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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WEMW launches First Cut Lab

On novembre 10th, 2014

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 variety of issues such as storytelling and rhythm in editing, festival strategy, marketing plans and audience focus.

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Extended deadline!

On ottobre 29th, 2014

7  more days to submit your project!! New deadline: November 6, 2014!

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2015 call for entries!

On settembre 9th, 2014

When East Meets West is back and launches the call for entries for the 2015 edition!

We are looking for 20 high-quality projects in development with international potential from Eastern Europe, Italy and – only for this year – the English speaking countries: UK, Ireland and the North America!

Please check out all you need to know on the “Call for entries” section!

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UK, Ireland and North America: focus of the 2015 edition!

On maggio 16th, 2014

The 2015 edition will focus on the English speaking countries and therefore will encourage major new connections with UK, Ireland and North America!

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Bulgarian project wins fourth edition of WEMW!

On gennaio 23rd, 2014

Endless Garden, produced by Martichka Bozhilova for Agitrop, is the winner of the fourth edition of When East Meets West. Endless Garden is the story of Emma who retreats from the outside world into her flower shop to creating a model garden. The film is the cinematic debut by theater director Galin Stoev.

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