connecting cottbus 2019 Announces Lineup


COTTBUS: Thirteen projects in development and six works in progress have been selected for the East-West coproduction market connecting cottbus, that takes place from 6 to 8 November 2019 during FilmFestival Cottbus (5-10 November 2019).

The cocoPITCH selection comprises a large range of filmic styles and genres, from political thriller and road film to dramas about war trauma or modern slavery, next to apocalyptic sci-fi and a romantic comedy set in the outer space.

The 2019 line-up of cocoWIP also has a variety in tone, including a slacker dramedy and a darkly comic revenge story, as well as psychological family dramas set against the backdrop of pressing socio-political realities.

In alignment with FilmFestival Cottbus’ section Spotlight: Montenegro, coco is pleased to present its first Montenegrin project.
Producers, sales agents, commissioning editors and other industry representatives active in East-West European coproduction can apply to attend without a project by 7 October 2019.

Selected cocoPITCH Projects 2019:

About a Girl (Switzerland, Romania)
Directed by Ruxandra Zenide
Produced by Elefant Films
Coproduced by Elefant Film

Athlete (Turkey)
Directed by Semih Gülen & Mustafa Emin Büyükcoşkun
Produced by Vigo Film

Transilvania Pitch Stop - coco Award
Carbon (Moldova)
Directed by Ion Borș
Produced by Kantora Film Production
Coproduced by YOUBESC

Convenience Store (Russia)
Directed by Mikhail Borodin
Produced by Metrafilms

Forever Hold Your Peace (Montenegro, Serbia)
Directed by Ivan Marinović
Produced by Adriatic Western
Coproduced by SENSE Production

No Land For Me (Israel)
Directed by Ram Nehari
Produced by Films

MIDPOINT - coco Award (MIDPOINT Feature Launch)
Rattlesnakes (Serbia)
Directed by Nikola Ljuca
Produced by Biberche

Spas (Ukraine)
Directed by Maksym Nakonechnyi
Produced by Tabor Production

Special Pitch Award FilmFestival Cottbus
Three, Seven, Ace (Russia)
Directed by Sergey Dvortsevoy
Produced by Kinodvor

Traces (Croatia)
Directed by Dubravka Turić
Produced by Kinorama (kinorama.hr)

Vesper Seeds (Lithuania)
Directed by Kristina Buožytė &Bruno Samper
Produced by Natrix Natrix

Wet Monday (Poland)
Directed by Justyna Mytnik
Produced by Lava Films

You Are The Universe (Ukraine)
Directed by Pavlo Ostrikov
Produced by LimeLite

Selected cocoWIP Projects 2019:

Between Two Dawns (Turkey, Romania)
Directed by Selman Nacar
Produced by Kuyu Film
Coproduced by Karma Film, Hai Hui Entertainment

Blindfold (Ukraine)
Directed by Taras Dron
Produced by Contemporary Ukrainian Cinema

Celts (Serbia)
Directed by Milica Tomović
Produced by eed Productions

Mia Misses Her Revenge (Romania)
Directed by Bogdan Theodor Olteanu
Produced by Tangaj Production

Poppy Field (Romania)
Directed by Eugen Jebeleanu
Produced by ICON Production

The Thrillseekers (Belarus)
Directed by Vlada Senkova
Produced by DOKA
Coproduced by Pervaja Kinovideo Company

Click HERE for the press release.