PRODUCTION: Czech/Slovak Doc Kapr Code Introduces New Opera in Film Form

PRAGUE: Lucie Králová’s documentary Kapr Code / Kapr focuses on the contradictory life of progressive composer and prominent communist Jan Kapr (1914-88) using the innovative formula of the opera documentary. Its Czech premiere is set for the 26th Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival, which will run 25 - 30 October 2022.


FNE at KVIFF 2022: Anna Dziapshipa in Postproduction with Doc Self Portrait Along the Borderline

TBILISI: Georgian director/producer Anna Dziapshipa is currently in postproduction with her documentary, the Georgian Self Portrait Along the Borderline / Avtoportreti Zghvarze. The film participated in the Eastern Promises – Works in Progress within the 56th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (1 – 9 July 2022).


PRODUCTION: Serbian Firefly Productions in Production with Second Season of TV Series Tycoon

BELGRADE: Firefly Productions is currently in production with the second season of the TV series Tycoon / Tajkun directed by Jelena Gavrilović and Ivan Stefanović. The first season premiered in March 2020 and it was the first TV series produced by Belgrade-based Firefly Productions.


PRODUCTION: Tomáš Krupa Shoots Slovak/French/Austrian Survival Doc

BRATISLAVA: Slovak director Tomáš Krupa has started production on his creative documentary We Have to Survive / Musíme prežiť. The Slovak/French/Austrian coproduction captures stories about climatic change impacts from four different corners of the world, while keeping the lowest possible Carbon footprint.


PRODUCTION: Zdeněk Jiráský in Postproduction with Czech/Slovak/Romanian Road Film I Don't Love You Anymore

PRAGUE: Czech director/writer Zdeněk Jiráský is currently in postproduction with his feature film I Don’t Love You Anymore / Už tě nemám rád, a Czech/Slovak/Romanian coproduction about two kids on the run to adulthood. The project participated in First Cut Lab at KVIFF 2022.


PRODUCTION: Poop, Spring and Others To Be Released as Omnibus Long Animated Film

TALLINN: Five short animated films based on the renowned writer Andrus Kivirähk’s short stories for children, are set to be released in the winter of 2023 as an omnibus long animated film titled Poop, Spring and Others. Two of them are already ready and three are still in production.


PRODUCTION: Croatian/Slovenian/Italian Doc Fiume O Morte! Wraps Shooting

LJUBLJANA: Igor Bezinović finished the two-year shooting of his long documentary Fiume o morte! in the first week of July 2022. The Croatian/Slovenian/Italian coproduction follows WWI events connected to the Italian poet Gabrielle D’Annunzio.


PRODUCTION: Romanian Actor Bogdan Dumitrache Saves Hungarians in Firefighter Film

BUDAPEST: Hungarian director András Fésős is in postproduction with his sophomore feature Rise Up and Walk / Kelj fel és járj, starring Romanian actor Bogdan Dumitrache. The film tells the story of a father and son's difficult reunion, and it involves several spectacular firefighter rescues.


PRODUCTION: Innovative Comedy/Drama Free Money Shoots in Estonia and USA

TALLINN: Estonian comedy/drama Free Money by Rain Rannu is currently shooting in the United States and Estonia. This Estonian production will be one of the first films ever to incorporate real non-fungible tokens (NFT-s) directly into the screening experience.


PRODUCTION: Ergo Kuld's Faulty Brides Wraps Shooting in Estonia

TALLINN: The domestic comedy Faulty Brides / Vigased pruudid by Ergo Kuld was shot during 18 days from 8 June to 10 July 2022 in the Matsalu National Park in the Lääne County, Estonia. It is also lensed by the director Ergo Kuld.


PRODUCTION: Serbian Actor Rade Ćosić in Postproduction with Directorial Debut

BELGRADE: Serbian actor Rade Ćosić is currently in postproduction with his directorial debut feature Dead or Alive / Ko živ, ko mrtav. This buddy-buddy film / action comedy with aspects of a thriller is expected to premiere by the end of 2022 or in January 2023.


PRODUCTION: Robert Kirchhoff In Postproduction with Slovak/Czech Alexander Dubček Doc

BRATISLAVA: Slovak director Robert Kirchhoff is currently in postproduction with his creative documentary All Men Become Brothers / Všetci ľudia budú bratia. The film is produced by Kirchhoff´s atelier.doc and coproduced by the Radio and Television Slovakia, endorfilm (Czech Republic) and the Czech Television.


PRODUCTION: Croatian Recircle Starts Production on Animated Series Nutz

ZAGREB: The Croatian animation studio Recircle has started producing its new animated series Nutz / Krceki, created and produced by Denis Alenti and sold internationally by England’s Meta Media.


PRODUCTION: Successful Lithuanian Comedy Team Wrap Shooting New Film

VILNIUS: Lithuania‘s Dublis LT wrapped the shooting the romantic comedy Men's Dreams by Justinas Krisiūnas. The previous film by the same team of producers and director, Man for Money / Vyras už pinigus was a big hit at the local box office with over 85,000 admissions since its theatrical release on 31 December 2021.


PRODUCTION: Slovenian/Croatian Lunatic by Igor Šterk Wraps Shooting

LJUBLJANA: Igor Šterk’s feature film Lunatic wrapped shooting in the Slovenian seaside town of Piran. The Slovenian/Croatian coproduction is a bittersweet autobiography of the director’s family, whose father Jure Šterk, a famous sailor, disappeared in the Indian Ocean 13 years ago.


PRODUCTION: Romanian/Bulgarian/Serbian Coproduction Horia Starts Shooting in Romania

BUCHAREST: Ana-Maria Comănescu’s debut feature Horia starts shooting in Romania on 29 June 2022. The film is a Romanian/Bulgarian/Serbian coproduction produced by Carla Fotea and Ada Solomon through microFILM in coproduction with Rossitsa Valkanova through Klas Film and Nikolina Vučetić-Zečević through Biberche Productions.