CineLink Industry Days Reveals Projects Selected for the Co-Production Market and Drama Strands and Announces Female Voices CineLink Award

    Sarajevo Film Festival is honored to announce a new development award - Female Voices CineLink Award (€10,000 in cash) presented by the Slovenian Film Centre. The CineLink will present nine feature fiction and seven drama series projects in the development phase from Southeast Europe.

    The Female Voices CineLink Award is granted to one project in the development participating in CineLink Co-Production or Drama strands with an aim to support and promote female voices in the Southeast European film industry. The director of the Slovenian Film Centre, Nataša Bučar shared a motivation behind the award:

    "The aim of the Female Voices CineLink Award is to encourage the creation of new stories revealing women’s previously unstated outlooks on the past and fresh approaches to the stories from the present. Everything has already been shown before. However, the strength of every new film story and film character lies in novel approaches and original perspectives.  In recent years, women authors have been enriching the global audiovisual industry more than ever, and we also wish to promote the feminine worldview in our regional audiovisual works."

    In order to cater the specific needs of each project and to prepare them for the market exposure, this year, CineLink Industry Days has developed a range of activities, starting with CineLink Workshop in June, one-on-one meetings during the Festival (August 15 –18), that will continue with online meetings in September. CineLink Team strives to improve the production value by matchmaking the projects with various decision makers in the fields of production, financing, distribution and sales, as well as offers to aid in script development through extensive sessions. Moreover, the CineLink Co-Production Market offers following cash awards: Eurimages Co-Production Development Award (€20,000), Film Center Montenegro CineLink Award (€ 10,000), Film Center Serbia CineLink Award (€ 10,000) and ARTEKino International Prize (€ 6,000), while the CineLink Drama offers two awards: Croatian Audiovisual Center Drama Award (€15,000) and TV Drama Vision Pitch Award - one project selected to be presented at TV Drama Vision in Göteborg.

    To find out selected projects for CineLink Co-Production Market and CineLink Drama click HERE.