WEMW Unveils 21 Projects for 2021 Edition


    TRIESTE: The 11th edition of the coproduction forum When East Meets West (WEMW), taking place 25 – 28 January 2021, will present 21 film projects from 14 countries.

    wemwWEMW, which is held in the framework of the Trieste Film Festival, will include 10 full-length documentaries and 11 feature films, which were selected out of a record number of 387 submissions from 56 different countries. Over 500 decisions makers, many from this year’s spotlight countries Israel and Italy, are expected to attend the online edition.  

    The projects will compete for six awards, including a development award from Film Center Serbia, which is one of the supporters of WEMW.

    The 21 projects selected for WEMW 2021 are:

    A Picture to Remember (Ukraine)
    Directed by Olga Chernykh

    A Safe Place (Germany)
    Directed by Sara Summa

    A Winner is Seen at the Start (Kazakhstan)
    Directed by Zhannat Alshanova ACCIDENTAL FILMS (Kazakhstan)

    Age (Sweden)
    Directed by Gustav Ågerstrand, Åsa Ekman

    Bye Mom! (Belgium)
    Directed by Marie De Hert, Ellen Pollard

    Europe-East (Italy)
    Directed by Elena Rebeca Carini

    Fill in the Blanks (Belgium, Iran)
    Directed by Atiye Zare

    Foals (France)
    Directed by Salomé Hévin

    Hilchick (Israel)
    Directed by Adam Sanderson

    Housekeeping for Beginners (North Macedonia)
    Directed by Goran Stolevski
    Produced by List Production  

    King Matt the First (Poland)
    Directed by Jaśmina Wójcik
    Produced by Pinot Films

    Luxembourg, Luxembourg (Ukraine)
    Directed by Antonio Lukić

    Misericordia (Italy)
    Directed by Emma Dante

    Paradiso (Italy)
    Directed by Giulio Mastromauro

    Porcupine (Brazil)
    Directed by Eva Randolph

    Practices in Harmony (Hungary)
    Directed by Anna Kis
    Produced by Poste Restante

    Slow (Lithuania)
    Directed by Marija Kavtaradze
    Produced by M-Films

    The Father (Slovakia)
    Directed by Tereza Nvotova
    Produced by Danae Production

    The Mechanics of Things (France)
    Directed by Alessandra Celesia

    The Return from the Other Planet (Israel)
    Directed by Assaf Lapid

    Wise Hassan (Israel)
    Directed by Tawfik Abu Wael