WEMW Awards 2012!

The second edition of WHEN EAST MEETS WEST closed last Friday, January 20 with the announcement of the winners of the EAVE AWARD!
Although in principle the partnership with EAVE consists in a grant enabling free-of-charge participation in the 2012 edition of EAVE’s European Producers Workshop, the very high level of the participants led EAVE to hand out two awards.
They went to two documentaries: Croatia’s Diana’s List and Serbia’s The Undertaker.
Diana’s List is produced by producer- director Dana Budisavljevic and Milenka Cogelja for Croatia’s Hulahop. It centres on the figure of Diana Budisavljevic, a relative of the director, who saved 12,000 Serbian children during the Second World War. Meanwhile, The Undertaker is produced by Jovana Nikolic for Prababa Production and centres on Drnda, the peculiar owner of a funeral company that is deeply rooted in the Vlach community of Serbia.

And here are all the impressive numbers of the last edition of WHEN EAST MEETS WEST: 18 projects selected and presented in the public pitching, along with another 20 in the parallel sections Follow Up and Warm Up; over 150 professionals from the sector were in attendance, including producers and decision-makers (distributors, sales agents, broadcasters, public funds). In addition to the different round tables and project presentations, more than 400 individual meetings were held.

WEMW is an event organised by the FVG Audiovisual Fund and Trieste Film Festival, in collaboration with EAVE and CEI (Central Europe Iniative), with backing from Antenna Media Torino and under the patronage of Eurimages. Cineuropa, media partner of the forum, will soon publish a special report on this recently closed second edition.

If you wish to read the complete article have a look at www.cineuropa.org !