Documentary fine cut section

Trieste Film Festival and WEMW announce the sixth edition of LAST STOP TRIESTE, a work in progress section for up to 5 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 Boutique, Baltic Sea Docs, ZagrebDox PRO, When East Meets West.

Selected documentary fine cuts will be screened to an exclusive panel of approximately 40 international sales agents, festival programmers and TV commissioning editors with the aim of enhancing their potential of being selected at top festivals and their chances of distribution, as well as getting valuable feedback. An international jury will deliver the Film Center Serbia LST Award, the HBO EUROPE award and the FLOW Digital Cinema Award.

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.

Deadline: November 30, 2019.

LST will take place on January 19/20, 2020 alongside the Trieste Film Festival (January 17/22) and When East Meets West (January 19/21).

For further details, please read carefully the guidelines and application form.


  1. General aspects

The deadline for submitting a project to Last Stop Trieste is November 30, 2019.
The project should be at a fine cut stage and should have a full cut by January 2020.
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 videomaterial should be the opening part of the film or should present minimum 15 min of the opening part and 1 or 2 scenes more up to 30 min altogether (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. 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, at least one representative should be present during the days of Last Stop Trieste (19/20 January 2020).
The Trieste Film Festival and When East Meets West will offer up to 2 festival/industry accreditations 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 Trieste Film Festival and the Friuli Venezia Giulia Audiovisual Fund, with the support of Creative Europe MEDIA Programme, CEI – Central European Initiative, MiBAC – Direzione Cinema and the Autonomous Region of Friuli Venezia Giulia.