FNE at Baltic Event 2020: Lithuanian Director Ernestas Jankauskas in Postproduction with I Am Fine, Thanks

VILNIUS: Lithuanian director Ernestas Jankauskas is in postproduction with his second fiction feature I Am Fine, Thanks / Man viskas gerai, produced by Gabija Siurbytė and Greta Akcijonaitė at DANSU. The film will be presented at Baltic Event Work in Progress taking place as part of this year’s online one-week summit for film and audiovisual industry professionals, held during the Black Nights Film Festival PÖFF, on 23 - 27 November 2020.


PRODUCTION: Ukrainian/Latvian/German/Qatari Coproduction This Rain Will Never Stop Wraps Postproduction

RIGA: The award-winning Ukrainian director Alina Gorlova’s third feature documentary This Rain Will Never Stop completed postproduction ahead of its world premiere in the IDFA First Appearance Competition. The film is produced by Maksym Nakonechnyi at Tabor (Ukraine) and coproduced by Ilona Bičevska at Avantis Promo (Latvia) and Patrick Hamm at Bulldog Agenda (Germany).


FNE at Baltic Event 2020: Latvian Director Matīss Kaža in Postproduction with Neon Spring

RIGA: Latvian director Matīss Kaža is in postproduction with his third fiction feature Neon Spring / Neona pavasaris produced by Dace Siatkovska and Kaža at Deep Sea Studios. The film will be presented at Baltic Event Work in Progress taking place as part of this year’s online one-week summit for film and audiovisual industry professionals, held during the Black Nights Film Festival PÖFF, on 23 - 27 November 2020.


PRODUCTION: Czech/Slovak Snake Gas in Preproduction

BRATISLAVA: The Czech/Slovak adventure drama Snake Gas / Hadí plyn directed by David Jařab is moving into preproduction. Arina Film production is the Slovak coproducer.


PRODUCTION: Hungarian Debut Wraps Shooting

BUDAPEST: Fanni Szilagyi completed the production of her first feature film at the end of October. Ice Cream Could Be Dangerous / Veszélyes lehet a fagyi is a magic realist drama about a pair of identical twins. Éva and Adél have become estranged from each other, but the unexpected appearance of a man jolts them out of their routine behaviour.


PRODUCTION: Radu Ciorniciuc and Lina Vdovîi in Production with Tata

BUCHAREST: Radu Ciorniciuc, whose first documentary Acasă My Home is nominated at the European Film Awards in the European Documentary 2020 category, is currently in production with his second documentary. Tata, co-directed with Lina Vdovîi (the writer from Acasă My Home) and produced again by Romania's Manifest Film, it is set for release in 2023.


PRODUCTION: Georgian Directors Khvicha and Tinatin Emiridze in Postproduction With Respublika

TBILISI: Georgian siblings and film directors Khvicha and Tinatin Emiridze are currently in postproduction with their long documentary debut Respublika. The first shoot took place in July 2018 in Georgia.


PRODUCTION: Around the World in 80 Days Films in Romania

BUCHAREST: The eight-part series Around the World in 80 Days, a European coproduction directed by Steve Barron and starring David Tennant, is currently filming in Romania. Castel Film Studio is providing services.


PRODUCTION: Serbian/USA The Game in Postproduction

BELGRADE: Director Ana Lazarević is currently in postproduction with her feature debut The Game / Igra, as a coproduction between Serbia and the USA.


PRODUCTION: Greek/French/Romanian Broadway Wraps Shooting

BUCHAREST: The Greek/French/Romanian coproduction Broadway directed by Christos Massalas completed filming on 2 November 2020. This debut feature coproduced by Romania's Digital Cube participated in the 2019 Cannes Cinéfondation  L'Atelier.


PRODUCTION: Czech/Slovak Animated Fichtelberg in Preproduction

BRATISLAVA: The hybrid animated/live-action historical adventure film Fichtelberg directed by Šimon Koudela, which participated in the 2020 online CEE Animation Forum, is moving into preproduction as a Czech/Slovak coproduction. Arina Film Production is on board as the Slovak coproducer.


PRODUCTION: Hungarian Rapper Film Larry Completes Shooting

BUDAPEST: Szilárd Bernáth's first feature film Larry completed filming on 30 September 2020. The story of a young rapper growing up in a tough neighbourhood stars rising young actor Benett Vilmányi.


PRODUCTION: Radu Jude in Postproduction With Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn

BUCHAREST: The acclaimed Romanian writer/director Radu Jude is currently in postproduction with a new feature film, Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn (aka Sleepwalkers), a coproduction between Romania, Luxembourg, the Czech Republic and Croatia. Ada Solomon, who discovered Radu Jude and produced all his films, is producing again.


PRODUCTION: Slovak Romantic Gangster Film in Postproduction

BRATISLAVA: Slovak producer/director Rasťo Boroš starts postproduction on his second feature Strawmen Scare No Crows / Čierne na bielom koni.


PRODUCTION: British/Serbian Thriller The Ledge Begins Filming

BELGRADE: Principal photography on the mountain climbing thriller The Ledge has started on locations in Serbia. The feature is directed by Howard J. Ford and produced by UK’s Evolution Pictures together with the Belgrade-based Red Production Serbia.


PRODUCTION: Uljana Kim Coproduces Sergei Loznitsa‘s The Natural History of Destruction

VILNIUS: Ukrainian director Sergei Loznitsa is starting production on his archive documentary project The Natural History of Destruction / Natūrali naikinimo istorija. The film is produced by Germany‘s LOOKS Filmproduktionen GmbH in coproduction with Lithuania‘s Studio Uljana Kim and Atoms & Void (the Netherlands).