Wednesday, February 1, 2023

When East Meets West announces its 2023 picks

– The program includes new projects by Mina Jukic, Volkan Use, Marcelo Gomes, Letizia Lamarteire, Marina Stepanska, Laurinas Bareisa and João Nuno Pinto.

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When East Meets West, the co-production platform established as an integral part of the Trieste Film Festival, has announced its selection of projects for its 13th edition, which will run from 22-25 January 2023.

Twenty-two feature-length projects from 19 countries, including 12 documentaries and ten fiction films, were selected from 410 submissions and most of them will be presented for the first time to more than 500 on-site decision makers and professionals. from all over the world. This edition marks the start of a new formula dedicated to spotlight regions: for the first time, the market will inaugurate Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine, and two years of East and West focus on Spain, Portugal and Latin America. America.

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The selection combines projects by daring first-time directors such as spring cleaning By marija apachevska ,North PoleCannes Official Short Film Selection 2021) and still life with ghosts By enrique buleo ,hell and so, Clermont-Ferrand 2019); talented women filmmakers, including faster than shadow By Letizia Lamartire ,we will be young and beautiful [+lee también:
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“We are extremely pleased and honored to present such a diverse set of stories coming from many different corners of our planet. Twenty-two outstanding writers are giving voice to our deepest passions, connections with the past, present challenges, hope for a brighter future and the search for identity,” says alessandro gropleroHead of WEMW.

This year, for the first time, all projects will compete for two €5,000 cash prizes: the Film Center Serbia Development Award and the brand new CICLIC WEMW Award (awarded by France’s Center Val de Loire). Other awards include the EAV Producers Workshop Scholarship, the Marche du Film Producers Network Badge, and the Flow Post-Production Award. In addition, women directors will be eligible for EWA Network’s I HAVE A DREAM Award for Equality and Inclusion.

WEMW 2023 again with several sections dedicated to films in post-production (Last Stop Trieste, This Is It, First Cut+ and First Cut Lab Trieste) as well as the Midpoint Shorts Showcase, the second edition of Eve Slate and six new inspirational features Will be Labs.

“The upcoming edition of WEMW perfectly reflects our new, multi-layered approach,” commented Groplero. “We would like WEMW to be ‘more than a market’; We want to create a new ecosystem that is inclusive, sustainable, future-oriented and supportive of projects, professionals and companies at any stage of their lives.

Selected participants in the work in progress and all other categories will be unveiled in early January, but a limited number of industry recognitions will be available on www.wemw.it from the end of December.

Here is the complete list of WEMW 2023 projects:

2m2 , Volkan Uce
Production company: Menuetto Film (Belgium)

9 month contract , Ketevan Vashgashvili
Production companies: 1991 Productions (Georgia), Agitprop (Bulgaria)

acting classes , Sasha Shegai
Production Company: East Wing (Kazakhstan)

beyond the smoke , clement caret
Production Companies: Iliad & Films, Les Alchemistes (France)

faster than shadow , Letizia Lamartire
Production companies: Matryoshka, Indigo Film (Italy)

Firstnight of marriage , Zhanna Ozirna
Production company: Toy Cinema (Ukraine)

Hotel Diana , flavor slurry
Production Company: Astar Productions (Azerbaijan)

this is not the full picture , marchIna stepanska
Production company: JS Films (Ukraine)

Lisbon in the rearview mirror , Marcelo Gomes
Production companies: Carnaval Films, Misty Films (Brazil)

measuring the sky , petar oreskovic
Production company: Nucleus Film (Croatia)

milk and honey , Tornike Gogrichiani
Production Company: Nushi Film (Georgia)

most people die on sunday , Yair said
Production companies: Campo Cine (Argentina), Disparte (Italy)

(no) just a matter of time , Daniela Reyes Gutierrez
Production company: Means of Containment Productions (Colombia)

Odyssey MD2020 , pawel braila
Production Company: Artvat (Moldova)

Shakespeare goes Armenian , Inna Sahakyan, Lilit Movisian
Production Company: Bars Media (Armenia)

Sister’s , laurinas barissa
Production company: Afterschool Productions (Lithuania)

spring cleaning , marija apachevska
Production company: Kino Oko (North Macedonia)

still life with ghosts , enrique buleo
Production companies: Quatre Films (Spain), Ikki Films (France)

team , Carol Rodriguez Colas
Production company: Faston Films (Spain)

the last summer , Joao Nuno Pinto
Production companies: Wonder Maria Films (Portugal), Grifa Films (Brazil)

winning generation , Marco de Stefanis
Production companies: Bind Docks (Netherlands), EIE Film (Italy)

when the kids sing the hits , my jukek
Production company: Sense Production (Serbia)

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