PRODUCTION: Omega Rose Filming in Romania

BUCHAREST: Romanian director George Dorobanţu is completing the filming of his third feature, the science fiction film Omega Rose. The main shooting took place in August-September 2009, with additional photography schedule for July 2011.


PRODUCTION: Blind Watching Begins Filming

Polish director Andrzej Jakimowski began principal photography on Blind Watching in Portugal on 12 May 2011. The €2.05 million film is his first English language film. Jakimowski directed the acclaimed 2009 Polish Oscar entry, Tricks.


PRODUCTION: Radu Muntean and Alex Baciu Shooting Prison Documentary

BUCHAREST: After four feature films - Rage, The Paper Will Be Blue, Boogie and Tuesday, After Christmas - screenwriter-director Radu Muntean is filming a long documentary about Romanian prisoners who found their soul-mates while being confined. Muntean is co-directing together with Alex Baciu, who usually co-writes his films.


PRODUCTION: Bucharestless in Postproduction

BUCHAREST: Romanian director George Dorobanţu (Elevator) is in postproduction with his second film, Bucharestless, a city-vérité conceptual movie shot in Bucharest.


PRODUCTION: Royal Romance Shoots at MediaPro

BUCHAREST: William & Kate: A Royal Love Story, a romance biopic of the recently wed British royal couple, will begin filming at MediaPro Studios ( in May 2011.


PRODUCTION: Voskovec Documentary Completing Production

PRAGUE: My Father Voskovec, a 58-minute documentary on the communist exile of popular Czech actor/comic Jiri (George) Voskovec, is due to complete filming in May 2011 and move into postproduction in June. Libuse Rudinska ( is producer/director/cinematographer on the Czech TV ( coproduction. The premiere is scheduled for 12 October 2011 in Prague.


PRODUCTION: Švankmajer in Preproduction on Čapek´s Insects

Czech auteur and animation artist Jan Švankmajer at age 76 is preparing a film adaptation of legendary Czech playwright and novelist Karel Čapek's book "On the Life of a Beetle" which is in preproduction under the title Insects. Švankmajer premiered his last film, the collage-styled Surviving Life (Přežít svůj život), at the 2010 Venice Film Festival last year.


PRODUCTION: Night Boats in Production

Night Boats, a Croatian-Slovenian-Serbian coproduction directed by Igor Mirković, began shooting in Zagreb on 28 April 2011. The melodrama was written by Mirković along with Elvis Bošnjak and Ognjen Sviličić.


PRODUCTION: Fashion Tension Begins Filming in Hvar

ZAGREB: The Croatian feature Fashion Tension is directed by Filip Šovagović and written by Ivica Đikić and Robert Perišić began shooting on the island of Hvar on 26 April 2011.


PRODUCTION: Slovak/Russian Baluansky in Preproduction

BRATISLAVA: Baluďanský, a Slovak-Russian full-length documentary written and directed by František Palonder (My Father Gulag), is in preproduction with filming to start in summer 2011. The production is scheduled for 50 days and shooting locations will be Saint Petersburg, Budapest, Vienna, London, Oradea (Romania), and Karlovy Vary (Czech Republic), and will be released in 2012.


PRODUCTION: TVP Series Higher Power in Production

WARSAW: ATM Grupa ( is producing an original new series, Higher Power, a comedy that will explore the spiritual life of Poles. Polish public broadcaster TVP ( has commissioned one season of the original Polish series written by Robert Butter and Jerzy Niemczuk.


PRODUCTION: Alvernia Producing Hollywood's Arbitrage

KRAKOW: Alvernia Studios, one of the most modern Polish film studios, is co-producing and investing in Arbitrage, a drama starring Richard Gere, Susan Sarandon and Tim Roth.


PRODUCTION: Kolski in Production with Kill the Beaver

WARSAW: Acclaimed Polish director Jan Jakub Kolski is currently filming his 14th film, Kill The Beaver. Shooting started in Popielawy near Lodz at the beginning of April 2011 and will last through May.


PRODUCTION: Croatian Doc Receives Romanian Funding

Croatian documentary film Gangster Loves You by director Nebojša Slijepčević and produced by Restart and Fade In received a grant of €26,000 from the Romanian National Film Fund CNC (Centrui National ai Cinematografiei) through Romanian co-producer, Subcultura production company managed by Florin Iepan.


PRODUCTION: Flower Square in Production

ZAGREB: Croatian director Krsto Papić has begun shooting his feature film Flower Square (working title). Filming commenced on 10 April 2011 in Zagreb, and is scheduled to wrap on 20 May. The entire film will be shot on location in Zagreb.


PRODUCTION: Apricot Island Premieres in Slovakia

BRATISLAVA: Slovak director Peter Bebjak's debut feature, Apricot Island, will hit Slovak cinemas on 14 April 2011 after four years in production.