21 film projects from 16 countries will be presented at the eight edition of When East Meets West, the Italian co-production forum taking place on January 21-23, 2018 in the frame of the Trieste Film Festival. This year WEMW will bring together more than 400 industry professionals from over 35 countries, particularly from the 2018 East & West spotlight territories: South East Europe (Albania, Bosnia Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovenia) and the Nordic Countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden)
The 21 projects in development – 10 long feature documentaries and 11 fiction features – were selected out of 287 submissions from 43 different countries. In addition to the 21 projects selected for the pitching forum, WEMW will invite two additional guest projects previously presented at DOCSP Brazil and DOK Preview Training (DOK Leipzig).
The 21 projects selected for WEMW 2018 are:
A BAG OF HAIR by Maria Douza – STEFICON (Greece), CINE SUD PROMOTION (France)ABOUT LOVE AND MEN by Tatjana Bozic – VOLYA FILMS (Netherlands)CARAVAN by Zuzana Kirchnerova Spidlova – NUTPRODUKCE (Czech Republic)DARK MOTHER EARTH by Rok Biček – ANTITALENT (Croatia)DARKLING by Dusan Milic – FILM DELUXE INTERNATIONAL (Serbia)FREEDOM LANDSCAPES by Marta Popivoda – THEORY AT WORK (Serbia)HIDE AND SEEK by Victoria Fioravante – MY ACCOMPLICE (United Kingdom)I’LL STAND BY YOU by Virginija Vareikyte, Maximilien Dejoie – M&N (Italy), InScript (Lithuania)INVENTORY by Darko Sinko – DECEMBER (Slovenia)LAMB by Valdimar Johannsson – GO TO SHEEP (Iceland)MOTHER LODE by Matteo Tortone – WENDIGO FILMS (France)PLAGUE by Jan Tešitel – SIRENA FILM (Czech Republic)PRISON BEAUTY CONTEST by Srdjan Sarenac – NOVI FILM (Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina)RESTLESS by Elmar Imanov – COLOR OF MAY (Germany)RESTLESS GUARDIANS by Micol Roubini – La Bête (France), DUGONG PRODUCTION (Italy)SKIING IN SCARVES by Haidy Kancler – STUDIO VIRC (Slovenia), KINOCOMPANY (Finland), FLAIRFILM (Austria)SMALL BODY by Laura Samani – NEFERTITI FILM (Italy)SYDEN by Thea Hvistendahl – FROKOST FILM (Norway)THE QUEST FOR TONEWOOD by Hans Lukas Hansen – Norsk Fjernsyn (Norway)THE STORM BEFORE THE CALM by Marcin Bortkiewicz – PS FILM (Poland)TREES FLOATING by Salomé Jashi – SAKDOC FILM (Georgia), CORSO FILM (Germany)
The 2 guest projects are:
MERRY CHRISTMAS, YIWU by Mladen Kovacevic – HOROPTER FILM PRODUCTION (Serbia), Bocalupo Films (France), Visible Film (Belgium)THE VOICE OF GOD by Miguel Antunes – CORISCO FILMES (Brazil)