EEFA at WHEN EAST MEETS WEST Co-production Event

    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 Projects (Sofia, 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 Hungary, 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, Croatia. Nowadays, 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

    Media Mundus

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