Six out of 40 submitted projects have made the final cut for the CineLink Work in Progress section, taking place as part of the Sarajevo Film Festival later this month.
The Work in Progress sessions present upcoming films currently in post-production to decision-makers from the European film industry.
This year’s projects come from Georgia, Greece, Israel, Kosovo, Romania and Turkey.
Brides (Patardzlebi) (Georgia, France)
Directed by Tinatin Kajrishvili
Wednesday 4:45 AM (Tetarti 04:45) (Greece, Germany, Israel)
Directed by Alexis Alexiou
Manpower (Israel, France)
Directed by Noam Kaplan
Three windows and a hanging (Tri dritare dhe nje varje) (Kosovo, Germany)
Directed by Isa Qosja
World is Mine (Lumea e mea) (Romania)
Directed by Nicolae Constantin Tănase
The Lamb (Kuzu) (Turkey, Germany)
Directed by Kutluğ Ataman
A seventh additional project will be announced during the festival – a documentary selected from the Docu Rough Cut Boutique, the workshop organized by the festival’s Documentary Competition Programme in collaboration with the Balkan Documentary Center.
Two awards will be presented in the Work in Progress section. The Post Republic Award includes services worth $100,000 (€80,000) and the Restart Award includes services worth $27,000 (€20,000).
The jury includes Post Republic MD Rebekka Garrido; Match Factory acquisition manager Zsuzsi Bánkuti; and Arnaud Gourmelen, selection committee member at Quinzaine des Réalisateurs.
Two additional guest projects have been added to the CineLink Co-Production Market selection:
Me, Myself And Murdoch (Jordan)
Writer & Director: Yahya Alabdallah
Producer: Rula Nasser
Project in collaboration with Doha Film Institute
Upside down (Lebanon)
Writer & Director: Ahmad Ghossein
Producer: Georges Schoucair
Project in collaboration with Doha Film Institute and The Arab Fund for Arts & Culture
CineLink runs from August 21-24 during the Sarajevo Film Festival and is a development and financing platform for regional, feature-length, fiction films destined for European co-production.
It is attended by around 500 industry professionals from across Europe and presents around 30 projects open for co-production, as well as networking opportunities for the regional and European film industry.