COTTBUS: Poland has a strong presence at the 2017 edition of the East-West coproduction market Connecting Cottbus, taking place 9 and 10 November 2017 during the Cottbus Film Festival, running 7 – 12 November. Poland is represented by three projects from among the 19 projects coming to Cottbus.
Connecting Cottbus takes on two new initiatives this year, with four projects coming from the MIDPOINT script development programme and another four works-in-progress.
Bulgaria, Croatia, Georgia and the Czech Republic each have one project in the main pitching section, while Slovenia is represented by one project in the MIDPOINT section.
The complete list of projects follows:
Selected Projects – Pitching Session
Blok 62 (Croatia)Directed by Vanja VascaracProduced by Danijel Pek, Antitalent
Cat in the Wall (Bulgaria, UK)Directed by Mina Mileva and Vesela KazakovaProduced by Mina Mileva and Vesela Kazakova, Activist 38
I Hate Berlin (Romania)Directed by Valentin HoteaProduced by Ada Solomon and Diana Parolu, Hi Film Productions
Images of Love (Czech Republic)Directed by Tomasz WinskiProduced by Radovan Sibrt and Jakub Pinkava, Pink Productions
Leave No Traces (Poland)Directed by Jan P. MatuszynskiProduced by Leszek Brodzak, Aurum Film Bodzak Hickinbotham
Night Tide (Russia, Azerbaijan)Directed by Ismail SafaraliProduced by Maria Ibrahimova, Cinex
Sorry Poland (Poland)Directed by Kuba CzekajProduced by Gosia Sandecka and Olga Szymanska, Magnet Man Film
The Floor is Lava (Ukraine)Directed by Katerina GornostaiProduced by Gennady Kofman, MaGiKa-Film
The Island (Moldova)Directed by Dumitru GroseiProduced by Valentina Iusophodjaev, Brio Film Production(out of competition)
The Russian Doctor (Georgia, Russia)Directed by Vano BurduliProduced by Vano Burduli and Pavel Odynin, Paradox Films
When I’m Done Dying (Turkey)Directed by Nisan DagProduced by Muge Ozen, Solis Film
Crystal Swan (Belarus, Germany, USA)Directed by Darya ZhukProduced by Birgit Gernboeck, Demarsh Film
Hier (Germany)Directed by Baling KenyeresProduced by Jamila Wenske, One Two Films
Speedway (Poland)Directed by Dorota KedzierzawskaProduced by Arthur Reinhart, Kid Film
Voroshilovgrad (Ukraine)Directed by Yaroslav LodyginProduced by Vladimir Yatsenko, LIMELITE
Inventory (Slovenia)Directed by Darko SintoProduced by Vlado Bulajic
Mnk Boy (Netherlands, Turkey)Directed by Mete GumurhanWritten by Sibel AltinbasProduced by Bas Broertjes
Waterwolf (Belgium)Directed by Ann-Julie VervaekeProduced by Anastassia Oudovitchenko
Zana (Kosovo)Directed by Antoneta KastratiProduced by Casey Johnson