PRODUCTION: Slovenian Documentary Wild Slovenia Completed

LJUBLJANA: Matej Vranič completed his long documentary Wild Slovenia / Divja Slovenija, which will be released in Slovenian arthouse cinemas by Fivia in September 2021. The film also has an English version.

02-06-2021

PRODUCTION: Bulgarian Director Stephan Komandarev Preps Hello

SOFIA: The acclaimed Bulgarian filmmaker Stephan Komandarev is preparing his sixth feature film Hello, on low-income retirees in Bulgaria’s provinces. The project is so far a Bulgarian/German coproduction between Argo Film and 42 film, with the financial participation of Serbia’s EED productions.

31-05-2021

PRODUCTION: Latvian Director Ivars Tontegode Shoots Teenage Drama Anna LOL

RIGA: Latvian director Ivars Tontegode is currently shooting a teenage drama Anna LOL, produced by Mojo Raiser Production and KIB Kultivators. The film was supported by the National Film Centre of Latvia with a grant in the low-budget film competition from specific additional COVID-19 funding for the industry in 2020.

25-05-2021

PRODUCTION: Hungarian Historical Adventure Hadik Receives Record Production Grant

BUDAPEST: The historical adventure film Hadik by János Szikora, which is currently in preproduction, received 4.6 m EUR / 1.6 billion HUF from the National Film Institute – Hungary, one of the largest production grants ever allotted in Hungary. The film depicts the bold military maneuver of András Hadik, who occupied Berlin with his hussars in 1757.

24-05-2021

PRODUCTION: Croatian/Serbian Debut Feature The Uncle Starts Shooting

ZAGREB: The Uncle / Stric, the first feature film by the duo Andrija Mardešić and David Kapac, started shooting in Zagreb on 20 May 2021. The film starring Serbian actor Miki Manojlović is a Croatian/Serbian coproduction and the first feature film produced by the Croatian company Eclectica.

21-05-2021

PRODUCTION: Slovak/Czech Historical Drama General Continues Production

BRATISLAVA: The Slovak/Czech coproduction General / Generál by Jiří Chlumský, which began production in 2018, is still shooting. The historical drama following the life of Milan Rastislav Štefánik, a general and important politician of the early 20th century, changed the director twice. It was originally directed by Mariana Čengel Solčanská, followed by Jérôme Cornuau, and finally Jiří Chlumský.

20-05-2021

PRODUCTION: Paul Negoescu Shoots Romanian/Bulgarian Coproduction Men of Deeds

BUCHAREST: Romanian writer/director/producer Paul Negoescu is currently in production with his fourth feature film Men of Deeds / Oameni de treabă. This Romanian/Bulgarian coproduction is Negoescu’s first film based on somebody else’s script.

20-05-2021

PRODUCTION: Macedonian Director Jani Bojadzi in Postproduction with Low Budget Drama Shot During Pandemic

SKOPJE: Director Jani Bojadzi is in postproduction with his sophomore feature Cinema Love / Kino Ljubov. This indie low budget drama was shot in two phases due to the COVID-19 bans and infections of the team members, and it is expected to be finished by the end of July 2021.

20-05-2021

PRODUCTION: Netflix Commissions Two Sequels of Polish Erotic Thriller 365 Days

WARSAW: Netflix has announced the start of production on the second and third part of the film 365 Days, based on the trilogy by Blanka Lipińska. Barbara Białowąs and Tomasz Mandes will direct both films. 365 Days was the most-watched film worldwide on Netflix in 2020.

19-05-2021

PRODUCTION: Serbian Actress Mirjana Karanović Develops Sophomore Feature

BELGRADE: The revered Serbian actress Mirjana Karanović is developing her second feature film Mother Mara / Majka Mara, which has recently received production support from Film Fund Luxembourg. Mirjana Karanović will star in this coproduction between Serbia, Luxembourg, Slovenia, Montenegro, and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

14-05-2021