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Being over-optimistic is perhaps one criticism that might be pointed out at us. In a European continent ridden by crisis, believing that there is still room to develop audiovisual production could be deemed as unwisely optimistic. The current economic and social problems are so severe that culture is seen by some as a luxury, which we will not be able to afford for much longer. We, on the contrary, agree with Jean Monnet, one of the founding fathers of the European unification who, almost half a century ago during one of the early crises of the newly-formed European Economic Community, stated that: “If we were to re-make Europe, we should start with culture”. Culture is an economic factor of great importance and, above all, it acts as a social stabiliser, managing to bring people together by bringing down barriers. As Europeans, we must believe that the cultural diversity, which characterises our continent, is not a limitation, but rather it is both an asset that needs nourishing and a source of wealth able to promote common growth. Therefore we abide by what we stated a year ago: “It is our conviction that cultural diversity - in the world of cinema, but not only - should be preserved by stimulating mutual knowledge and collaboration, avoiding to fall into close-mindedness, which ultimately cannot resist the push for homogeneity that globalisation is trying to impose.” Numbers make us believe that our vision is shared: we had 136 applications from 24 different countries for this upcoming 2013 edition of WHEN EAST MEETS WEST. We will continue to be optimistic! WHEN EAST MEETS WEST is organised by the Friuli Venezia Giulia Audiovisual Regional Fund, together with the Trieste Film Festival, with the support of Media Programme, MiBAC Direzione Cinema, CEI (Central European Initiative), Regione Autonoma FVG, in partnership with EAVE, MAIA workshops, Cineregio, in cooperation with Antenna Media Torino, Media Desk Slovenia, Media Desk Croatia, Media Desk and Antennae Germany, Media Desk Switzerland, Media Desk Austria, Confartigianato Udine and under the patronage of EURIMAGES. The 2013 edition of WHEN EAST MEETS WEST will bring together producers, broadcasters, markets, and regional funds from Italy, Eastern Europe and the German-speaking countries – Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Our continued goal is to create opportunities for strong links to be forged between the regions and countries involved. Through round-tables, master-classes and case-studies, film professionals from various countries will gather in Trieste to share their knowledge and create opportunities for co-operation, making Friuli Venezia Giulia a destination for Eastern European producers looking for collaborations with Western companies, and vice versa. Film and documentary producers from Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Poland, Serbia, Slovenia, Hungary, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Italy, will meet broadcasters, distributors, fund and market representatives, that together will represent the whole range of production and distribution options, as well as the available financial resources of the regions under focus. We are confident that the 2013 edition of WHEN EAST MEETS WEST will again attract a great number and interest of industry insiders, thus consolidating what is, in our opinion, a unique networking opportunity for the development of audiovisual projects in Europe. PAOLO VIDALI Director FRIULI VENEZIA GIULIA AUDIOVISUAL FUND


A total of 22 international projects from 11 different countries will participate at the 2013 edition of When East Meets West. The final line up includes 12 fiction and 10 documentary films. Participating projects were selected by the WEMW international evaluation committee among 136 applications from 24 European countries.



3 Brothers | Romedia Foundation


AnIshoara | Weydemann Bros


12 14

Approach | Boo Productions


Ashdriver | Opus Film



20 26

Chris The Swiss | Dschoint Ventschr Filmproduktion Deep InTO The Forest | Arch Production/Transmedia

Switzerland Italy


Fieber | Amour Fou




Fizz, Little Shop Of Juices | Filmpunkt/Majade


Florence, The Consul And Me | GD Film


FrÄulein | Tempesta


38 40 8

From Kremona To Cremona | Agitprop


44 48

Gay Men Straight Dictatorships | Eclipse Grey Carnations | Ventura Film

Hungary Switzerland


In Praise Of Nothing | Dribbling Pictures



Jew’s Harp From Sicily to Yakutia, The road to rhapsody | Stefilm



Just Close Your Eyes | Sekvenca



Kaloghero A second life | Pilgrim Film




Old Russia From Above | Moersmedia


Passport | Parabellum Film



Perseverance | Nukleus Film


Right To Love | A Atalanta




WILD | Inselfilm Produktion



3 Brothers Attending: Katalin Barsony Marion Kurucz

SYNOPSIS 3 Brothers is a story that follows several years of the lives of a separated trio of brothers. They are sons of illiterate refugees from Kosovo who had to leave their home during the 1990s.Vedat Hasani is the oldest. He is an ambitious, hard-working young Roma man with a plan: to make it in Germany, the “German way”. We spent several months with the brothers, watching Vedat study, work and play in the local football team. Nobody would guess that behind Vedat’s charismatic smile lies a deep pain and trauma that he is living with day by day. Nazmija, his little brother, was a regular German teenager until one day his mother told him they would go for a trip. Half of the family was ordered to return to Kosovo, although the children had never been there before. They felt and behaved as genuine German kids. Nazmija suddenly ended up together with his brother Sedat at Prishtina airport in Kosovo, and then at a refugee camp where he saw a life he had never imagined before. This was three years ago. Through the relations between the 3 brothers, back and forth between Kosovo and Germany, the story follows the changing dynamics of a brotherhood that is breaking down, but is still nourished by the hope of a reunion. To get back to their older brother and


Genre: Documentary Director: Katalin Barsony Writer: Producer: Marion Kurucz Budget: € 105.000 Company: Romedia Foundation their lost lives, Nazmija and Sedat are risking their lives every few months trying to cross the border to Europe in order, according to their feelings, to “go home”. DIRECTOR’S NOTES OF INTENTION I am a filmmaker of Roma origin and have for the past five years traveled the world, from Russia to the US, from Israel to France, through Turkey, the Balkans, Central Europe or Spain, to make films about my people. Since 2007, I have been going back to Kosovo, to film with one particular family, several times a year. Then one day, in 2009, filming in the refugee camp, which I got to know very well, I heard boys speaking German. They were young family members of the family I knew well and just got deported from Germany a few weeks before. Getting to know their story, I started going back and forth between the two, separated parts of the family and discovered emotionally rich, inspirational characters that were struggling with a strikingly unfair fate and still believing in the future. Shooting several films about the situation of Roma refugees in Kosovo and in Western Europe in the meantime, I always came back to the 3 brothers, got close to them and, with my team, have been relaying video messages between them, filming their reactions to each other’s changing lives.

COMPANY PROFILE The Romedia Foundation is a Roma organization based in Budapest, Hungary, working to combat anti-Roma prejudice through the production of films and videos, and international multi-media campaigns. Romedia’s Mundi Romani – the World through Roma Eyes documentary series, co-produced with Duna Television (Hungary) and broadcast monthly between 2007 and 2011 (forty-two episodes shot in twenty-eight countries) won recognition worldwide for its innovative quality, cinematography and the untold stories the films uncovered. Trapped – the Forgotten Story of the Mitrovica Roma, an episode of the series was nominated at the Monte Carlo Television Festival (2008) and the FIPA (2009). Romedia’s first film project after the Mundi Romani series, Uprooted (2011), was nominated at the 8th Aljazeera International Documentary Film Festival in 2012 and ended in the top three in the Child and Family Awards category. TV series - Mundi Romani – the World through Roma Eyes documentary series Showreel at Uprooted – Children’s Perspectives on Europe’s Repatriation Policies Teaser at

covered. Trapped – the Forgotten Story of the Mitrovica Roma, an episode of the series was nominated at the Monte Carlo Television Festival (2008) and the FIPA (2009). Leaving Duna Television in 2011, she directed the Uprooted (2011), nominated at the 8th Aljazeera International Documentary Film Festival in 2012.

PRODUCER’S PROFILE Marion Kurucz is a French-Hungarian lawyer and film producer at the Romedia Foundation. After starting out as a lawyer in 2005, she got involved in film production and produced all Romedia’s films and video projects since 2007. WRITER & DIRECTOR’S PROFILE Katalin Barsony is an award-winning filmmaker and executive director of the Budapest-based Roma media organization Romedia Foundation. She directed the first-ever documentary series on Roma communities around the world to be broadcast on a mainstream television channel (Duna Television Hungary), the Mundi Romani – the World through Roma Eyes documentary series, broadcast monthly between 2007 and 2011 (forty-two episodes shot in twenty-eight countries). It won recognition worldwide for its innovative quality, cinematography and the untold stories the films un-

Contact details: Romedia Foundation Szépvölgyi út 1/C 1036 - Budapest, Hungary T: +36 30 906 68 67


Anishoara Attending: Jakob D. Weydemann

SYNOPSIS Anishoara is a fourteen year old girl from a village in Moldova in transition from childhood to adulthood. The village is situated in a valley between hills. Life seems calm and archaic. Every day a yellow bus is going in the morning to the capital and coming back in the evening. Anishoara likes to observe the bus from the top of the hill. There she feels life differently and the sky is near. She is alone taking care of the house and her little brother. She goes to school, later she comes home and works in the guesthouse to earn some money. Then she sees through her homework, but she does not like reading or writing too much, she is much more an action girl. On the weekend Cristi (15) will come home from the college and they will go to ride the tractor. Sometimes Cristi is even giving her lessons how to drive. On the hill of the vineyard they are alone and the sun or the rain will caress their faces. One day Cristi will kiss Anishoara. This will be her first kiss and she will feel confused. But the night is falling on the village and everything is changing. The father of Anishoara is drunk again. He starts yelling and hunting Anishoara asking for money. Anishoara runs to the neighbours asking for help.


Genre: Coming of Age / Drama Director: Ana-Felicia Scutelnicu Writer: Ana-Felicia Scutelnicu Producer: Jonas Weydemann & Jakob D. Weydemann Budget: ₏ 332.000 Company: Weydemann Bros. GbR The next weekend, when Cristi comes home again, there will be another girl of the same age burning to have her first kiss. And Cristi will not say no to this new experience, because the boys have much less problems to try different girls. But for Anishoara this will be a tragedy. Later the father will be drinking with a friend, who will try to take advantage of Anishoara. Unfortunately the father will sit there helpless and drunk. Anishoara will free herself from the ugly man and go early in the morning to the house of the bus driver, steal the key of the yellow bus and drive away. Just far away into the world. DIRECTOR’S NOTES OF INTENTION The screenplay is just the guideline to be taken from and enriched by the real life. Anishoara, Cristi and their village are real and from their real life, their own emotions and actions, I would like to start the drama of two teenagers. In a documentary-like work I will observe and catch situations telling almost without words about the fictionalized drama of Anishoara and her world. It depends of how far we can get in our work together and how free she will be able to show her most intimate emotions in front of my camera. Life itself is much more complex and all of them are no actors, that is why the fiction should be applied very sensitive and careful.

COMPANY PROFILE Weydemann Bros. produces films for the national and international market. We have a vision of a narrative cinema that is both entertaining and political. For us film is always a critical look at the world and the times we live in. With our films we do not only hope to get people laughing and crying, but to inform them and inspire them to contemplate. Weydemann Bros. was founded in November 2008 in Berlin, Germany, and opened a second office in 2011 in Cologne, Germany. We are grantholders of the ‘AV Gründerzentrum Cologne 2011’ and participants of the ‘Berlinale Talent Campus’, ‘Sarajevo Talent Campus’ and ‘IDFAcademy’, as well as the MEDIA programs ‘EsoDoc’, ‘Documentary Campus Masterschool’, 'ep2c' and ‘EAVE Producers Workshop’. Films of Weydemann Bros. are winners of the ‘Robert Bosch Co-Production Prize’ 2010 and 2011 and the ‘Gerd Ruge Grant’ 2010 and 2011. Weydemann Bros. is member of EDN - European Documentary Network and Filmbüro NW. PRODUCER’S PROFILE Jakob D. Weydemann was born in Hamburg/Germany. After his civil service in Milan/Italy he works his way up at filmsets from runner at a TVSeries to assistant director at a feature film. He studies political sciences and starts directing studies at the Filmschool Hamburg-Berlin, the New York Film Academy and as a guest student at the German Film and Television Academy Berlin. His directing studies at the CECC in Barcelona/Spain he completes in 2008. In 2009 he is invited to the Reykjavík International Film Festival TalentLab and in 2011 to the Young Producers Programme at the Sarajevo Film Festival. In 2010 he wins the Gerd-Ruge-Grant. He participates at the MEDIA programms ESoDoc and Documentary Campus Masterschool, as well as the EAVE Producers Workshop as writer/director. With his brother, the producer Jonas Weydemann, he owns the film production company Weydemann Bros..

