08-10-2007

CentEast Market Warsaw Oct. 17-21

Warsaw, October 5, 2007

We are pleased to inform you about the selection of films and projects that will be presented at the 3rd CentEast Market Warsaw. CentEast Market Warsaw will be held October 17-21, 2007 and is organised by the Warsaw Film Foundation. The Sponsors and Partners are: MEDIA Programme of the European Union, Nescafé, Film Finders – A Division of Withoutabox, Hotel Sofitel Victoria, Twins, British Airways, BenQ, and MEDIA Desk Poland. The event is supported by Polish Film Institute and Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage.

Running parallel to the Warsaw International Film Festival and cramped between Mipcom, Rome Business Street, Mannheim Meetings and AFM, The CentEast Market Warsaw presents the very best of Central and Eastern European Cinema of the last 6 months, and includes the Warsaw Screenings, a selected presentation of a new Polish films with international potential. In total thirteen completed feature films from Central and Eastern Europe and three medium length Polish films will be presented along five works-in-progress, and eight feature length projects. The market locations are Hotel Sofitel Victoria and Kinoteka.

CentEast Market Warsaw welcomes over 70 foreign professionals; film producers, distributors, sales agents, film funds representatives and festival programmers, among which representatives from Arthaus (Norway); Cinemart (Czech Rep.); Czech Television (Czech Rep.); Dreamachine (France); EastWest Filmdistribution (Austria); Filmmuseum (The Netherlands); MDC Int (Germany); MDM (Germany); MTV-Hungarian Public Television (Hungary); Neue Visionen Film (Germany); Nordisk Film Sales (Denmark); Profit (Russia); Svensk Filmindustri (Sweden); Yume Pictures (United Kingdom) Zentropa (Denmark); and the Berlin, Cannes, Karlovy Vary, Mar del Plata, and other film festivals.

This list of CentEast participants is completed by 100 Polish film professionals and another 100 foreign festival guests, including regional film directors, among other, Csaba Bollok (ISKA’S JOURNEY, Hungary), Nae Caranfil (THE REST IS SILENCE, Romania), Benedek Fliegauf (MILKY WAY, Hungary), Aslan Galazov (SWALLOWS HAVE ARRIVED, Russia), Zoltan Kamondi (DOLINA, Hungary), Emma Konstantinova (festival jury, Bulgaria), Kadri Kousaar (MAGNUS, Estonia), Dusan Milic (GUCHA, Serbia), Adina Pintilie (DON’T GET ME WRONG, Romania), Ilmar Raag (THE CLASS, Estonia), Ognjen Svilicic (ARMIN, Croatia), Iglika Trifonova (INVESTIGATION, Bulgaria), and Pavle Vuckovic (festival jury, Serbia).

Find below the complete programme line-up

1. COMPLETED FILMS

ARIA DIVA

(before international premiere)

Director: Agnieszka Smoczynska

30 minutes, Betacam SP, 2007, Poland

Producer: Andrzej Wajda Master School of Film Directing

AUTUMN BALL / SUGISBALL

Director: Veiko Ounpuu (1st feature)

120 minutes, 35mm, 2007, Estonia

Festival/Award: Venice - Orizzonti

Producer: Katrin Kissa (Kuukulgur Film)

Web: www.sygisball.ee

CLASS, THE / KLASS

Director: Ilmar Raag (2nd feature)
97 minutes, 35mm, 2007, Estonia

Festival/Award: Karlovy Vary (Best European Film - European Cinema Label), Estonian contender for Award Academy

Producer: Ilmar Raag, Riina Sildos

World Sales: NonStop Sales

Web: www.klassifilm.com/intro.php

DOLINA

Director: Zoltan Kamondi

122 minutes, 35mm, 2007, Hungary / Romania

Festival/Award: Hungarian Film Week (Best artistic constribution; Best DOP, Set Designer and Costume Designer); Karlovy Vary – competition

Producer: Zoltan Kamondi (Honeymoon Films)

Web: www.dolina.kamondi.hu

KATYN (aka Post Mortem)

(before international premiere)

