Serbian writer-director Koljevic will be in Sofia with The Woman With The Broken Nose which was also presented at last month's Berlinale Co-Production Market. The project is being co-produced by Germany's Mediopolis Filmproduction and Belgrade-based Film House Bas Celik, the partners on Srdan Golubovic's The Trap, which was premiered in this year's Berlinale Forum.
Meanwhile, Romanian-born, Geneva-based Ruxandra Zenide, who came to international festival audiences' attention with her feature debut Ryna in 2005, will present her next film On The Edge Of Happiness about a 23-year-old girl from a rural area in Romania who comes to Switzerland to work and earn enough money to fulfil her dream of buying a barge to transport tourists through the Danube Delta.
Zenide and Alexandre Iordachescu's Geneva-based production company Elefant Films will produce this film which ideally will have Ryna's lead actress Doroteea Petre cast in the female lead.
In addition, German writer-director Peter Boesenberg will pitch his adaptation of the Bodo Kirchhoff novel Where The Sea Begins which already has Karl 'Baumi' Baumgartner of Pandora Filmproduktions GmbH onboard as producer.
The full line-up of projects selected for this year's Sofia Meetings co-production forum are:
Adrienn Pal, dir: Agnes Kocsis (Hungary)
Flowers Of Berlin, dir: Stergios Niziris (Greece)
Full Moon, dir: Stefan Moskov (Bulgaria)
I'm Going To Change My Name, dir: Maria Saakyan (Russia)
I Was Here, dir: Rene Vilbre (Estonia)
One, Ivona Juka (Croatia)
One More Thing, dir: Aneta Lesnikovska (Netherlands/Macedonia)
On The Edge Of Happiness, dir: Ruxandra Zenide (Switzerland)
Shelter, dir: Dragomir Sholev (Bulgaria)
The Woman With The Broken Nose, dir: Srdjan Koljevic (Germany/Serbia)
To The Moon And Back And Around The World, dir: Stephane Robelin (France)
Utopia, dir: Sandrina Andic (Germany)
Where The Sea Begins, dir: Peter Boesenberg (Germany)
Over 100 industry figures from West and Eastern Europe will attend the three-day event, including Eurimages' Jan Vandierendonck, ZDF's Meinholf Zurhorst, the Balkan Film Fund's Lucia Rikaki, Cannes Market's Jerome Paillard and producers Nik Powell, Erich Lackner, Dunja Klemenc and Thanassis Karathanos.