WRITER & DIRECTOR’S PROFILE Ana-Felicia Scutelnicu was born in 1978 in Chisinau in the Republic of Moldova, then the USSR. After four years of theatre work in West Africa, Benin, from 1998 to 2002, she moves in 2002 to Berlin, Germany. There she studies film direction at the DFFB (German Film and Television Academy Berlin). She has been a jury member for the short film competition at the Warsaw International Film Festival and the Balkan film competition at the Sofia International Film Festival. Before starting her film directing studies she had worked as assistant director for German documentary director Volker Koepp and Romanian director Christian Mungiu. Her short films get awarded at festivals like ZINEBI, Tampere, Warsaw, Motovun and others. For her film “Panihida” she wins the prestigious Robert Bosch Co-Production Prize. At its world-premiere at the Rome International Film Festival 2012 “Panihida” wins the CinemaXXI award for best middle-length film. Filmography 2012 Panihida | 61 min. | Romanian | Produced by Weydemann Bros. *Robert Bosch Co-Production Prize 2010, *CinemaXXI award Rome Int. Film Festival 2012 2010 Hinterhof (Backyard) | 15 min. | Russian, German | Produced by DFFB *International Premiere in Cannes 2010, *German National Premiere in Hof 2010 2009 Episode for acclaimed TV documentary “24h Berlin” 2008 Die Spielerin (The Player) | German | Produced by ARTE and DFFB 2007 Intre Ziduri (Between Walls) | Romanian, German | Produced by DFFB *International Premiere at ZINEBI 2007

Contact details: Weydemann Bros. GbR Kottbusser Damm 73 10967 - Berlin, Germany T/F: 0049 30 679 28 270


APPROACH Attending: Vicky Miha

SYNOPSIS Present-day Athens. It’s the beginning of summer, late noon. Prompted by a sudden blackout, six different pairs of ordinary people get trapped in six immobilized elevators for a decent amount of time. During their forced stay, they are driven to unpredictable behaviors contradictory to their, so far, stable external image. The compulsory contact between them brings to the surface true emotions and reveals a wellhidden, until then, self. All the stories evolve simultaneously. DIRECTOR’S NOTES OF INTENTION Ordinary people, fighting to secure a living, their jobs, their houses. In a life of insecurity they can only stick to their fragile self-confidence to get by, and have none other than themselves to rely on. All have their inner fears, hidden agendas and repressed emotions which they try to avoid admitting. Just as they try to avoid the eyes of their unwilling companions in an ordinary half-minute elevator ascension or descend. But the elevator gets stuck. They are forced to spend time with their com-


Genre: Drama Director: Tony Likouressis Writer: Dimitris Emmanouilidis, Tony Likouressis, Domniki Mitropoulou Producer: Iraklis Mavroidis, Aggelos Venetis, Vicky Miha Budget: € 700.000 Company: Boo Productions panions. They are forced to get to know them. There’s no communication between them. Just bitter, angry people, bringing to light each other’s misgivings and shortcomings. Hell in 4 m2. War begins. The exclusive residence of the lens on the premises of the immobile elevators enhances for the characters of the script and thereby to the viewers of the movie as well, the suffocation and pressures of the entrapment. The artificial darkness that prevails in the enclosed booths will be interrupted by expressionistic light beams, bright shapes, occasional flashes from mechanical sources or from barely lit emergency lamps and from the cracks in the elevator shaft around them. The image on the screen will not draw its power from any kind of visual allure, but from the escalating conflict of the confined persons. The film’s engagement will gradually climax in parallel with the increasing intensity that the diverse, in gender and age, persons, of each story that make up the script, experience. The individual responses of each pair will alternate according to the narrative’s rhythm, depending on the buildup, frustrations, hopes or revelations that the filming of the previous confined pair will reveal. Each story of confinement will intervene with the former’s flow. The second will interrupt the first, the third the second, etc., quickly leading the pro-

tagonists of all six narratives from their initial cautious anticipation to their uncontrolled outbursts. As a director, I will take advantage of the specific structural features of each booth and the different lighting conditions, in order to initially distinguish the image of one story from the other, and later when the waiting time rolls over, the behavioral rhythm will accelerate and thus the alternation of persons. A parallel, not as rhythmic, editing, as well as the storyline of each scene will overturn the previous confinement situation. Surrounding the six trapped booths, in the corridors and entrances of the buildings, roommates, relatives, random strangers and/or rescuers will move about, and ultimately lead to the final solution of each story. Leading to this unexpected moment, the afternoon light will gradually fade and the relevant time of entrapment will be extended through its repetitiveness in the development of each elevator story. The background city, surrounding the buildings of the immobilized elevators, will be full of life and present; Dynamic sounds, enraged explosions, the contemporary atmosphere of a modern city, where church bells merge with police and ambulance sirens. The music of the movie has to be contemporary atonic music, in the style of the diegetic surrounding sounds. Whichever melodic lines will be the result of alternating sound-coloring, which will be produced from various sound units, and musical instruments. The characters of the leads, their initial behaviour and their unpredictable mutations, have been outlined in the treatment and in the first draft of the script. The final dialogue, however, and the individual reactions of each person will be finalized after the rehearsals with the corresponding pair of actors. Specifically, in conditions that simulate the immobilized elevators, as well as preparing in constructed corresponding spaces that will reflect the problematic “darkness” that the actors will be facing during the shooting. The handheld camera will constantly move from face to face, it will scan the wall linings of each booth. It will outline the body parts of the persons involved and will reveal whichever objects the characters are carrying with them. Simultaneously, the selected immobile positions of the lens will describe the passage of time, as the trapped persons will approach or

move away from each other, fill in or suddenly vacate the frame following the rhythm of a dramatic choreography. In addition, after the camera’s options, the viewer will be able to determine the silhouettes of all who move around the elevator, in the half-lit corridors and on the buildings stairwells outside the booths. Everything will support the suspense of a script that illuminates a society in crisis. Our heroes start from a realistic outdoor environment in order to get trapped together with all their personal problems. However, the narrow boundaries of the closed off areas will slowly be phased out for the viewer and the violent conflict of the individuals will progress to the forefront, unveiling the social conditions that have led them to the brink of absolute rupture between them. COMPANY PROFILE Since 2007 Boo Productions has emerged as one of the most successful Greek production companies.Soon after its foundation, Boo Productions entered dynamically the field of film production with DOGTOOTH, a feature by Yorgos Lanthimos, which was nominated for an Oscar for Best Foreign Film in 2011 and won the Prix Un Certain Regard at Cannes Film Festival, along with more than 20 awards. DOGTOOTH has been invited to more than 60 international festivals and has been sold worldwide by MK2. 4 BLACK SUITS by Renos Haralambidis, was included in the pre-selection for the European Academy Awards in 2010 and was featured in many festivals such as the Seville Film Festival and Cinemed Montpellier. JUST A PERFECT DAY by Evris Papanikolas premiered at Locarno Film Festival in 2011 and is now touring the festival circuit. In addition, Boo Productions is the co-producer of four more films: A GREEK TYPE OF PROBLEM by Brigitte Rouan is a French-Greek co-production with Nicole Garcia, Gaspard Ulliel, Patrick Mille, Eric Caravaca Demis Roussos and Lakis Lazopoulos (currently at the last stages of post-production). ATTENBERG by Athina Rachel Tsangari, which won the Coppa Volpi for Best Actress at the 67th Venice Film Festival and was featured at many international festivals (Sundance, Toronto, Reykjavik, London, Vienna, Rotterdam). EVIL IN THE TIME OF HEROES by Yorgos Noussias, an independent hor-


ror film with an international cast, has been featured in many film festivals (Brussels Intl. Fantastic FF, Singapore IFF, Weekend of Fear Erlangen) and won the Audience Award at Erlangen. The short film OSIKI by Yiannis Veslemes has been featured at Tampere, Stockholm and Drama Film Festivals and was acquired by Canal+. PRODUCER’S PROFILE Vicky Miha (BA in Journalism and Media Aristotle University of Thessaloniki / MA in Producing Sheffield Hallam University) has been working as a producer and assistant producer in Greece and in the UK for the past five years. Credits include DOGTOOTH by Yorgos Lanthimos (Oscar Nominee for Best Foreign Film 2011 / Prix Un Certain Regard Cannes 2009), 4 BLACK SUITS by Renos Haralambidis (Preselection for the European Film Awards) and A GREEK TYPE OF PROBLEM by Brigitte Rouan (French Greek co-production), as well as various short films. She is now developing a slate of selected projects including MODRIS (Media Development Support 2011/ Development and Production Support of the Latvian Film Centre, Connecting Cottbus Co-production Market 2011 / EKRAN 2012) by Juris Kursietis, 7 KINDS OF RAGE by Christos Voupouras (Horizons Fund and Development Support of the GFC) and AFTER by Zacharias Mavroidis (MFI Script 2 Film Workshop 2012). She is a member of the Eurodoc Network and she has participated in various international workshops (Focal Digital Production Challenge, Ekran, MFI Script 2 Film Workshop, EP2C Post-Production Workshop). Iraklis Mavroidis is one of the four founders of Boo Productions. In his 25-year career in the film industry, Iraklis Mavroidis has produced and co-produced numerous films for the Greek market as well as international projects. Some of them are: DOGTOOTH by Yorgos Lanthimos (Prix Un Certain Regard, Cannes 2009), FOUR BLACK SUITS by Renos Haralambidis (Preselection for the European Film Awards 2010), ATTENBERG by AthinaRachel Tsangari (Coppa Volpi for Best Actress, Venice 2010), HARDCORE by Dennis Iliadis (2004), THE CAT’S MEOW by Peter Bogdanovich (2001), SCREAMIN’ JAY HAWKINS: I PUT A SPELL ON ME by N. Triantafyllidis (2001), THELMA by P.A. Meier (2000) and SIGNS AND WONDERS by Jonathan Nossiter (1999).


WRITER & DIRECTOR’S PROFILE Tonis Lykouressis has been directing and writing for feature films, documentaries and theatre since 1970. His filmography includes short and feature films and documentaries, among which are the following: CHRISSOMALLOUSA – THE GIRL WITH THE GOLDEN HAIR (1978) Director’s Fortnight Cannes | Rotterdam Film Festival | Best New Director, Greek Competition Awards | Figueira da Foz, Portugal | International Filmwoche, Mannheim | Irish Film Theatre, Winter Festival | Council of Europe, Strasbourg | Los Angeles Filmex | Balkan Film Festival, Zagreb | Il Nuovo Cinema Greco, Verona | Saint-Etienne, France | Filmdays 1983, Istanbul International Festival) THE BLEEDING STATUES (1982) Locarno FF | Filmfest, Munchen | Semana Internacional Valladolid, España |New Delhi FFSLAVES IN THEIR BONDS (2009) Best Film Award Thessaloniki FF and nine more awards at the same festival SLAVES IN THEIR BONDS (2009) Best Film Award Thessaloniki FF and nine more awards at the same festival. Official Gree participation for foreign best film (Academy awards 2011). Dimitris Emmanouilidis (Author) A graduate of the Stavrakos Film School of Athens, since 2003, he has been working as a program coordinator for the MFI Script 2 Film Workshops. Credits include the feature film projects TINY DANCERS (currently in re-writing / Horizons Scriptwriting Fund GFC), 1901 (Sofia Meetings 2011), as well as the film the HEIRESS by P. Fafoutis. He has written and directed the short films SHOULDER FOR HIRE, DESTROY ALL BRAINS! and cowritten MESECINA and TRANSIT supported by the public broadcaster ERT. Domniki Mitropoulou (Author/Actress) A graduate of theater of Art – Karolos Koun School of Athens. Since 2009 she has been working in several theatrical productions mainly in devised theate. APPROACH is her first script.

Contact details: Boo Productions 26, Ierou Lohou St. 15124 - Athens, Greece T: +30 210 6100730 F: +30 210 6106790


ASHDRIVER Attending: Lukasz Dzieciol Greg Zglinski

SYNOPSIS Chris Rogowski (40) is a middle-aged child who feels tired and overwhelmed by the very few responsibilities he has: his grad work is going nowhere... his relationship is dead in the water... and his life seems to be a series of blunders of an overaged mama’s boy. His immigrant, bon vivant mother sees the world in Chris, but when she falls dead at her own birthday party, things quickly turn upside down for Chris. Days later he’s on a plane, not believing his luck: her will sends him to Poland to scatter her ashes in the country of her youth. Now he’s running errands for a dead person. While semi-reluctantly leaving behind the mess he has made of his life (a professor that is not only stealing his research, but also his girlfriend), Chris falls dead center into the various messes of his long-estranged family members: his cousin Pawel is a lech that constantly cheats on his wife, Veronica, with female clients. Veronica, 9 months pregnant, is trying to deal with the mistake of getting in too deep, too soon with the wrong man. When Pawel breaks his leg during a “service call,” Veronica accepts the responsibility for fulfilling her aunt’s last wishes - anything must be better than dealing with the living at this point. When the two go out on the road, they slowly realize that they hate each other... and how lost in the world they both are. Chris just wants to get this over with, and she has just replaced one idiot with another.


Genre: Comedy Director: Greg Zglinski Writer: Kirsten Peters, Greg Zglinski Producer: Lukasz Dzieciol Budget: € 1.400.000 Company: Opus Film The two have no choice but to learn to work together. With each stop, Chris discovers more about himself through the places on his mother’s list. It takes him drinking with men that could be his father, spreading ashes in the middle of a shopping mall, and getting involved in a police chase with a woman about to give birth. While doing something as stupid as running errands for a dead person, Chris realizes that sometimes you have to get a little bit crazy to put things back together again. DIRECTOR’S NOTES OF INTENTION I want to write this film because I’m touched by the inner change of the main character, and a late setting up of the hierarchy of values. Some of his emotional struggles I know quite well. I think that this script is about becoming emotionally mature in relation to other people, especially the ones that are close to the protagonist. It’s about how frustrations can influence these relationships, and how much better our life becomes when we can get rid of nihilism. At the end of the film, I’d like the audience to feel relief because of the balance that the main character finds in his life. I’d like also to make the audience think about their own relationships. The story expresses these themes by showing a protagonist with whom the audience can identify. Even if at the beginning of the film, we might not feel sympathy for him. However, as the story progresses, we take his side more and more as we mature and grow with him. - Greg Zglinski

COMPANY PROFILE Opus Film is one of the leading Polish independent companies dealing with film and TV production active in Polish market since 1991. The company is known for its work with young, first or second time feature film directors, helping them to develop their projects and producing them. Recent Films: Futurological Congress (2013) feature film, dir. Ari Folman, Israeli-FrenchGerman-Belgian-Luxembourg-Polish co-production Aglaja (2011) feature film, dir. Krisztina Deak, Polish-Hungarian-Romanian co-production Courage (2011) feature film, dir. Greg Zglinski King of the Devil’s Island (2010) feature film, dir. Marius Holst, PolishNorwegian co-production Zero (2009) feature film, dir. Pawel Borowski Spring 1942 (2008) feature film, dir. Uri Barbash, Polish-Israeli co-production Mr. Kuka’s Advice (2007) feature film, dir. Dariusz Gajewski, Polish-Austrian co-production Retrieval (2006) feature film, dir. Slawomir Fabicki Your Name is Justine (2005) feature film, dir. Franco de Pena, PolishLuxembourg co-production Master (2004) feature film, dir. Piotr Trzaskalski, Polish-German co-production PRODUCER’S PROFILE A master's graduate in Film Studies from the University of Lodz, Lukasz Dzieciol also participated in the International Producing Programme at Cologne's IFS Internationale Filmschule and in the Los Angeles Film School Producing Program. For the past 10 years, he has been working at Opus Film, a feature film and commercials company, in which he shares ownership. Lukasz's production credits include Slawomir Fabicki's Retrieval, which premiered in 2006 in Un Certain Regard in Cannes and was Poland's candidate for the Foreign Language Oscar. He also produced Adam Guzinski's A Boy On A Galloping Horse which screened Out of competition in Cannes' official selection the same year. Recently, he produced Zero by Pawel Borowski, My Flesh My Blood by Marcin Wrona and Courage by Greg Zglinski. The

films were screened at several international festivals and garnered major film prizes, respectively. Apart from his work in Europe, Lukasz has also produced film projects in the United States and remains actively involved in ongoing cooperations with US-based production companies. He is currently developing new projects with Wrona, Borowski and Zglinski. In 2011, he was selected for European Film Promotion’s networking platform, PRODUCERS ON THE MOVE, at the Cannes International Film Festival. Since 2011 he is a member of THE POLISH FILM ACADEMY and EUROPEAN FILM ACADEMY. WRITER & DIRECTOR’S PROFILE Born in 1968 in Warsaw. He lived in Switzerland for 15 years where he played as a guitarist and bassist in numerous rock groups. In 1996, he graduated from the Polish National Film School in Lodz under the mentorship of Krzysztof Kieslowski. His first film, the Belgian-Swiss co-production, “The Long Winter Without Fire,” won numerous awards including the best debut at the 61. Venice International Film Festival. He is the co-creator and director of the award-winning TV series, “The Londoners“ and „Paradoks.“ Kirsten Peters - writer 2012 ASHDRIVER (script); WENN FRAUEN LÜGEN (in development); DIE FREUNDIN MEINER MUTTER (script); HEN PARTY (in development) 2011 LIEBE UND ANDERE UNFÄLLE (script); SONNTAGS KINDER (script) 2010 ANLEITUNG ZUM ENTLIEBEN (in development); METALHERZEN (script) 2008 DIE FOLGENDE GESCHICHTE (script) 2007 WHITE FEVER (script)

