East-West co-production market Connecting Cottbus gets underway on Nov 3.

Thirteen projects from 11 countries will be presented to potential European co-producers in the 13th annual Connecting Cottbus (Nov 3 - 4) pitching event in Germany.

The line up includes new works from Petr Zelenka, Vinko Bresan and Dalibor Matanic. The films were selected from 113 entries from 30 countries, the forum’s highest number of submissions to date.

Founded in 1999, the forum will coincide with the 21. FilmFestival Cottbus, the showcase of films from Eastern Europe.

Pitching will begin with the two-time Connecting Cottbus Special Pitch Award winner Oleg Novković, who won last year for his feature White, White World.


An Ordinary Story, Producer / Director: Olga Shelyubskaya / Chingiz F. Rasulzade, Production company: Filmzadeh Producer Center, Country: Azerbaijan

The Notebook, Producer / Director Nadejda Koseva / Svetla Tsotsorkova, Production company: Front Film, Country: Bulgaria

Tomorrow, Producer / Director: Sophia Bazgadze / Ketevan Machavariani Production company: Gogo Lab,Country: Georgia

Modris, Producer / Director: Vicky Miha / Juris Kursietis, Production company: Red Dot Media - Boo Productions, Country: Greece

Now, Love, Producer / Director: Ailish McElmeel / Virginia Gilbert Production company: Grand Pictures Ltd., Country: Ireland

The High Sun, Producer / Director: Ivana Simic / Dalibor Matanic Production company: Kinorama, Country: Croatia

The Priest’s Children, Producer / Director: Ivan Maloca / Vinko Bresan Production company:  Interfilm,Country: Croatia

Sierra Zulu, Producer / Director: Sabine Gruber / Johannes Grenzfurthner Production company: Golden Girls, Country: Austria

Others, Producer / Director: Milena Garfield / Oleg Novkovic, Production company: West End Production. Country: Serbia

Piargy: Antichrist Reborn, Producer / Director: Silvia Panakova / Lukas Hanulak, Production company: Arina, Country: Serbia

Lost in Munich, Producer / Director: Pavel Cechak, John Riley / Petr Zelenka, Production company: Dog Day Productions, Country: Czech Republic

To the Sea, Producer / Director: Pavel Bercik / Karin Babinska, Production company: Evolution Films, Country: Czech Republic

Pitch Black, Producer / Director: Olena Yershova / Emre Ozdur, Production company: Film Idman Yurdu, Country: Turkey