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Trieste Film Festival and WEMW announce the tenth edition of LAST STOP TRIESTE, a work in progress section for documentary projects in a stage of a FINE CUT, previously developed/presented in one of our partners platform:  Ex-Oriente Film Workshop, BDC Discoveries, Docu Rough Cut BoutiqueBaltic Sea Docs, ZagrebDox PROWhen East Meets West.
Selected documentary fine cuts will be given the chance to be screened in Trieste to an exclusive platform of international sales agents, festival programmers and TV commissioning editors with the aim of enhancing their potential for finding festival premiere, sales agents and broadcasting slot.
Along with a short presentation and the screening of the prepared selection of scenes from their fine cuts, all selected teams will participate at the moderated feedback session with hand-picked decision makers attending physically Last Stop Trieste. 

Applications must be submitted via Eventival, following the instructions at this link.

LST will take place alongside the Trieste Film Festival and When East Meets West (January 21-24, 2024). 

For further details, please read carefully the guidelines and application form. 


I. General Aspects
The deadline for submitting a project to Last Stop Trieste is November 20, 2023.
The project should be at a fine cut stage and should have a full cut by January 2024.
Incomplete applications will not be taken into consideration.
Application materials and subtitles must be submitted in English.
Only one project per applicant can be submitted.
The selection committee’s decisions cannot be appealed.

All applications must be submitted through our database Eventival following the instructions at this link.
There must be English subtitles in the submitted video materials.
The video material should be minimum 45 min of your fine cut, maximum 60 min.
It’s mandatory for the video to be available via password protected streaming service (e.g. vimeo) with validity until the end of LST.
No transfer services or cloud storage is accepted. 

III. Selection Criteria
LST has interest to support creative documentary projects that have a final duration between 60 minutes and feature length, done with a strong cinematic language and artistic imprint of the director.
No specific themes or styles are preferred.
There are no other specific fixed criteria and each individual project will be considered on its own merits. Projects should be new or recent and there should be a potential international market.

IV. Specific Conditions
There is no entry fee for applications.
Once a project has been selected, at least one representative should be present during the days of Last Stop Trieste (January 21-24, 2024).
Finished film projects participants of LST should mention Last Stop Trieste and display its logo in their credits.
Preferably, the following sentence should be mentioned in the credit list: “[film title] has been presented at Last Stop Trieste of When East Meets West – Trieste Film Festival”.
The LST-WEMW-TSFF logo will be sent upon request. 


Last Stop Trieste is organized by When East Meets West and the Trieste Film Festival, with the support of Creative Europe MEDIA, CEI – Central European Initiative, MiC – Direzione Cinema and the Autonomous Region of Friuli Venezia Giulia.