Connecting cottbus, the East-West co-production market at the FilmFestival Cottbus, presents this year’s selection of projects in development and works in progress. 

On 3-5 November, the 23rd edition of connecting cottbus (coco) will take place as a hybrid event with online and on-site components and we look forward to welcoming industry guests in Cottbus physically this year. As we continue to monitor the pandemic situation, more details about the programme will be available in the upcoming weeks.

The Czech Film Fund distributed 474,000 EUR / 12 m CZK as production grants for documentaries on 8 September 2021.

WARSAW: ACE Producers and Independent Film Foundation are launching the call for applications for Training Days Poland, an event which will be held in Warsaw 17-18 November 2021 with support from the Polish Film Institute.

TIVAT: The second module of Circle Women Doc Accelerator 2021 will be held in a hybrid format in Tivat, Montenegro, from 21 to 26 September 2021.

COTTBUS: The 23rd edition of connecting cottbus (coco), the East-West coproduction market at FilmFestival Cottbus, will be held in a hybrid format 3-5 November 2021. The selection of projects in development and works in progress includes 19 projects.


BUCHAREST: Former HBO Europe senior executives Wayne Henry and Alina David have launched the independent Romanian owned media production company EastWest Productions.

SKOPJE: Hive by Blerta Basholli, a coproduction between Kosovo, Switzerland, North Macedonia and Albania, has been selected as Kosovo’s candidate for the 94th Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences award in the Best International Feature Film category.

WARSAW: Aga Woszczyńska’s debut feature Silent Land has been sold by New Europe Film Sales in France ahead of its premiere on the Toronto Film Festival’s Platform.

PRAGUE: The 28th edition of the Prague International Film Festival – Febiofest will showcase more than 100 Czech and international titles. Seven films will vie in the main competition. The festival will take place in person 17-24 September 2021.