Sofia Meetings Coproduction Market Restarts Online


    SOFIA: The Coproduction Market which takes place within the 17th edition of the Sofia Meetings, postponed from its initial dates (18-22 March 2020) due to the COVID-19 pandemic, is restarting online.

    The new dates for the main Sofia International Film Festival's industry event are now 3 - 8 July 2020. The market will take place a month after the 17th Sofia Meetings’ Works in Progress, held online at Festival Scope on 27 – 31 May 2020.

    The 37 projects selected for the Coproduction Market are set in different line-ups for first, second and third films. Twenty five of them will be pitched online, the others will be scheduled for individual meetings. 

    The Second Film Projects selection contains six projects, two of them from CEE countries. The Plus Minus One Projects section for first and third films comprises 11 projects, nine of which come from CEE countries and 4 come from Bulgaria.

    As it was initially announced, First Film First includes eight projects, six of which come from CEE countries.

    The total number of projects in the third Sofia Meetings section Projects in Bank is 12, with 9 of them coming from Bulgaria, one from North Macedonia, one from Italy in partnership with Slovenia and one from Poland.

    Over 80 professionals are expected to take part in the first Sofia Meetings online edition.

    Projects from CEE Countries:

    Second Film Projects:

    Nene (Georgia)
    Directed by Mariam Khatchvani
    Produced by 20 Steps Productions

    Sex Cut (Albania, Italy)
    Directed by Eno Milkani
    Produced by Bunker Film / Lupin Film 

    Plus Minus One Projects:

    1970 (Serbia, Hungary, Germany, Croatia)
    Directed by Darko Lungulov
    Produced by Papa Films

    Backwoods (Czech Republic)
    Directed by Evzenie Brabcova
    Produced by BFilm

    Bauk (Bulgaria, Serbia)
    Directed by Goran Radovanovic
    Produced by Premier Studio (Bulgaria), Nama Film (Serbia)

    Class 90 (Bulgaria)
    Directed by Boiko Boyanov
    Produced by Miramar Film

    The Herd (Bulgaria)
    Directed by Milko Lazarov
    Produced by Red Carpet

    The Fortune Teller (Bulgaria)
    Directed by Svetla Tsotsorkova
    Produced by Front Film / Omega Film

    The Worker (Bulgaria, Germany)
    Directed by Eliza Petkova
    Produced by Rohfilm Factory

    Projects in Bank

    3 Kilograms of Happiness (Bulgaria)
    Directed by Zornitsa Sophia
    Produced by MQ Pictures

    Growing Up (Bulgaria)
    Directed by Alexander Lebedevsky
    Produced by Zographic Films

    Hello (Bulgaria)
    Directed by Stephan Komandarev
    Produced by Argo Film

    Kiril's Luck (Bulgaria)
    Directed by Milena Andonova
    Produced by Kern Film

    Love Land (Poland)
    Directed by Viktoria Marinov
    Produced by Entertain Pictures

    Noir (Bulgaria)
    Directed by Ilya Velchev
    Produced by Influx Media Group

    Sabattier Effect (North Macedonia)
    Directed by Eleonora Veninova
    Produced by DNF Films

    The Lesser Evil (Bulgaria)
    Directed by Magdalena Ralcheva
    Produced by Geopoly

    The Trophy (Bulgaria)
    Directed by Andre Chandelle
    Produced by Fabrikata Film Production

    Triumph (Bulgaria)
    Directed by Peter Valchanov, Kristina Grozeva
    Produced by Abraxas Film

    Via Balkanis (Bulgaria)
    Directed by Borislav Mihailovski
    Produced by Magic Storylines

    First Film First Projects:

    Little Trouble Girl (Slovenia)
    Directed by Urska Djukic
    Produced by Nosorogi

    Shipbuilding (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
    Directed by Zulfikar Filandra
    Produced by Realstage

    Leave the Door Open (Croatia)
    Directed by Judita Gamulin
    Produced by Eclectica

    Pula (Croatia)
    Directed by Andrej Korovljev
    Produced by Kinematograf

    Windy Days Are Good for Flying (Bulgaria)
    Directed by Petar Krumov
    Produced by Klas Film

    Silvana (Serbia)
    Directed by Nikola Zdravkovic