Contact details: Opus Filma Lakowa 29 90-554 - Lodz, Poland T: +48 42 634 55 00 F: +48 42 634 55 49


Chris the Swiss Attending: Samir

SYNOPSIS Croatia, 7th January 1992. The siege of Vukovar by the Yugoslav Army has begun several months previously, as a part of a vicious civil war. One morning, 30 km away from Vukovar, the body of 27-year-old Swiss journalist Christian Würtenberg is found. His lifeless corpse wears the uniform of an international mercenary force. In fact, Würtenberg became a member of the «First Platoon of International Volunteers» only a few weeks earlier. Eduardo Rozsa Flores, the commander of this force, claims that Serbian snipers killed «Chris the Swiss» but according to the autopsy, Würtenberg was strangled. Paul Jenks, a British photographer friend of Christian’s, travels to Osijek in order to learn more about the circumstances surrounding his death. Rumours have been circulating for weeks that the right-wing mercenaries are being financed by drug and arms trafficking and Opus Dei. Before the Brit can make his discovery public, he himself is murdered. Würtenberg’s death is a shock for his family but the authorities and the media in Switzerland take little notice. This is all the more surprising as Spanish television broadcast a report with a tape recording in which Flores is caught by a spy in his brigade speaking of a «Swiss problem.» Everything points towards a mole in


Genre: Documentary with Animation Director: Anja Kofmel Writer: Anja Kofmel Producer: Samir Budget: € 2.5 Mio Company: Dschoint Ventschr Filmproduktion the brigade being uncovered and the "problem" then being solved. Design and Structure The story of Christian Würtenberg forms the template to a subjectively-told animated film: when Christian dies, his cousin Anja is ten years old. At home in Switzerland, she is pleased with the sensational news and excited about telling everyone at school the next day. 17 years later, the animator Anja Kofmel, goes hunting for clues. Beginning on the day of his death and focusing on the thoughts of the young girl at that time, «CHRIS THE SWISS» is the story of a young Swiss who got lost in a dark and brutal world. The film takes us into the history of a family on the one hand, and into the shadowy milieu of mercenaries on the other, via a range of controversial political questions. The director's subjectiv is told in the form of an animated film, thereby developing a poetic dimension. There are also real scenes, documenting the journalistic side of the story and acting as an extended counterbalance to the child’s memory. Without losing its subjectivity, the narrative perspective changes gradually and develops from a child’s eye view to the more sophisticated and critical examination of the adult author. DIRECTOR’S NOTES OF INTENTION Starting on the day of the death, it tells the story of CHRIS THE SWISS,

Christian Würtenberg, and uses both the means of animation as well as those of the classic documentary. The focus is always on the question: how and why was Christian murdered? As Würtenberg cousin I have a personal attachment to the subject. In 1992 I was ten years old. The last, ultimately fatal journey by train from Basel to Osijek is the dramatic backbone of the film and acts as a thread throughout it. Originally, Michael was going to accompany his brother to Osijek. The ticket was already bought, but Michael remained in Basel. Even today he has not been to the place where his beloved brother was murdered. We are making up for this missed trip. Using receipts and tickets which were found on the body, Christian’s last trip can be reconstructed fairly accurately. We are also in possession of the last radio report that Christian sent on his way to Osijek on Radio 24. It is the last sign of life which this young man sent to Switzerland, before he became part of the Rosza Flores mercenary troops three days later. Added to this basic structure of the dramatic last trip are «trips» to various locations and by various key figures of the film. When even an earthly court was not able to bring Flores to justice, his death has never been satisfactorily dealt with in the eyes of his family. Perhaps now, almost twenty years after Christian's death, they can find peace and close the chapter. With the events in Bolivia, we will link the past to the present and end the film. The substance of CHRIS THE SWISS is «out of» reality and some of it requires extensive research. The film includes documentary approaches. Due to the animations used, the substance of the film undergoes a form of fictionalisation and it is on the periphery between two different genres. We focus on the drama earlier in a feature film so it therefore seems right to say this film lies more in the field of fiction. Several plot lines, possible and impossible stories, this all makes for a very complex tale. Through the use of a subjective narrative perspective, the loose strands merge into a coherent dramatic form. The childhood memory comes in the form of animation in the film, and develops a poetic dimension. Through the eyes of an innocent child, the narrative perspective is of me and on my search for the reasons behind a murder. The investigation following this gives the viewer a step by step insight into a twilight world

as they begin to grasp the wider context behind the death. During the course of the film, the narrative perspective moves away from a child’s impression and becomes increasingly critical and complex. The deeper the viewer penetrates into the obscure history behind the death, the more clearly the true character of the main protagonist can be understood. Christian «converts» or grows from the empty image of the little girl into a complex personality with ideals, goals and weaknesses. And becomes a young man who is driven in search of recognition out of his own inner unrest. In CHRIS THE SWISS, we see how personal destiny and emotion can influence the perception of historical facts which are relevant to world political events. The tension between subjective memory and journalistic «truth» is an outstanding feature of the film. We are in the area of the «Personal Documentary» and also want to learn from this form of film. Animated film is an ideal medium through which to visualize subjectivity and memory. Thanks to the animated images, complex and emotional events can be portrayed convincingly and feeling depicted. The drawings leave room for one's own interpretation of history and reflect a kind of visual commentary of my position. At the same time, the animations could reflect on the progress of a journalistic «investigation» and the project itself take on the form of a sort of personal diary. The animation is one element but there is also a complicated task, which recurs in many documentaries - how to adequately depict the past. Under no circumstances should the drawn images, however, means the past is in any way didactic or realistic. Subjectivity is and will remain the engine of the film. We use the benefits of character animation and let them be moulded through that medium into an independent style. During the project we are looking for solutions, as the two stylistic devices can be combined without having to impinge upon one another. Real filmed and animated sequences are not simply joined together clinically, but linked together naturally, with their respective content being related. In addition to various photographs and films, we also have many original sounds. These sound recordings are of particular importance as they will connect the animation with the real film. The short film «Chrigi» gives an impression of the style of animation that will be used. However, it was not easy to simply incorporate this into CHRIS THE


SWISS as it had to be adapted to a feature length film. In terms of the proposed combination with live action this is already a complex step, but we are also now experimenting with new style elements and possibilities of animation. As well as refining the animation technique and work on the drama, we must continue the work of further research. This means exploring more about the family history but also looking at the shady environments some of the protagonists operated in. Even now we can say that it is not in the context of this film that we will be able to uncover the definitive «truth» about this case. Thus, another question takes centre stage: How do you represent experience on film and how the images of reality develop? COMPANY PROFILE DSCHOINT VENTSCHR FILMPRODUKTION develops, produces and markets films on cultural, political and social issues. Dschoint Ventschr‘s documentary and feature films are concerned above all with the themes of cross-cultural encounters, changing national identities, and unconventional interpretations of history. Dschoint Ventschr productions also make innovative use of film language, constantly searching for new ways of seeing, and making use of the potential of new media and new technologies. Dschoint Ventschr films take a critical, dynamic and often humorous look at the contemporary world and its history. Since 1994 Dschoint Ventschr has produced more than 60 documentaries and feature films, mostly in international co-production with Germany, France, Austria, England and Canada (among others) as with renowend television companies such as Arte, 3Sat, WDR, ZDF, SWR, RTBF and of course also SF, TSR and TSI. Besides producing new films by Samir and Schweizer and other established directors, Dschoint Ventschr has demonstrated a commitment to producing works by young and first-time filmmakers, which has earned the company the reputation of being a «talent factory» within the independent filmmaking scene in Switzerland. Many of these films have won multiple awards. Prizewinners include: the feature films «Fraulein» by Andrea Staka (winner of the Pardo D'Oro in Locarno 2006), «Snow White» by Samir, «Going Private/Nachbeben» by


Stina Werenfels, «Little Girl Blue» by Anna Luif, «Strähl» by Manuel Flurin Hendry and «Miel et Cendres» by Nadia Fares; the feature documentaries «Forget Baghdad» and «Babylon 2» by Samir, «Noel Field - The Fictitious Spy» and «Von Werra» by Werner Schweizer, «Do it» and «Gambit» by Sabine Gisiger and many more. In 1997 Samir and Swiss received the Zurich Filmprize for their extraordinary work as producers. Dschoint Ventschr - alongside the writer-directors and producers Samir and Werner Schweizer - consists of Karin Koch (executive producer), production manager Sereina Gabathuler and Joël Louis Jent and two interns. 2012 Opération Libertad, fiction, 90 min., Nicolas Wadimoff (CH/F) Puppet, fiction, 85 min., Sebastian Kutzli (D/CH) Enemies in love, documentary 100 min., Werner Schweizer Palim Palim, fiction, 20 min., Marina Klauser 2011 Mord hinterm Vorhang, TV, 90 min., Sabine Boss (CH) Joschka and Sir Fischer, documentary 140 min, Pepe Danquart (CH/D) Silver forest, fiction, 85 min, Christine Repond (CH/D) Geysir und Goliath, TV-doc., 52 min., Alexander Seiler (CH) Colours in the dark, fiction, 85 min., Sophie Heldman, (D/CH) 2010 David wants to fly, documentary, 90 min, David Sieveking (CH/D/A) The train station and it's angel, documentary, 50 min, Samir Young & Jenisch, documentary, 70 min, Martina Rieder & Karolin Arn 2009 Robber Girls, fiction, 80 min., Carla Lia Monti (CH/LUX) Dirty Paradise, documentary, 70 min., Daniel Schweizer (CH/F) 2008 Hidden Heart, doc, 95 min., C. Karrer & W. Schweizer (CH/D/ZA) La Reina del Condon, doc, 75 min., R. Stamm & S. Ceschi (CH/IRL) The way of a warrior, doc, 90 min., Andreas Pichler (D/CH/I) Ya Sharr Mout, TV-doc, 70 min., Sabine Gisiger

Polar, fiction, 25 min., Michael Koch (DE/CH) 2007 Müetis Kapital, TV-doc, 59 min., Karoline Arn & Martina Rieder Nur ein Sommer, fiction, 90 min., Tamara Staudt (CH/D Slumming, fiction, 100 min., Michael Glawogger (A/CH) Lost in Liberia, documentary, 90 min., Luzia Schmid (D/CH) Shadow of the Holy Book, doc., 98 min., Arto Halonen (FL/ CH/DK) Staub/Dust, documentary, 90 min., Hartmut Bitomsky (D/CH) Bhüet di Gott, TV-doc., 55 min., Marcel Zwingli 2006 Das Fräulein, fiction, 81 min., Andrea Staka (CH/D) Feltrinelli, documentary, 80 min., Alessandro Rossetto (CH/I/D) Nachbeben/Going private, fiction, 98 min., Stina Werenfels Der Keiler, TV, 90 min., Urs Egger (CH/D) Schönes Wochenende, TV, 83 min., Petra Volpe (CH/D) 2005 Snow White, fiction, 113 min., Samir (CH/A) Gambit, documentary, 107 min., Sabine Gisiger (CH/D) White Terror, documentary, 89 min., Daniel Schweizer (CH/ F/D) Ricordare Anna, fiction, 96 min., Walo Deuber (CH/D/I) 2004 Strähl, fiction, 82 min., Manuel Flurin Hendry 2003 Skinhead Attitude, documentary, 90 min., Daniel Schweizer (CH/F/D) Little Girl Blue, fiction, 82 min., Anna Luif Meier Marilyn, TV, 90 min., Stina Werenfels 2002 Forget Baghdad, documentary, 90 min., Samir (CH/D) Birdseye, fiction, 90 min., Mike Huber & Stephen Beckner (CH/USA) Von Werra, documentary, 90 min., Werner Schweizer (CH/D) Epsteins Nacht, fiction, 90 min., Urs Egger (D/A/CH) My sister Maria, doc., 90 min., Maximilian Schell (D/A/CH) 2001 Auf allen Meeren, doc., 90 min., Johannes Holzhausen (A/D/ CH) B-52, documentary, 90 min., Hartmut Bitomsky (D/USA/CH) Studers 1st case, TV Crime, 90 min., Sabine Boss

