The 6th CentEast Market will feature seven selected projects from Central and Eastern Europe.
The works-in-progress and completed films (before world premiere) will be presented to film professionals at the CentEast Market Warsaw, Oct 15 during the 26th Warsaw Film Festival. The projects then travel to Moscow for an Oct 17 presentation at Projects for Tomorrow during the 4th 2morrow International Film Festival.
Among the seven projects are Kristina Deák’s long-gestating project Aglaja, a co-production between Hungary, Romania and Poland. An adaptation of a popular novel by Aglaja Veteranyi, Aglaja tells the story of a young woman growing up in family of circus artists.
Of the 17 projects included in last year’s event, several have achieved international distinction. Jacek Borcuch’s All That I Love was recently selected as Poland’s submission in the race for the Foreign Language Oscar. Sold by WIDE Management, the film saw its world premier at Sundance. Bogdan George Apetri’s Periferic, handled by MK2, had its world premiere Locarno, while Bulgarian director Viktor Chouchkov’s project Tilt, still in post-production, has been picked up by German sales company m-appeal.
CentEast Warsaw-Moscow 2010 lineup
Aglaja, dir. Kristina Deák (Hungary, Romania, Poland)
The story of a Hungarian-Romanian family of circus artists who escape to the West in the early 1980s, told from the point of view of a little girl in the family.
Contact: Szonja Ruppert, Inforg Studio, +36 1 219 0961, email@example.com
Crulic–The Path To Beyond, dir. Anca Damian (Romania, Poland)
Animated documentary about a Romanian man who died in Polish prison on hunger strike. Damian’s first feature, Crossing Dates, screened in Pusan, Chicago, Cottbus, Goteborg and Rome.
Contact: Anca Damian, Aparte Film, +40 744 204 437, firstname.lastname@example.org
Generation P, dir. Victor Ginzburg (Russia)
One Way Ticket, dir. Tomáš Řehořek (Czech Republic)
Feature-length documentary, with dramatizations, about three men whose fates were determined by illicit drugs. Řehořek’s first feature, Changes, screened at the European Independent Film Festival and festival in Atlanta and Phoenix.
Contact: David Prudky, First Film, +420 777 326 881, email@example.com
Untitled Wojciech Smarzowski, dir. Wojciech Smarzowski (Poland)
Drama of an uneasy love between two war victims in post-war Poland. Smarzowski’s previous film, The Dark House, won the Audience Award at last year’s Warsaw Film Festival and screened in competition in Tokyo.
Contact: Jolanta Galicka, WFDIF, +48 225 593 409, firstname.lastname@example.org
Withoutporn, dir. Alexander Shapiro (Russia)
Wymyk, dir. Greg Zgliński (Poland)