Category archives: News

  • 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 edit[...]
  • WEMW opens call for its 10th Co-production Forum and announces brand new lab!

  • After a very successful season with many films previously presented at WEMW premiering at major festivals (to mention a few: Flesh Out by Michela Occhipinti and Stitches by Miroslav Terzić at Berlinale Panorama, Solo by Artemio Benki at the ACID Cannes, The Father by Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival and Maternal by Maura Delpero at Locarno Film Festi[...]
  • WHEN EAST MEETS WEST summer news

  • A breath of fresh air to start your summer! WEMW is planning several new events and partnerships for the next 2020 edition to be held in Trieste on January 19/21, 2020. After the successful 2019 edition, WEMW 2020 will have a new exciting East & West focus on Hungary, Romania, Moldova & Austria, Germany and Switzerland. Starting from early September producers from all over Europe and Nor[...]
  • “Brotherhood” wins the 2019 edition of When East Meets West

  • The Czech project “Brotherhood” is the winner of the ninth edition of When East Meets West. The project directed by Francesco Montagner and produced by Pavla Janouskova Kubeckova (Nutprodukce) is the story of three adolescent sons of a radical Salafi preacher, facing their father's sentence for terrorism, questioning their believes and seeking different paths for their future. The international W[...]
  • The 22 projects selected for 2019 edition

  • 22 film projects from 14 countries will be presented at the ninth edition of When East Meets West, the Italian co-production forum taking place on January 20-22, 2019 in the frame of the Trieste Film Festival. This year WEMW will bring together more than 450 industry professionals from over 35 countries, particularly from the 2019 East & West spotlight territories: Central Eastern Europe (Czec[...]
  • FCL - only one week left to apply!

  • Only 1 week left to apply for First Cut Lab! We are looking to select 3 long feature fiction films in editing phase from Eastern Europe and Italy. Selected producer/director teams will receive tailor-made advice from a consulting editor and expert feedback from top international film professionals (creative producers, festival programmers, sales agents, etc). Deadline is 6th of December. Curious[...]
  • Get your online accreditation for the upcoming 2019 edition of WEMW!

  • Accreditation campaign for the upcoming 2019 edition of When East Meets West is open! Starting from today you can get your online INDUSTRY accreditation for the upcoming edition of When East Meets West, taking place in Trieste in January 20-22, 2019 in collaboration with the Trieste Film Festival. The INDUSTRY accreditation will include access to the public pitching, the series of panels and ca[...]
  • Co-production Forum: EXTENDED DEADLINE

  • As a result of the strong interest in the co-production forum, the deadline has been extended to November 7 to allow as many producers as possible to submit their project. The upcoming edition of WEMW (January 20-22, 2019) will launch a new East & West double focus and will bring together over 450 film professionals from more than 35 countries and, in particular, from the 2019 spotlight regio[...]
  • WHEN EAST MEETS WEST opens call for the WEMW Co-production Forum and First Cut Lab

  • After a successful season at major festivals for several films previously presented at WEMW (to mention a few, Chris the Swiss by Anja Kofmel at Semaine de la Critique Cannes, History of Love by Sonja Prosenc at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival and Her Job by Nicos Labot at Toronto International Film Festival), When East Meets West is happy to launch the call for entries for the upcoming e[...]
  • WEMW announces the 2019 East & West focus

  • After the successful 2018 focus on South East Europe and the Nordic countries, When East Meets West is back to work on the new edition to be held on January 20/22, 2019. WEMW 2019 will keep the same formula primarily based on a double focus on one Eastern and one Western European region. The main idea is to bring to Trieste a large delegation of key players and decision makers from each annual sp[...]
  • Small Body wins the 2018 edition of When East Meets West

  • The Italian project Small Body is the winner of the eighth edition of When East Meets West. The project directed by Laura Samani and produced by Nadia Trevisan (Nefertiti Film) is a rough fairy-tale about Agata and her dangerous journey to bring her stillborn baby back to life, just enough time for one breath. The international WEMW jury consisting of Benjamin Illos (Quinzaine des Réalisateurs), P[...]

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