: The 22-episode TV series The Highlands created by Maja Pek-Brünjes and Danijel Pek, and produced by Antitalent for the Croatian Radiotelevision is now in postproduction. The series directed by Mladen Dizdar, Aldo Tardozzi and Radislav Jovanov Gonzo was filmed for 98 days from May to August 2023.


PRODUCTION: Danielle Proskar to Start Shooting Austrian/Maltese Doc Pirates and Slaves of the Mediterranean

VALLETTA: Austrian director/writer Danielle Proskar will start shooting his TV documentary Pirates and Slaves of the Mediterranean in September 2023. This Austrian/Maltese coproduction is supported by the Malta Film Commission - Creative Malta.


PRODUCTION: Maltese Director Peter Sant Shoots Background Sound

VALLETTA: Maltese director/writer/DoP Peter Sant will start shooting his feature film Background Sound (working title) on 28 August 2023. Most of the filming will take place in and around St Paul’s Bay.


PRODUCTION: Serbian Drama Series Time of Death in Postproduction

BELGRADE: Serbian drama series Time of Death / Vreme smrti, directed by Ivan Živković and based on the bestseller by author and politician Dobrica Ćosić, is currently in postproduction. It took a team of 400 actors and actresses, a couple of thousand extras, as well as 13 months (188 shooting days) and hundreds of locations in various parts of Serbia to shoot the 1,200 pages long screenplay.


PRODUCTION: Feature Film Vasilija the Beautiful Starts Shooting in Serbia

BELGRADE: Vasilija the Beautiful / Vasilija Prekrasna directed by Žikica Jovanović, Ivica Vidanović and Vlastimir Stevanović started shooting in Serbia. The film focuses on a child, which is a rarity in Serbian cinema in this century.


PRODUCTION: Romanian Comedy Klaus and Barroso About to Wrap Shooting in Bucharest

BUCHAREST: Director Bogdan Theodor Olteanu and Bold Film Studio (the first film investment fund in Romania) are teaming up again after their successful comedy Taxi Drivers (2022), but their new project, the independent comedy Klaus and Barroso / Klaus si Barroso, has a collective direction, as several members of the team are involved in the directing process.


PRODUCTION: Michal Kunes Kováč in Postproduction with Slovak/Canadian Drama Réveillon

BRATISLAVA: The Slovak/Canadian historical family drama Réveillon / A máme čo sme chceli, directed by Michal Kunes Kováč and produced by B Production in coproduction with Canadian Don Carmody TV, AZYL Production and Radio and Television Slovakia (RTVS), is currently in postproduction.


PRODUCTION: Veteran Director Lordan Zafranović Shoots Serbian Feature Film The Children of Kozara

BELGRADE: Following a short shooting in the summer of 2022, more than 100 actors and 60 professionals are currently filming the Serbian feature and TV drama series The Children of Kozara / Djeca Kozare in the vicinity of the Serbian town of Bela Crkva. The project is directed by the renowned Yugoslav filmmaker Lordan Zafranović, thus making his first feature in this post-Yugoslav region since 1988.


PRODUCTION: Pavel Soukup in Final Postproduction with Czech Feature Film #annaismissing

PRAGUE: Czech director Pavel Soukup is putting the final touches to his latest project, the thriller #annaismissing, which will be released by Aerofilms in Czech and Slovak cinemas in August 2023. #annaismissing is a standalone film continuation of the successful series #martyisdead, produced by Bionaut for, which was honoured with an International Emmy Award in 2020.


PRODUCTION: Estonian Directors Rain Tolk and Andres Maimik Shoot Aurora

TALLINN: Estonian directors Rain Tolk and Andres Maimik are currently in production with the feature film Aurora. The film is made using the character-based improvisation method, which has not yet been widely applied in Estonia. The story and the characters have been created through improvisation in real environments and real-life situations.


PRODUCTION: Boris Despodov in Postproduction with Documentary The Sinner and the Saint

SOFIA: Bulgarian director/producer Boris Despodov is in postproduction with his new documentary The Sinner and the Saint. This Bulgarian/German/Serbian coproduction has been selected for the CineLink Work in Progress 2023, which will be held within the 29th Sarajevo Film Festival (11 – 18 August 2023).