PRODUCTION: Stephan Komandarev Shoots Made in EU

SOFIA: The acclaimed Bulgarian director Stephan Komandarev is currently in production with his seventh feature film Made in EU, which is a coproduction between Bulgaria, Germany and the Czech Republic.


PRODUCTION: Latvian Directors Raitis and Lauris Ābele in Postproduction with Latvian/American Dog of God

RIGA: The Latvian brothers and directors Raitis and Lauris Ābele are putting the final touches on their new project, an adult folk tale and rotoscope animation Dog of God / Dieva suns, for which they are looking for a sales agent.


PRODUCTION: US/Serbian War Drama Battle for Castle Itter Enters Postproduction

BELGRADE: The US/Serbian WW2 action drama Battle for Castle Itter has entered postproduction after having been entirely shot in Serbia from 15 February up to 7 March 2024. The film directed by Maximilian Elfeldt and lensed by Serbian Predrag Jočić will be released on Tubi. The production is planning to apply to Serbia’s cash rebate scheme.


PRODUCTION: Robert Kirchhoff in Production with Slovak/Czech Documentary Conspiracy of Silence

BRATISLAVA: The acclaimed Slovak director Robert Kirchhoff is finishing production on the Slovak/Czech documentary Conspiracy of Silence / Konšpirácia ticha, which follows the story of Alfréd Wetzler and Rudolf Vrba, two Slovak Jews who escaped from Auschwitz in April 1944 and wrote a report about the gas chambers.


PRODUCTION: Bulgarian Artist Kamen Stoyanov in Postproduction with Zvezda Abramovich

SOFIA: Bulgarian contemporary artist Kamen Stoyanov is currently in postproduction with his directorial debut Zvezda Abramovich, which is produced by Zornitsa Sophia and supported by the Bulgarian National Film Center.


PRODUCTION: Latvian Debut Feature Banana Boat Acquired While in Postproduction

RIGA: Latvian director Kristaps Brize is currently in postproduction with his debut feature Banana Boat / Banāns Upē, which has been picked up by the French/UK sales agent Alief during Berlinale’s European Film Market 2024.


PRODUCTION: Nikola Mijović Develops Montenegrin Drama Four Funerals and a Wedding

PODGORICA: Nikola Mijović’s feature Four Funerals and a Wedding / Četiri sahrane i vjenčanje, which already received development and production support from the Film Centre of Montenegro (FCCG), is conceived so far as a Montenegrin/Serbian/Macedonian coproduction.


PRODUCTION: Juris Poškus Shoots Latvian/Lithuanian Feature Call Me Calendar

RIGA: Latvian director, writer and producer Juris Poškus is currently in production with his feature film Call Me Calendar / Kalendārs mani sauc. The project has already received support from the National Film Centre of Latvia and the Lithuanian Film Centre.


PRODUCTION: Hungarian Director Mihály Schwechtje in Postproduction with A Hunt for Hedgehogs

BUDAPEST: Hungarian director/writer Mihály Schwechtje is currently in postproduction with his feature film A Hunt for Hedgehogs / Sünvadászat, which is an independent, 100% Hungarian coproduction.


PRODUCTION: Slovenian Director Luka Marčetić Starts Shooting Girl of the Night

LJUBLJANA: Slovenian director Luka Marčetić, whose At Hostar (2016) is still the most viewed feature film in Slovenian history, started shooting his third feature Girl of the Night / Dekle noči in Škofja Loka on 24 February 2024. The 30-days shooting of this absurd black comedy will also take place in Ljubljana in the following weeks.


PRODUCTION: Katarína Gramatová in Postproduction with Debut Feature Promise, I'll Be Fine

BRATISLAVA: Katarína Gramatová’s debut feature Promise, I'll Be Fine is scheduled to be finished in the late spring of 2024. The film was developed by Gramatová and Slovak producer Igor Engler from DRYEYE Film and it is a Slovak/Czech coproduction.


PRODUCTION: Lucia Kašová, Barbora Sliepková and Viera Čákanyová Shoot Slovak/Czech Dystopian Documentary Wasteland Chronicles

BRATISLAVA: Successful Slovak documentary filmmakers Lucia Kašová, Barbora Sliepková and Viera Čákanyová are in mid-production with Wasteland Chronicles / Zóny nikoho, a dystopian documentary exploring three Slovak ecological disasters: the tar dump in the village of Predajná and the pollution caused by chemical factories on the eastern border of Slovakia and in Bratislava.


PRODUCTION: Tamás Kollarik, Sándor Takó and Ádám Tősér Shoot Documentary about Hollywood’s Hungarian Born Founding Fathers William Fox and Adolph Zukor

BUDAPEST: Hungarian directors Dr. Tamás Kollarik PhD, Dr. Sándor Takó and Ádám Tősér are currently in production with their long documentary Fox vs Zukor - The Hollywood Story. The film is based on unseen archives, photos and untold stories, which Tamás Kollarik and Sándor Takó have researched in the last five years in more than seven countries.


PRODUCTION: Urtė Oettinger Preps Lithuanian Animation Series BFF

VILNIUS:  The Lithuanian animation film director/writer/painter Urtė Oettinger is currently in preparation with her 26 episode x 11 minute comedy animation series BFF, whose production will start in the second half of 2024.


PRODUCTION: Bulgarian Director/Producer Dimitar Kotzev Preps Feature Film For You

SOFIA: Bulgarian director/producer Dimitar Kotzev is in preproduction with his fourth feature film For You, whose shooting will start on 7 May 2024. The Bulgarian National Film Center is supporting the project.


PRODUCTION: Dejan Babosek Wraps First Feature Film in ex-Yugoslavia to Be Released in Dolby Atmos

LJUBLJANA: Slovenian director Dejan Babosek has finished his fourth feature Hole / Jama. This mix of a black comedy, crime story, western and horror film is the first feature film in ex-Yugoslavia to be released in cinemas in Dolby Atmos technology. The film will be released in Slovenian Cinemas on 22 February 2024 by Fivia.