The mirror of Maya Deren, doc, 100 min., M. Kudlàcek (A/ CH/D) 2000 Yugodivas, documentary, 60 min., Andrea Staka Do it, documentary, 97 min., Sabine Gisiger & Marcel Zwingli (CH/D) 1999 ID Swiss, documentary, 90 min., 7 Episoden, diverse Autorinnen 1998 Pastry, Pain & Politics, fiction, 30 min., Stina Werenfels 1997 Clandestins, fiction, 90 min., N. Wadimoff & D. Chouinard (CH/F/CDN) 1996 Miel et Cendres, fiction, 85 min., Nadia Fares (CH/Tun) Noel Field – Der erfundene Spion, doc., 104 min.,Werner Schweizer 1994 Babylon 2, documentary, 91 min., Samir PRODUCER’S PROFILE Samir, born 1955 in Bagdad, grew up in Switzerland. First works as freelance author and director in 1982. Today Samir is well known for his unique work on video and electronic cinema in over 40 films, such as «Morlove - an Ode for Heisenberg» (1986) or the docu-essay «Babylon 2» (1993). In 1994 he co-founded Dschoint Ventschr Filmproduktion with filmmaker Werner Schweizer. The in Zurich located production company builds up new Swiss film talents. In the Nineties, besides concentrating on his own projects as an independent producer and director, he worked for German broadcasters, directing several features and series for private channels such as SAT1, RTL and Pro7, as well as for public television such as the German channels WDR and ZDF, the French-German ARTE and others. His films received national and international awards and also won him recognition for the innovative aspect in his work. Samir teaches at various filmschools in Switzerland and Germany. He regularly directs plays at the renowned Schauspielhaus theater in Zürich. He is currently working on his documentary project «Iraqi Odyssey» and


his next feature film «Café Abu Nawas». Additionally, he is producing various features, including co-productions with France, Germany, Israel and the UK. Producer Credits (Selection) 2012 Operation Libertad, Feature fiction, 90 Min., Nicolas Wadimoff (CH/F) 2012 Once I entered a garden, Feature fic, 100 Min., Avi Mograbi (F/CH/IL) 2009 Robber Girls, Feature fiction, 86 Min., Carla Lia Monti (CH / LUX) 2007 Way of the Warrior, Documentary, 93 Min., Andreas Pichler (D/CH/I) 2006 Fraulein, Drama, 81 Min., directed by Andrea Staka (CH/D) Nachbeben, Drama, 96 Min., directed by Stina Werenfels 2005 White Terror, Doc., 89 Min., directed by Daniel Schweizer (CH/F/D) 2000 ID Swiss, Documenaries, 6 Episodes, various directors Yugodivas, Documentary, directed by Andrea Staka 1996 Miel et Cendres, Feature, 80 Min., directed by Nadia Fares as author/director (Selection) 2010 The train station and its angel, Doc., HD, 52 Min. 2005 Snow White, Feature, 35mm, 120 Min. 2002 Forget Baghdad, Documentary 35 mm, 110 min., 1999 Die Jagd nach dem Tod, mystic-thriller, 90 min., PRO 7 1998 Projecziuns tibetanas, Documentary, video, 24 min., 1997 La eta knabino, Silent fable, 35 mm, 6 min., Balko, 2 x 47 min., crime stories, RTL 1996 Tödliche Schwesternliebe, Drama, 90 min., Pro7 Die Metzger, Comedy, 90 min., ZDF 1994 Eurocops, 2 x 50 min., crime stories, ZDF, SF DRS, ORF 1993 Babylon 2, Video/35 mm, 90 min., documentary-essay


WRITER & DIRECTOR’S PROFILE Anja Kofmel was born in 1982 in Lugano and grew up in Adliswil and Hirzel. Between 1988 and 2000 she attended the Rudolf Steiner School and graduated in Adliswil Sihlau in 2002, with the federal diploma. After that she had different jobs in Switzerland, London and Iceland, among them being a clerk in an engineering company and a trainer of young horses and trek leader across Iceland. After the preliminary course design at the Zürich University of the Arts (ZHdK) Anja Kofmel began to train as an animator at the Lucerne School of Design and Art (HSLU). In 2008 she completed her studies and received a diploma in visual design, specialising in animation. During her training, she participated in the summer of 2006 in a design project by the Southern and ZHdK Yanzi Unversity in Wuxi (China), followed by a group exhibition in Shanghai. From 2006-2007 Anja Kofmel studied for a semester at the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Arts Decoratifs (ENSAD) in Paris. From 2007-08 she worked as assistant director for Eric Bergkraut’s documentary «Letter to Anna, the Story of Journalist Politkovskaya's death,» and in parallel began work on her final year diploma film »Chrigi». At the end of 2008, on completion of her training, Anja Kofmel organised the cinema festival «Tricks-Animated Diploma Movies of 2008» (Zürich, Aarau, Basel, Solothurn, Zug, Bern, St. Gallen and Lucerne). Since 2009, she has been working part time as an accountant and also as an animation filmmaker and illustrator. She plans to give up her work as an accountant in September 2010 to devote herself entirely to the film «CHRIS THE SWISS». Filmography 2009 Chrigi, Animationsfilm 2006 Boxer Box, Animationsfilm 2005 Je Suisse, Animationsfilm 2004 Strichcode, Animationsfilm

Contact details: Dschoint Ventschr Filmproduktion Molkenstrasse 21 8004 - Zurich, Switzerland T: +41 44 456 30 24 F: +41 44 456 30 25


DEEP INTO THE FOREST Attending: Igor Princic Roberto Dordit

SYNOPSIS Who is the scared man hiding by night in the forest? What is that shadow moving in the snow, ready to attack him? And yet in the beginning everything seemed so easy. There was the real estate agent Riccardo engaged by a bank and company syndicate, who had come up to the valley and convinced the inhabitants of an alpine valley of going elsewhere. It was necessary to make room for a great tourist plant and ski resorts to be opened in a forest still virgin at the feet of the Dolomites. And everyone had gone, being convinced of the development occasions which the project guaranteed them too. All but two: a young couple living up there with a little sledge dog school. Riccardo had been trying anything to convince Marianna and Davide on taking their leaves from their refuge standing just on the planned route of a ski-run. But those two had been sticking obstinately. It would have been easier for him to convince two old stubborn persons, maybe with a cow in the barn. These two instead were convinced of the possibility of living in a new way in the mountains, with new activities, being close to the nature to protect. What was a project of economic development and great personal business for Riccardo, meant for the couple


Genre: Drama Director: Roberto Dordit Writer: Roberto Dordit Producer: Igor Princic Budget: ₏ 1.100.000 Company: Arch Production - Transmedia destroying those mountains and losing their identity. Everything divided them and the tension grew day by day. Immersed in the magic scene of the Dolomites, they have long been overwhelmed by the nightmare of possessing those grounds. A primitive aggressiveness had awoken in the deep forest, and the adversaries did not succeed anymore in disguising the ferocity hidden inside of them. For a long time everyone had been willing to risk not only one's own existence but also the adversary's life in order to win this challenge. The scared man hiding by night in the forest is Riccardo, the shadow ready to attack him is Davide. But it shall be just mother nature around them to resolve the conflict. DIRECTOR’S NOTES OF INTENTION This film project is based on reality. The struggle for deciding what to do in an uncontaminated Alp valley is inspired by many stories happening daily not only in Italy but somehow anyway too. These are culture conflicts because someone in the run-up to modernity believes that anything would be allowed in the name of economical progress, while other persons think that protecting the territory and being satisfied by the available resources would be more important.

Narrating reality however does not prohibit the creating of new atmospheres which are far away from television sets. The real protagonist of the story in this film is the impressive background of the snow covered forests beneath the tops of the Julian Alps. The territory in the height is dominating the persons' life, and in the end even seems wanting to eat them, literally. So it's no accident that there is a sense of dizziness conditioning the dramaturgy and the images of this film. And it is the most interesting and involving aspect for me. As always, the invention of a film is a challenge. Passing from the script to the screen, one tries to make visible something generally hidden between the story lines. In the making of me previous film, Apnea, I used e genre like the film noir for investigating a crime. But the protagonist's investigating always advanced with some delay related to the perception of the audience. It was clear that the protagonist was bound to lose for revealing the truth, and this, hidden behind the appearance of a noir, has given an epic dimension to the film, as many reviews have pointed out. In the same way, for Deep Into the Forest I'm aiming to work with emotive and visual dizzinesses in order to catch a disorientation hidden behind the protagonists' aggressiveness. During the escalation of the conflict they become more and more confused though possessing the fought territory. Naturally this is a paradox. But for me it's the quintessence of that wild nature, and it's an extraordinary peculiarity of this project. COMPANY PROFILE Arch production is a fast growing small independent production and distribution company established in 2009 focusing on Middle Europe regio film coproductions. Arch production operates strictly in conjunction with Transmedia production company. Initially the company devoted its energies to build the strong relationship in culture transborder cooperation between Slovenia and Italy. Joining multicultural producer's experience the Arch production company want to approach eastern and western Europe territories with intensive presence at film festivals and film markets, searching for new

talents with strong cinematographic approach and with sense for both artistic and commercial appeal of adopted projects. Another field of activity of the company is film distribution in Italy. In hope of joining eastern and western Europe cultures, and on the basis of their key members multicultural diversity and experience, it is very important the past experience of the Arch production's Ceo, Igor Princic as a cinema exhibitor during the period from 1991-2001, due to the knowledge of Italian cinematographic market and all the players involved, other distributors and principally cinema owners. The distribution activity is planned to be done in association with other Italian distributors. PRODUCER’S PROFILE Igor Princic worked as a cinema exhibitor in the 90', after that founded an advertising company and produced more than 150 commercials on 35mm format. In 2008 started a producer career, at the start principally as coproducer on international projects. He works and produces for two companies, Arch production and Transmedia production. His projects were presented at most of the international pitching and coproduction meetings and forums. His short film productions were present at more than 50 international film festivals, including Venice - Mostra del cinema competition. From 2009 he produced and coproduced 4 shorts, 5 documentaries and 1 feature film, most of them with the financial support of "Fondo per l'audiovisivo del Friuli Venezia Giulia". Igor Princic is also a member of the International film festival board "Isolacinema – Kinootok", Izola (Slovenia), and member of the "Premio Amidei – best european screenplay award", taking place in Gorizia (Italy) since 1981. He is also a board member of the cinema network Kinemax, established in Friuli Venezia Giulia (Italy) from 1991, with its own cinemas with 8 screens in two multiplexes. WRITER & DIRECTOR’S PROFILE Roberto Dordit was born in Venice and now lives in Bologna. In France, from 1997 to 1999, he worked for storyboards and technical decoupage


for commercials and documentaries. Made various documentaries and two short fiction films "In the Dust" and "Zoo" which won the Leopard of Tomorrow at 48 째 Locarno International Film Festival. In 2005 he made his first feature film "Apnea", produced by Indigo Films, films declared of national cultural interest by the Italian Ministry for Cultural Heritage Actually he works for the italian episode "A Witch" for the international film LOSS OF INNOCENCE (various productions from Slovenia, Croatia, Austria, Hungary and Italy).

Contact details: Arch Production - Transmedia Via Malta 2 347170 - Gorizia, Italy T: +39 348 8605399 F: + 39 0481 31824



FIEBER Attending: Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu

SYNOPSIS Franzi, an 11-year-old girl, brings a glass of water to her father, who has fever and is bed-ridden due to malaria. He orders her to lie down by his side. Sixty years later: Franziska, now a renowned photographer, hears that she has a half-sister living in Serbia and goes looking for her. Fragments of memories start to resurface. Franziska's childhood home is somewhat magical. The wood-panelled hallways, the enchanted greenhouse… Madame Marguerite, the elegant neighbour, invites Franzi to listen to music on her gramophone. On the train, Franziska spreads out in front of her letters, pictures of her mother, and snapshots her father took in North Africa, when he enrolled in the foreign Legion. She remembers the day she found them in her father's study. What did he go through in Africa? What did he see over there? Based on these images, little Franzi builds a fantasy world. Within her family, the atmosphere is oppressive. Her hot-tempered, violent and unpredictable father seems to be flirting with the fascinating neighbour, Madame Marguerite, that Franzi sees a lot despite her mother's disapproval. Franzi conjures up imaginary friends: Monsieur Charbon, her father's serv-


Genre: Drama Director: Elfi Mikesch Writer: Elfi Mikesch Producer: Bady Minck, Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu Budget: € 2.350.000 Company: AMOUR FOU Vienna ant, tells her about the military campaigns and the unknown landscapes; Benoît, doctor of the battalion, walks around the house with her; as for Madame Marguerite, it becomes gradually harder to tell the real person from the dream-like creature. Franzi witnesses her father's self-inflicted mortification rituals. He explains that he left the Jesuits for the Legion because he was interested in girls. In the meantime, Franzi is affected by the "Tale of the ten one-eyed men", which makes her fear she may go blind when she does something forbidden. Pictures, memories and imagination are mingled in one flow of images, as the train travels along the Danube… The sick father, the helpless mother, Franzi who feels guilty… The toy piano that her father smashes to smithereens… Franziska buries her face in her hands. Rags on fire. Dead bodies covered with lime. A blast in the sand. Beheading. Once in Serbia, she starts looking for her half-sister. The violence of her memories reaches its peak with her father's tantrum, as he suspects she wants to kill him. He threatens to commit suicide. Forced to apologise, Franzi has a nervous breakdown and cuts herself with scissors in self-harm. Franziska realises that guilt is passed down as a legacy. She can still remember that party which turned out to be a disaster when Franzi and her

brother performed a "kissing" scene: the mother in tears, the broken father, and Marguerite who left the house forever. At the end of her journey, Franziska is faced with a weakened woman, on a wheel chair, whose voice is nothing more than a whisper… She recognises Madame Marguerite – she is the half-sister she sought for. She had long waited for Franziska to come. DIRECTOR’S NOTES OF INTENTION I was scouting locations for the shooting of my film FEVER, when I came across a cat. When I asked him what his name was, he answered: "No idea". "No idea" then preceded me and, innocently, led me through many rooms, all the way to a wonderful garden where a mysterious greenhouse stood. This exceptional place, which bears the name of Wintrange Castle, was way beyond my expectations: it struck me as a dream come true. Thanks to its peculiar atmosphere, this setting opened new and unforeseen perspectives. In this castle, I walked through Madame Marguerite's majestic and enchanted rooms, which were in sharp contrast with other more sober rooms. I soaked up the poetry of the greenhouse, an ideal location where to stage Franzi's childhood, the main character of FEVER. Translucent and fragile, the greenhouse quintessentially symbolises childhood. That is where an imaginary dialogue between two times takes place, where Franzi is in touch with Franziska, while the latter is travelling on a train. For even though Franzi and Franziska only meet through editing, they are for us in one single space-time. That is where fantasy and mystery lie, both so important for the film and Franzi's world to be as spellbinding as I imagine them. Present and past are interwoven in FEVER. Reality, dreams and imagination commingle to create an imagery full of emotions. Franziska follows her father's trail all the way to Novi Sad, where she intends to find her half-sister Lina, whom she did not even know existed. It is a time travel in the past, which Franziska expects will cast light on a family secret. Franzi's father's story weighs heavily on the family like a dark shadow. As a young man, he enrols in the foreign Legion, in North Africa. He takes hundreds of pictures in Morocco, Algeria, Lebanon and Syria… Back in

