21–24 August 2013, Hotel Europe
CineLink is a development and financing platform for carefully selected regional feature-length fiction films destined for European co-production. Its activities are spread throughout the year and its aim is to provide a platform designed to meet the current needs and expectations of Southeast Europe’s film industry in reshaping.
The CineLink activities reach their peak in the last three days of the Sarajevo Film Festival, when over 500 professionals from the region and the rest of Europe gather in search of talented filmmakers and promising film projects. This event, the CineLink Co-production Market, is open for participants from all spheres of the film business ready to network, discover talent, co-produce or commission new projects.
For the representatives of projects at the CineLink Co-Production Market and Work in Progress, meetings are arranged with potential partners – co-producers, fund representatives, commissioning editors, sales agents and distributors. The meetings last 25 minutes and are scheduled during these three days. Every year, over 700 registered meetings are held for the 25 projects presented and CineLink monitors and evaluates the results of the meetings.
On the last day of the Market, the CineLink Jury awards a number of major development awards.