Final line up!

A total of 22 international projects from 11 countries will participate in the third edition of the Trieste-based co-production forum When East Meets West, one of the important platforms for successful co-productions between Western and Eastern Europe. WEMW’s 2013 roster will include 12 fiction and 10 documentary features.

Organized by the Friuli Venezia Giulia Audiovisual Fund and the Trieste Film Festival, When East Meets West will take place in Trieste from January 21-23. As customary, it will put the spotlight on a specific Western European region. Focus of the 2013 edition will be the German-speaking countries, Switzerland, Germany and Austria.

Participating projects were selected by an expert jury among 136 applications from 24 European countries. All of them are looking for potential co-production partners and will be pitched over the course of three days to an audience of film sector professionals consisting of producers, distributors, international sales agents, broadcast editors and representatives of regional film funds.

The East West Forum will accompany these presentations with a series of panels and discussions on co-production-related topics, confirming the region of Friuli Venezia Giulia as a point of reference for Eastern European producers looking for Western European partners and vice versa.

A novelty this year is the first WEMW Development Award, the prize for the best project awarded by an international jury consisting of Nikolaj Nikitin (FILMPLUS), Matthieu Darras (TORINO FILM LAB) and Kristina Trapp (chief executive EAVE). Additionally, projects will also compete for a grant for the participation in the next edition of the EAVE EUROPEAN PRODUCERS WORKSHOP.

With a special mention is that for the first time, WEMW will receive financial support through the MEDIA Programme, a clear recognition of the value of the initiative that will enable WEMW to continue on its dynamic growth trajectory.

When East Meets West is organized by the Friuli Venezia Giulia Audiovisual Fund  (Fondo per l’Audiovisivo del Friuli Venezia Giulia) and the Trieste Film Festival.

WEMW would like to thank its supporters and partners: MEDIA Programme, Mibac, Central European Initiative, Regione Autonoma Friuli Venezia Giulia, EAVE, MAIA.
Full list of the projects to be pitched at WEMW 2013:

3 BROTHERS
Director: Katalin Barsony, Producer: Marion Kurucz, ROMEDIA FOUNDATION, HUNGARY, Documentary

ANISHOARA
Director: Ana-Felicia Scutelnicu, Producer: Jakob Weydemann, WEYDEMANN BROS, GERMANY, Feature film

APPROACH
Director: Tony Likouressis, Producer: Vicky Miha, BOO PRODUCTIONS, GREECE, Feature film

ASHDRIVER
Director: Greg Zglinski, Producer: Lukasz Dzieciol, OPUS FILM, POLAND, Feature film

CHRIS THE SWISS
Director: Anja Kofmel, Producer: Samir, DSCHOINT VENTSCHR FILMPRODUKTION, SWITZERLAND, Documentary

DEEP INTO THE FOREST
Director: Roberto Dordit, Producer: Igor Princic, ARCH PRODUCTION/TRANSMEDIA, ITALY, Feature film

FIEBER
Director: Elfi Mikesch , Producer: Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu, AMOUR FOU, AUSTRIA, Feature film

FIZZ, LITTLE SHOP OF JUICES
Director: Stefan Tolz, Producers: Nana Djordjadze, Jana Sardlishvili, Heino Deckert, Stefan Tolz, FILMPUNKT/MAJADE, GERMANY, Feature film

FLORENCE, THE CONSUL AND ME
Director: Gianmarco D’Agostino, Producer: Gianmarco D’Agostino, GD FILM, ITALY, Documentary

GREY CARNATIONS
Director: Zijad Ibrahimovic, Producers: Andres Pfaeffli, Elda Guidinetti, VENTURA FILM, SWITZERLAND, Feature film

FRAULEIN
Director: Caterina Carone, Producer: Carlo Cresto-Dina, TEMPESTA, ITALY, Feature film

FROM KREMONA TO CREMONA
Director: Maria Averina, Producers: Martichka Bozhilova, Ana Alexieva, Erica Barbiani, AGITPROP, BULGARIA, Documentary

GAY MEN STRAIGHT DICTATORSHIPS
Director: Mária Takács, Producer: Julianna Ugrin, ECLIPSE, HUNGARY, Documentary

IN PRAISE OF NOTHING
Director: Boris Mitić, Producer: Boris Mitić, DRIBBLING PICTURES, SERBIA, Documentary

JEW’S HARP – From Sicily to Yakutia, the road to rhapsody
Director: Diego Pascal Panarello, Producer: Edoardo Fracchia, STEFILM, ITALY, Documentary

JUST CLOSE YOUR EYES
Director: Jure Pavlović, Producer: Luka Venturin, SEKVENCA, CROATIA, Feature film

KALOGHERO
Directors: Andrea Magnani, Davide Del Degan, Producer: Chiara Barbo, PILGRIM, ITALY, Feature film

OLD RUSSIA FROM ABOVE
Directors: Peter Moers, Heike Nikolaus, Markus Reher, Producer: Sven Heiligenstein, MOERSMEDIA, GERMANY, Documentary

PASSPORT
Director: Mihajlo Jevtic, Producer: Natalia Imaz, PARABELLUM FILM, GERMANY, Documentary

PERSEVERANCE
Director: Miha Knific, Producer: Sinisa Juričić, NUKLEUS FILM, SLOVENIA,
Feature film

RIGHT TO LOVE
Director: Barbara Zemljic, Producer: Branislav Srdic, A ATALANTA, SLOVENIA,
Feature film

WILD
Director: Shawn Convey, Producers: Gregor Streiber, Friedemann Hottenbacher
INSELFILM PRODUCTION, GERMANY, Documentary