Check out the 2020 selected projects!

22 film projects from 17 countries will be presented at the special 10th anniversary edition of When East Meets West. This year WEMW will bring together more than 500 industry professionals from over 40 countries, particularly from the 2020 East & West spotlight territories: Hungary, Moldova and Romania and Austria, Germany and Switzerland.

The 22 projects in development – 10 long feature documentaries and 12 fiction features – were selected out of 338 submissions from 55 different countries. In addition to the 22 projects selected for the pitching forum, WEMW will invite two additional guest projects previously presented at DOCMONTEVIDEO and DOCSP Brazil.

The 22 projects selected for WEMW 2020 are:

1970 by Darko Lungulov – Papa Films (Serbia)

A SAD AND VULGAR LONER by Efthymia Zymvragaki – Grismedio (Spain)

BLIND PIT by Federico Schiavi, Giorgio Bianchi – Nacne (Italy)

DOUBLE HAPPINESS by Sebastian Mihailescu – Microfilm (Romania)

ELECTING MISS SANTA by Raisa Razmerita – Niste Filme (Moldova)

GIRLS & GODS by Verena Soltiz, Arash T. Riahi, Inna Shevchenko  – Golden Girls Filmproduktion (Austria)

IRENE’S WORLD by Mery Aghakhanyan – Hoshkee Film (Armenia)

LARRY by Szilárd Bernáth – Focusfox Studio (Hungary)

LILI by Sylwia Rosak – Haka Films (Poland)

NOT A WORD by Hanna Slak – Volte, Staragara (Germany, Slovenia)

ORDINARY FAILURES by Cristina Groșan – Xova Film (Czech Republic)

SANDBAG DAM by Čejen Černić – Kinorama (Croatia)

STRANDZHA by Pepa Hristova – Fünferfilm (Germany)

STRAY BODIES  by Elina Psykou – Contrast Film (Switzerland)

THE LAST MISFITS BY THE GOLDEN RIVER by Juho-Pekka Tanskanen – Danish Bear Productions (Finland)

THE MAN WITHOUT GUILT by Ivan Gergolet – Transmedia Production, Staragara (Italy, Slovenia)

THE MONKEY AND THE GIRL by Ann-Kristin Reyels – Unafilm (Germany)

THE WHITE CLUB by Michele Pennetta – Beauvoir Films, Indyca (Switzerland, Italy)

THIS IS MY MOMENT by Lieven Corthouts – Cassette for timescapes (Belgium)

TOO CLOSE by Botond Pusok – Luna Film (Romania)

VALLEY OF MONUMENTS by Srdan Vuletic – Artikulacija Film (Montenegro)

WOMEN DO CRY by Mina Mileva, Vesela Kazakova – Activist38 (Bulgaria)


The guest project is:

AMAZON, A NEW MINAMATA? by Jorge Bodansky – Ocean Films (Brazil)




  • Film Center Serbia Development Award – cash prize
  • EAVE scholarship – for the EAVE European Producers Workshop
  • Flow Postproduction Award – 15.000 EUR prize in post-production facilities
  • EWA Network Best Woman Director Award – cash prize for the best female director
  • Producers Network Prize – free accreditation to the Cannes Marche du Film Producer’s Network
  • Pop Up Film Residence Award – a 3-week residency with the guidance of international mentors