Eight feature film projects in early development and five drama series projects have been announced as part of this year’s CineLink line-up.
The projects will take part in bespoke preparatory workshop designed to fine-tune the overall development of the projects in April, ahead of their presentation at CineLink Industry Days from August 19th till the 22nd.
Amra Bakšić Čamo, Head of CineLink said: “The selection represents voices of new generation that demands to be heard through strong and catching cinematic storytelling. Though diverse in terms of points of view and authenticity, there is a common trail of identity questioning that presses many generations across Europe. The projects are witty, passionate and thought-provoking, coming from some of the most exciting emerging talents from our region.”
Jovan Marjanović, Head of Industry added: “If we look at the current market for drama series in our region, we see that the money is there, the distribution platforms are there, but the quality is not yet there. We see the drama business increasingly becoming like the independent film business, which among other things means development phase is key for reducing quality risk. This is where we see CineLinks role at the moment – we can help make the shows better through the dedicated work of our consultants and mentors. What we have in front of us in the five projects selected for CineLink Drama 2019 is pretty good already and we are certain that once ready, these shows will define what quality drama series in Southeast Europe means.”