25-06-2020

Works in Development – Feature Launch 2020

KVIFF & MIDPOINT Development Award Jury

Joseph Fahim

Joseph Fahim

Joseph Fahim is an Egyptian film critic, programmer and lecturer. He is the Arab delegate of the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, a former member of Berlin Critics' Week, the curator of the 2018 Safar Film Festival in London, and ex-director of programming of the Cairo International Film Festival. He has co-authored various books on Arab cinema and has contributed to numerous online outlets in and outside the Middle East. To date, his writings have been published in six different languages. He also works as a script consultant for various institutions and production companies around the globe.

 

Danijel Hočevar

Danijel Hočevar

Born in 1965 in Ljubljana, Slovenia (former Yugoslavia), Danijel is a film producer with extensive working experience in international co-productions and narrow-budget films, and is also the managing director of Vertigo, a Ljubljana (Slovenia)-based film production company. Danijel has produced or co-produced more than 40 feature films, as well as more than 15 documentaries, including award-winning films such as Otac / Father (2020, Berlinale Panorama: Audience Award and Ecumenical Prize) and Circles (2013, Sundance FF World Cinema Competition’s Jury Prize), both directed by Srdan Golubović, God Exists, Her Name is Petrunya (2019, Berlinale Competition: Ecumenical Award and Guild Prize) by Teona Mitevska, Half-Sister (2019, Karlovy Vary IFF Main Competition), Nightlife (2016, Karlovy Vary IFF’s Best Director Award), Slovenian Girl (2009, Toronto IFF) and Spare Parts (2003, Berlinale Competition), all three directed by Damjan Kozole, An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker (2013, 2 Berlinale Silver Bears) by Danis Tanović, Alexandrians (2011, Trieste Film Festival Best Documentary) by Metod Pevec, Bread and Milk (2001, Venice FF’s Lion of the Future Award) by Jan Cvitkovič and many more. Danijel has been selected among Variety’s Ten Producers to Watch in 2001, is a voting member of the European Film Academy and has been actively involved since 2005 in several European audio-visual training initiatives, such as MIDPOINT Feature Launch, EAVE (Group Leader between 2009–13), Nipkow Program and Maia Workshops. He is also an advisor and member of the selection committee of the When East Meets West co-production market in Trieste.

Alessandra Pastore

Alessandra Pastore

Alessandra has 15 years of experience in the audiovisual industry. She has been involved in the setup and coordination of international vocational training programmes for emerging professionals, including MAIA Workshops, Hermes, and Directors Across Borders - Producers and Story Development Workshops. Alessandra is the founder and manager of LAND-Local Audiovisual Network & Development, a format to develop professional skills and networks in local environments in connection with the work of Film Commissions and Regions. Since 2016, she has been Industry Coordinator at When East Meets West, the co-production forum in Trieste (Italy). Starting in 2019, Alessandra has been the Head of Industry of Meeting Point – Vilnius, the industry Work In Progress event under the Vilnius International Film Festival – Kinopavasaris. Alessandra is also a member of the European Film Academy.

 

CRISSEA IV
CRISSEA IV


Countries:Romania
Directed by:Vladimir Dembinski
Producer:Bogdan Crăciun
Release date:Autumn 2022

 

 

Film synopsis

Adrian is a 30-year-old fisherman who lives in Sulina, a small town on the Danube Delta surrounded by water. He lives with his father and takes care of him. Together they own a small fish shop on the ground floor of their building. Things haven’t been going so well for him lately and he’s in a situation where he needs money. He finds out that a cruise ship with foreign tourists is about to arrive in Tulcea. To get money, Adrian decides to take his boat and go to Tulcea to take tourists on trips to the Delta. There, one night, out of curiosity, he enters the cruiser, where he sees his first love, Maria. He hasn’t seen her for almost 10 years now. Soon, they recognise each other and spend the night together. They realise that they are still in love, so they plan to run away together and give their love another chance.

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