Slovakia will be one of the countries in spotlight of industry platform When East Meets West (January, 20 - 22, 2019). A numerous delegation of Slovak film professionals will be representing the country at the event that is running paralely to 30th Trieste Film Festival(January 18 – 25, 2019). At the same time, the festival will introduce five Slovak films in various sections.
The 9th edition of WEMW will draw attention to the region of Central Eastern Europe,notably Slovakia, Czech Republic, Poland and Ukraine, as well as Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands for the Benelux region. The aim of this regional East&West double focus is to offer the countries in spotlight a special room for the presentation of their audiovisual landscape, with the aim to strengthen collaboration between them. One of the case studies for an already existing and successful collaboration between the countries in focus will be Slovak-Ukrainian film The Line by director Peter Bebjak.
Furthermore, Slovak producer and directorPeter Kerekes will be jury member of theco-production forum. Among the 22 selected projects of this year´s edition is also feature debut by Michal BlaškoVictim. Last Stop Trieste, a work in progress section for projects in fine cut stage, will screen Polish-Slovak documentary Wind (d. Michał Bielawski, co-prod. Peter Kerekes) to an exclusive panel of international sales agents, festival programmers and TV commissioning editors.
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