• HBO Europe is looking for new documentary projects

  • HBO Europe is looking for bold and ambitious proposals for new documentary projects. The essential requirements are:  Strong storytelling Local stories for a European audience Cinematic approach High quality in all aspects of filmmaking Content link to countries where HBO Europe is running documentary production (Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania)   We are s[...]
  • “Kentannos” wins the sixth edition

  • Kentannos, an Argentinian Italian co-production by Motoneta Cine, 16M.Films and Kino Produzioni, is the winner of the sixth edition of When East Meets West. The project is a delicate and charming portrait of people from very distant regions of the world who have reached or are on the verge of reaching 100 years and share an exciting passion for life. Kentannos was honoured with the WEMW Developmen[...]
  • WEMW kicks off and reveals LST and FCL selected projects

  • 37 different countries, 150 international decision makers and more than 300 registered participants: these are the figures of the sixth edition of When East Meets West, the Trieste based co-production forum starting on Sunday 24th of January with a special focus on Spain, Portugal and Latin America. After revealing all the projects selected for the pitching, When East Meets West announces the fina[...]
  • 2016 Final selection

  • 22 film projects from 19 countries will be presented at the sixth edition of When East Meets West, the Italian co-production forum taking place on January 24-26, 2016 in the context of the Trieste Film Festival. This year WEMW will bring together film projects and more than 300 industry professionals, particularly from Eastern Europe, Italy and the 2016 spotlight region: Spain, Portugal and Latin [...]
  • Accreditation campaign is open!

  • Starting from today you can get your INDUSTRY accreditation online for the upcoming edition of When East Meets West, taking place in Trieste between the 24th and the 26th of January, 2016 in collaboration with the Trieste Film Festival. The INDUSTRY accreditation will include access to the public pitch, the series of panels and case studies, networking events and all festival screenings. ACCREDIT[...]
  • Extended deadline: NOVEMBER 12!

  • The deadline for submission requests (scheduled for November, 5) has been extended until November 12, 2015. WEMW Co-production Forum will select 20 projects in development from Eastern Europe, Italy and the 2016 spotlight region (Spain, Portugal and Latin America). Projects can be long feature fiction films and documentaries with an East-West co-production potential. Selected producers will compe[...]
  • 2016 Call for entries!

  • Officially presented under the frame of the San Sebastian International Film Festival, the upcoming edition of When East Meets West (January 24/26, 2016) will have for the first time a special focus on Spain, Portugal and Latin America, and will bring together over 300 producers, financiers and decision makers from more than 30 countries, in particular from Eastern Europe, Italy and the spotlight [...]
  • WEMW meets Montevideo

  • Thanks to the partnership with DocMontevideo - Encuentro Documental de las Televisoras Latinoamericanas - WEMW will select one Latin American project for the upcoming 2016 edition of the Trieste Coproduction Forum. The award includes travel, accommodation and accreditation for the selected producer. DocMontevideo is co-organized by Education and Culture Ministry through Audiovisual and Film Instit[...]
  • Brothers selected at Locarno Film Festival - Semaine de la Critique

  • "BROTHERS” by Wojciech Staron - winner of the HBO Europe Award at Last Stop Trieste - was selected at Locarno Film Festival - Semaine de la Critique! Two frail characters are approaching on a dirt road, keeping close while taking faltering steps. Their thin, white hair looks like a halo in contre-jour. This is how we are introduced to Mieczysław and Alfons Kułakowski, two brothers of roughly 90[...]
  • #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 www.eave.org. 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[...]
  • WEMW - A natural bridge between east and west

  • WHEN EAST MEETS WEST 2016 will bring together more than 300 producers, financiers, decision makers and film professionals from more than 30 countries, and in particular from Eastern Europe, Italy and another spotlight region. After a first focus on France in 2011, the Nordic countries in 2012, the German speaking countries in 2013, Benelux in 2014, UK, Ireland and North America in 2015, the 2016 u[...]
  • Programme 2016

  • WEMW will be held at Starhotels Savoia – Riva del Mandracchio 4, Trieste from 24th to 26th January 2016. WEMW will offer the possibility to explore and know in detail the Eastern and Western audiovisual landscapes through round tables, presentations and case studies. The main goal is to give a complete and detailed overview of both film industries (with a focus for this 2016 edition on Spain, P[...]
  • Get your online accreditation for WEMW 2016!

  • Accreditation campaign for the upcoming 2016 edition of When East Meets West is open! Starting from today you can get your INDUSTRY accreditation online for the upcoming edition of When East Meets West, taking place in Trieste between the 24th and the 26th of January, 2016 in collaboration with the Trieste Film Festival. The INDUSTRY accreditation will include access to the public pitch, the seri[...]
  • CATALOGUE

  • Starting from today you can download the WEMW 2016 catalogue and find more detailed info about: WEMW selected & guest projects LAST STOP TRIESTE projects FIRST CUT LAB projects ITALY/BRAZIL CO-DEVELOPMENT FUND awarded projects WEMW participants FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES IN THE 2016 SPOTLIGHT COUNTRIES >>WEMW 2016_catalogue web Please note that the WEMW welcome desk will be[...]
  • The workshop for films in editing phase

  • First Cut Lab (FCL) is a programme designed for long feature fiction films in editing phase. Selected producer/director teams will receive expert feedback from ten top festival programmers, sales agents, creative producers and tailor-made advice from a consulting editor. The main goal is to foster the artistic potential of the selected rough cuts and, at the same time, to increase the sales, festi[...]
  • WEMW unveils its final selection

  • The 22 projects selected for WEMW 2016 are: 1989 by Sebastian Barriuso - CREATIVE ARTISANS MEDIA (Cuba) A Home by Maura Delpero - CAMPO CINE (Argentina) Amanda & Caio by Daniel Ribeiro - LACUNA FILMES (Brazil) Angel in the Wall by Lorenzo Bianchini - TUCKER FILM (Italy) At the Side of the Moon by Tudor Giurgiu - LIBRA FILM (Romania) Balanta: the Tide People by Paolo Barberi, Riccardo R[...]
  • Documentary work in progress section

  • Last Stop Trieste (LST) is a work in progress section for documentary projects that will potentially premiered by spring/summer 2016. LST will present 4 creative documentaries in advanced editing stage (fine cut) previously developed at one of the partners platforms - Ex-Oriente Film, BDC Discoveries by Balkan Documentary Center, Docu Rough Cut Boutique at Sarajevo Film Festival - or presented at [...]
  • Discover all our awards

  • WEMW CO-PRODUCTION FORUM WEMW Development Award Prize of 2.500 EUR delivered by an international jury of experts consisting of Matthieu Darras (TORINOFILMLAB), Nikolaj Nikitin (SOFA – SCHOOL OF FILM AGENTS) e Kristina Trapp (EAVE) EAVE scholarship Automatic selection for the next edition of the EAVE European Producers Workshop 2016 Flow Postproduction Award New prize of 10.000 EUR i[...]
  • Contacts

  • For any further general information regarding WEMW Co-production Forum you can write an email to info@wemw.it or call +39 0432 500322 If you are interested in First Cut Lab you can write an email to fcl@wemw.it, whereas if you wish to know more details about Last Stop Trieste you can write an email to lst@wemw.it
  • Trieste Film Festival

  • The Trieste Film Festival is a yearly event of cinema culture organized by the Alpe Adria Cinema Association. The main purpose of the Trieste Film Festival is to promote information, debate and mutual cooperation among the operators of the audio-visual production industry and in particular of films in Central and Eastern Europe. The 27th edition of the Trieste Film Festival will take place in T[...]
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