FNE at Sofia Meetings 2015: Winning Projects Announced


    SOFIA: Prizes of the 12th edition of Sofia Meetings, which took place from 12 to 15 March 2015, were handed out for projects from the UK, Turkey, Bulgaria, Georgia and Italy.  

    This year was a bumper year for the Sofia Meetings, which saw hundreds of film professionals from across Europe gather for not only pitching sessions but meetings of pan-European organisations including FERA, Europa Cinemas and Europa Distribution.

    The event is supported by Creative Europe Programme of the European Union and Bulgarian National Film Center.

    List of Awarded Projects:

    Second Film Projects Programme

    Hungarian Filmlab Award – 10,000 EUR in post production services for Best Project:

    The Ladder (UK)
    Director: Ali Jaberansari

    Plus Minus One Projects Programme

    Focusfox Studio (Hungary) Post Production Award – 10,000 EUR in post production services at Focusfox Studio for Best Project:

    Neighbours (Georgia)
    Director: Grigol Abashidze
    Producers: Lasha Khalvashi and Tinatin Kajrishivili

    Synchro Film, Video & Audio (Vienna) Award – Special Mention: 5,000 EUR in post production services (the awarded services should be redeemed within four-year period):

    Misty Illumination (Turkey)
    Director: Huseyin Karabey
    Producer: Su Baloglu

    Production: Artizm, Gemini
    Supported by the Georgian Film Fund

    YAPIMLAB (Turkey) Young Producer Award – 5,000 EUR for one week project consultancy in Istanbul and presentation to Turkish producers:

    Pig (Bulgaria)
    Director: Dragomir Sholev
    Producer: Elena Mosholova
    Co-writer: Martin Iliev
    Production: Gorilla Films

    Mediterranean Film Institute Award – a scholarship by the MFI to participate in MFI Script 2 Film Workshops:

    The T-Factor (Italy)
    Director: Francesco Costabile