BRATISLAVA: Peter Bebjak, winner of Karlovy Vary IFF's award for Best Diector, is working on the 12-episode TV series The Slavs, currently in pre-production. The series is produced by Slovakia’s Wandal Production and European Partnership Media Group.
TBILISI: Tamar Shavgulidze’s feature film My House in Front of the Forest has completed shooting in Tsavkisi and now moves into post-production.
PRAGUE: Czech writer/director Stepan Altrichter is currently shooting the Czech/German coproduction National Street in Prague. The film is produced by Pavel Strnad and Petr Oukropec for Negativ.
BRATISLAVA: One of Slovakia’s busiest filmmakers, award winning director Peter Bebjak, is in preproduction with the feature film The Report / Správa about Alfréd Wetzler and Rudolf Vrba, two Slovak Jews who managed to escape from Auschwitz in April 1944 and write a detailed report on the concentration camp, which they delivered to the Allies.
ZAGREB: Croatian director Goran Dević is in production with the Croatian/Slovenian coproduction What's to Be Done? / Što da se radi, a 90 minutes docu-fiction following the efforts of a union leader and the workers of a train factory to hold on to what they feel is “their” factory.
SALONTA: Romanian director Marian Crișan is currently shooting his fourth feature film Berliner in his hometown of Salonta, in Northern Transylvania. Moldavian DoP Oleg Mutu, who shot Cristian Mungiu’s 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days and Beyond the Hills (Mobra Films), is lensing.
TALLINN: Estonian director Peeter Rebane started shooting his first feature film Firebird, starring Tom Prior, at the end of September 2018. Shooting will last throughout October mostly in the northeastern part of Estonia, Ida-Virumaa.
BELGRADE: Srđan Dragojević’s new feature film Heavens Above / Nebesa, now in preproduction, got a funding boost with a new minority coproduction grant from Film Center Montenegro.
TBILISI: Natia Arabuli-Weger’s How to Become Georgian, a documentary about young foreign musicians who have chosen to live in Georgia, has completed a pre-shoot in Tbilisi and now moves into production.
BATUMI: Tatia Skhirtladze's The Encounter, a Georgian/Austrian/Serbian documentary about the reuniting of the winning Soviet Women’s Chess Team, started pre-shooting on 23 September 2018 in Batumi, Georgia, at this year’s World Chess Olympiad, where the women are guests of honour.