SEE Cinema Network Funds Projects from FNE Partner Countries


    SKOPJE: Films from North Macedonia, Romania and Montenegro have received funding from the South Eastern Europe Cinema Network (SEE Cinema Network) in the amount of 9,000 EUR each for development of feature-length projects.

    source: See Cinema NetworkThe SEE Cinema Network held its annual general assembly on 10 November 2022 during the 63rd Thessaloniki International Film Festival. A total of 13 submitted proposals were examined and seven were selected for funding (one from each member country). Eleven short films will also receive total support of 64,000 EUR.

    The winners include the Macedonian debut feature 17 by Kosara Mitić, produced by Black Cat Production, which was supported by the North Macedonia Film Agency with 373,983 EUR / 23 m MKD in 2021. It is coproduced by Serbian Art & Popcorn and was also supported by Film Center Serbia with 59,655 EUR / 7 m RSD.

    The second funded debut is Romanian Ink Wash by writer/director Sarra Tsorakidis, produced on behalf of Mandragora. The project was presented at the fifth edition of Transilvania Pitch Stop in 2019 and was awarded the Young Producer Award of Yapimlab (Turkey) at the 16th edition of Sofia Meetings in 2019. It is coproduced by Nikos Moustakas from Greek Bad Crowd and is planned as a Romanian/Greek/Danish/French coproduction.

    Third is the sophomore feature Jugoslava by Montenegrin director Ivan Bakrač, produced by Montenegrin Quadrifolium Films in coproduction with Nikolina Vučetić Zečević of Serbian Biberche Productions and Guillaume de Seille of French Arizona. The project was presented at the CineLink Co-production Market, which took place 13 - 18 August 2022.

    The South Eastern Europe Cinema Network (SEE Cinema Network) was set up in 2000. The goal is to support the film industry of Southeast European countries (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Greece, North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Cyprus). It is governed by the General Assembly of national representatives of each country. The Greek Film Center is operating costs.

    Selected projects:

    17 (North Macedonia, Serbia)
    Directed and written by KosaraMitić
    Produced by Black Cat Production
    Coproduced by Art & Popcorn
    Supported by the North Macedonia Film Agency, Film Center Serbia

    Ink Wash (Romania)
    Directed and written by Sarra Tsorakidis
    Produced by Mandragora
    Supported by the Romanian Film Centre

    Jugoslava (Montenegro, Serbia)
    Directed by Ivan Bakrač
    Produced by Quadrifolium Films
    Coproduced by Biberche Productions
    Supported by the Film Centre of Montenegro

    Waterdrop (Albania)
    Directed by Robert Budina
    Produced by Erafilm Productions

    Gizem (Cyprus)
    Directed by Stelana Kliris
    Produced by Meraki Films

    Glory B (Greece)
    Directed by Konstantinos Antonopoulos
    Produced by Either/Or Productions

    Return to the Mountain (Kosovo)
    Directed by Antoneta Kastrati
    Produced by Crossing Bridges Productions