Participants of the 14th edition of New Horizons Studio+ have been selected!

    Curtain by Valeria Sochyvets Curtain by Valeria Sochyvets source: New Horizons

    New Horizons Studio+, organized by the New Horizons Association and Creative Europe Desk Poland, is a training program for directors and producers developing their first or second feature film. The 14th edition of New Horizons Studio+ will take place on July 20-23 during the 23rd mBank New Horizons International Film Festival.

    New Horizons Studio+ involves four days of consultations and lectures on various aspects related to the promotion and development of projects.

    This year, New Horizons Studio+ partnered with EAVE – one of the leading professional training, project development and networking organizations in Europe, the organizer of the EAVE Producers Workshop and the EAVE Marketing Workshop; MIDPOINT Institute, London Film Academy, CANAL+ online, FilmCamp, Romanian Cultural Institute and Swiss Embassy in Poland.

    The following outstanding experts will be sharing their experiences with the participants: Alvaro Vega (EAVE) – representing DobleSentido; Agathe Valentin (EAVE) - Director of Sales at HanWay Films; Gabriele Brunnenmeyer (MIDPOINT Institute); Joanna Solecka – Head of Alphapanda Warsaw; and a special guest, Nira Bozkurt, who will give an open lecture titled Game-Changer or Game Over? The Future of Storytelling in the Age of Artificial Intelligence.

    Media partners are Cineuropa, Film & TV Kamera, and Film New Europe.

    This year we selected 8 director-producer duets, including 4 projects from Poland and 4 from Ukraine, Spain, Romania and Germany. Congratulations!

    Selected projects:

    • Basement Love (Poland), dir. Martyna Majewska, prod. Dorota Schleiss
    • The Time Has Come (Poland), dir. Balbina Bruszewska, prod. Anna Mroczek
    • The Crack (Poland/Switzerland), dir. Katarzyna Iskra, prod. Giacun Caduff
    • You Don’t Know Me (Poland), dir. Michał Edelman, prod. Patryk Sielecki
    • Curtain (Ukraine), dir. Valeria Sochyvets, prod. Inna Lastochkina
    • Insects (Spain), dir. Fon Cortizo, prod. Beli Martínez
    • Battalion Records (Romania), dir. Ștefan Bîtu-Tudoran, prod. Diana Caravia
    • Niemcy – Die Fremden (Germany), dir. Aart Steinmann, prod. Robin Meisner