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WEMW kicks off and reveals LAST STOP TRIESTE and FIRST CUT LAB selected projects

Festivals 2016-01-18

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Trieste, January 18th, 2016 – 37 different countries, 150 international decision makers and more than 300 registered participants: these are the figures of the sixth edition of When East Meets West, the Trieste based co-production forum starting on Sunday 24th of January with a special focus on Spain, Portugal and Latin America. After revealing all the projects selected for the pitching, When East Meets West announces the final line up of the two parallel initiatives dedicated to films in post-production stage.

After the great success of the first edition, Last Stop Trieste - the work in progress section run together with the Trieste Film Festival - will present again this year 4 creative documentaries to an exclusive panel of international sales agents, festival programmers and TV commissioning editors. The 4 selected rough cuts, all from Eastern European countries, have been selected in partnership with BDC Discoveries by Balkan Documentary Center, Docu Rough Cut Boutique, Ex-Oriente Film and Baltic Sea Docs. An international jury composed by Hanka Kastelicova (HBO Europe), Catherine Le Clef (CAT&Docs), Leena Pasanen (Dok Liepzig) and Claudia Schreiner (MDR) will deliver the HBO Europe Award to the most compelling film. Furthermore, this year LST will feature 3 guest projects from Italy, Spain and Brazil thanks to the collaboration with Doc/it, REC - Festival Internacional de Cine de Tarragona and DOCSP.

First Cut Lab will give room to long feature fiction films in editing phase, where 3 selected producer/director teams from Bulgaria, Poland and Czech Republic will receive specialized feedback from ten international experts and tailor-made advice from a consulting editor. The main goal of the lab is to foster artistic, sales and festival potential of the completed films.

Alongside the co-production forum and the two side events, When East Meets West will feature a rich programme including the EAVE live stream session “The Disorderly Digital Marketplace”, the MAIA Workshops master class focusing on the legal aspects of co-production between Europe and Latin America, and #FEEDback, a think tank platform organized in collaboration with Transilvania IFF and Connecting Cottbus and aimed at enhancing the cross-border cooperation between Eastern European countries.

The 7 documentaries presented at Last Stop Trieste and the 3 long feature fiction films chosen for First Cut Lab are:

LAST STOP TRIESTE PROJECTS

A TWO WAY MIRROR
Director: Katarina Zrinka Matijevic
Producer: Nenad Puhovski
FACTUM, CROATIA

SEE YOU IN CHECHNYA
Director: Alexander Kvatashidze
Producer: Eero Talvistu
LOKOKINA STUDIO, GEORGIA

THE BEAST IS STILL ALIVE
Director: Vesela Kazakova, Mina Mileva
Producer: Vesela Kazakova, Mina Mileva
ACTIVIST38 LTD, BULGARIA

WHY DRAGAN GATHERED HIS BAND
Director: Nikola Spasic
Producer: Milanka Gvoic
INKUBATOR REZON, SERBIA

GUEST PROJECTS

DON’T STOP
Director: Aida Torrent
Producer: Albert Baquero
CAMILLE ZONCA PRODUCCIONS, SPAIN

GLASS UNDER MY SKIN
Director: Moara Passoni
Producer: Tiago Pavan
BUSCA VIDA, BRAZIL

THE BLACK SHEEP
Director: Antonio Martino
Producer: Serena Gramizzi
BO FILM, ITALY


FIRST CUT LAB PROJECTS

SKOKAN
Director: Petr Vaclav
Producer: Jan Macola
MIMESIS Czech Republic

THE ENDLESS GARDEN
Director: Galin Stoev
Producer: Martichka Bozhilova
AGITPROP Bulgaria

WILD ROSES
Director: Anna Jadowskai
Producer: Iza Igel, Roman Jarosz
ALTEREGO PICTURES Poland


FCL EXPERTS & TEAM 2015

Amra Baksic Camo SCCA/PRO.BA
Violeta Bava BAFICI
Matthieu Darras TORINOFILMLAB
Guillaume De Seille ARIZONA FILMS
Fernando Epstein MUTANTE CINE
Sandro Fiorin FIGA FILMS
Konstantinos Kontovrakis HERETIC
Vanja Kaludjercic CINÉMA DU RÉEL
Benjamin Mirguet MÔMERADE
Paolo Moretti VISIONS DU RÉEL
Alessandro Raja FESTIVAL SCOPE
Alext Traila WEMW consultant
Meinolf Zurhorst ZDF

WEMW is organized by the Friuli Venezia Giulia Audiovisual Fund together with the Trieste Film Festival, in collaboration with EAVE, Maia workshops, Creative Europe Desk Italy MEDIA, Eurimages and with the support of Creative Europe - MEDIA Programme, Direzione Generale per il Cinema – MiBACT, CEI (Central European Initiative), Confartigianato Udine and the Autonomous Region of Friuli Venezia Giulia.