FESTIVALS: 28th Trieste Film Festival Ready to Kick Off

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    TRIESTE: Ten films will vie in the feature film competition of the 28th edition of Trieste Film Festival, set to take place from 20 to 29 January 2017.

    The rich programme also includes documentary and short film competition, the Animation Programme, a focus on New Romanian Cinema and a Baltic Film Focus. Qui finisce l’Italia by Gilles Cotton is the opening film and On the Milky Road / Na Mlijeknom Putu (Pinball London, BN Films, Rasta International) by Emir Kusturica will close the festival.

    Ten projects including ones from Croatia, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Poland, Hungary, Macedonia and the Czech Republic will participate at Eastweek, an international scriptwriting workshop.

    When East Meets West (22-24 January 2017) will have for the first time an East & West double focus, bringing together over 350 film professionals from all over Europe and, in particular, from the 2017 spotlight territories: France and the Baltic countries.


    By the Rails / Dincolo de calea ferată (Romania, Sweden)
    Directed by Cătălin Mitulescu
    Produced by Strada Film
    Coproduced by Apapaja
    Supported by Romanian CNC, TVRomania, Trentino Film Commission

    A Good Wife / Dobre žena (Serbia, Bosnia, Croatia)
    Directed by Mirjana Karanovic
    Produced by This&That Productions
    Coproduced by Deblokada, Nukleus Film, Cineplanet
    Supported by Film Fund Sarajevo

    It’s Not the Time of My Life (Hungary)
    Directed by Szabolcs Hajdu

    I, Olga Hepnarová / Já, Olga Hepnarová (Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia, France)
    Directed by Tomáš Weinreb, Petr Kazda
    Produced by Black Balance
    Coproduced by Media Brigade, Alef Film and Media Group, Love.FRAME, Ace PragueBarrandov StudiosMichael Samuelson Lighting PragueFAMU, Arizona Films
    Supported by the State Cinematography Fund –Czech Republic, the Polish Film Institute, the Slovak Audiovisual Fund

    Mister Universo (Italy)
    Directed by Tizza Covi, Rainer Frimmel

    Nightlife / Nočno Življenje (Slovenia, Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina)
    Directed by Damjan Kozole
    Produced by Vertigo
    Coproduced by Sisters and Brother Mitevski, SCCA/pro.ba
    Supported by the Slovenian Film Centre, Film Fund Sarajevo, FS Viba

    Playground / Plac Zabaw (Poland)
    Directed by Bartosz M. Kowalski
    Produced by Film It
    Supported by the Polish Film Institute

    Amerika Square / Plateia Amerikis (Greece, UK, Germany)
    Directed by Yannis Sakaridis

    On the Other Side / S one strane (Croatia, Serbia)
    Directed by Zrinko Ogresta
    Produced by Interfilm and Zillion Films
    Supported by the Croatian Audiovisual Centre

    Glory / Slava (Bulgaria, Greece)
    Directed by Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov
    Produced by Abraxas
    Coproduced by Graal Film, Screening Emotions, Aporia Filmworks, Red Carpet
    Supported by the Bulgarian National Film Center, Greek Film Centre