WHEN EAST MEETS WEST opens calls for all side events!

After announcing the call for its 10th Co-Production Forum, WEMW now opens the calls for all its side events. The full programme of the 2020 edition includes a great mix of initiatives targeting projects in different phases of production as well as different formats: from the Work-in-Progress for feature fiction films to the Fine-Cut-Session for creative documentaries, from a lab for films in editing phase to a brand new programme for producers aspiring to shift to TV series content.

Have a look at our events and find the one that suits you best!

MIDPOINT Cold Open
TV Series Lab

Deadline: November 30, 2019
MIDPOINT Cold Open will select 6 producers, with a background in feature films, who aspire to shift to TV series content. The programme includes lectures, group sessions and individual consultations and aims to supply hands-on skills of production planning and financing of serialized drama content. Cold Open is participant-based, with each producer required to bring a series idea to serve as a starting point for the training programme.

Last Stop Trieste
Documentary Fine-Cut-Session

Deadline: November 30, 2019
LST will invite 5 documentaries at a fine cut stage already presented at one of our partner events:  Ex-Oriente Film, Balkan Discoveries at the Balkan Documentary Centre, Docu Rough Cut Boutique at Sarajevo Film Festival/Sofia, When East Meets West, ZagrebDox PRO and Baltic Sea Forum. Selected documentary fine cuts will be presented to an exclusive panel of decision makers and an international jury will deliver the Film Center Serbia LST Award, the HBO EUROPE award and the FLOW Digital Cinema Award.
In collaboration with the Trieste Film Festival.

This is IT
Fiction Film Work-in-Progress Session

Deadline: November 30, 2019
Section exclusively dedicated to long feature fiction films and hybrid works with a strong visual and artistic approach produced or co-produced by Italian producers. Selected teams will have the chance to screen 10′ of their films to an exclusive panel of more than 40 international decision makers and an international jury that will give out the LASER FILM Award.
In collaboration with the Trieste Film Festival.

First Cut Lab | Trieste
Workshop for Films in Editing Phase

Deadline: November 30, 2019
First Cut Lab Trieste is a consultancy programme designed for feature fiction films in editing phase from the WEMW 2020 East & West spotlight countries. Selected teams screen their full rough cut in a private session to receive feedback from three top industry advisers and a consultant editor. The main goal is to foster the artistic potential of selected rough cuts and, at the same time, increase the sales, festival and circulation potential of completed films.

The WEMW 2020 edition will also see the launch of two new initiatives: First Cut +, an extension of First Cut Lab with a programme of tailor-made modules for enhancing the promotion & audience engagement strategies of a carefully curated portfolio of feature fiction films, concluding in a Work-in-Progress presentation, and MIDPOINT Shorts, an initiative dedicated to short films that includes an intensive script and project development workshop concluding in a project showcase in Trieste.

We are also pleased to remind you that you can submit your project to the 10th WEMW Co-Production Forum until October 31, 2019. WEMW will have a new East & West focus, bringing together over 500 film professionals from all over Europe and, in particular, from our 2020 spotlight territories: Hungary, Moldova, Romania & Austria, Germany, Switzerland.