CineLink Coproduction Market Announces Nine New Projects


SARAJEVO: Nine new projects, including films from Bulgaria, Croatia and Slovenia, have been added to the line-up of the 2016 CineLink Coproduction Market, organised by the Sarajevo Film Festival running 12-20 August, for a total of 15 projects. Six projects were announced in April and already took part in CineLink Project Development Workshops.


Selected projects will be competing for awards totalling more than 100,000 EUR in cash and services. Amongst the awards there are prizes from Eurimages, Arte, the Macedonian Film Agency and the Post Republic.

Additional guest projects to be presented at this year's CineLink should be announced in coming weeks.

For the last 15 years film professionals from the region, Europe and the world have been gathering at Sarajevo Film Festival's industry events making it the major hub for Southeast European film professionals and a crucial player in the expansion of regional cinematographic coproduction.

The nine new projects are:

God Exists, Her Name is Petrunija (Macedonia)
Directed by Teona S. Mitevska
Scriptwriters: Elma Tataragić, Teona S. Mitevska
Producer: Labina Mitevska
Production company: Sisters And Brother Mitevski

Illyricum (Croatia)
Directed by Simon Bogojević Narath
Producers: Ira Cecić, Ankica Jurić Tilić
Production Company: Kinorama

Religija Noćnih Šetnji (Serbia)
Directed by Nikola Ležaić
Producer: Jelena Mitrović, Nikola Ležaić
Production Company: Baš Čelik, Pr Qče

Samo Zatvori Oči (Croatia)
Directed by Jure Pavlović
Producers: Luka Venturin, Bonaj Kanjera
Production Company: Sekvenca

Dustcatcher (Bulgaria, Germany, France)
Directed by Pavel Vesnakov
Producers: Sebastian Weyland, Monica Balcheva, Knut Jäger, Hélène Cases
Production Company: Moviemento Ltd. (Bulgaria), Heimathafen Film (Germany) & Media Gmbh (France)

MILF (Austria)
Directed by Dinko Draganović, Siniša Vidović
Producers: Markus Fischer
Production Company: Fischerfilm

Mare (Croatia, Switzerland)
Directed by Andrea Štaka
Producers: Andrea Štaka
Production Company: Okofilm Productions

Daisi Or Red Sunset (Georgia)
Directed by Dea Kulumbegshvili
Producers: Rati Oneli, Jim Stark
Production Company: Ofa

My Name Is Damian (Slovenia)
Directed by Maja Weiss
Producer: Danijel Hočevar
Production Company: Vertigo

Previously announced projects are:

Butterflies (Turkey)
Directed by Tolga Karacelik
Producer: Cem Doruk
Production Company: Karacelik Films

Ela and Hilmi (Turkey)
Directed by Ziya Demirel
Producer: Anna Maria Aslanoglu
Production Company: Istos Film

The Heroes Were Dancing (Serbia)
Directed by Nikola Ljuca
Producer: Nataša Damnjanović
Production Company: Dart Film

Looking for Venera (Kosovo)
Directed by Norika Sefa
Producer: Belina Jano
Production Company: Animated Society

Memories from The Future (Greece)
Directed by Konstantinos Antonopoulos
Producer: Fani Skartouli
Production Company: Kipoi (The Gardens)

Otto the Barbarian (Romania)
Directed by Ruxandra Maria Ghitescu
Producer: Iuliana Tarnovetchi
Production Company: Alienfilm