The new generation of WHEN EAST MEETS WEST opens call for its Co-Production Forum!

The next edition of WEMW will mark the start of a brand-new era in the design and planning of the co-production market. After ten years based on a traditional physical format and one year run fully online, WEMW will introduce a new concept based on a series of key elements: hybrid content & format, slate market & company planning, curation & motivation.

WEMW will have a full horizontal integration between on-site and online participants, with a series of new initiatives meant to create a successful dialogue between the physical and virtual worlds, and to secure a perfect frame to enable this connection. WEMW will take place in January 24-28, 2022 and it will include a first module running both on-site in Trieste and online, and a second module available only on the WEMW digital platform. The heart of the event will still be the Co-Production Forum dedicated to documentaries and feature films in development from all over Europe and beyond. This new edition of WEMW will continue researching and giving insights into specific markets, bringing to Trieste a selection of projects and a delegation of the main key players from the 2022 East & West spotlight territories: Russia & UK, Ireland, Canada, USA.

WEMW Co-Production Forum: Call for Entries & Scouting Days!
DEADLINE:  October 30, 2021
Starting from today, producers from Europe*, Canada, USA & Latin America are eligible to apply with long feature fiction films or documentaries. WEMW will select 20 projects in development with international co-production potential (more info on the eligible criteria on www.wemw.it).
Since opportunities to meet professionals have been once again rare in the past recent months, all applicants will have the possibility to virtually meet with the WEMW team on October 8, 15, 22, 29, to discuss projects, share ideas or doubts or get more information about the event and the submission process. To schedule the most suitable slot please feel free to contact us at info@wemw.it

The new generation of WEMW: Slate Market, Strategic Planning & more Business Angels
WEMW 2022 will continue to select single projects in different phases of development and production, but it will broaden the perspective with the launch of the first edition of the WEMW Slate Market. This brand-new programme, run in close partnership with EAVE, will select companies that are developing a slate of A/V works and will offer them consultancies on company management and strategic planning, together with business-to-business exchanges with key players from different industry sectors.
Following the successful results of the last edition, WEMW will organize once again tailor-made curated meetings with a series of WEMW Business Angels, handpicked in cooperation with EAVE and Eurodoc. All Co-Production Forum and Slate Market selected teams will receive advice on co-production, financing, marketing or distribution, according to the primary needs of their projects and slates.

How to physically and virtually attend WEMW?
Film professionals from all over the world will have the opportunity to request an on-site accreditation by applying to one of the WEMW Inspirational Labs. These activities, run in collaboration with leading training programmes and international partners, are meant to stimulate participants to develop new content, explore new business models and discover new markets. The call for these mini-labs will open at the end of October and the final selection will be based on the applicants’ company profile and motivation letter. WEMW 2022 will grant physical access to the market venue only to the participants selected to one of these labs. All other film professionals will be offered the possibility to enjoy the rich programme of WEMW by requesting an online accreditation to access the new WEMW Digital Universe.

More news will be announced soon, so stay tuned!

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* Albania, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Norway, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom

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, MIC -Direzione Generale per il Cinema, CEI – Central European Initiative, Film Center Serbia and the Autonomous Region of Friuli Venezia Giulia.