#FEEDBACK, a new think-tank platform

On maggio 20th, 2015

Transilvania International Film Festival – Industry, Connecting Cottbus during the Cottbus Film Festival and When East Meets West during the Trieste Film Festival with the support of EAVE – European Audiovisual Entrepreneurs are launching #FEEDback (Film Eastern Europe Dialogue).

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Trieste joins forces with London and Rome in TRL Espresso

On maggio 19th, 2015

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.

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WEMW joined the Festival Internacional de Cine en Guadalajara

On marzo 24th, 2015

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.

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WEMW 2015 winners

On gennaio 23rd, 2015

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 for long feature fiction films in the editing phase.

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EAVE at WEMW with a world premiere live stream event

On gennaio 19th, 2015

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 www.eave.org.

If you don’t put your film on the internet, someone else will.

Video on demand is a current industry phenomenon; it is growing by leaps and bounds. More platforms, more buyers, more choices.

Audiences will pay for films if they are easy to find and priced to sell. They will do it instead of searching for ‘free’ aka pirated access.

How do filmmakers move into digital distribution? What are the challenges? What are the rewards?

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2015 Final selection

On dicembre 17th, 2014

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.

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Lufthansa special partnership

On dicembre 11th, 2014

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 travel companions.

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Get your accreditation for WEMW 2015!!

On dicembre 11th, 2014

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 particular from Eastern Europe, Italy and – only for 2015 – from English speaking countries: UK, Ireland, Canada and USA. If you wish to know who are the guests already confirmed you can have a look at the decision maker section!

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A new work in progress section: LAST STOP TRIESTE

On novembre 21st, 2014

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 Sarajevo or presented at the previous editions of When East Meets West.

The call for entries together with the application form will be directly sent via email by the four partners to their former alumni.

Selected documentary fine cuts will be screened to an exclusive panel of international sales agents, festival programmers and TV commissioning editors with the aim of enhancing their potential of being selected in top festivals and their chances of distribution and broadcasting. An international jury will deliver the special HBO EUROPE award to the best project.

LST will take place alongside the Trieste Film Festival and When East Meets West on January 19/20, 2015. The programme will be directed by Rada Sesic (Sarajevo Film Festival) and coordinated by Anette Dujisin (Trieste Film Festival) and Alessandro Gropplero (WEMW).

LST is organized by the Trieste Film Festival and the Friuli Venezia Giulia Audiovisual Fund, with the support of Creative Europe, CEI – Central European Initiative and the Autonomous Region of Friuli Venezia Giulia.

For more information please contact: lst@wemw.it

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