Director: Andrzej Wajda

127 minutes, 35mm, 2007, Poland

Festival/Award: Polish contender for Award Academy

Producer: Michał Kwieciński

Contact: Malgorzata Cup (TVP S.A - sales)

Contact: Aleksandra Biernacka (TVP SA – festivals)

Web: www.postmortem.netino.pl

LENINGRAD


Director: Aleksandr Buravsky

120 minutes, 35mm, 2007, Russia / United Kingdom

Festival/Award: Rome

Producers: Aleksandr Buravsky (KoBura Film), Peter Doyle, David Gamburg

MAGNUS


Director: Kadri Kousaar (1st feature)

86 minutes, 35mm, 2007, Estonia

Festival/Award: Cannes – Un Certain Regard; Sarajevo

Producer: Donal Fernandes (Donus Films Ltd)

Web: www.magnusfilm.com

MILKY WAY / TEJUT


Director: Benedek Fliegauf

82 minutes, 35mm, 2007, Hungary

Festival/Award: Locarno (filmmakers of the present competition – Golden Leopard), London

Producer: Andras Muhi (Inforg Studio)

MOSQUITO PROBLEM AND OTHER STORIES, THE / PROBLEMAT’S KOMARITE I DRUGI ISTORII

(documentary)

Director: Andrey Paounov

100 minutes, 35mm, 2007, Bulgaria

Festival/Award: Cannes – Semaine de la critique, Karlovy Vary, Sarajevo, London, Toronto

Producer: Martichka Bozhilova (Agitprop)

Web: www.themosquitoproblem.com

REST IS SILENCE, THE / RESTUL E TACERE

Director: Nae Caranfil

140 minutes, 35mm, 2007, Romania

Festival/Award: Paris Cinema; Locarno - competition

Producer: Cristian Comeaga (Domino Film)

Web: www.netvista.ro/domino/the_rest_is_silence.html

ROOM FOR A QUICK ONE / POKOJ SZYBKICH RANDEK

(before international premiere)

Director: Anna Maliszewska

41 minutes, Betacam SP, 2007, Poland, 2007

Producer: Lukasz Dzieciol, Lukasz Jankowski (Opus Film)

STRAWBERRY WINE / WINO TRUSKAWKOWE

Director: Dariusz Jablonski (1st feature)
109 minutes, 35mm, 2007, Poland/Slovakia

Festival/Award: Mannheim

Producer: Dariusz Jablonski, Violetta Kaminska (Apple Film)

TIME TO DIE / PORA UMIERAC

Director: Dorota Kedzierzawska

104 minutes, 35mm, 2007, Poland

Festival/Award: Gdynia (Best Actress and Sound Design); Toronto, Pusan

Producer: Arthur Reinhart (Kid Film)

TRICKS / SZTUCZKI

Director: Andrzej Jakimowski (2nd feature)

96 minutes, 35mm, 2007, Poland

Festival/Award: Venice - Giornate degli Autori (Europa Cinema Label Award, Laterna Magica Award); Tokyo Competition, Mannheim Competition, Gdynia (Best Film and Cinematography)

Producer: Andrzej Jakimowski (ZAiR)

TWIST OF FATE/ KOROWOD

(before international premiere)

Director: Jerzy Stuhr

112 minutes, 35mm, 2007, Poland

Festival/Award: Gdynia (Best Screenplay)

Producer: Juliusz Machulski (Zebra Film Studio)


WHAT IT’S LIKE TO BE MY MOTHER / JAK TO JEST BYC MOJA MATKA (before international premiere)

Director: Norah Mc Gettigan

31 minutes, Digibeta PAL, 2007, Poland / Ireland

Producer: Andrzej Wajda Master School of Film Directing

2. FEATURE LENGTH PROJECTS

DARK HOUSE, THE / DOM ZLY

, Poland

Director: Wojtek Smarzowksi (The Wedding)

Producer: Bartlomiej Topa (Film it)

KATIA

, Poland

Director: Przemyslaw Nowakowski

Producers: Grazyna Kozlowska (MSFilms)

