Projects by eight South-East European filmmakers are in the running to be pitched at the second CineLink co-production market to be held during the Sarajevo Film Festival in August in collaboration with Rotterdam's CineMart.
The projects selected by the CineLink regional jury are:
Albanian Tales - dir: Saimir Bajo (Albania)
Gravity - dir: Blaz Kutin (Slovenia)
Gucha - dir: Dusan Milic (Serbia and Montenegro)
If The Seed Doesn't Die - dir: Sinisa Dragin (Romania)
Love And Other Maladies - dir: Cecilia Stefanescu (Romania)
Tea - dir: Hanna A. W. Slak (Slovenia)
The Dark Side Of The Earth - dir: Damjan Kozole (Slovenia)
Why Betty Boom is Angry - dir: Teona S. Mitevska (Macedonia)
After they have participated in two script development workshops, a main international jury will decide in June on the final line-up of 5-6 projects to be presented at the three-day CineLink Market from August 25-28.
Meanwhile, the regional jury recommended that five additional projects - Bato Cengic's Apparition, Izet Perviz and Ramiz Huremagic's Smoke Of Tobacco, and Abdulah Sidran's Summer Of 66 (all from Bosnia Herzegovina ), Gorazd Trusnovec's The Lucky Ticket (Slovenia) and Svebor Kranjc's Tourists (Croatia) - should also be brought to the attention of potential co-producers and fund representatives through the CineLink Industry Office.
This year saw 34 projects submitted to the CineLink initiative which was expanded to accept projects from Albania, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Romania, and Slovenia in addition to Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and Serbia and Montenegro.