connecting cottbus 2023 Announces Project Selection


    COTTBUS: The East-West co-production market connecting cottbus has announced the projects selected for cocoPITCH and cocoWIP at its 25th anniversary edition set for 8 - 10 November 2023 within the FilmFestival Cottbus (7 – 12 November 2023).

    Thirteen projects in development have been selected for cocoPITCH, while six works in progress will be showcased in cocoWIP.

    Producers, sales agents, commissioning editors and other industry representatives active in East-West European coproduction can apply to attend without a project until 6 October 2023.

    cocoPITCH Selected Projects 2023:

    A Leg (Kazakhstan)
    Directed by Shokir Kholikov
    Produced by A Films

    At Your Service (Estonia)
    Directed by German Golub
    Produced by Stellar Film

    Ballad of the Skeleton (Turkey)
    Directed by Murat Uğurlu
    Produced by Rubikon Film
    Coproduced by Monday Film

    MIDPOINT - coco Award (Midpoint Feature Launch): Excavators (Cyprus, USA)
    Directed by Argyro Nicolaou
    Produced by Caretta Films
    Coproduced by Cyprian Films

    Honeymoon (Ukraine)
    Directed by Zhanna Ozirna
    Produced by Toy Cinema

    Special Pitch Award FilmFestival Cottbus: La Manche (Poland)
    Directed by Damian Kocur
    Produced by Kijora Film

    Mather (Bulgaria)
    Directed by Anguelina Rangelova and Vesela Kazakova
    Produced by Activist 38
    Coproduced by Doni Mont

    My World Upside Down (Slovakia, Germany)
    Directed by Daniel Rihák
    Produced by WHAT IF Films
    Coproduced by Projector23

    Night Waves (Croatia)
    Directed by Filip Heraković
    Produced by Wolfgang & Dolly

    Transilvania Pitch Stop - coco Award: Pyrrhic (Romania)
    Directed by Cosmin Nicolae
    Produced by Icon Production

    Resonance (Bulgaria, Greece)
    Directed by Yordan Petkov
    Produced by Portokal
    Coproduced by Garti Films, Klas Film, Marni Films

    Tactile Universe (Hungary)
    Directed by Szilárd Bernáth
    Produced by Focus Fox

    The Fourth Way (Germany, Uzbekistan, France)
    Directed by Sasha Kulak
    Produced by Einbahnstraße Productions
    Coproduced by SESTRA Films, Les Steppes Productions

    cocoWIP Projects 2023:

    Borderline (Lithuania)
    Directed by Ignas Jonynas
    Produced by Baltic Productions

    Chrysanthemum Day (Ukraine, the Netherlands)
    Directed by Simon Mozgovyi
    Produced by Mainstream Pictures
    Coproduced by Windmill Film

    Ink Wash (Romania, Greece)
    Directed by Sarra Tsorakidis
    Produced by Mandragora
    Coproduced by Bad Crowd

    No More (Georgia)
    Directed by Keko Chelidze and Kote Kalandadze
    Produced by Parachute Films

    On the Water Surface (Turkey, Germany)
    Directed by Zeynep Köprülü
    Produced by Periferi Film
    Coproduced by Kalavara Film, Tamtam Film

    Wet Monday (Poland, Czech Republic, Estonia)
    Directed by Justyna Mytnik
    Produced by Lava Films
    Coproduced by Bionaut, Aleksandra Film

    Click HERE for the press release.