Europe, he gets married and starts a family, leading a simple middle-class life in an Austrian city. But the father's past keeps catching up with the entire family, and when she discovers his pictures, his daughter Franzi uses them to build her own imaginary world. Visually, the film gives Franzi enough room for her creative imagination to run free, thus finding her own identity. She wants to escape the parental grip, be free, but also feel safe. The characters Franzi meets in her imaginary world are the reflections of the adults' world, which Franzi pieces together from her father's fragmented stories and pictures. She feels particularly drawn to and challenged by what is forbidden. Franzi's world is akin to Alice's adventures in wonderland by Lewis Carroll: in that sense, the tattooed character Franziska meets on the train is loosely related to the Cheshire Cat, who always smiles and speaks in riddles. And the "Jabberwocky" seems to be living in Franzi's cellar, like the dragon in Alice's castle. Franzi's imagination has the power to solve the conundrums of her existence. What is threatening becomes conceivable and conscious. It can be changed and fade away. The musical concept allocates a specific soundscape to the various locations and characters. A crucial element is by far the treatment of the particularly musical character - Madame Marguerite - and especially the writing of her songs. Fever to resist domination: The family in FEVER reminds me of mine when I was a child, and the film raises questions which are still with me today. How do children escape the violence of an authoritarian yoke? How do they learn how to protect themselves? Confronted daily with the aggression and violence that adults can put them through, they need time to realise what happens to them or what people do to them. Because in their eyes, their everyday life is normal, even when it becomes horrendous. One of the objectives of the film is to deal with the theme of silence and concealment within the family, to show the power and powerlessness relationships that authoritarian structures can trigger, and which are highly represented in the social system. Staging an imaginary world that seems at


first to be that of a child unveils the destructive force of the circumstances of a war and their negative impact in the long term. The repercussions of such events, as an integral part of the past, are persistent in the form of deeply buried psychological states. These are fears and lacks passed down from generation to generation, as hidden family images. The film intends to reveal these images, to make them visible. Fear is a poison which can spread like a disease in a body. The only way of fighting it efficiently is to face it. How do children manage it? How is it possible for an 11-year-old girl? Who are her allies, which ones does she choose? Franzi develops a natural resistance to authoritarian oppression, but in the process, she is also exposed to dangers brought along by this realisation. Distress, disorientation, fever. It is only years later that Franziska sees the world with new eyes, as a photographer. She wants to sort out what she went through as a child, and thus finds the concealed violence of a potential abuse. She goes looking for her half-sister and identifies the traumatic effects of war, even in the inner circle of the family, passed on from generation to generation. FOLLOWING THE TRAIL OF THE cheshire CAT: With fEvER, I am interested in the range of action of this violence coming from the past. A range of action which spreads like a tsunami, below the surface, up to the other side of the world, and which is reactivated to recur later on. I am interested in the structures acting below the surface of society. In their effects and consequences, consequences often underestimated as we feel they are mandatory – traumatic consequences. The dramaturgy of the film follows the process of a beneficial fever, which operates as memory is activated and according to the viewers' ability to dream. Consequently, FEVER does not stick to a linear and conventional narration. The point is to aim for a poetic film language. No fEvEr with no dreams or realisations. Franzi, aka Franziska, follows the trail of the Cheshire Cat. COMPANY PROFILE Founded in Vienna in 2001, AMOUR FOU Vienna realises feature and


documentary films that are artistically exceptional. It does so with international, especially European partners and for the international market. AMOUR FOU Vienna stands for aesthetic vision and border transgression in regard to artistic as well as production and distribution strategies. The company received international recognition in 2003 with a breakthrough at Cannes where four of its films were invited: “Struggle” by Ruth Mader, “No Rest For the Brave” by Alain Guiraudie, “Fast Film” by Virgil Widrich and “In the Beginning Was the Eye” by Bady Minck. In 2005, “Crash Test Dummies” by Jörg Kalt premiered at Berlin's International Forum of New Cinema. In 2006, György Pálfi's “Taxidermia” was invited to Cannes (Un Certain Regard). “It happened just before” by Anja Salomonowitz was awarded the Caligari Award at the 2007 International Forum of New Cinema in Berlin. Heinz Emigholz' architecture essay “Schindler's Houses” also had its premiere at the Forum in 2007. That same year, Christian Frosch' thriller “Silent Resident” premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. In 2008, AMOUR FOU Vienna was represented at the Berlinale with two premieres: Heinz Emigholz's “Loos Ornamental” and Bady Minck's “Seems To Be”. The final part of Emigholz's architecture trilogy, “Two Projects by Frederick Kiesler”, had its international premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival 2009. In 2011, Elfi Mikesch' documentary “Judenburg Now!” celebrated its international premiere at the Hof Film festival, and Beryl Koltz' surreal feature film “Hot Hot Hot” premiered at the IFF Busan. Susanne Brandstaetters cinema documentary about the Khmer Rouge Tribunal in Cambodia, “The Future’s Past”, had it’s premiere at the Diagonale 2012. Actually in production are “Revolution in Sound” by Martin Reinhart and Thomas Tode, Bady Minck's “MappaMundi”, Anja Salomonowitz' creative documentary “The 727 days without Karamo” and “The Notebook” by János Szász, based on the bestselling novel by Agota Kristof. Furthermore, AMOUR FOU is developing new projects by Elfi Mikesch (“Fever”), Virgil Widrich (“The Night of Thousand Hours” and “Micromeo”), Bady Minck (“You Are the World”), Stefan Stratil (“Bionet”) as well as the feature film “The Baraceanu Inheritance” (screenplay by Dimitré Dinev & Vintila Ivanceanu). AMOUR FOU Vienna is a member of AAFP (Austrian Association of Film Producers), it’s manager director is the Chairman of the Film and Music

department of the Vienna Chamber of Commerce. AMOUR FOU Luxembourg and AMOUR FOU in Vienna joined forces in 2012 in their quest to create a production zone for strong and well developed art-house cinema with an international market potential. AMOU FOU Vienna consists of Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu (managing director, associate & producer), Bady Minck (associate & producer), Alfie Lang-Král (line producer), Claudia Stanetty (finance & controlling), Martin Repka (postproduction manager), Philipp Bittner (technical and media department), Ula Okrojek (marketing and sales), Mirjam Erdem (production assistant & project development) and Caro Altmann (project assistant).

WRITER & DIRECTOR’S PROFILE Elfi Mikesch was born in Judenburg, Austria, and lives in Berlin as a film director and DOP. Her most famous films are: "Mondo Lux", "Die Markus Family", "Verrückt Bleiben Verliebt Bleiben" and "Marocain". All of them have been invited to the Berlinale. She won the German Award for best Camera and the F. W. Murnau Award (together with Werner Schroeter).

PRODUCER’S PROFILE Born 1971 in Vienna. He studies philosophy and film theory in Vienna. In 1989, he starts to work as an independent film critic for Austria‘s Public Radio Station ORF and several newspapers and film magazines. From 1992 on, he works as a distributor for Polyfilm Verleih (Vienna), as a film programmer for movie theatres and as a curator for film festivals in Germany, Switzerland, France, Luxembourg and Austria. 1994 - 2000 co-managing director of the distribution company Danube Entertainment (Munich), together with the distributors Christian Meinke and Fabien Arséguel. In 1994, he works as an assistant director on Bady Minck’s short film „Mécanomagie“. In 1995, he produces the film series „A history of images“ with 8 Austrian directors, within the framework of the Austrian film project „hundredyearsofcinema“. In 1995, Dumreicher-Ivanceanu and Bady Minck establish the production company AMOUR FOU Luxembourg (formerly known as Minotaurus Film). Since 2001, he is the managing director of AMOUR FOU Vienna. Since 2010, he is the Chairman of the Film and Music department of the Vienna Chamber of Commerce.

Contact details: AMOUR FOU Vienna Lindengasse 32 1070 - Vienna, Austria T: +43 199499110 F: +43 1994991120


FIZZ, Little shop of juices Attending: Stefan Tolz

SYNOPSIS A fairy tale about a master of soft drinks, who seeks to allay his thirst for love by inventing a juice of happiness. Based on the true story of the once most famous lemonade of the Soviet Union, this film unfolds as a caleidoscope on life under the red star - reaching from the Stalin time in the 1930’s to present-day Georgia. DIRECTOR’S NOTES OF INTENTION The little shop of juices is a little island of magic, of colors and passion, even in the time of the depressive years in Georgia. The cafe-shop is a little foyer of personal and social liberty, or least the dream of it – with colorful characters on the search for a better life – between tradition, communism and the need for change. Almost a revival of “Don Camillo and Peppone” – from a country behind the “iron curtain”. COMPANY PROFILE Filmpunkt, Cologne (Germany) has been producing since 2004 mainly feature documentaries for international cinema and TV distribution (like Touch the Sound, Breathing Earth, Traders’ Dreams) and also TV series like the Emmy-nominated series “The search for happiness”. The company is


Genre: Fiction - Tragicomedy Director: Stefan Tolz Writer: Irakli Solomanashvili a.o. Producer: Nana Djordjadze, Jana Sardlishvili, Heino Deckert, St. Tolz Budget: € 1.200.000 Company: Filmpunkt GmbH run by the two film directors Thomas Riedelsheimer and Stefan Tolz. “FIZZ – little shop of juices” is the first fiction to be co-produced by Filmpunkt. STUDIO 99, Tbilisi (Georgia) has been co-producing movies (fiction) since 1999 like “27 missing kisses” or “The Rainbow Maker” as well as award winning documentaries like “Since Otar left” or “Putin’s Mother”. The company is run by Oscar-nominated director Nana Djordjadze and Jana Sardlishvili, who also have been responsible on the Georgian side for the last movies of Otar Ioseliani as well as for the first works of a new generation of Georgian filmmakers. MAJADE, Leipzig (Germany) has been producing more than 70 documentaries since 1991 and since 2005 also focused on fiction with the slogan “documentary filmmakers shoot fiction”. Movies like “Kahdak”, “My Joy” and “In the Fog” have received awards at major film festivals. PRODUCER’S PROFILE Stefan Tolz has been producing documentaries for cinema an d TV for almost 20 years. Among his producer credits is the highly acclaimed TV series “The search for happiness” by Annette Dittert and “Touch the Sound” by Thomas Riedelsheimer. He has received several awards as a producer having been nominated for the International Emmy and the German Film Award. He has been directing/producing two feature documentaries in

Georgia and has been counseling young filmmakers in Central and Eastern Europe for many years. Nana Djordjadze and Jana Sardlishvili have been working together since 1999. Nana Djordjadze serves as creative head of the family, being an acclaimed filmdirector herself, having received numerous awards including the “Caméra d’Or” in Cannes. Jana Sardlishvili has been line producing fiction and documentary projects for more than 30 years in Georgia and abroad. The two women teamed up to be a perfect match and have successfully supported local and international filmmakers shooting in Georgia for the last 13 years. Heino Deckert is a reknown documentary producer and sales agent for more than 20 years. He worked together with many award-winning directors from Germany and Eastern Europe. In the past years he has also been producing fiction movies shot in Germany and the former Soviet Union (f.ex. Ukraine, Belorussia) which were succesful at internatinal filmfestivals like Venice and Cannes. WRITER & DIRECTOR’S PROFILE Studied at the School for Film and Television in Munich (Germany) and at the Georgian Institute for Theatre in Tbilisi (Georgia) with short-term stays at the film department of the New York University and at the Beijing Film Academy. During his studies he concentrated on documentaries, but also participated in several fiction films and took part in scriptwriting classes and a seminar by John Costopulos from the Actors Studio, New York. After his studies he also graduated from the Scriptwriting Academy “Drehbuchwerkstatt München”. Since 1993 he has been working as a free-lance filmmaker colaborationg with public TV stations and international film productions. Some of his documentaries won major awards at international film festivals. For the last eight years he has had various teaching appointments at international film schools and workshops and has also been involved in the development of an interactive language course series (fiction & documentaries) for the Goethe Cultural Institute. Fizz - Litte Shop of Juices will be his first fiction film. Selection of films Full Speed Westwards – the future of Georgia in production D 2012/13 – 90 min., HD, Prod. Filmpunkt with WDR/ARTE Traders’ Dreams – the world of Ebay

D 2006, 90 min, col., 35mm, in collaboration with Marcus Vetter; Prod: Filmquadrat with ZDF/NDR/Arte Adobe Towns Shibam - Manhattan of the Desert D 2003/04, 45/60 min, col., Digi Beta; Prod: Filmquadrat with SWR/Arte Shomal - Riviera of the Mullahs - speaking up on holidays in Iran D 2003, 45/60 min, col., Digi Beta; Prod: Filmquadrat with SWR/Arte On the Edge of Time - Male Domains in the Caucasus D 2001, 90 min, col., 35mm; Prod: Applaus Film with SWR/ARD/Arte/ WDR/MDR Durch den wilden Kaukasus — a political and literary journey with Fritz Pleitgen D 2000, 3x45 min, col., Prod: ARD/WDR Faroe Islands - for the TV documentary series "Islands" D 1997, 45 min, col., Prod: Applaus Film with SWF Golden Wedding - couples who married at the end of World War II D 1995, 90 min, col., Prod: ARD/Arte/SWF Caucasian Banquet - a portrait of Georgia through a traditional feast D 1992, 90min, col., Prod: SWF Power lies elsewhere (Co-director) on public courage and democracy D 1989, 60 min, col., Prod: NDR Selection of Awards 2002 San Francisco: Golden Gate Award, 2002 Taiwan: Grand Prize TDIFF 2002 Zakynthos: Ecocinema Special Prize, 2002 Nomination for Adolf Grimme Award 2001 Amsterdam: Joris Ivens Competition IDFA, 1998 Nomination for the Prix Europa 1989 Mannheim: Golden Filmdukat & Prize for the Best Environmental Film

Contact details: Filmpunkt GmbH Worringer Str. 22 50668 - Köln, Germany T: +49 221 800 471 30 F: +49 221 800 471 25


Florence, the Consul and me Attending: Gianmarco D’Agostino

SYNOPSIS Florence, the Consul and Me is the story of my quest looking for Gerhard Wolf, the German Consul and trusty representative of Hitler in Florence from 1940 to 1944. It is the investigation of the reasons that led a Consul of the Third Reich to act against orders and risk his own life to save people from torture, deportation and death. It is the tale of a man, his love for the beauty that Florence represents, and his deep respect for life and mankind. DIRECTOR’S NOTES OF INTENTION I stepped into the story of Gerhard Wolf about a year ago, walking across Ponte Vecchio in Florence. For the first time I looked up and saw the plaque that commemorates the German Consul who “saved the bridge from being blown up, and helped Jewish and antifascist men and women...” I started searching the archives to find documents and footage about him, and in the meantime I talked about the everyday life in Florence during the Second World War to a lot of people, including my grandmother, a Jew born in a Turkish family. I asked about her roots going deep for the first


Genre: Creative documentary Director: Gianmarco D’Agostino Writer: Gianmarco D’Agostino, Marco Vichi, Leonardo Gori Producer: Gianmarco D’Agostino Budget: € 255.000 Company: GD Film time, and I discovered that she survived the war because she was living in Casablanca, while her aunt was deported from Thessaloniki and killed in Auschwitz. After the end of the war my grandmother got married with an Italian and moved to Florence, where my mother was born in 1955, the same year that Gerhard Wolf received the keys of the town by the Mayor of Florence Giorgio La Pira. The story I want to tell starts here, with a Nazi consul awarded because of his “disobedience”, a town almost destroyed rising again, and a Jewish woman baptizing her daughter because still afraid of possible persecutions. It’s the beginning of an important journey trough Florence, Rome, Milan in Italy, then Germany, Poland, Israel… meeting people and hearing stories to find out what is left of Gerhard Wolf and my family. I will shoot all the research process, and this quest will be the film Florence, the Consul and Me. COMPANY PROFILE Gianmarco D’Agostino lives in Florence writing, directing and producing documentaries commissioned by public and private Italian institutions. His latest documentary is Oggi Voglio Parlare, a one year long project with some prisoners in the jails of Florence and Ferrara.

