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When East Meets West 2018 selected projects!

Press releases 2018-01-07

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)
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)


      • FILM CENTER SERBIA Development Award – cash prize of 3.000 EUR
      • EAVE scholarship – for the EAVE European Producers Workshop
      • FLOW Postproduction Award – 10.000 EUR prize in post-production facilities
      • EWA – European Women’s Audiovisual Award – cash prize for the best female director
      • PRODUCERS NETWORK Prize Free accreditation to the Cannes Marche du Film Producer’s Network
      • ASTERISK VISUAL MARKETING Award– complete package including the prelaunch poster and dossier design, as well as content and text curation provided by Heretic Asterisk
      • HOT DOCS industry pass – free access to the Market programs and events
Last modified on 2018-01-09