23-08-2010

CentEast Warsaw-Moscow 2010: the selection process is on!

CentEast Warsaw-Moscow project was launched in 2009. It teamed the Warsaw Film Foundation and Moscow-based TVINDIE Film Production.

The main idea of CentEast Warsaw-Moscow, which constitutes the essential part of CentEast Market Warsaw, is to present selected projects from Eastern Europe and Russia to film professionals (sales agents, distributors, film festival progammers, TV content buyers) who participate in two industry events: CentEast Market Warsaw in Poland (October 15-17)and CentEast Moscow: Projects for Tomorrow in Russia (October 17). The project brings Eastern European cinema to the world!


For the 2010 edition of CentEast Warsaw-Moscow the organisers are looking for the works-in-progress and completed films before international premieres (both feature films and documentaries for theatrical release) from: Belarus, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia and Ukraine.

The selection criteria are:
artistic quality of the project
reputation of the Filmmakers
international market potential
existence of the visual material


The selected projects will be presented:
October 15, 2010 at the 6th CentEast Market Warsaw, organised during 26th Warsaw Film Festival, www.wff.pl,
October 17, 2010 at CentEast Moscow: Project for Tomorrow, organised during the 4th 2morrow International Film Festival, www.2morrow.ru.


Last year's edition of the project gathered 245 people in Warsaw and 100 in Moscow. The films selected for the CentEast 2009 presentation were in majority in the advanced shooting stage or in early postproduction. Almost one year later, in August 2010, some of them are already completed, and the first results of CentEast's promotion are visible!


The Polish title, ALL THAT I LOVE, was picked up by WIDE Management and is still in the international festival circuit, having started its 2010 itinerary at the Sundance IFF and Rotterdam IFF in Europe. The Romanian documentary, METROBRANDING (presented within CentEast 2009 as 6 OBJECTS OF DESIRE) was selected by the Planete Doc Review International Film Festival in Poland and then Visions du réel 2010 in Nyon, Switzerland. Another Polish film, MOTHER THERESA OF CATS, has just premiered in the main competition at Karlovy Vary IFF where two main actors, Mateusz Kościukiewicz and Filip Garbacz, shared Best Actor honors for their performances. Also Romanian OUTBOUND (presented at CentEast 2009 as OUTSKIRTS) was picked up by MK2 and will have its world premiere at the International Competition in Locarno, August 4-14, 2010. Bulgarian TILT (still in postproduction) was picked up by the German sales company m-appeal. The Russian thriller PHOBOS was released in Russia in March 2010 and then subsequently in Estonia and Germany.


For regulations and information on submitting a project, please go to www.centeast.eu.


The deadline for submission is September 9, 2010.
The deadline for accreditation for the 6th CentEast Market Warsaw is September 30, 2010.


CentEast is supported by MEDIA International Programme of the European Community and by Polish Film Institute.


Contact:
For projects from Europe: Magdalena Banasik, Warsaw Film Foundation, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
For projects from Russia: Ekaterina Gershenzon, TVINDIE, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.