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 MatijevicProducer: Nenad PuhovskiFACTUM, CROATIA
SEE YOU IN CHECHNYADirector: Alexander KvatashidzeProducer: Eero TalvistuLOKOKINA STUDIO, GEORGIA
THE BEAST IS STILL ALIVE Director: Vesela Kazakova, Mina MilevaProducer: Vesela Kazakova, Mina MilevaACTIVIST38 LTD, BULGARIA
WHY DRAGAN GATHERED HIS BAND Director: Nikola SpasicProducer: Milanka GvoicINKUBATOR REZON, SERBIA
DON’T STOPDirector: Aida TorrentProducer: Albert BaqueroCAMILLE ZONCA PRODUCCIONS, SPAIN
GLASS UNDER MY SKINDirector: Moara PassoniProducer: Tiago PavanBUSCA VIDA, BRAZIL
THE BLACK SHEEPDirector: Antonio MartinoProducer: Serena GramizziBO FILM, ITALY
FIRST CUT LAB PROJECTS
SKOKANDirector: Petr VaclavProducer: Jan MacolaMIMESIS Czech Republic
THE ENDLESS GARDENDirector: Galin StoevProducer: Martichka BozhilovaAGITPROP Bulgaria
WILD ROSESDirector: Anna JadowskaiProducer: Iza Igel, Roman JaroszALTEREGO PICTURES Poland
FCL EXPERTS & TEAM 2015
Amra Baksic Camo SCCA/PRO.BAVioleta Bava BAFICI Matthieu Darras TORINOFILMLABGuillaume De Seille ARIZONA FILMS Fernando Epstein MUTANTE CINESandro Fiorin FIGA FILMSKonstantinos Kontovrakis HERETICVanja Kaludjercic CINÉMA DU RÉELBenjamin Mirguet MÔMERADEPaolo Moretti VISIONS DU RÉEL Alessandro Raja FESTIVAL SCOPEAlext Traila WEMW consultantMeinolf 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.