He’s writing the film Florence, the Consul and me with Marco Vichi and Leonardo Gori, two Florentine authors well known for their novels often set during the war. Florence, the Consul and me is a project developed within Archidoc, a documentary project run by La fémis, France, sponsored by the MEDIA Programme of the European Union. PRODUCER’S PROFILE I was born in 1977 and graduated in Cinema History at the University of Florence. I started working as an editor in 2001. The year after I wrote and directed my first short documentary about blood donation. Since 2006 I run my own little production company, writing and directing documentaries, docu-fictions and short movies commissioned by public and private Italian institutions. I filmed three art documentaries with Antonio Paolucci, Director of the Vatican Museums, including Il Tempo di Michelangelo (Michelangelo’s Time – 58’), dedicated to the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican, and the statues of Michelangelo in the basilica of San Lorenzo in Florence. My latest documentary is Oggi Voglio Parlare (Today I Want to Speak – 52’), a one year long project with some prisoners in the jails of Florence and Ferrara, commissioned by the Tuscan regional administration.

Contact details: GD Film Via Sodera 6 50023 - Impruneta, Italy T: 00393385929110


Fräulein Attending: Carlo Cresto-Dina Caterina Carone

SYNOPSIS Regina is forty-eight years old and she’s just what you would call a Fräulein: without husband nor children, with an apparently strong character, sometimes bitter or sarcastic, grumpy and hard-headed, she’ll do anything to hide her feminine side. Besides having left to wreck her family’s hotel, a now dilapidated building on Costalovara’s lake, on the Renon Plateau (Bolzano/Bozen), she has also designated a chicken as her company pet, and the last time she paraded in front of the mirrors of a fashion boutique was many many years ago, when - just out of teenage - she bought the wedding dress for a marriage that never took place. She has kept it inside the cupboard ever since, shrouded in cellophane behind the dark pile suits she normally wears, the symbol of failed happiness. Gone wild from years of loneliness, what makes Regina most uneasy are men under the age of ninety, the song Fräulein, a cover from the Sixties by Chris Howland that seems to speak to her alone, and the social events that need more than a plain pile suit. To mend for the sense of void that oppresses her, she spends her spare time cooking exaggerated quantities of cakes that she’s eventually force to dump, or listening to the sentimental misadventures of her two friends, a widow with a compulsive passion for


Genre: Comedy Director: Caterina Carone Writer: Caterina Carone Producer: Carlo Cresto-Dina Budget: € 1.518.000 Company: Tempesta srl department stores, and an ex-nurse with a nervous breakdown, weak and embittered, at war with her unfaithful husband. Convinced of the superiority of the female gender, the two friends would certainly acknowledge Regina’s adherence to their principles, but one day - out of the blue - a mysterious tourist of some sixty years of age plunges into her life: Walter Bonelli, a man childish and lost, persuades her to put him up in the hotel closed for works. Whilst all around them rage misunderstandings and vicious gossip, Regina slowly starts to feel inside a kind of adolescent love that will overturn forever both her assurances and the ones of those that used to call her Fräulein. DIRECTOR’S NOTES OF INTENTION Identity is a vague, mysterious, controversial concept. What does it mean to have an identity? What determines the identity of a person? And then, is there only one identity? These are the issues to which I try to give an answer, the ones that drive me to imagine this story. Sometimes a painful trauma plunges you in a sort of jam, in an absence of life that after a while takes the shape of an inescapable fate. Through this game of appearances, in which identities seem determined by law, Regina and Walter will discover, one through the fears of the other, yet with different results, that it’s not really impossible to come back to life.

COMPANY PROFILE Tempesta was created by Carlo Cresto-Dina in 2009 to produce films by young European talents for international distribution. Alice Rohrwacher’s Corpo Celeste, the first film produced by tempesta, was selected at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival and in many international festivals such as the Sundance Film Festival, the New York Film Festival, the London Film Festival, the Dubai Film Festival. It won the Ingmar Bergman Award for Best European Debut 2012 and the Silver Ribbon 2011 in Taormina for best for Best Newcomer Director. L’intervallo by Leonardo Di Costanzo premiered at Venice Film Festival Office Selection 2012 and won the Fipresci Prize, the Pasinetti Awards adn Fice Award. It was then selected at Toronto, London, Mumbai, Rio, Reykjavik and Estoril film festivals. PRODUCER’S PROFILE Carlo Cresto-Dina graduated in Classical Literature at Turin University, specializating in Oriental Studies. From 1998 to 2003, he created and directed the documentary and short films sector of Fandango production company in Rome. Based in London, he has produced films by Emir Kusturica and Fernando Trueba, besides many feature-lenght documentary by young directors, which have been screened and won prizes at the most important European festivals. He conceived and produced Tickets, directed by Abbas Kiarostami, Ken Loach and Ermanno Olmi. He has also devised and directed the “Real Cinema” and “Le Nuvole” collection, published by Giangiacomo Feltrinelli Editore. WRITER & DIRECTOR’S PROFILE Caterina Carone was born in Ascoli Piceno (Italy) in 1982. Scriptwriter, director and documentary filmmaker, she graduated in Media and Communication at Bologna University in 2004. From 2004-2007 she specialized in production, directing and scriptwriting at ZeLIG School for Documentary, Television and New Media in Bolzano. Her documentary The Keys to Paradise won as Best Photography at Libero Bizzarri Film Festival 2008. Valentina Postika waiting to leave won as Best Documentary Script-Solinas Prize 2008 and as Best italian film documentary at Torino

film festival 2009. Valentina Postika waiting to leave was also nominated as Best full-length film documentary David di Donatello 2010. Some of her short stories were published by Nuovi Argomenti, an italian literature quarterly. Her works include: Freakbeat – collaboration to the script, documentary, 2011, directed by Luca Pastore, production Pulsemedia. - Special Mention Torino film festival 2011 Valentina Postika waiting to leave – scriptwriter, director, photographer, producer, documentary, 2009, 73 min. - Premio Solinas Best Documentary Script 2008 - Best italian documentary Torino film festival 2009 - Nomination David di Donatello Best full-length documentary 2010 The keys to paradise – scriptwriter, director, documentary, 49', 2007, Zelig School production. - Parnu film festival 2008, Ungheria - Istanbul International Film Festival 2008 - Kodak price 2008 Best Photography Festival Libero Bizzarri San Benedetto del Tronto 2008. Dust - scriptwriter, director, documentary, 29', 2006, Zelig School production. - Special Mention International Film Festival Corto in Bra, Italy 2006 - Special Mention IFF Etiudia&Anima Krakow, Poland, 2006 - Bozner Filmtage/FilmFestival Bolzano, Italy, 2006 - Film Festival Schleswig – Holstein Augenweide, Kiel, Germany, 2006 - Docùpolis International Documentary Festival, Barcelona, Spain, 2006 - ILLUMENATION FilmFestival, Helsinki Finland, 2007 - Paso Film Festival Ankara 2007 (Turkey)

Contact details: Tempesta srl Via Azzo Gardino 65 40122 - Bologna, Italy T: +39 051 219 48 52


From Kremona to Cremona Attending: Ana Alexieva Maria Averina

SYNOPSIS The film “From “Kremona” to Cremona” will be a journey through time, space and music. It will be a film about the love for violins, about the personal choice of several Bulgarian violin-makers whether to go to Italy or stay in Bulgaria and about the price that has to be paid for that choice. It will also be a film about the spirit of the times we live in. The main characters of the film are Eva and Christo Marinovi – two young Bulgarians, who live and work in the Italian town of Cremona. To them, making violins is a vocation and a passion, an art to which they have devoted their lives. The other characters of the film are Christo Nikolov, violin master and luthier instructor in the Bulgarian town of Kazanlak and his student Stoianka Ivanova, who is currently working in the “Kremona” factory for violins and guitars in Kazanlak. DIRECTOR’S NOTES OF INTENTION The idea about the film “From Kremona to Cremona” came to me after I met Christo and Eva Marinovi – two young Bulgarians who are making violins and are living in the Italian town of Cremona. At the time, they impressed me with their devotion to the luthiership craft, with their ideal-


Genre: Creative documentary Director and Writer: Maria Averina Producer: Martichka Bozhilova, junior producer Ana Alexieva Coproduced by Erica Barbiani (Videomante, Italy) Budget: € 123.843 Company: Agitprop ism, their strong spirit and the self-esteem in which they hold their work, considering it to be en par with global tendencies. I immediately thought of “A Ballad for Georg Henych”, one of my favorite contemporary Bulgarian novels and I felt that a film about contemporary luthiers would be a kind of response to the novel, but also a depiction of the delicate and totally devoted violin maker Georg Henych who used to live in Sofia around the middle of 20th century. I started wondering how these two Bulgarians’ lives would have turned out had they chosen to stay and live in Sofia and became curious about the ways in which they managed to gain their place in the world center for luthiers - Cremona. I imagined Cremona as a small medieval town, like in a fairy tale, with romantic streets and stone squares. These notions of mine turned out to be true. During the summer, I was able to go to Cremona and get more acquainted with Christo and Eva. After this personal contact, my interest in their personalities and their work increased even more. I was stunned by their stories about the difficulties they had while getting to where they are now and by their inner conviction that they are moving in the right direction. It became clear that they have achieved everything on their own, just the two of them. Of course they always mention that they always had the moral support of their families, which they consider very important and helpful. The charm

of the town of Cremona only strengthened my desire to shoot a film there. In order to create a more general picture of the time we live in (something that I’m trying to do in all my short films), I decided to develop the additional storyline of the luthiers who are working and living in Bulgaria. I also thought that, through that contrast, the story of Eva and Christo will become more meaningful in illustrating the hypothetical life they may have led, had they stayed to live and work in Bulgaria. Following the steps of Christo and Eva, I reached Kazanlak and the factory “Kremona”, where Christo had worked for a while when he was very young. There I met the other two characters of the film. Christo Nikolov, who had studied luthiership during the time of the socialsm in Cremona but despite the fact that he had an opportunity to stay and live in Italy, he returned to Bulgaria in order to pass his experience onto the generations that came after him. The other interesting person I met in Kazanlak was Stoianka Ivanova, who is working in “Kremona” factory. She is a student of Christo Nikolov and, according to her colleagues and teachers, she has a great talent as an artist and luthier. “From Kremona to Cremona” will be a story of parallels – between the characters who have chosen to live in Italy and those who have chosen to remain in Bulgaria; between two similar – in size and spirit – towns – Cremona and Kazanlak; between the contemporary life in Italy and Bulgaria, each of them having a different political and cultural history; between the name of the factory in Kazanlak and the town in Italy. My first feature-length documentary “From Kremona to Cremona” will have a liner and circular structure. Thus we would like to include all the seasons in the film. The linear structure will be subjected to the two events that we intend to shoot in the film – the Triennale in Cremona which will take place in the autumn of 2012 and the renewed fraternization between Kazanlak and Cremona, which is expected to happen by the end of 2012. There will also be two circular structures. The first one will represent one day in the life of Eva and Christo and, respectively, of Stoianka. The second circular structure will represent one year in the life of the three characters. The aim is to shoot the characters in different seasons, which will add an additional depth to the development of the characters as well a more picturesque and varied film imaging. The stories of Eva and Christo

on the one hand and of Stoianka on the other will go in parallel. At certain moments we will look for a contrast and confrontation and at other moments, we’ll simply show a parallel without a comment. The teacher Christo Nikolov will be presented outside and beyond these parallels. He will be shown as a teacher who does not have ambitions for a big personal realization, but who has devoted himself entirely to passing on his craft. By showing the life of our characters we will try to make some generalizations about the devotion to art, the price it requires and the extent to which the historical period in which people live predestines their fates. Maria Averina COMPANY PROFILE AGITPROP was set up in 1997 by authors and cinematographers Boris Missirkov and Georgi Bogdanov. AGITPROP has produced a number of internationally multi-awarded films, mainly creative documentaries with a strong author’s style, among which: The Boy Who Was a King, Dad Made Dirty Movies, Georgi and the Butterflies, The Mosquito Problem and other stories, Corridor #8, 15 – the first BG film omnibus (short Omelette won Special Mention at Sundance 2009) – and many others. AGITPROP is one of the few Bulgarian film production companies well established on the European film market. Most of the company’s projects are in coproduction with leading TV broadcasters such as: Channel 4, Sundance Channel, ITVS, ARTE, RAI, CBC, SVT, YLE, HBO. AGITPROP is actively involved in the management of the Balkan Documentary Center and develops the concept of the Bulgarian documentary label BulDoc. AGITPROP has also produced numerous TV programmes, social, educational and advertising campaigns. PRODUCER’S PROFILE Martichka Bozhilova is producer of AGITPROPsince 1999. Her films are worldwide multi-awarded. In 2006 she received the International Trailblazer Award, launched by Robert Redford and Sundance Channel at MIPDOCin Cannes. Director of Balkan Documentary Center (BDC) for supporting docu-


mentary filmmakers from the Balkans. Lecturer at various European workshops and events in the field of documentary cinema. Ambassador of the European Documentary Network (EDN) to Bulgaria. Ana joined AGITPROP’s team in 2011. She is responsible for managing preproduction, location coordination and char­acter research, and leads the projects through their development strategy. Ana has a master degree in Media and Gender studies from the universities in Bochum, Germany, and Utrecht, the Netherlands. Worked as a freelance journalist and program assistant at several major festivals in Germany. WRITER & DIRECTOR’S PROFILE Maria Averina (1978) was born in Moscow. In 2004 she graduated in Slavic philology at Sofia University, Bulgaria and in 2009 accomplished a MA post-graduated degree in Film and Television Arts at New Bulgarian University in Sofia, Bulgaria. Maria has rich experience in working for the charity unit of the company Film Smith Pictures, where she has been teaching children in disadvantaged situation to make short films - how to write scripts, find actors and locations, how to shoot and finally edit the film. She has helped the socially disadvantaged children by application writing procedures as well. Maria has participated in two competitions on scriptwriting of the European Youth Film Organization "NISI MASA." In 2008 and 2010 she gained support from the "Culture" Program of Municipality of Sofia, as well as from the National Culture Fund at the Ministry of Culture for her documentary short film projects Late Home (Nomination Jameson Short Film Award, Sofia IFF 2010; Bulgarian Film Academy 2010 Award for Directorial Debut) and Who’s That City?, both produced by AGITPROP. Currently she is developing her film debut – a full-length documentary project called From Kremona to Cremona, also produced by AGITPROP and supported by the Bulgarian National Film Center.