KINO CARAVAN / CARAVANA CINEMATOGRAFICA

, Romania

Director: Titus Muntean (Examen)

Producer: Tudor Giurgiu (Libra Film)

PRECINCT, THE

, Azerbaijan

Director: Ilgar Safat
Producer: Nariman Mammadov (Narimanfilm)

QUEEN VICTORIA

, Bulgaria

Director: Maya Vitkova

Producer: Stefan Kitanov (RFF International)

STANKIEWICZ

, Poland / Russia / Ukraine

Director: Wladyslaw Pasinkowski

Producer: Kazimierz Rozwalka (Figaro)

SUSA

, Georgia

Director: Giorgi Chalauri

Producer: Rusudan Pirveli, Nino Gamrekeni (Caucasian Filmodrom)

ZERO

, Poland
Director: Pawel Borowski

Producer: Lukasz Dzieciol (Opus Film)

3. WORKS IN PROGRESS

BOOGIE

, Romania, 2008

Director: Radu Muntean (Furia; The Paper Will be Blue)

Producer: Dragos Vilcu (Multimedia Est)

Website: www.boogiemovie.com

KARAMAZOV BROTHERS, THE

, Czech Republic / Poland, 2008

Director: Petr Zelenka (Knoflikari; Year of the Devil; Wrong Side Up)

Producers: Karolina Ochab (Warsaw Pact PL), Cesmir Kopecky (První Veřejnoprávní, CZ)

LEJDIS

, Poland

Director: Tomasz Konecki (Testosteron)

Producer: Andrzej Saramonowicz (Van Worden)

OTHER BANK, THE

, Georgia

Director: George Ovashvili

Producer: George Ovashvili


WOMEN (doc.), Georgia / USA

Director: Levan Koghuashvili

Producer: Kaha Ugulava (New Georgian Films)

4. POLISH PROJECTS – IN VIEW

BLUE SQUARE / NIEBIESKI KWADRAT, Poland

Director: Tomasz Drozdowicz (Futro)

Producer: Beata Hyczko, Tomasz Drozdowicz (Autograf Film Studio)

CHRISTINE - WAR MY LOVE

, Poland / UK / France / Hungary / Germany / Czech Rep
Director: Agnieszka Holland (Europa Europe, Olivier Olivier)

Producer: Rafal Buks (SPI International)

HOW MUCH DOES THE TROJAN HORSE WEIGHT? / ILE WAZY KON TROJANSKI?,

Poland

Director: Juliusz Machulski (Killer, Vinci)

Producer: Zebra Film Studio

MOTHER THERESA OF CATS / MATKA TERESA OD KOTOW

, Poland

Director: Pawel Sala

Producer: Rozwoj Film Group

WINNER, THE / WYGRANNY

, Poland

Director: Wieslaw Saniewski (Immensity of Justice)

Producer: Saco Films

5. PANELS

SALES AGENTS

Thursday, October 18, 2007, 15:00-17:00 hour, Hotel Sofitel Victoria

Panelist: tba

FILM FINDERS – A Division of Withoutabox

European Films exposed to the USA and World Marketplace - Will They Find Love (and Distribution)?

Friday October 19, 15:00-17:00 hour, Hotel Sofitel Victoria

Panelists: Sydney Levine and Peter Belsito (USA)

LES GRANDES DAMES DU CINEMA EUROPEEN

European Film Industry: Bullshit vs. Reality

Saturday October 20, 15:00-17:00 hour, Hotel Sofitel Victoria

Panelists: Francine Bruecher (F), Kirsi Tykkylainen (FIN), and Lissy Bellaiche (DK)

End of list

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Note: last minute changes can occur

For further information you can contact,

Rik Vermeulen

, Head of CentEast Market Warsaw

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Aleksandra Klanowska

, Co-ordinator CentEast Market Warsaw

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Dorota Kwinta

, Projects registration CentEast Market Warsaw

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Stefan Laudyn

, Director of Warsaw Film Foundation

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Kasia Nowicka

, Press Officer Warsaw Intl Film Festival / CentEast Market Warsaw,

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