SOFIA: The 10th edition of Sofia Meetings hosted over 150 producers, distributors, representatives of film markets and film funds TV buyers and other film professionals as guests and firmly established itself as one of the top events for professionals in the Central and Eastern region.
Sofia Meetings teamed up with Europa Distribution this year who brought along 20 of its members to the event as well as organizing a series of workshops including a of the Tide Experiment and its day for date release project by Lucie Girre. Another hot buzz topic in the EU, crowd funding, was presented by Timo Vuorensola, the director of the highly successful crowd funded Finnish film Iron Sky. FNE TV caught up with both Girre and Vuorensola in Sofia and you can hear what they said this week.
Sofia Meetings, supported by the MEDIA programme of the EU, the Bulgarian National Film Center and Sofia Municipality. This year’s project market was supported by the Robert Bosch Stiftung.
At the 10th edition of SOFIA MEETINGS the following awards were handed out: BEST PITCHING AWARD in the ‘Second Films’ Programme, donated by Synchro Film, Video & Audio (VIENNA) was given to the producer of the film project KANARI by Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurdsson (director) and Tobias Munthe (producer), Iceland.
Production: Filckbook Films BEST PROJECT AWARD in the ‘Second Films’ Programme, donated by Digimage – LVT Post Production was given to the film project ‘ANOTHER PARADISE’ by Nana Janelidze (director) and Rusudan Glurjidze (producer), Georgia.
Production: Argonauts Productions SA BEST PROJECT AWARD in the ‘Plus Minus One’ Programme, donated by LVT Sofia Post Production was given to the film project ‘THE LESSON’ by Kristina Grozeva (director and producer), Petar Valchanov (director and producer) and Magdelena Ilieva (producer), Bulgaria.