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WEMW 2023 will take place on January 22-25, 2023 in Trieste (Italy) and will select 20 projects in development (both documentaries and fiction films) from all over Europe and beyond, in particular from the East & West 2023 spotlight countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine & Spain, Portugal, Latin America.

– Producers from Europe*, Canada, USA & Latin America are eligible to apply
– Projects must be long feature fiction films or documentaries in development with preferably 5-10% of the total budget already in place
– Projects must have international co-production potential

All applications must include: complete online application form, treatment in English (max 5-8 pages), financing plan, teaser/visuals/mood board of the submitted project and previous work of the director.
In order to submit your application and the required materials you need to create your own account and fill in the online form following this link.
There is no submission fee and the extended deadline is November 10, 2022, 23.59 CET.

Selected projects will be announced mid-December and selected producers/directors will have the chance to pitch their project in Trieste in front of all attending decision makers and, at the same time, to all online registered professionals. We will arrange individual meetings with all registered participants and once again we will organize tailor-made curated meetings with a number of business angels from all over Europe and beyond, handpicked for each project in cooperation with EAVE. Selected teams will have the unique opportunity to receive advice on co-production, finance, marketing or distribution, according to the primary needs of their project.

All selected projects will compete for a rich series of prizes:

CICLIC WEMW Award (5.000 EUR cash prize)
FILM CENTER SERBIA Development Award (5.000 EUR cash prize),
Flow PostProduction Award (15.000 EUR in post-production facilities)
EAVE Producers Workshop scholarship
EWA Network Award (1.000 EUR cash prize)
Producers Network Badges

All applicants will have the possibility to virtually meet with the WEMW team on Oct 12 & 19 from 10:00 to 12:00 CET time, and on Oct 26 & Nov 2 from 15:00 to 17:00 CET, to discuss projects, share ideas or doubts or get more info about the co-production forum and the submission process. To schedule the most suitable slot please feel please click here or feel free to contact us at

* Albania, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, the Netherlands, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom