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Trieste, January 13th, 2020 – The 10th edition of When East Meets West kicks off in less than one week, on January 19th, with an exciting double focus on Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Hungary, Moldova, Romania. After having revealed the Co-Production Forum project selection, WEMW is now proud to announce that Marjorie Bendeck (CONNECTING COTTBUS), Tobias Pausinger (THE MATCH FACTORY) and Federico Pedroni (RAI CINEMA) will be the 2020 jury members and will decide the winners of all WEMW awards. Alongside the last details about the Co-Production Forum, WEMW is happy to finally unveil the complete line-up of the three side sections targeting films in post-production stage.

Prague/Los Angeles, 13th January 2020 – Just a few minutes ago the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced the nominations in all 24 competition categories, from which the winners will be announced on 9th February at the awards ceremony in the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. The animated puppet drama Daughter by Daria Kashcheeva, student of the Department of Animated Film at FAMU, which was co-produced with MAUR film, was selected as one of the last five finalists in the Best Animated Short Film category. Daughter is thus the only Czech animated film that has in recent decades managed to compete for an Oscar.

PRAGUE: Acclaimed Czech director and screenwriter Ivan Passer has passed away at age 86. A leading figure of the Czech New Wave, he escaped from what was then Czechoslovakia to the USA together with his colleague and friend Milos Forman in 1969.

NICOSIA: The Greek-American producer/director Dimitri Logothetis is in preparation with Man of War, for which he is in talks with a major action actor. The project is set to be the second film by Logothetis to benefit from the Cyprus incentives scheme. The director shot the sci-fi film Jiu-Jitsu starring Nicholas Cage in Cyprus in 2019.

PRAGUE: Filmmakers are welcome to apply to dok.incubator, the international workshop supporting directors, producers and editors with their late-stage documentary projects. The deadline for applications is 29 January 2020.

Here are the projects selected for the 9th edition of East Doc Platform, the largest coproduction, funding and distribution market for Central and Eastern European documentaries, which will take place in Prague from 7 to 13 March 2020.

We invite filmmakers to apply to dok.incubator - an international workshop supporting directors, producers and editors with their late-stage documentary projects! Apply now to develop your rough cut into an outstanding feature film with a tailor-made release strategy.

MIDPOINT Feature Launch 2019 will finally conclude in Trieste with the follow-up networking meeting Feature Launch Spotlight

This event is closing the one-year cycle of MIDPOINT Feature Launch 2019. 

The co-production forum When East Meets West invites all producers from the 2019 edition to offer them the chance to have a follow-up with their potential artistic and financing partners.   
Check out here the projects that participated in MIDPOINT Feature Launch 2019 and are traveling to WEMW to further network. 

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MIDPOINT Happy Hour at WEMW  

You are warmly welcome to join us for a glass of wine on Monday, January 20 in Trieste and meet the faces of MIDPOINT! It will be the perfect opportunity to meet all the participants, tutors as well as the team. 

MIDPOINT Happy Hour / Monday, January 20 / 16.30 - 17.30 at the Library of Hotel Savoia Excelsior Palace

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MIDPOINT team is traveling to Trieste Film Festival and When East Meets West co-production forum, get in touch to schedule a meeting!

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MIDPOINT Feature Launch 2020 is realized with the support of Creative Europe – MEDIA Programme of the European Union, the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic, the Czech Film Fund and the Slovak Audiovisual Fund. It is presented in cooperation with Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, When East Meets West, Trieste Film Festival, connecting cottbus, CineMart, Les Arcs Film Festival, Industry@Tallinn &; Baltic Event, CHARACTER and Audiovisual Producers' Association. MIDPOINT operates under the auspices of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague.

EFP (European Film Promotion) proudly presents the ten best up-and-coming actresses and actors from Europe during the Berlin International Film Festival 2020.

WARSAW: Film New Europe is introducing its 2020 Agenda for Coproduction Markets, Pitchings and Works-in-Progress. The Agenda gives a chance to producers from Central and Eastern Europe to market their new productions to coproduction partners and sales distributors across Europe and worldwide.