WEMW goes to Russia

Call for international projects looking for Russian minority co-production

Deadline: May 7, 2021

After the successful ‘out of the box’ edition, WHEN EAST MEETS WEST is moving the first steps towards the 2022 edition and thanks to the partnership with ROSKINO it will dedicate for the first time a special focus on Russia! The first step of this collaboration will start already this year as WEMW and ROSKINO are joining forces for the upcoming edition of KEY BUYERS EVENT, the leading Russian Content Market, taking place in June 8-10, 2021 and featuring for the first time a specific section entirely dedicated to co-production opportunities with Russia.

WEMW Goes to Russia will be a tailor-made event dedicated to the large WEMW network of international film professionals and it will feature a pitching session of 5 international projects in advanced development stage looking for gap-financing. Selected teams will have the unique chance to meet all leading Russian producers, find the possible right partners and access a minority co-production support of up to RUB 10 million (about 110.000 EUR) granted by the Russian Ministry of Culture. Thanks to the recent launch of this minority co-production funding scheme, KEY BUYERS EVENT 2021 represents the perfect place to discover new accessible financing sources and reliable co-production partners for international feature films.

International producers* are now able to submit their fiction project to the section WEMW Goes to Russia at the following link.
The deadline for submissions is May 7 and the final selection will be done by WEMW in collaboration with ROSKINO, and announced by mid-May.

The programme of WEMW Goes to Russia will also feature a series of other initiatives tackling the new co-production opportunities offered by the Russian film industry: from panel sessions dedicated to the domestic funding landscape to bilateral networking events between Russian and international producers. WEMW will coordinate all relevant steps of the presence of all international delegates attending KBE by shaping the content of the sessions and inviting all producers who are already part of the WEMW network to join the event in early June.

WEMW Goes to Russia will give a taste of the future WEMW 2022 East focus so we hope you will jon us in this new exciting journey!

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only producers from the following list are eligible to apply: Austria, Azerbaijan, Albania, Armenia, Belgium, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Hungary, Great Britain, Germany, Greece, Georgia, Denmark, Ireland, Iceland, Spain, Italy, Cyprus, Latvia, Lithuania,  Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey, Ukraine, Finland, France, Croatia, Montenegro, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden, Estonia, Canada, India and China.