WEMW – A natural bridge between east and west

The last months have seen a drastic change of the world as we knew it. We all had to quickly and instinctively adapt to radically new circumstances. The next edition of WEMW will reflect this new reality with a brand new format, while keeping an eye on the usual care for our guests. After almost one year without physical events and real hugs, WEMW is planning an edition “out of the box”, not only because for a few days we will all live in a brand new WEMW digital world, but because we will create a special virtual experience so to offer different ways to work, network, connect to each other and, why not, have fun all together.

The heart of the event will still be the Co-Production Forum dedicated to documentaries and feature films in development from all over Europe, but the program will feature many other activities. Furthermore, this new edition of WEMW will continue researching and giving insights into the specific realities of the East and West, bringing to Trieste a selection of projects in different phases and a delegation of the main key players from the 2021 countries in focus: Italy and Israel.

Two Key Words: Curation & Inspiration

The WEMW 2021 format will keep the same successful ingredients as in previous years, enriched with some important new elements.
On the one hand, we will accompany for the first time the selected projects before, during and after the event, organising curated one-to-one meetings with a number of business angels from all over Europe, handpicked for each project in cooperation with EAVE. Selected teams will have the unique opportunity to receive advice on co-production, finance, marketing or distribution, according to the primary needs of their project. On the other hand, we will arrange a series of online one-to-one meetings with all other registered professionals. WEMW 2021 will furthermore create a space for open dialogue to reshape the present of our industry and find new inspirations for the future.

WEMW 2021 will offer a rich and lively program including pitching sessions, works in progress, labs and a variety of panels and round table discussions.

WEMW is organized once again by the FVG Audiovisual Fund in collaboration with the Trieste Film Festival, EAVE, Creative Europe Desk Italy and thanks to the precious and constant support of Creative Europe/MEDIA Programme, MIBACT -Direzione Generale per il Cinema, CEI – Central European Initiative, Film Center Serbia and the Autonomous Region of Friuli Venezia Giulia. The 2021 Focus on Israel and Italy is run in partnership with the Israel Cinema Project, Rabinovich Foundation and MIBACT – Direzione Generale per il Cinema.