WHEN EAST MEETS WEST is  organized by the FVG Audiovisual Fund and the Trieste Film Festival, in collaboration with EAVE, EURIMAGES, Antenna Media Torino  and the support of the MEDIA Programme, Direzione Centrale per il Cinema – MIBAC and CEI
The main aim is to bring together every year financiers, decision makers and film professionals coming from Eastern European countries, Italy and another selected Western European region (a different one every year). After a first focus on the French film industry in 2011 and the Nordic countries in 2012, the 2013 upcoming edition wishes to encourage and build up new important connections with the German speaking countries: Austria, Germany and Switzerland.

WHEN EAST MEETS WEST will include two different actions:

  1. Pitching for 20 selected projects;
  2. East West Film Forum – framework programme with round tables, presentations, case studies;

A special committee formed by EAVE experts and FVG Audiovisual Fund representatives will select 20 projects – feature films and documentaries – in development coming from Eastern Europe, Italy and the German speaking countries. All selected producers will pitch their projects to a large panel of decision makers attending the event and will have the opportunity to set individual meetings. The main aim is to set up a platform where it is possible to meet funds representatives, commissioning editors, sales agents and possible co-producers from both sides of Europe.

Along with the pitching and one-to-one meetings, the East West Film Forum will offer the possibility to explore and know in detail the Eastern and Western audiovisual landscapes through round tables, presentations and case studies. The main goal is to offer a complete and detailed overview of both film industries (with a focus for this 2013 edition on the German speaking countries), so to offer to all participants the chance to fully understand the co-production and distribution possibilities.


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