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WEMW unveils the final line-up of all Works in Progress sections, EAVE Slate and Inspirational Labs

The 14th edition of When East Meets West kicks off in less than two weeks, on January 21, bringing back to Trieste over 500 film professionals from more than 50 different countries. 

After revealing the Co-Production Forum project selection, WEMW is happy to unveil the complete line-up of the sections targeting films in post-production stage: Last Stop Trieste, This is IT and First Cut+.

Now in its tenth edition, Last Stop Trieste, the fine cut section run together with the Trieste Film Festival, will present 6 creative documentaries that were previously selected in one of the partner platforms: Ex Oriente Film, Docu Rough Cut Boutique, Balkan Discoveries, Baltic Sea Docs, ZagrebDox Pro. All films will be in the running for the Film Centre of Montenegro Award, a brand-new cash prize of 2.000 EUR offered by the Film Centre of Montenegro, and the long-standing HBO Award, cash prize of 1.000 EUR. Have a look at the complete line-up HERE!

For the seventh edition, When East Meets West and Trieste Film Festival will renew the partnership with Milano Film Network for the section exclusively dedicated to feature films and hybrid works with a strong visual and artistic approach, produced/co-produced by Italian producers or coming from any of the East & West 2024 spotlight territories. This is IT will present in total 9 works in progress ready for festival premiere/international distribution, all of them competing for the Arte Video Award, a cash prize of the value of 5.000 EUR kindly. Have a look at the 2024 line-up HERE!

For the fifth consecutive year, WEMW is proud to host the winter session of the international works in progress section First Cut+ and to introduce to all attending sales and festival programmers 8 promising titles from Brazil, Croatia, Czech Republic, Israel, Kosovo, Lithuania, Slovakia and the Netherlands, which will compete for the TRT Award, a cash prize of 5.000 EUR, sponsored by the Turkish public broadcaster. Have a look at the final line-up HERE!

Last but not least, WEMW is also happy to announce the 12 companies from 12 European and Latin American territories selected for the third edition of the innovative programme EAVE Slate, and the 95 participants from 35 different countries, who will be part of the Inspirational Labs run in collaboration with CEE Animation Workshop, ESoDoc, European Virtual Production Alliance, Fantastic Film Forum, MIDPOINT Institute, Spielfabrique and with the support of Creative Europe, Programa IBERMEDIA, and in partnership with Apulia Film Commission, Film Centre of Montenegro, Film Commission Vallée d’Aoste, Fondazione Campania Film Commission, Greek Film Centre, ICAA-Film and Audiovisual Arts Institute, Icelandic Film Centre, IDM Film Commission Südtirol, REACT Regional Audiovisual Cooperation & Training – Croatian Audiovisual Centre, Film Center Serbia, Friuli Venezia Giulia Audiovisual Fund, Slovenian Film Centre – and Telefilm Canada. Have a look at the EAVE Slate selected companies HERE and check out all the professionals selected for the Inspirational Labs HERE!

WEMW is moreover proud to highlight the massive presence of projects and professionals coming from the East & West 2024 countries in focus, thanks to the successful partnership with Catalan Films, ICA-Institute of Cinema and Audiovisual (Portugal), ICAA – Film and Audiovisual Arts Institute (Spain), ACAU – Agencia del Cine y el Audiovisual del Uruguay, CNC National Film Center of Moldova, National Cinema Center of Armenia, Proimágenes Colombia, Projeto Paradiso (Brazil), Ukrainian Institute

The documentaries and feature films that will be presented at Last Stop Trieste, This is IT, First Cut+  and the companies participating in the EAVE Slate are:


> Last Stop Trieste

Directed by Vytautas Puidokas and produced by Uku Films (Lithuania), Grande Ourse Films (France)

Directed by Elene Mikaberidze and produced by Parachute Films (Georgia),  Wide Studios (France), Iota Production (Belgium) 

