CineLink Reveals First Projects Selected for Co-production market and CineLink Drama

Eight feature film projects and five television drama projects in early development have been announced as part of this years CineLink line-up. This part of the selection focuses on projects from first and second time directors from Southeast Europe.

Eight feature film projects and five television drama projects in early development have been announced as part of this years CineLink line-up. This part of the selection focuses on projects from first and second time directors from Southeast Europe. The projects will take part in bespoke preparatory workshop designed to help with overall project development ahead of their presentation at CineLink Industry Days from August 11th till the 16th.

CineLink Project Development Workshop, will be held in Sarajevo from 2nd to 6th of April, invited filmmakers of eight feature film and five TV series projects in early development stages to join four intensive days of working with script consultants, (Franz Rodenkirchen, Marietta von Hausswolff von Baumgarten, Marten Rabarts) as well as discussing directing, production, financing and marketing aspects with seasoned film industry professionals (Aida Begić, Čedomir Kolar, Gabor Krigler, Gabor Greiner, Damjan Kozole, Labina Mitevska, Eilon ratzkovsky, Meinolf Zurhorst, Amra Bakšić Čamo and Jovan Marjanović). Programme includes masterclasses, lectures and bespoke one-on-one tutorials.

The projects will be presented as part of the CineLink Co-production Market and CineLink Drama selections during the 24th  Sarajevo Film Festival (August 11 – 18).

CineLink Co-Production market:

Director: Ferit Karahan
Writer: Ferit Karahan
Producer: Ferit Karahan
Country: Turkey

Fiume o morte!
Director: Igor Bezinović
Writer: Igor Bezinović
Producer: Fabrizio Polpettini, Tibor Keser, Marina Gumzi
Production company: La Bête, Restart, Nosorogi
Country: France, Croatia, Slovenia

Director: Adina Dulcu
Writer: Adina Dulcu
Producer: Tudor Giurgiu, Bogdan Craciun
Production company: Libra Film Productions
Country: Romania

The Elegy Of Laurel
Director: Dušan Kasalica
Writer: Dušan Kasalica
Producer: Jelena Angelovski
Production company: Meander Film
Country: Montenegro

War and War
Director: Efthimis Kosemund Sanidis
Writer: Elizampetta Ilia Georgiadou, Efthimis Kosemund Sanidis
Producer: Yorgos Tsourgiannis
Production company: Horsefly Productions
Country: Greece

Summer night, half past ten
Director: Ivana Mladenovic
Writer: Ivana Mladenovic
Producer: Jelena Mitrovic, Ada Solomon
Production company: Bas Celik, Hi Film Productions
Country: Serbia, Romania

Director: Octav Chelaru
Writer: Octav Chelaru
Producer: Radu Stancu
Delegate Producer: Livia Radulescu
Production company: deFilm
Country: Romania

Safe Place
Director: Juraj Lerotić
Writer: Juraj Lerotić
Producer: Boris T Matić
Production company: Propeler Film
Country: Croatia

CineLink Drama:

Anatomy of a Crime
Creator: Vuk Ršumović and Ana Tomović
Director: Vuk Ršumović
Writer: Vuk Ršumović and Ana Tomović
Producer: Mirko Bojović and Uglješa Jokić
Production company: BaBoon Production and Work In Progress (WIP)
Country: Serbia

> The Death (Greater Than The Death)
Creator: Arya Su Altıoklar, Samim Türkmen
Director: Erhan Yürük, Boran Güney
Writer: Tuna Dilligil
Producer: Metin Alihan Yalçındağ, Mehmet Altıoklar
Production company: KısaKes Production
Country: Turkey

Creator: Panagiotis Iosifelis
Writers: Panagiotis Iosifelis; Eleni Sideri
Producer: Eleni Pnevmatikou
Production company: Pnevma Productions
Country: Greece

Creator: Srđan Vuletić
Writer: Srđan Vuletić
Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bad blood
Creator: Milutin Petrović
Director: Milutin Petrović
Writer: Vojislav Nanović
Co-Writer (episode 1, episode 2, episode 3): Milena Marković
Producer: Snežana Penev
Production company: This and That Productions
Country: Serbia

About CineLink Industry Days

Over the 15 years since its launch, the Sarajevo Film Festival's industry section has become a major hub for Southeast European film professionals, and has played a crucial role in the expansion of cinematic co-production in the region.  It has also become a key destination for professionals from across Europe who are in search of talent and co-production possibilities, or who simply wish to obtain in-depth knowledge about this dynamic region’s business development.

The Festival's industry offering attracts almost 1,000 professionals to its annual event in late August and includes activities for people from all spheres of the business through its interlinked CineLink Industry Days sections:

·         CineLink Co-Production Market
·         CineLink Work-in-Progress
·         CineLink Drama
·         Docu Rough Cut Boutique
·         True Stories Market
·         Talents Sarajevo Pack&Pitch
·         Avant Premiers
·         Regional Forum/CineLink Talks

Our vision is to serve the current needs of the business, as well as to shape its future. We see more films than ever being made outside the existing value chain, as well as the former borders between cinema and TV blurred in terms of quality of content – and there are so many more screens on which all of this can be seen. Everything is converging, and we have designed this year’s programme to reflect this.

In addition to our flagship selection of quality projects in development at the CineLink Co-production, screenings of fiction and documentary films in post at CineLink Work-in-Progress, and extracts from finished films going into distribution at Avant Premier Trailers, the new CineLink Drama section features new and exciting high-quality drama projects by established filmmakers from the region. At the same time, the True Stories Market presents film and TV professionals with cases from the archives of key organisations documenting the Yugoslav wars of the 90's, while young talents pitch their short film projects at Talents Sarajevo Pack&Pitch. Everything in one place; everything connected.


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