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CineLink Work in Progress line-up announced for 2017

Ten promising projects will be presented to decision-makers at CineLink Work in Progress sessions, where they will also compete for three major awards.

CineLink Work in Progress consists of closed screenings of 10 “super-fresh” feature-length fiction and documentary films currently in production or post-production. Selected from Southeast Europe, the Middle East and North Africa region, and the Commonwealth of Independent States, the films are presented to about 40 specially invited industry decision-makers who are active on the supply end of the production chain: funders, sales agents, distributors, broadcasters and festival programmers – below, please find the list of companies attending this year.

Selected titles:

PIG
(fiction)


Director: Dragomir Sholev

Producer: Elena Mosholova, Yariv Lerner, Pavlina Angelova

Production company: Gorilla Film, Nu Boyana Film, Screening Emotions

Bulgaria

 

NANOOK
(fiction)

Director: Milko Lazarov

Producer: Veselka Kiryakova, Guillaume de Seille, Eike Goreczka

Production company: Red Carpet [BG], Arizona Production [FR], 42film [DE]

Bulgaria/France/Germany

 

ALL ALONE
(fiction)

Director: Bobo Jelčić

Producer: Zdenka Gold, Alem Babić

Production company: Spiritus Movens Productions [HR], Dokument Sarajevo [BH]

Croatia/Bosnia and Herzegovina

 

HORIZON
(fiction)

Director: Tinatin Kajrishvili

Producer: Lasha Khalvashi, David Hardies

Production company: Gemini, Artizm, Momento Film

Georgia

 

FIG TREE
(fiction)

Director: Alamork Davidian

Producer: Saar Yogev, Naomi Levari, Felix Eisele, Sandrine Brauer

Production company: Black Sheep Film Productions Ltd. [IL], Av Medien Penrose [DE], En Compagnie des Lamas [FR]

Israel/Germany/France

 

THE DAY AFTER I’M GONE
(fiction)

Director: Nimrod Eldar

Producer: Eitan Mansuri

Production company: Spiro Films Ltd

Israel

 

WHAT COMES AROUND
(doc)

Director: Reem Saleh

Producer: Reem Saleh, Konstantina Stavrianou

Production company: Mazameer Productions

Lebanon/Egypt

 

HONEYLAND
(doc)

Director: Ljubo Stefanov, Tamara Kotevska

Producer: Ljubo Stefanov, Atanas Georgiev

Production company: Apollo Media, Trice Films 

Macedonia

 

MO’
(fiction)

Director: Radu Dragomir

Producer: Liviu Marghidan

Production company: Scharf Advertising

Romania

 

NEVER LET IT GO
(fiction)

Director: Paul Negoescu

Producer: Paul Negoescu

Production company: N-Graphix [RO], Papillon Film [RO], Screening Emotions [BG]

Romania/Bulgaria

 

Jovan Marjanovic, Head of Industry, Sarajevo Film Festival: 

– The CineLink Work in Progress strand has proved to be incredibly effective for both the filmmakers presenting their works and the attending industry delegates. The selection of participants and the dynamic of the event make it ideal to see and pick up the most promising upcoming titles from the region, while valuable prizes from our partners at The Post Republic, Iridium Film and the TRT make a real difference when awarded to films at this stage. We are certain this year’s projects are the films we will be watching on screens around the world in the next year or two.

 

Jury:

Paolo Bertolin (Venice Film Festival), Paz Lazaro (Berlin International Film Festival), Hedi Zardi (LuxBox), Petra Gobel (The Post Republic), Serkan Yildirim (TRT)

 

Awards: 

The Post Republic Award €50,000 (in kind)

CineLink Restart Award €20,000 (in kind)

Turkish National Radio Television Award €30,000 (cash)

 

Companies and festivals attending include:

Bankside Films, Berlinale, Bac Films, Beta Cinema, Celluloid Dreams, Doha Film Institute, Coproduction Office, the Directors’ Fortnight, Elle Driver, Lux Box, Le Pact, The Match Factory, Memento, New Europe Film Sales, Soda Pictures, Toronto International Film Festival, Turkish National Radio Television, the Tribeca Film Festival, Urban Distribution, the Venice Film Festival and its Critics’ Week, Wide Management and Wild Bunch.

 

 

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