Directed by Lesia Diak and produced by DramaFree (Ukraine), Filmways (Romania), Petnaesta Umjetnost (Croatia)

Directed by Grzegorz Paprzycki and produced by Telemark (Poland), Just a Moment (Lithuania) 

Directed by Anelise Salan and produced by The L studio & Labyrinth Films (Romania)

Directed by Goran Dević and produced by Petnaesta Umjetnost (Croatia) in association with BBC (UK)


> This is IT

Directed by Teemu Nikki and produced by It’s Alive Films  (Finland), The Culture Business (Italy)

Directed by Joaquín González Vaillant and produced by Bocacha Films, Jabalina Films (Uruguay)

Directed by Zuzana Kirchnerová and produced by MasterFilm (Czech Republic), nutprodukcia (Slovakia), Tempesta (Italy)

Directed by João Nuno Pinto and produced by Wonder Maria Filmes (Portugal), Albolina Films (Italy), Aurora Cine (Argentina)

Directed by Andamion Murataj and produced by Lissus Media (Albania), Palomar (Italy), Ellly Films (Austria), Pelagnje Snova (Croatia), Thumbs Up (Kosovo), Manufaktura Production (North Macedonia), Akran (Greece)

Directed by Gala Gracia and produced by Potenza Producciones (Spain), Bastian Films (Spain), Sajama Films (Italy), Garbo Produzioni (Italy), Fado Filmes (Portugal)

Directed by Suranga D. Katugampala and produced by 5e6 (Italy), Rai Cinema (Italy), Okta Film (Italy), Kaiya Collective (Sri Lanka), Suboscura Films (France)

Directed by Enrique Buleo and produced by Quatre Films Audiovisuales (Spain), Cuidado con el perro (Spain), IKKI FILMS (France), This and That (Serbia)

Directed by Sara Fgaier and produced by Limen (Italy), Avventurosa (Italy), Dugong Films (Italy)


> First Cut+

Directed by Bruno Anković and produced by Rea Rajčić, Eclectica (Croatia)

Directed by Davi Pretto and produced by Paola Wink, Vulcana Cinema (Brazil)

Directed by Ujkan Hysaj and produced by Ujkan Hysaj, Kushtrim Koliqi, AJO Pictures (Kosovo)

Directed by Karolis Kaupinis and produced by Marija Razgute, M-Films (Lithuania)

Directed by Martin Repka and produced by Tomáš Pertold, Perfilm (Czech Republic)

Directed by Omer Tobi and produced by Hilla Medalia, Medalia Productions (Israel)

Directed by Peter Kerekes and produced by Erica Barbiani, Videomante (Italy)

Directed by Laura Hermanides and produced by Chris Stenger, Family Affair Films (The Netherlands)


> EAVE Slate

80 Mundos, producer Maria Eugenia Lombardi, Argentina

Campfilm, producer Sára László, Hungary

Casatarantula, producer Nicolas van Hemelryck, Colombia

Chullachaki Cine, producer Enid Campos, Peru

December, producer Vlado Bulajić, Slovenia

dispàrte, producer Alessandro Amato, Italy

Enquadramento Produções, producer Leonardo Mecchi, Brazil

Fünferfilm, producer Julia Cöllen, Germany

Gargantua Films, producer Marko Paljic, Serbia

Goldman Film, producer Edwin Goldman, Netherlands

PIPSER, producer Miljenka Čogelja, Croatia

Sisyfos Film Production, producer Ashley Smith, Sweden


WEMW is organised once again by the FVG Audiovisual Fund in collaboration with the Trieste Film Festival, EAVE and thanks to the precious and constant support of Creative Europe/MEDIA Programme, MIC-Direzione Generale per il Cinema, Programa IBERMEDIA, CEI – Central European Initiative, Film Center Serbia, Ciclic-Centre Val de Loir, ArteVideo, and the Autonomous Region of Friuli Venezia Giulia.