CineLink Reveals 2012 Work-in-Progress Selection
Seven projects have made the final cut for CineLink Work in Progress section, where the most promising regional projects currently in post-production are presented for decision-makers from across the European film industry.
In addition, the projects compete for awards totaling EUR 100 000 in post-production services, top award being the EUR 80 000 in services from The Post Republic Berlin.
CineLink, as well as Sarajevo Film Festival and its Competition Programs, traditionally focus on projects from Southeastern Europe. However, after successful tryouts in the previous years the region has been extended to the Caucasus Region and to the North African and Middle Eastern countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea.
This year, CineLink introduces work in progress-projects from Kazakhstan, Israel, Bulgaria, Croatia, Serbia, Greece and Turkey.
Amra Baksic Camo, Head of CineLink:
- We are honored to have received a high number of submissions, suggesting that Work in Progress is increasingly regarded as a crucial platform for projects in post-production.
- The growing attendance of a professional audience and the proven success of the selected films also underline the importance of Work in Progress.
This year’s selection:
(Croatia / Bosnia and Herzegovina)
(Bulgaria / Romania)
(Israel / Germany)
One additional project will be announced during the festival (a documentary from the Rough Cut Boutique, a workshop organized by the Festival’s Documentary Competition Program in collaboration with the Balkan Documentary Center).
CineLink takes place July 11-14, during Sarajevo Film Festival and 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.
CineLink is attended by around 500 industry professionals from across Europe and presents in total around 30 projects open for co-production, as well as workshops, networking opportunities and a major regional forum in collaboration with Screen International.