CineLink Work in Progress Call for Entries 2023
CineLink Work in Progress call for entries is now open. Deadline for submitting the applications is June 29, 2023.
CineLink Work in Progress selects up to 10 projects in post-production to be presented exclusively to invited international sales agents, top festival programmers, distributors, representatives of public funds and post-production houses during the Sarajevo Film Festival, August 11-18, 2023.
The section is carefully curated on both ends, thus creating an environment that boosts the chance the projects are completed and taken to the international market in the best possible way.
We encourage filmmakers from Southeast Europe, Northern Africa, Middle East, Central Asia, and Ukraine, to submit their projects (both fiction and documentary narrative ones). Moreover, projects which will be in the first wave of entering into the shootings, those can be submitted even after the deadline, upon consultation with CineLink Work in Progress team. Also, it is important to note that projects that were not selected in the previous calls are not eligible to apply for this year's edition. If you intend to apply with the same project as last year, please contact the team with a brief explanation of what have changed within the project. Please contact us via this email address: email@example.com.
Projects compete for the following awards: Turkish National Radio Television (TRT) Award (€25,000, cash)* and the Post Republic Award (€40,000, in kind). Moreover, projects from the CineLink Work in Progress alongside with projects from Docu Rough Cut Boutique strand will be eligible for the new CineLink Impact Award (impact campaing in the amount of €20,000) presented by Think-Film Impact Production.
Among many others, previous Work in Progress projects include VERA DREAMS OF THE SEA by Kaltrina Krasniqi (La Biennale di Venezia, Inclusion Edipo Re Award and the "Female Authors Under 40" Award), DEATH OF CINEMA AND MY FATHER TOO by Dani Rosenberg (CineLink Work in Progress 2018, Cannes 2020 Label), HONEYLAND by Tamara Kotevska and Ljubomir Stefanov (World Cinema Grand Jury Prize: Documentary and World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award for Impact for Change, Sundance 2019, Oscars nomination Best Documentary, Best International FIlm), GODLESSS by Ralitza Petrova (Golden Leopard winner, Locarno Festival 2016), TOTO AND HIS SISTERS by Alexander Nanau (Silver Eye Award for Best Documentary Feature, Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival 2014), WHITE SHADOW by Noaz Deshe (Lion of the Future, Venice Film Festival 2013), HARMONY LESSONS by Emir Baigazin (Silver Bear, Berlinale 2013), MOLD by Ali Aydın (Lion of the Future, Venice Film Festival 2012), and IF I WANT TO WHISTLE I WHISTLE by Florin Șerban (Jury Grand Prix Silver Bear and Alfred Bauer Prize, Berlinale 2010).
We look forward to seeing your films before everybody else does!
*The TRT Award - the awarded amount will be transferred to the production company by the Festival and would be made as a license agreement for TV rights for the territory of the Turkey and Former Yugoslavia.
You can find the application form OVDJE.