PRODUCTION: Lithuanian Director Arturas Jevdokimovas in Postproduction with Lithuanian /Danish/Georgian Doc Life and Death of a Christmas Tree

VILNIUS: Lithuanian director/screenwriter Arturas Jevdokimovas is working on his new project, the Lithuanian/Danish/Georgian long documentary Life and Death of a Christmas Tree / Kalėdų eglutės gyvenimas ir mirtis. The film is planned to be finished and premiere in the autumn-winter of 2023/2024.


PRODUCTION: Jesse Eisenberg Shoots A Real Pain Starring Himself and Kieran Culkin in Poland

WARSAW: Jesse Eisenberg and Kieran Culkin play two cousins discovering their Polish roots in A Real Pain directed by Eisenberg. Polish Extreme Emotions is coproducing.


PRODUCTION: Lithuanian Director Eimantas Belickas In Postproduction with Documentary

VILNIUS: The new project by Lithuanian director/editor Eimantas Belickas, the long documentary /, is built around the fact that on 1 May 2004, some 50 children were born in Lithuania at the same time with Lithuania's integration into the European Union. The experiences, searches and journeys of a generation are captured in documentary cinema.


PRODUCTION: Lithuanian Director Romas Zabarauskas In Postproduction with Feature Film The Writer

VILNIUS: The new project by Lithuanian director/writer/producer Romas Zabarauskas is the feature film The Writer, which is currently in postproduction. The first film in English by Zabarauskas is a coproduction between Lithuania, Germany and the USA.

PRODUCTION: Slovak Director Dominik György Preps Historical Drama House in the Middle

BRATISLAVA: The young Slovak director/writer Dominik György is in preparation with his debut feature, the historical drama House in the Middle / Dom Uprosted. The Slovak/Czech coproduction is heading for the 76th Cannes’s Marché du Film to look for coproducers and partners.


PRODUCTION: Algimantas Puipa Preps Lithuanian Midnight Show

VILNIUS: Acclaimed Lithuanian director/writer Algimantas Puipa’s new project is the feature film Midnight Show / Vidurnakčio seansas, whose filming is due to start in September 2023.


PRODUCTION: Andreea Cristina Borţun Shoots Debut Feature Blue Banks

BUCHAREST: Andreea Cristina Borţun, who took part in Cannes Directors’ Fortnight in 2021 with her short fiction film When Night Meets Dawn, is currently shooting her debut feature Blue Banks / Malul Vânăt. The film is a Romanian/French/Slovenian coproduction produced by Gabi Suciu through Atelier de Film.


PRODUCTION: Gábor Dettre in Postproduction with Hungarian Feature Silent Night

BUDAPEST: Hungarian director/writer/producer Gábor Dettre is currently in postproduction with his feature film Silent Night / Csendes éj, which was entirely crowfounded through a campaign that ran from December 2022 to January 2023. The film will be released in Hungarian cinemas on Christmas 2023.


PRODUCTION: Serbian Director Nemanja Ćeranić Shoots Sophomore Feature Sunday

BELGRADE: Serbian director Nemanja Ćeranić is currently shooting his sophomore feature Sunday / Nedelja, a biopic focusing on the life of the popular Serbian folk singer Džej Ramadanovski (1964-2020). Film Center Serbia is supporting the project.


PRODUCTION: Arun Bhattarai and Dorottya Zurbó in Postproduction with New Documentary Shot in Bhutan

BUDAPEST: Arun Bhattarai and Dorottya Zurbó return to Bhutan with their new documentary Agent of Happiness / Bruttó Nemzeti Boldogság, which was supported by the National Film Institute – Hungary (NFI). This coproduction between Hungary and Bhutan is currently in rough cut stage, and it is taking part in the dok.incubator INT workshop 2023.


PRODUCTION: Jacek Bromski in Postproduction with New Feature Film and TV Series

WARSAW: Jacek Bromski is working on the fourth instalment of his hit comedy series: In Heaven as It Is on Earth / U Pana Boga za piecem (TVP), God's Little Village / U Pana Boga za miedzą (TVP) and God's Little Garden / U pana boga w ogródku (TVP). The new WFDiF production titled U Pana Boga w Królowym Moście is conceived both as a feature film and TV series.


PRODUCTION: Bosnian Director Srđan Vuletić in Production with Third Feature Film Gym

SARAJEVO: Srđan Vuletić is currently shooting his third feature film Gym, which is a Bosnian/Croatian/Slovenian/Montenegrin coproduction. Vuletić won the Golden Tiger Award for his debut feature Summer in the Golden Valley / Ljeto u zlatnoj dolini (2003, produced by Refresh).


PRODUCTION: Hungarian Minority Coproduction The Brutalist Starring Adrien Brody and Felicity Jones Shoots in Hungary

BUDAPEST: Brady Corbet is currently shooting The Brutalist, starring Adrien Brody, Felicity Jones, Guy Pearce, Joe Alwyn, Isaach De Bankolé, Stacy Martin and Alessandro Nivola, in Hungary. The film is coproduced by Viktória Petrányi through Proton Cinema and it will be edited by Hungarian Dávid Jancsó.


PRODUCTION: Bulgarian Director Eliza Petkova Shoots Documentary Silent Observers

SOFIA: Eliza Petkova is currently in production with her new documentary Silent Observers, which is a Bulgarian/German coproduction between Red Carpet and Wood Water Films. The film explores life in the mountain village of Pirin through the eyes of a horse, a dog, a goat, a cat, and a mare.


PRODUCTION: Dénes Nagy Shoots Doc on Famous Composer György Kurtág

BUDAPEST: Hungarian film director/writer Dénes Nagy is currently in production with his long documentary Kurtág, in which he follows the acclaimed Hungarian composer György Kurtág throughout Europe. The film is estimated to be finished in 2024.


PRODUCTION: Jakub Kroner Shoots Slovak/Czech Thriller MIKI

BRATISLAVA: The Slovak/Czech thriller MIKI by Jakub Kroner, which is currently in production, tells the story of the infamous mafia mobster Mikuláš Černák, based on true events from the 90´s. Milan Ondrík plays the main character.