Contact details: AGITPROP 68 Budapesta Str., ap.1 1202 - Sofia, Bulgaria T: +359 2 983 14 11 F: +359 2 987 04 17


Gay Men Straight Dictatorships Attending: Julianna Ugrin

SYNOPSIS “For gay men oral remembering, the opening of the files of the dictatorship is alchemy.” Our one-and-a-half-hour-long creative, socio-documentary follows four young gay detectives as they unravel the life stories of nine elderly Hungarian and German men. They would like to find out what it meant to be gay before the German unification, before the fall of the Communist regimes. What did it feel like to remain secretive, not to disclose their gay identity to their families and colleagues? Homosexuality used to be criminalized until 1961 in Hungary and until 1969 in Germany, yet even after abolishing its prohibition police would easily find an opportunity to blackmail these people and thereby to involve them in the snitch networks. While the former „country of the most cheerful barracks” used to be considered (bona fide) by gay men from the other eastern European countries as paradise, today Hungary has stepped onto a path of turning fascist by its anti-Semitic, racist, homophobic political speeches in the Parliament. In Germany societal opinion is supportive and in case of discrimination the implementation of law by police and lawyers is reliable. In Hungary, the two-year rule by the Christian-Democratic and conservative governmental


Genre: Documentary Director: Mária Takács Writer: Mária Takács, Dr. Gyöngyi Schwarcz Producer: Julianna Ugrin Budget: € 187.140 Company: Éclipse Film coalition is increasingly hampering the acceptance of the gay minority, their harmonious coexistence with majoritarian society. The movie interprets the past 70 years as reflected in the unravelled personal experiences, in the requested secret police files, in the social and legal environment of contemporary gay subculture. The film is shot by an internal and an external crew. The internal crew is made up of the four thirty something guys who seek out the members of the older generation and bring out their stories. The stories are woven together through the narration of one of the guys, the closeted DOP. As the film progresses we slowly get to know the world and personal stories of the young guys. The external crew follows this “investigation”: their camera uncovers the younger gay men discussing and analysing what they just heard, as well as how they – with the help of feature film elements – attempt to breathe life into these stories. They act out for instance the world of Egyetem bar, the legendary place throughout East Central Europe, by involving the older protagonists as well. Furthermore they experiment how non-verbal cruising occurred on the main square of Pécs or how it was for someone under surveillance to get into a relationship with an east German gay man either in Budapest or in East Berlin.

When casting our protagonists we took primarily two factors into consideration. The first, narrow consideration is participating openly with real name and face. The other important angle was diversity, namely that our characters be from diverse backgrounds. Among the elderly gay men there is a well-known linguist, a radio broadcaster, fashion designer, family lawyer, gay activist, countryside hardware store owner living with a West German man, and the East German son of a gay father who died of AIDS. The internal crew is also diverse: anthropologist, historian, former ballet dancer and a closeted filmmaker. Throughout the investigation, history beyond the Iron Curtain and within it the micro history of a subculture reveal themselves in a way unseen before. Linking together archival photos, reports and scenes from a feature film makes it possible to cast an experiential light on the past. In the analytical and reflexive mirror of the internal crew the audience is moved not only intellectually but also emotionally. Through the guys’ attitudes and personalities the audience understands that the internal (personal) and external (social) struggles of gay men are still relevant today. The audience can essentially confront two things: they know hardly anything about these Eastern-Central European communities, about their micro histories. With the introduction of personal trajectories they can recognize their prejudices, thereby possibly mitigating the existing homophobia in the majoritarian society. Moreover, the audience can also confront the fact that via their silence of even indifference they have been – not only before but also today – part of the impersonal power techniques that torture the individual as well as the community. The mission of the film: getting to know and understanding the past gives a chance not only for the young guys to change the future in a positive way in their personal lives, in their immediate environment and on a political level, but also for the majoritarian society (the audience). DIRECTOR’S NOTES OF INTENTION The film Secret Years (90 min, 2009) showed via the life stories of 11

middle-aged and older lesbian women how lesbians have been living in our country since the 1950s. The film entitled Gay men – cold dictatorships is going even further than that: - Male homosexuality is a more sensitive topic, many people have a stigmatizing opinion, whereas only much fewer have also real knowledge. - Beyond the given era’s social context, it would like to show more pronouncedly the political set up, the system discriminating against this minority. - Via the (East) German and Hungarian comparison it examines both in space and time the opportunities this identity was made feasible and viable. - With the inclusion of the young gay guys it also enriches the analytical angles with a generational set of questions. The success of Secret Years (special prize of the 7th Verzió International Documentary and Human Rights Film Festival, Social Integration award from the ERSTE Foundation) has proven that the issue still continues as a blank spot. Not only in the former Socialist countries or in Western Europe, but also in the U.S. it is unknown what happened to gays and lesbians. The film was screened in nearly 50 festivals (documentary as well as human rights and LGBT film festivals) – most often in large German cities – and was purchased by archives and universities. COMPANY PROFILE Éclipse Film Ltd. is a dynamic Budapest-based international film production company, founded by Julianna Ugrin. We are developing and producing mainly documentaries, but also shorts, feature films, commercials and corporate films on an international level. Our focus is on high-quality productions with relevant, particular or artistic content. We work with young, passionate film professionals who are able to open their mind to creativity. Our aim is to bring our viewers to new universes, to show them the reality or to make them dream. Track record Egészség Hídja Egyesület (The Hungarian breast cancer alliance) – TV spot – 2012 Pietá – by Dániel Márton Szerencsés – short – 2012


Music Saves You – by Tamás Almási – documentary – in pre-production Stream of Love – by Ágnes Sós – documentary – in production Gay Men Straight Dictatorships – by Mária Takács – documentary - in development Giero – by Erzsébet Rácz – documentary – in development

Academy of Sciences) Research Areas: rural society, rural economy, access to productive resources, social security, local state formation, ethnicity, identity , qualitative research techniques

PRODUCER’S PROFILE Julianna Ugrin (producer) started to work in the documentary film field in 2008 at Flora Film International, a Hungarian production company, as assistant producer and international project manager. She was working in the development of 300 Tons of Gold, a documentary by Tibor Kocsis and she started the development of the documentary entitled Kubala. In 2009 she was selected to EURODOC workshop with the project In the Likenes of God. From March 2009, she worked at Havas Films as producer and production manager (Une île de musique au Coeur de l'Europe - broadcasted by Arte; Farewell Comrades! - in co-production with Artline Films, Gebrueder Beetz and Arte). In 2010 she participated at Dragon Forum. She established her own production company, Éclipse Film in October 2011 where she works since as producer with directors as Mária Takács, Tamás Almási, Ágnes Sós, or Erzsébet Rácz. WRITER & DIRECTOR’S PROFILE Mária Takács (director) graduated from the Hungarian Film Academy after double majoring in history and geography at ELTE university. She has been making films for NGOs for nearly 10 years, mainly for the LGBT community. She has worked as promotional producer, as television director, and as video journalist. She is currently a freelancing documentary filmmaker. Beyond her film Secret Years (2009), Bandage, socks and facial hair (2006, 35-minute documentary – Davis Feminist Film Festival, USA; Out of Africa, Cape Town), Eklektika Dance School (2005, 20-minute documentary, International Student Film Festival, Hollywood) are noteworthy. Gyöngyi Schwarcz Phd. Anthropologist, researcher of the Institute of Regional Studies (Hungarian


Contact details: Éclipse Film Thököly út 112/b 1146 - Budapest, Hungary T: +36 20 212 86 36ÉclipseFilm/361586873862982?bookmark_t=page


Grey Carnations Attending: Elda Guidinetti Zijad Ibrahimovic

SYNOPSIS The story of this film is actually made up of four main stories with minor, yet important, mini stories that emphasize and broaden the depth of the main ones. The stories all run parallel to one another and are somehow woven into one another without actually ever coming into contact. They intermingle, creating a whole that gives the idea of chaos, which is precisely the reality I want to illustrate through this project. Unfortunately this same reality is often marked by corruption, dissension among ethnic groups, increasing crime rates, unemployment and mass depression. These elements are a part of the material used to complete the picture and tell the story of an entire country gone astray. The first of the four main stories- also the beginning of the film- is about ALMIR, a thirty- year old man who needs to go to the dentist to get dentures for a series of missing teeth. When Almir arrives for his appointment, he realizes that his dentist has closed up his office. A phone number has been left and Almir calls. The dentist explains that he is now working privately in another city, nearly one-hundred kilometers away. Almir decides to make this long journey by bus to see him. The film follows him on his trip, through places and landscapes, as he meets new people and runs up against many typical and commonplace situations.


Genre: Documentary Director: Zijad Ibrahimovic Writer: Zijad Ibrahimovic Producer: Elda Guidinetti, Andres Pfaeffli Budget: € 512.000 Company: Ventura film sa The second story talks about a seventy-old “old school” journalist named ZELJKO who is about to retire. Zeljko represents a man who has been scarred by life and yet he is a calm person with good principals. One morning, before leaving for work with three blue shirts that have been pressed and hung on hangers, Zeljko checks the mail. Inside the mailbox he finds a postcard from his daughter in Australia. He is overcome with emotion and goes back up to his apartment where he receives a call from his daughter. Still holding onto his three ironed shirts, he reaches his office at the headquarters of the newspaper he works for. He approves an article written by an intern then takes one the newspaper’s cars and heads for a coal mine to interview some people. We discover that the people he interviews are unemployed and gather scrap coal in one of the many mines in Bosnia just to survive. We follow the journalist, discovering places that have great impact and a world of the poor and deprived. The third story is about a YOUNG WOMAN who has been seriously injured in a car accident. She is in danger of losing her life and is transferred by helicopter to the nearest hospital in an attempt to save her. The helicopter flies over cities, mountains and fields before it reaches an overcrowded hospital lacking in hygiene, tools, services and space, all of which are normal here. Following the young woman, we get a glimpse of how public

health services are organized in a country that has gone astray (and how flying in a helicopter, lifted into the air even if only for a short while, helps to forget what happens on the ground). The fourth story shows TWO SCHOOL CLASSES on a field trip. The students are lively, carefree and full of energy. The bus ride thus becomes a world of joy and life in motion, both a contrast and a break from the problems of real life. The students travel a couple hundred kilometers, through landscapes and industrial areas, finally arriving in Srebrenica, the city they have come to visit. When they arrive at the hotel they’ll be spending the night at, they do roll call and discover that one of the students is missing. The story ends here, on this discord. The film ends as well, and yet somehow begins again, making us understand that the global problems that have been described, still hold true today. DIRECTOR’S NOTES OF INTENTION color I thought a very grim and weak image would better communicate the sense of the film and all that it suggests. To remain consistent with the general social climate of the country, I decided to set the film in the late fall, a humid, cloudy and foggy season marked by unsaturated colors. A melancholy and sad image does indeed coincide with the real climate of the country, where meteorological conditions influence the mood of the people, creating a sense of dejection and making them “meteopathic”. light It is important that the indoor shots of the film always have a direct relationship with the outside world, through windows or through other openings through which light filters. Both indoor and outdoor shots are lit with diffuse, cold natural light, creating scenes that are “flatter” and lack contrast. If natural light doesn’t seem to be enough, artificial light will be used, but in such a way that it goes unnoticed and is always consistent with the outside. places I thought long and hard about where to set the film and realized that in order

to create an image of reality that goes beyond landscapes and scenery, I had to favor images of communist architecture, including buildings, neighborhoods, bridges and factories. Public, communist architecture is characterized by its simple and rational form, created almost always, and consequently, out of dull and dismal-looking materials such as cement, iron and glass. It thus transmits a sense of desolation and detachment. The color beton grey, as well as the general absence of bright colors, prevails in these places. Even the presence of the mines and heavy industry create a legitimate and fundamental part of the film. It is important to emphasize that there are no intimate situations or time spent on intimacy in the entire film. For example, we never go into homes where people live and where the private sphere can be perceived. There is an apartment that probably belonged to the Nomenklatura, but it is empty. There is the apartment the dentist lives in, where he was forced to move his office to make ends meet, but it has become a cross between a public and private space. Everything happens on public property, in public places with people. There’s the bus station where people arrive, depart and where they often have to wait for hours, a place full of random encounters. There’s the badly organized hospital where chaos reigns, the cafeteria in the coal mine and the newspaper offices where people work. Even public transportation becomes places that move and travel through other public places. It is architecture in motion, with its own space, windows and spectacles through which we can see the outside world. The discrepancies of Bosnian society can only be revealed through the observation of what happens in public every day. The film must remain outside the walls of private dramas. My intention is to use everything that anyone is willing to reveal without shame. words As mentioned in the screenplay notes, I decided to use real words spoken by the media, nothing invented specifically for the film, but words actually heard on the radio and read in the papers in order to allow for the greatest number of interpretations.


