CineLink announces Line-up for Work in Progress 2020

August 7, 2020 1:00 PM

 

CineLink Work in Progress is a section of the Sarajevo Film Festival’s CineLink Industry Days, which serves as a showcase of the most exciting new works from Southeast Europe and the MENA region.

“The Death of Cinema and My Father Too” presented at the 2018th CineLink Work in Progress and has been selected to the Cannes Film Festival 2020 line-up.

The selection includes 9 exciting new feature-length films: 7 fiction and 2 documentary, which will be presented to the high-profile industry professionals (funders, sales agents, distributors, broadcasters and festival programmers) with the aim of assisting their completion and enhancing their distribution possibilities.

“This year’s selection is one of the possible answers to the question how the film industry is responding to the pandemic. We have received more than 70 projects in different production stages and even these numbers demonstrate that the regional cinema is alive and kicking.  Nine exciting completely different film projects will be presented to a selected group of industry representatives looking to find a way to the audience. Our Work in Progress platform is of even greater importance to the filmmakers and decision makers dealing with ongoing reality of interrupted film chain,” explains Amra Bakšić Čamo, Head of CineLink.

The projects will compete for three awards: the Post Republic Award (50,000 EUR in kind), the CineLink Iridium Award (20,000 EUR in kind) and the Turkish National Radio Television Award (25,000 EUR in cash). The jury deciding the awards: Vanja Kaludjercic – International Film Festival Rotterdam, Tobias  Pausinger – The Match Factory, Elise Jalladeau – Thessaloniki International Film Festival, Petra Gober – The Post Republic and Esra Demir Kiran – Turkish National Radio Television.

Selected projects:

EASTER

(documentary)

Director: Nikoloz Bezhanishvili

Producer: Nikoloz Bezhanishvili

Production Company: Nikadocfilm

Georgia

 

MOON 66 QUESTIONS

(fiction)

Director: Jacqueline LENTZOU

Producer: Fenia Cossovitsa

Coproducer: Fiorella Moretti

Production Company: Blonde, Luxbox Films

Greece, France

 

ULBOLSYN

(fiction)

Director: Adilkhan Yerzhanov

Producer: Olga Khlasheva

Coproducers: Guillaume de Seille

Production Company: Short Bothers, Arizona Productions

Kazakhstan, France

 

VERA DREAMS OF THE SEA

(fiction)

Director: Kaltrina Krasniqi

Producer: Shkumbin Istref

Co-producer: Ognen Antov, Dionis Papadhimitri

Production Company: Isstra Creative Factory, Dream Factory, Papadhimitri Film Production

Kosovo, North Macedonia, Albania

 

THE MAIDEN’S POND

(fiction)

Director: Bassem Breche

Producer: Jana Wehbe

Coproducers: Tania El Khoury

Production Company: The Attic, Les Films de L’Altai

Lebanon

 

THE LAST PROJECTIONIST

(documentary)

Director: Alex Bakri

Producer: Thomas  Kaske

Coproducer: May Odeh

Production Company: Kaske Film, Odeh Films

Palestine, Germany

 

STREAMS

(fiction)

Director: Mehdi Hmili

Producer: Moufida Fedhila

Coproducers: Marie-Pierre Macia, Claire Guédea, Donato Rotunno, Yasmine Clandestino

Production Company: Yol Film House, MPM Film, Tarantula, Clandestino

Tunisia,  France, Luxembourg

 

ELA ILE HILMI & ALI

(fiction)

Director: Ziya Demirel

Producer: Anna Maria Aslanoglu

Coproducers: Tanay Abbasoglu, Dirk Engelhardt, Öykü Canlı

Production Company: Istos Films, TN Yapim, Yumurta Yapım Sanat

Turkey

 

SNOW AND THE BEAR

(fiction)

Director: Selcen Ergun

Producer: Nefes Polat

Coproducers: Michael Eckelt, Selcen Ergun, Miloš Ivanović

Production Company: Nefes Films, Riva Film, Albino Zebra Film,  Set Sail Films

Turkey, Germany, Serbia

 

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