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.