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COTTBUS: Producer Maria Blicharska of Donten & Lacroix Films and director Anna Jadowska are pitching the Polish dark comedy Mira at the 20th edition of Connecting Cottbus, taking place 8-9 November 2018. The film won the Special Pitch Award of the Cottbus Film Festival.

COTTBUS: Six works in progress presented at the 20th edition of Connecting Cottbus, taking place 8 and 9 November 2018, stretched the territorial range of the iconic East-West coproduction market, offering a concrete example of CEE producers both working together and reaching out to make unexpected connections.

COTTBUS: Producer Jakub Viktorin of the Slovak half of the young Czech/Slovak production company nutprodukcia and director Michal Blasko are presenting their project Victim at the 20th edition of Connecting Cottbus, taking place 8-9 November 2018.

COTTBUS: Producer Adi Dizdarevic of Dart Film and director Lee Filipovski are pitching the Serbian drama The Myth of a Real Man at the 20th edition of Connecting Cottbus, taking place 8-9 November 2018.

COTTBUS: Romanian producer Oana Giurgiu of Libra Film Production and director Cristian Pascariu presented the Romanian project October at the 20th edition of Connecting Cottbus, taking place 8-9 November 2018. The film won the Transilvania Pitch Stop coco Award.

COTTBUS: Before the pitching programmes at Karlovy Vary, Warsaw, Transylvania or Trieste, there was Connecting Cottbus, celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. Setting a goal of bringing together the industry in CEE, Connecting Cottbus is also sharing some of the most exciting news happening in the region, including film incentive plans in Poland, Romania and Cyprus, which are racing to top their (slightly) older competitors.

COTTUBS: Lithuania for the first time is represented by two projects at Connecting Cottbus, running 8 and 9 November 2018. The first is presented by IN SCRIPT's producer Lukas Trimonis and director Irma Puzauskaite, making her feature film debut with 9th Step.

COTTBUS: Producer Jan Kwiecinski of Akson Studio and director Piotr Domalewski are pitching the tragicomedy I Never Cry at the 20th edition of Connecting Cottbus, taking place 8-9 November 2018.

RIGA: Latvian Emerging Producer at the Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival, Lelde Pruse continues her collaboration with the award-winning director Karlis Lesins, who has completed shooting on his feature film debut The Despair.

COTTBUS: The Kazakh film Rejected / Otvergnutye directed by Zhanna Issabayeva makes its world premiere in the main competition of the 28th Cottbus Film Festival, running 6 – 11 November 2018.