Brand new warm-up & follow-up selection!

Due to the large number of applications received and their high quality, the upcoming edition of WHEN EAST MEETS WEST will launch two brand new categories. Along with the final line-up of 18 projects selected for the public pitching, 21 feature film and documentary projects will be presented in Trieste in the warm-up” & “follow-up selection. These new special sections will host two different kinds of projects:


11 projects in a very early stage of development that look extremely promising

ASH Heather Millard (Spier Films) – Iceland

DESTINY MINE Dunja Klemenc (Studio Maj) – Slovenia

EASY Chiara Barbo (Bartleby Film) – Italy

FAR ENCOUNTERS Dijana Mladenovic  (Kinematograf) – Croatia

ITALIAN LESSONS Sarah Pennacchi (Tico Film) – Italy

LEMON JUICE AND INDIGO Judit Stalter (Laokoon Filmgroup) – Hungary

LOST IN THE DARK Barbara Iacampo  (Tunastudio) – Italy

REX Gregorio Paonessa (Vivo Film) – Italy

SEE YOU IN CHECHNYA Alexander Kvatashidze (Lokokina) – Georgia

THE FOREMAN – DEEP DOWN WE’RE ALL FAR OUT Kirstine Barfod (Killit Films) – Denmark

THE WOOD Sinisa Dragin (Mrakonia Film) – Romania



10 strong projects already presented in the main European co-production markets

AUGUST FOOLS Markku Flink (Kinosto) – Finland

DUAL Ales Pavlin (Perfo Production) – Slovenia

ERTO (BALLAD FOR A GHOST TOWN) Edoardo Fracchia (Stefilm) – Italy

INSHALLAH – GOD WILLING Costanza Coldagelli (Our Films) – Italy

LAZAR Svetozar Ristovski (Small Moves Films) – Macedonia

MITCH – DIARY OF A SCHIZOPRENIC PATIENT Siniša Juričić (Nukleus Film) – Croatia

OTHERS Milena Garfield (West End Productions) – Serbia

THE HIGH SUN Ankica Juric Tilic (Kinorama) – Croatia

THE STEP COUNTER Nadejda Koseva (Front Film) – Bulgaria

UNO (ONE) Giotto Barbieri (Filmcome14) – Italy


Thanks to the launch of these new categories, WHEN EAST MEETS WEST 2012 will finally host 38 projects coming from 16 European countries, an amazing result which shows how the Co-production Forum linked to the Trieste Film Festival has already become an important appointment for both the Eastern and Western European film industries.

The programme of the second edition of WEMW will include the pitching of 18 selected projects, a framework programme with round tables, panel discussions, case studies, one-to-one meetings and it will be a two day exchange of knowledge about recent issues of the Eastern and Western European film markets. All film professionals who wish to attend the event are invited to apply for an accreditation.



The industry accreditation will cost 50,00 EUR and will include access to the public pitching and to all the panel discussions. The industry&festival accreditation will cost 70,00 EUR and will also include access to all the screenings of the Trieste Film Festival.

You need to fill the accreditation form and send it to along with the payment confirmation for the registration fee.


The Accreditation form is going to be available on this web site until January 11, 2012.

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