Documentary fine cut section

Trieste Film Festival and WEMW announce the eight edition of LAST STOP TRIESTE, a work in progress section for documentary projects in a stage of a FINE CUT, previously developed/presented in one of our partners platform:  Ex-Oriente Film Workshop, BDC Discoveries, Docu Rough Cut BoutiqueBaltic Sea Docs, ZagrebDox PROWhen East Meets West.

In this special hybrid edition of both the market and festival, selected documentary fine cuts will be given the chance to be screened both physically in Trieste and online to an exclusive platform of international sales agents, festival programmers and TV commissioning editors with the aim of enhancing their potential for finding festival premiere, sales agent and broadcasting slot.

Along with a short presentation and the screening of the prepared selection of scenes from their fine cuts, all selected teams will participate at the moderated feedback session with hand-picked decision makers attending physically Last Stop Trieste. Virtual one-to-one meetings with any professional possibly interested in the film will also be arranged.
In order to submit your application and the required materials you need to create your own account and fill in the online form following this link.
Extended Deadline: December 5, 2021.
LST screenings and feedback sessions will take place on site on January 24th and 25th, 2022 alongside the Trieste Film Festival (January 21/27) and When East Meets West (January 24/28), whereas online individual meetings with be held online on January 27th and 28th.
For further details, please read carefully the guidelines and application form.

I. General aspects
The extended deadline for submitting a project to Last Stop Trieste is December 5, 2021.
The project should be at a fine cut stage and should have a full cut by January 2022.
Incomplete applications will not be taken into consideration.
Application materials and subtitles must be submitted in English.
Only one project per applicant can be submitted.
The selection committee’s decisions cannot be appealed.

  1. Submission
    All applications must be submitted through our database Eventival following the instructions at this link There must be English subtitles in the submitted video materials.
    The video material should be the opening part of the film or should present minimum 15 min of the opening part and 1 or 2 other scenes, all up to 30 min (minimum 25 minutes).
    It’s mandatory for the video to be available via password protected streaming service (e.g. vimeo) with validity until the end of LST and download option. No transfer services or cloud storage is accepted.

III. Selection Criteria
LST has interest to support creative documentary projects that have a final duration between 60 minutes and feature length, done with a strong cinematic language and artistic imprint of the director. No specific themes or styles are preferred. There are no other specific fixed criteria and each individual project will be considered on its own merits.
Projects should be new or recent and there should be a potential international market.

  1. Specific Conditions
    There is no entry fee for applications.
    Once a project has been selected, one representative should be present during the days of Last Stop Trieste (24/25 January 2022).
    The Trieste Film Festival and When East Meets West will offer festival/industry accreditation for each team. Travel and hotel expenses will be at each team’s own charge.
    Finished film projects participants of LST should mention Last Stop Trieste and display its logo in their credits. Preferably, the following sentence should be mentioned in the credit list: “[film title] has been presented at Last Stop Trieste of When East Meets West – Trieste Film Festival”. The LST-WEMW-TSFF logo will be sent upon request.

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Last Stop Trieste is organized by When East Meets West, Alpe Adria Cinema – Trieste Film Festival and the Friuli Venezia Giulia Audiovisual Fund, with the support of Creative Europe MEDIA Programme, CEI – Central European Initiative, MIC – Direzione Cinema and the Autonomous Region of Friuli Venezia Giulia.