Between January 19 - 21, EEFA Training Network was present at WHEN EAST MEETS WEST Co-production event during Trieste Film Festival through four film
projects whose representatives benefitted from specialized training at the East
European Film Alliance workshops throughout 2011, along with other 11 promising
film projects from European and non-European countries: Script Development for Documentaries (Zagreb,
March 3-7, with Croatian
Audiovisual Center support), Script Development for Fiction
June 9-13, with Bulgarian National Film Center support), Management of Film Production (Kyiv, October 27-31, in partnership
with Molodist International Film Festival), Legal and Distribution Matters (Tallinn,
November 25 – 28, in partnership
with PÖFF Black Nights Film Festival).
The status of EEFA Training Network at WHEN EAST MEETS WEST was one of partnership, as the four projects
invited at the Co-production event were
awarded after the final pitching session, at the end of EEFA TN 2011, by our
partners at WHEN EAST MEETS WEST.
In the final line up section, CIRCLE fiction feature project from Turkey was represented by director-writer-producer Atil Inac,
from Lacivert Film, an experienced
Turkish film production company emerging today with new projects, prestigious
film awards and international collaboration initiatives.
In the freshly launched “warm-up” section, the other three EEFA
TN 2011 graduate projects participated: two documentaries FAR ENCOUNTERS from Croatia, represented by producer Dijana Mladenovic and SEE
YOU IN CHECHNYA from Georgia, represented by producer-writer-director-D.O.P. Alexander Kvatashidze and one fiction project LEMON JUICE AND INDIGO from
represented by producer Judit Stalter.
Producer Dijana Mladenovic is the founder of Kinematograf production company which
was established in 1999 first as a cinema exhibitor. For almost a decade, it
was a leading cinema exhibitor in Istra,
the main company activity is film production.
Producer Judit Stalter represented the project through Laokoon Filmgroup, a young generation
production company founded by Gabor Sipos and Gabor Rajna, which focuses on the
development and production of high-quality auteur feature films, creative
documentaries and shorts.
Producer-writer-director-D.O.P. Alexander Kvatashidze founded Lokokina production studio in 2009,
together with his filmmaking and business partner Nikoloz Tarielashvili in Tbilisi, Georgia.
The studio's main activity is to produce and/or take part in different stages
of documentary, fiction or video advertisement productions. As a result of his
good work at EEFA TN 2011, Alexander Kvatashidze was also invited by our
partner and visiting expert producer Dorota
Roszkowska to participate with SEE
YOU IN CHECHNYA at the final pitching session of Dragon Forum International Academy of Document to be held in Krakow
in summer 2012.
EEFA is looking forward to contributing
to the further development of the above mentioned film projects in 2012.
East European Film Alliance is a consortium of eleven countries coordinated by the Romanian Film Sector and has for 2011
the following partners: HAVC
(Croatian Audiovisual Center)– Croatia, IFF
Molodist (Kyiv International Film Festival Molodist) – Ukraine, ALTFilm (ALTFilm) – Moldova, ASA (Ankara Cinema Association) –
Turkey, BNFC (Bulgarian National
Film Center ) and GEOPOLY (Geopoly
Film) – Bulgaria, IFF Moscow (Moscow
International Film Festival) – Russia,
PÖFF Tallinn (PÖFF – Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival ) – Estonia, LNFC – National Film Centre of Latvia, Georgian National Film Center – Georgia
and State Film Fund from Ministry of
Culture and Tourism Azerbaijan.
Alongside our partners, the
initiative has been supported in 2011 by
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or contact: Ruxandra
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