connecting cottbus Announces 2018 Selection

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COTTBUS: A total of 13 projects in development and six works-in-progress from 15 countries have been selected for the 20th edition of the East-West co-production market connecting cottbus, that will be held during the FilmFestival Cottbus on 8-9 November 2018.

The new director of coco Marjorie Bendeck makes a statement for the 20th edition, as 15 out of the 19 projects presented in both sections are helmed by a female producer and/or a female director, and more than half of the narratives centre around a bold female protagonist. Thematically, the exploration of family relationships as well as immigration and its many repercussions are common threads throughout the lineup and are dealt with in varied contexts.

Producers, sales agents, commissioning editors and other industry representatives active in East-West European co-production can apply without a project by 5 October 2018.

Click HERE for the selected projects.