Category archives: News

  • 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[...]
  • All awards and jury members at a glance!

  • The WEMW 2018 final line-up includes 11 fiction feature films and 10 documentaries selected amongst 287 applications from 43 territories. The WEMW 2018 jury, including Benjamn Illos (Quinzaine des Réalisateurs - France), Petri Kemppinen (Nordisk Film & TV Fond - Norway), Riina Sildos (Amrion - Estonia) and Mila Turajlic (Dribbling Pictures - Serbia) will deliver the Cannes Producers Network Pr[...]
  • 21 projects selected for the Trieste co-production forum

  • 21 film projects from 16 countries will be presented at the eight edition of When East Meets West, the Italian co-production forum taking place on January 21-23, 2018 in the frame of the Trieste Film Festival. This year WEMW will bring together more than 400 industry professionals from over 35 countries, particularly from the 2018 East & West spotlight territories: South East Europe (Albania, [...]
  • 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 21-23, 2018) will launch a new East & West double focus and will bring together over 400 film professionals from more than 30 countries and, in particular, from the 2018 spotlight regio[...]
  • This is IT! Work in progress section for fiction films

  • After the great success of the past editions of Last Stop Trieste, work in progress section dedicated to creative documentaries, When East Meets West and Trieste Film Festival expand their initiatives targeting projects in post-production phase and launch This is IT, a new section exclusively dedicated to long feature fiction films produced or co-produced by Italian producers. The main purpose is[...]
  • Two weeks left to apply!

  • The upcoming edition of WEMW (January 21-23, 2018) will launch a new East & West double focus and will bring together over 400 film professionals from more than 30 countries and, in particular, from the 2018 spotlight regions: the Nordic Countries* and South East Europe**. Producers from Europe, Canada, USA and Latin America are eligible to apply and WEMW will select 20 projects in developmen[...]
  • Big success in Venice

  • The 74th edition of the Venice Film Festival represented a big success for two WEMW 2015 selected projects: Hannah and Nico, 1988. The Volpi Cups went to Charlotte Rampling, the star of Hannah by Italy’s Andrea Pallaoro. “Italy is my greatest source of inspiration; it’s thanks to you that I’m here right now.” Gianni Amelio, the president of Orizzonti, a section that selects the films that repres[...]
  • WEMW opens call for entries, check out the new East & West focus and awards!

  • After a successful summer at major festivals for several films previously presented at WEMW (to mention a few, In Praise of Nothing by Boris Mitic at Locarno, Nico 1988 by Susanna Nicchiarelli and Hannah by Andrea Pallaoro at Venice), When East Meets West is happy to launch the call for entries for the upcoming edition, taking place in Trieste next January 21-23, 2018.   WEMW will have a new East[...]
  • MIDPOINT Feature Launch expands

  • MIDPOINT, the International script and project development Program in Prague, has launched at an industry event at KVIFF a new cooperation with Karlovy Vary IFF, Trieste Film Festival and When East Meets West. The cooperation takes MIDPOINT's program for feature filmmakers to a new level in 2018. MIDPOINT Feature Launch offers script and project development to projects in early stage [...]

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