12-01-2021

WEMW unveils all the juries and the final line up of LAST STOP TRIESTE, THIS IS IT and COLD OPEN

Trieste, January 12th, 2021 – The “Out of the Box” edition of When East Meets West kicks off in less than two weeks, on January 25th, with a promising double focus on Israel and Italy. After having revealed the Co-Production Forum project selection, WEMW is now proud to announce that Beatrice Fiorentino (Venice International Film Critics’ Week), Anna Ciennik (Les Arcs European Film Festival) and Una Domazetoski (Film Center Serbia) will be the 2021 jury members and will decide the winners of the Co-Production Forum awards, including the WEMW Film Center Serbia Award of 5.000 EUR cash prize. Alongside these last details, WEMW is happy to finally unveil the complete line-up of the two sections targeting films in post-production stage.

Now in its seventh edition, Last Stop Trieste, the fine cut section run together with the Trieste Film Festival, will present 5 creative documentaries to more than 50 international sales agents, festival programmers and TV commissioning editors. All films will be in the running for the HBO Europe Award (cash prize of 1.000 EUR), Flow Digital Cinema Award, and the First Hand Fund Award (consisting in rough cut dramaturgy as well as promotion and distribution consultancy). The LST 2021 international jury will feature Hanka Kastelikova (HBO Europe), Manuela Buono (Slingshot Films) and Fabio Mancini (RAI3).

For the fourth edition, When East Meets West and Trieste Film Festival will renew the partnership with Milano Film Network for the section exclusively dedicated to long feature fiction films and hybrid works produced or co-produced by Italian producers. This is IT will present 6 films ready for festival premiere/international distribution and a jury composed by Daniela Cölle (Pluto Film), Anne Delseth (Quinzaine des réalisateurs, Cannes' Directors' Fortnight) and Alberto Fasulo (director of Menocchio) will deliver the prestigious Laser Film Award.

Last but not least, WEMW will continue the collaboration with the MIDPOINT Institute, selecting 9 participants for the second edition of Cold Open, the TV Series lab for independent producers, with a background in feature film producing, aspiring to shift to high end series content. 

In the coming days WEMW will reveal the complete programme of this special “Out of the Box” edition, including the details of the over 500 registered film professionals who will be living from Jan 25 till Jan 28 in the brand new WEMW digital world.

The 5 documentaries that will be presented at Last Stop Trieste, the 6 feature films selected for This is IT and the 9 producers participating in the Cold Open lab are:

LAST STOP TRIESTE 


BROTHERHOOD

director: Francesco Montagner

producers: Pavla Janoušková Kubecková, Nadia Trevisan

countries: Czech Republic, Italy


FACTORY TO THE WORKERS 

director: Srdjan Kovacevic

producers: Sabina Kresic, Luka Venturin

country: Croatia


MUSEUM OF THE REVOLUTION 

director: Srđan Keča

producer: Vanja Jambrović

country: Croatia






MY MOTHER THE STATE 

director: Ieva  Ozolina

producers: Madara Melberga, Larus Jonsson

countries: Latvia, Iceland


RECONCILIATION 

director: Marija Zidar

producer: Danijel Hočevar

country: Slovenia

This is IT


CROWN SHYNESS   

director: Valentina Bertani

producer: Pietro Puccioni

country: Italy


DARKLING 

director: Dusan Milic

producers: Snezana van Houwelingen, Debora Chiara Desio

countries: Serbia, Italy


DOGS AND ITALIANS NOT ALLOWDED

director: Alain Ughetto

producers: Enrica Capra, Alexandre Cornu

countries: Italy, France



ETERNITY PACKAGE 

director: Magdelena Ilieva

producers: Ilaria Malagutti, Martichka Bozhilova

countries: Italy, Bulgaria


MODERN RITUAL 

director: Lorenzo Pallotta

producers: Andrea Gatopoulos, Stefano Chiavarini, Andrea Rosasco

country: Italy


THE TALE OF KING CRAB 

director: Alessio De Righi

producer: Tommaso Bertani

country: Italy

COLD OPEN


Ada Solomon   

company: microFILM   

country: Romania


Andraž Jerič   

company: Temporama   

country: Slovenia


Anna M. Bofarull   

company: KaBoGa art & films   

country: Spain


Claudia Sümeghy   

company: Juno11 Pictures 

country: Hungary


Irina Malcea-Candea   

company: Luna Film   

country: Romania



Juraj Krasnohorsky   

company: Artichoke   

country: Slovakia


Patrice Nezan   

company: Les Contes Modernes   

country: France


Radovan Síbrt   

company: Pink   

country: Czech Republic


Sarah Pennacchi   

company: Tico Film Company   

country: Italy

WEMW is organized once again by the FVG Audiovisual Fund in collaboration with the Trieste Film Festival, EAVE, Creative Europe Desk Italy and thanks to the precious and constant support of Creative Europe/MEDIA Programme, MIBACT -Direzione Generale per il Cinema, CEI – Central European Initiative, Film Center Serbia and the Autonomous Region of Friuli Venezia Giulia. The 2021 Focus on Israel and Italy is run in partnership with the Israel Cinema Project, Rabinovich Foundation and MIBACT – Direzione Generale per il Cinema.