WEMW opens calls for all side events!

After announcing the call for its upcoming 11th Hybrid Co-Production Forum, taking place both in Trieste and online between 24-28 January 2021, WEMW now opens the calls for all its side events.

The full programme of this special 2021 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 and from a lab for films in editing phase to a programme for producers aspiring to shift to TV series content.

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

Last Stop Trieste
Documentary Fine-Cut-Session
Deadline: November 30, 2020
LST will select up to 5 documentaries in fine cut stage that have been presented in previous years 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 documentaries will be showcased in Trieste to an exclusive panel of decision makers and at the same time online to all invited festival programmers, sales agents and commissioning editors. Each selected team will also be offered both on-site and online feedback sessions.

TV Series Lab
Deadline: November 30, 2020
After a first successful edition, MIDPOINT Cold Open will once again select international producers, with a background in feature films, who aspire to shift to TV series content. Only for this particular edition the programme will run completely online and will include lectures, group sessions and individual consultations, aiming to supply hands-on skills of production planning and financing of serialized drama content. Cold Open is participant-based, with each producer offered to opportunity to bring a series idea to serve as a starting point for the training programme.

This is IT
Fiction Film Work-in-Progress Session
Deadline: November 30, 2020
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 in post-production (or at least partially shot) to an exclusive panel of international decision makers who will follow the event either on-site in Trieste or online.

First Cut Lab | Trieste
Workshop for Films in Editing Phase
Deadline: November 30, 2020
First Cut Lab Trieste is a consultancy programme designed for feature fiction films in editing phase from one of the WEMW 2021 spotlight countries or co-produced with Italy. 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.

In the coming weeks we will announce several other initiatives included in the rich program of the 2021 edition of WEMW, but in the meantime we are also pleased to remind you that you can submit your project in development to the WEMW Co-Production Forum until October 31, 2020.
We look forward to seeing you in Trieste next January!

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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.