PRODUCTION: Hungarian dance film in postproduction

BUDAPEST - The Maiden Danced to Death directed by Endre Hules and filmed by Oscar-winning cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond has completed shooting in Budapest, Slovenia, and Montreal.


Borgia begins filming in Czech Republic

Beta Films announced the start of shooting of the 12-part mini-series Borgia in Prague on 4 October 2010. With a budget of 25 million Euros, the production will be the most expensive European mini-series to date.


PRODUCTION: Tigers Ain't Happy Here completes filming

Slovak director Juraj Krasnohorsky finished principal photography on his feature debut Tigers Ain't Happy Here. Shooting started in mid-August after three years of pre-production. The post-production stage will continue after additional funds are raised. Release is planned for spring 2011.


PRODUCTION: Fortress of Sleeping Butterflies in production

Lithuanian filmmaker Algimantas Puipa is shooting a new feature film Fortress of Sleeping Butterflies (Miegančių drugelių tvirtovė) based on the novel by the famous Lithuanian writer Jurga Ivanauskaitė.


PRODUCTION: Domestic in development

BUCHAREST: Adrian Sitaru (Angling/Pescuit sportiv) who is currently filming his second feature From Love With Best Intentions/Din dragoste, cu cele mai bune intenţii,is developing another feature, Domestic, which received a grant of 230,000 euro from the National Centre for Cinema ( Together with producer, Monica Lăzurean-Gorgan and 4Proof Film (, Sitaru plans a 25 day shooting schedule in autumn 2011.


PRODUCTION: Ludmilla in production

The Hungarian amimated series Ludmilla produced by Inforg Studio ( and Solve Art Film ( is now in production, with the first episode of the 12-part series already in the post-production phase.


PRODUCTION: Vanishing Waves filming in Lithuania

Rising young Lithuanian director Kristina Buožytė is currently working on her second feature film, Vanishing Waves (Aurora). Buožytė‘s first feature, The Collectress, won the Lithuanian national cinema award "Silver Crane" as Best Lithuanian Feature in 2008 and the Best Director Award at the Russian Film Festival Kinoshock (2008) and participated in more than 30 international film festivals.


PRODUCTION: I Am You filming in Sofia

I Am You or Adriana, directed by Petar Popzlatev, is nearing the end of filming in emblematic old Sofia locations and the former Bulgarian royal summer palace on the Black Sea coast.


PRODUCTION: Lidice wraps shooting

Shooting of one of the most anticipated Czech movie of 2011, the big budget historical 1940´s war movie Lidice by director Petr Nikolaev and producer Adam Dvořák of production and distribution company Bioscop ( has been completed, and the film now heads into the post-production phase, Dvořák announced.


FNE at Adana Golden Boll Film Festival 2010 National Competition: A Step into Darkness

Atil Inac directed the award winning film A Step into Darkness, which screened in the national competition at Adana, following its premiere at the Montreal Film Festival and screenings at film festivals including Kyiv, Istanbul, Ankara, and Kerala.


FNE at Adana Golden Boll Film Festival 2010 National Competition: Envy

Envy from director Zeki Demirkubuz is a story of lust, loyalty, passion and trust in 1930's Turkey. The film is adapted from an acclaimed novel by Nahid Sırri Orik.


FNE at Adana Golden Boll Film Festival 2010 National Competition: Breath

Breath (Nefes) directed by Levent Semerci is the first war movie about Sirnak and terrorism on the south-eastern border of Turkey. The film, with a cast of first-time actors, was produced by Fida Film ( and Creavidi Film (


FNE at Adana Golden Boll Film Festival 2010 National Competition: The Voice

The Voice, about a girl who hears voices inside her head, is one of the several Turkish parapsychological horror films. The script was written by noted film critic Uygar Sirin and directed by acclaimed arthouse filmmaker Umit Unal who is also known as the scriptwriter of Istanbul Tales.


FNE at Adana Golden Boll Film Festival 2010 National Competition: There

There, directed by Melik Saracoglu and Hakki Kurtulus, is a drama about a father and his two estranged sons who reunite following the death of their mother. The film was released in Turkey on 26 January, 2009, taking in box office of 20,000 Turkish Liras.


FNE at Adana Golden Boll Film Festival 2010 National Competition: Honey

Director/writer/producer Semih Kaplanoglu scored an international success with his film Honey, winner of the Golden Bear when it premiered at the 2010 Berlinale. It opened in Turkey on 9 April, 2010.


PRODUCTION: At My Father's Home in development

Andrei Cohn is in development with his first feature, At My Father's Home, "the story of a young man put to a test by his girlfriend, who goes back to his home village where he meets his best friend and his highschool sweetheart. Everybody thinks he is somebody, but he is not," the producer Giuliano Doman told FNE.