9 July / What's cooking?
  • Submissions are open for Baltic Event Co-Production Market! 
  • Send in your script for Script Pool 2020 
  • 8 projects are selected for European Genre Forum
  • Powr Baltic Stories Exchange calls for participants

Works in Progress, Docs in Progress, Works in Development – Feature Launch, Eurimages Lab Project Award and First Cut+ Works in Progress

KVIFF Eastern Promises, the festival's Industry section, has the exciting mission of being a bridge between talented filmmakers and their potential partners, festivals and audiences. This year, a total of 41 film projects were screened on the 5 platforms dedicated to feature films, documentaries and new cinematographic forms in development.

The European Genre Forum EGF, taking place for 6th time this year, has selected eight projects to attend two talent labs in 2020.  

The eight projects are invited to attend two talent labs in 2020, the first one, The Producing Lab takes place at Fantastic Zagreb, July 16 -19, 2020. The mentors in Zagreb coaching the teams include the CEO of  P1 Kemppinen Petri Kemppinen (former CEO of Nordisk Film & TV Fond) and international script consultant, screenwriter and trainer Simona Nobile.

Although the regularly scheduled 55th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival won’t take place until 2021, fans of the largest film event in the Czech Republic can look forward to both the summer and the coming fall.

CLUJ-NAPOCAThe Romanian Days selection at the 19th edition of the Transilvania IFF (TIFF) is richer than ever and will showcase 21 long and 16 short films, with seven world premieres and 16 national premieres. The festival will run from 31 July to 9 August 2020.

BRATISLAVA: MPhilms is coproducing the Hungarian/Slovak debut film Wild Roots by Hajni Kis. The film, which is supported by the Slovak Audiovisual Fund, won the Works in Progress TRT Award of Karlovy Vary Industry Days.

BELGRADE: Writer/director Ivan Ikić is completing postproduction on his sophomore feature The Users / Korisnici, a coproduction between Serbia, the Netherlands, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and France. The film was presented at First Cut+ Works in Progress at Karlovy Vary Eastern Promises, 6-8 July 2020.

Submissions for East Silver Market will be accepted through 31 July 2020.

TALLINN: The Lithuanian film Meat to Maths by Emilija Riviere and the Slovenian film The Vultures by Vida Breže are among the eight projects selected to participate in the European Genre Forum, an Estonian/Croatian/Dutch initiative.

WARSAW: Writer/director Piotr Złotorowicz is in postproduction with the Polish drama Wiarołom for Munk Studio. The project was presented at the Karlovy Vary online Eastern Promises Works in Progress on 7 July 2020.

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