Category archives: News

  • #FEEDBACK, a new think-tank platform

  • #FEEDback is a think-tank platform that aims to collect and discuss assessments in Eastern European countries on possible means and ways to increase cross-border relations, the permeability between the smaller territories and moving towards a joint agenda on funding, reaching audiences and innovative distribution. To further enhance interest and strengthen the visibility of East-West cooperation, [...]
  • Trieste joins forces with London and Rome in TRL Espresso

  • Building new bridges and offering real co-production opportunities: this is the objective of a new initiative presented during the Cannes Film Festival.  A new pan-European partnership called TRL Espresso has been established between Trieste Film Festival's When East Meets West (WEMW), the Production Finance Market (PFM) and the New Cinema Network (NCN) at Rome International Film Festival. The pa[...]
  • WEMW joined the Festival Internacional de Cine en Guadalajara

  • WHEN EAST MEETS WEST joined a wonderful edition of the FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE EN GUADALAJARA from March 7 to 12 and officially announced the special focus at the opening panel on March 8:  Spain, Portugal and Latin America will be guest regions in 2016. The head of WEMW Alessandro Gropplero took part at the panel regarding the international markets and funds together with Matthhijs Wouter[...]
  • WEMW 2015 winners

  • A total of 22 projects from 29 countries were pitched, 12 of them fiction feature films and 10 documentaries. Two new initiatives dedicated to films in the postproduction stage were launched at the 5th edition of WEMW, Last Stop Trieste (LST), a work-in-progress section for creative documentaries organized in collaboration with Trieste Film Festival, and First Cut Lab (FCL), a programme designed f[...]
  • EAVE at WEMW with a world premiere live stream event

  • For the first time and thanks to the cooperation between EAVE and WHEN EAST MEETS WEST, we will live stream an EAVE session run by EAVE expert Linda Beath (Ideal Filmworks, Italy) and Jean-Luc Ormières (Universciné, France), making it accessible for free for everybody. Don’t miss it! The event will be broadcast on January 20 at 11 :30 – 13 :00 on If you don't put your film on t[...]
  • 2015 Final selection

  • 22 cinema projects from 13 countries will be presented to a film industry audience during the fifth edition of the co-production forum When East Meets West that will take place from January 18to 20 in the context of the Trieste Film Festival. The 22 projects in development selected for the pitching (10 documentaries and 12 fiction features) were selected out of the record number of 285 submissi[...]
  • Lufthansa special partnership

  • Starting from this year there is a new special offer for join us in Trieste: discounted travel with Lufthansa Group Airlines! Lufthansa Group Partner Airlines offer a comprehensive global route network linking major cities around the world. They offer special prices and conditions to participants, visitors, exhibitors, invited guests as well as employees of the Contracting partner and their trave[...]
  • Get your accreditation for WEMW 2015!!

  • Accreditation campaign for the upcoming 2015 edition of When East Meets West is open! Starting from today you can get your online accreditation for the upcoming edition of When East Meets West! The event will take place in Trieste from the 18th to 20th of January and will represent a unique opportunity to meet funders, commissioning editors, sales agents, distributors and producers, in particula[...]
  • A new work in progress section: LAST STOP TRIESTE

  • Trieste Film Festival and WEMW announce a new work in progress section: LAST STOP TRIESTE (LST),  a dedicated section for documentary projects from Eastern Europe and Italy. Thanks to a strong network of partners, LST will present 4 documentaries in advanced editing stage previously developed either at Ex-Oriente Film , BDC Discoveries by Balkan Documentary Center, Docu Rough Cut Boutique in Saraj[...]
  • WEMW launches First Cut Lab

  • On the occasion of its forthcoming 5th edition, When East Meets West launches First Cut Lab (FCL), a programme designed for long feature films in the editing phase from Eastern Europe and Italy. Selected producer/director teams will work together with top festival programmers, sales agents, creative producers and editors, and will go through an intense process centred on their films embracing a va[...]

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