New films from Romania, Slovenia, Austria and Bulgaria are among 14 projects from 13 countries selected for presentation at this year's Connecting Cottbus East-West co-production market.
The projects include Romanian filmmaker Gabriel Achim's black comedy Adalbert's Dream; first-time writer/director Martin Turk's A Gram Of Love; Alexander Hahn's 1970s drama Stopover; and False Witness by Bulgarian director Iglika Triffonova.
The 2008 project line up sees the net cast wider than in previous years to include projects from Israel and the UK for the first time.
Hanan Peled's family drama The Coldest Day Of Winter is being prepared by Chilik Michaeli's UCM, while Virginia Heath's female revenge thriller Love Is Like Vengeance will be produced by Newcastle-based Vita Nova Films.
Over 130 industry figures will be attending the 10th edition of Connecting Cottbus which runs from November 13-14.
Projects which found partners at previous editions of Connecting Cottbus have included Serbian director Srdan Golubovic's psychological thriller The Trap; Ferenc Torok's German-Hungarian co-production Overnight; Russian Ilya Khrzhanovsky's Dau; Bulgarian Stephan Komandarev's The World Is Big And Salvation Lurks Around The Corner; and Robert Glinski's Goodbye Tomek.