First of all, this element creates an extra tier between the audience and the words on the radio. The audience cannot see the person who is speaking, but we can see the people in the film who are listening to the very same words heard on the radio. Thus, the audience becomes a sort of “second viewer” that listens to what the people in the film listen to, sees what the people in the film see and even probably what they don’t. In addition to the words heard on the radio, there’s the article in the newspaper that the intern reads out loud to Zeljko, keying the audience into some local news. The film also shows Zeljko’s interview with one of the men gathering scrap coal just outside the mine. It is a real interview with a man who tells his own story. An interview that cannot be written ahead of time, but that I know will encapsulate the stories of all the people living in these same conditions in Bosnia. Few, but significant, dialogues reproduce the conversations that anyone could overhear on any random day in a public place or when travelling on public means of transportation. They are just spontaneous pieces of conversation- requests and exchanges of information, greetings or simple sentences that anyone might hear by listening to people randomly encountered or by people who find themselves in the same place- but they reflect the culture, traditions and customs of the places the people are in. The dialogues will be adapted according to how people express themselves on a daily basis. protagonists There are many characters in the film, even if the majority of them are just extras or mere faces that bear witness to this journey of mine across Bosnia. Only two of them are actors who interpret the roles of Almir and Zeljko. Then there’s the young woman who was fatally wounded in the car accident and Edin, the intern. I will ask each of the three protagonists to let themselves be absorbed into the reality of each individual scene, living out the experience rather than acting, especially since these scenes were created as if they were part of a documentary. The actor must thus understand that he is not interpreting a role, but living out these events first-hand as if he were really that person,


with the same face, same expressions and same jargon in order to portray to the audience the reality in which many things happen, and not to distort it. Each scene is built almost entirely on concrete actions- walking, observing, waiting, eating, etc. I would like to add that real people often find themselves in static situations. Sometimes they are just sitting and waiting, other times they are sitting and eating and sometimes they are sitting as they travel. Many of these types of situations have been captured on film in order to create a portrait of their faces which inevitably creates a portrait of the country, because I believe that the people of Bosnia are the real image of Bosnia, with their life stories engraved on their expressions. This is also true for the students, who have a very interesting role in this film. In a certain sense I have followed in the footsteps of Italian Neorealism, where sets were inserted into a post-war reality and where people interpreted their own selves within the reality they lived and worked in. Relationships based on trust and exchange will need to be built between every single participant in this project- actors, direction and film crew. sounds In addition to settings, actions and images, I have also included sound directions for almost every scene of the screenplay. It was important for me to focus the same amount of attention on sound as I did on images. A sound produced by actions or the presence of a certain noise in a scene – the sound of a train or bus engine, the bouncing of a ping-pong ball, the clicking of an old typewriter, the opening and closing of doors, etc.– help to create rhythm within each scenes and continuity within the entire film. The sounds themselves are often mechanical, which greatly emphasizes the nature of the film. Research on sounds and noises greatly influenced the content and dynamics of the film given that sounds also convey the reality of a place, whether it be a landscape or a bus station. In addition to the sounds that make up the base of the soundtrack with their different rhythms and beats, the film also includes the music of Bosnian songs that are produced from something in the scene, for example, the radio.

Given that this is a low budget film that speaks mostly about poverty, I feel that sound must also have a dull and foul quality to it, like it does in reality. From a technical point of view, all sounds- background related, dialogues, radio- will be recorded live. genre It is difficult to decide if this film really belongs to a specific genre. At first glance, it isn’t clear if the film is fact or fiction. I believe the strength of this project is that only a fraction of space separates and distinguishes the film from being called documentary or fiction. Dynamics are often contaminated by one another, creating disorientation. I personally feel that the more the elements repel each other, the more the film as a whole takes on an authentic form. images The images should highlight this sense of disorientation and the fact that the film does not belong to any specific genre. This is why I have thought of using two different film techniques: Still shots, medium close shots, wide angle shots and pan shots to portray surrounding environments are film techniques that are quite suited for picking up on situations just as they are, without any tricks. A camera dolly for running shots will mostly be used for filming the faces of people sitting or standing still as they wait or for people who are travelling. The dolly evokes an image of transportation in motion. Using a camera dolly may seem like a trick with the preparation and construction of the scene, and yet it does make the images more powerful and fascinating. Sometimes confusion and ambiguity are my intent, which justifies the use of the dolly and is consistent with the intention of the project because it creates conflict between real time and false time, a timeless effect that casts the film into a universal sphere. Objectivity is one goal of this project. As such, I feel it is important to pay close attention to the types of shots used and their significance, focusing even more on angles, how closely shots are taken or how closely the person who is speaking is observed and how clearly things are heard.

Scenes that portray people require a different approach from scenes portraying a landscape or an open space, which are more suitable for a cinematographic break. People, instead, need to be portrayed up close so that they can be observed even better, so that these same faces become bodies that practically fill the entire screen, removing the person briefly from his or her global context in order to create a direct relationship and broader interpretations. From a strictly practical point of view, I think a camera with interchangeable lenses is the most useful in order to easily go from places where space abounds to places where space is limited, such as on the bus or inside the SUV. I would like for the images to reflect the images perceived by the human eye as closely as possible. For this reason I want to avoid images that are out-of-focus and instead concentrate on an extended field of vision in which all elements are clearly seen. COMPANY PROFILE Ventura film was founded in 1991 by Andres Pfaeffli and Elda Guidinetti, with the aim to produce creative documentaries and feature films which in form and content explore and cross new boundaries. Based in the Italian speaking part of Switzerland (and therefore supporting the new generation of Italian speaking Swiss directors with an interesting visual approach), thank to our multilingualism (German, Italian, French, English and Spanish), and to our strong partnerships with European producers, during the past years ventura film co-produced films by innovative and courageous directors which won awards and appraisals around the world. Many documentaries and feature films produced by ventura film have been premiered at the most important international film festivals as Cannes, Venice, Berlin, Locarno, Sundance, Amsterdam etc… in competition or in parallel official sections, won renowned awards and received several nominations at the Swiss Film Prize “QUARTZ” and at the Italian Film Prize “David di Donatello”. Between them are two films by Pedro Costa: NO QUARTO DA VANDA (2000) - awarded at Locarno, Yamagata and Cinéma du reel Paris - and JUVENTUDE EN MARCHA (2006) - Cannes competition, awarded by


Los Angeles Film Critics Association and at many international festivals; LA FELICITÀ NON COSTA NIENTE (2003) by Mimmo Calopresti - several nominations for David di Donatello e Nastri d’argento; INTO GREAT SILENCE (2005) by Philip Groening - widely acclaimed around the world, 2006’ Best European Documentary Award, Sundance Special Jury Prize and many others; ANGEL ON THE RIGHT (2002) by Djamshed Usmonov - premiered at Cannes’ “Un certain regard”, awarded at London FF (FIPRESCI Prize), Tokyo FF (Special Jury Prize) and many others; LOS MUERTOS (2004) by Lisandro Alonso - premiered at Cannes Director’s Fortnight, awarded at Torino FF (Best Film) and many other international festivals. More recently, ventura film produced LE QUATTRO VOLTE, feature by Michelangelo Frammartino - premiered at 2010’ Cannes Director’s Forthnight, nominated for 3 David di Donatello Awards (Best director, producers & sound) and widely awarded and selected at international festivals such as Karlovy Vary, Pusan, Toronto, San Sebastian, Era New Horizons…; MY REINCARNATION (2010) documentary film by Jennifer Fox, premiered at Dok Leipzig, selected at IDFA, Festival dei Popoli Florence and many others festivals; THE SUBSTANCE - ALBERT HOFMANN’S LSD (2011) by Martin Witz premiered in Locarno, nominated for Best documentary at the Swiss Film Prize 2012, awarded and selected at many international film festivals: Leipzig, Amsterdam, Sevilla, Warsaw… Since 2005 ventura film regularly participates at EKRAN-The Andrzej Wajda Master School of Film Directing: first time in 2005 with the film project FUORI DALLE CORDE (Out of Bounds), then premiered and awarded at Locarno in 2007, and awarded at festivals such as Brooklyn and Annonay; last time in 2011 with the feature film project FUORI MIRA, whose shooting is scheduled for summer 2013. Also, in recent years ventura film producers regularly participate at European co-production Markets, as for example Cannes, Berlin, Cinemart Rotterdam, Torino FilmLab. PRODUCER’S PROFILE Born in Zurich, Switzerland, Andres Pfaeffli graduated with degrees in History and Romanistic Studies from the University of Zurich and Geneva. In 1979


he started to work in the film business first as a distributor then as director and producer. He has been one of the first European producers to participate at EAVE - European Audiovisual Entrepreneurs workshops in 1991. Born in Chiasso, Switzerland, Elda Guidinetti studied Literature at the University of Pavia and Sciences at the University of New Mexico in the USA. She’s a producer, a screenwriter and a writer. Both are members of international Film Academies such as EFA-European Film Academy, German Film Academy, Italian Film Academy (David di Donatello) and the Swiss Film Academy. WRITER & DIRECTOR’S PROFILE Zijad Ibrahimovic was born in 1978 in Loznica (ex-JU). Since 1992 he lives in Ticino (Switzerland). Between 1994 and 1998 he attended the School of Industrial and professional craft in Biasca, graduating as a furniture carpenter. In 2000 he obtained the professional artistic maturity at the CSIA - Centre for Artistic Industries of Lugano. Between 2000 and 2002 he studied architecture at SUPSI, Department of Applied Arts, and in 2007 he graduated in Film directing at the CISA - International Conservatory of Audiovisual Sciences "Pio Bordoni" in Lugano. Filmography: 2004 Erosioni, short movie, 9’ 2005 Mele cotogne, short movie, 5’ 2005 Come fate a vedere le rondini, documentary, 25’ 2006 Night stories, video installation 2007 Anche i fiori a volte, documentary, 15’, graduation film 2009 Custodi di Guerra / Gatekeepers of War, documentary, 52’

Contact details: Ventura film sa Salita al castello 3 6866 - Meride, Switzerland T: +41 91 646 20 21 F: +41 91 646 03 86


In Praise of Nothing Attending: Boris Mitic’

SYNOPSIS “In Praise of Nothing” is a satirical documentary parable in which Nothing, personified in stylish voiceover, exposes the follies, foibles and failings of our society. Nothing runs away from home, i.e. from us and our misunderstanding, promising not to return until it proves its primeval good intentions. Follows a 90-minute adventure in which Nothing appears through metaphorical documentary scenes in various parts of the world, commenting on the delusions of our civilization and trying to convince us or its natural, necessary and ultimately constructive role. Seven Oscar/Cannes/Berlinale/Emmy/IDFA/Camerimage-winning cinematographers from Brazil, Poland, Korea, South Africa, Iran, Russia and the US gradually receive instructions for filming documentary Nothingness, while the author remains in homebase Serbia and adjusts the screenplay and further directives based on received footage. Each shot, sound, cut or line in the film will represent a connotation, manifestation or point of view of Nothing – ergo the challenge. The narrative, on the other hand, will be much simpler, following the dynamics of a classic three-act runaway movie, with an expected happy


Genre: Documentary parable Director: Boris Mitic’ Writer: Boris Mitic’ Producer: Boris Mitic’ Budget: € 587.378 Company: Dribbling Pictures ending, or in this case – a happy new beginning. DIRECTOR’S NOTES OF INTENTION Full Xxic Nothing Overview X Doc Film Language X Applied Social Commentary X Scratch Erudition X Implicit Pop Self-Help X Charismatic Monologue X Visual Poetry X Uber-Research X Baroque Minimalism X Open’endness X Inspiring The Inspired X Spleeny Paradox Corto Maltese Meets Zarathustra, Zelig, Chris Marker, Alan Ford, Dostoyevsky, Beckett, Boris Vian, Wings Of Desire, Ozu, Tarkovsky, Pascal, Musil, T.S.Eliot & Tarantino COMPANY PROFILE Dribbling Pictures is a Belgrade-based production company founded in 2003 and devoted exclusively to creative documentaries. Its four previous productions, “Pretty Dyana”, “Unmik Titanik” and “Goodbye, How Are You?“ by Boris Mitic’ and “Cinema Komunisto“ by Mila Turajlic’, have toured over 250 festivals (IDFA, Tribeca, Hot Docs, Abu Dhabi, Mar del Plata, DMZ Docs…), won 35 awards (Trieste, Rio, Chicago, Wiesbaden, Sarajevo, Madrid, DOCSDF…) and were broadcasted on 25 international TV stations (Arte, MDR, BR, SVT, YLE, RTSI, TVP, IBA, ERT…)

PRODUCER’S PROFILE Boris Mitic’ has produced all three of his films. He prefers to work with lower amounts of free money than greater sums of conditional funding. The basic idea for this film is to use domestic and TV money for extended low-cost pre- and post-production, and co-production money for principal photography. Partners include multi-award-winning documentary production companies from countries where the film will be shot: Staron Film (PL), Mouka Filmi (FI), Minch&Films (Korea), SoloFilms (Lebanon), Grey Matter Media (South Africa), as well as unique directors of photography such as Cesar Charlone, Pavel Kostomarov, Wojciech Staron and Homayun Payvar. WRITER & DIRECTOR’S PROFILE Lived on a few continents, fought a war, settled back in Belgrade, worked for 5 years for top-level international media, understood a few things and dedicated the rest of his life to creative parenting, creative football and creative documentaries. Plays blitz chess, writes satirical columns for Playboy and DOX Magazine and lectures on the realpolitik of documentary filmmaking in Europe, China, the Middle East, America and online.

Contact details: Dribbling Pictures Bitoljska 2 11030 - Belgrade, Serbia T: 00 381 63 7715 241



From Sicily to Yakutia, the road to rhapsody Attending: Edoardo Fracchia Diego Pascal Panarello

SYNOPSIS We are in Sicily, on the railway which goes around Mt. Etna. The volcano’s lava stones evoke lunar atmospheres. The Jew's Harp exists everywhere on earth in the corners of each culture. A unique object that unites and differentiated far people. Musicians, blacksmiths and ethnomusicologists, all tell of an ancient musical instrument which is becoming an antidote to little sufferings. From Sicily through Switzerland, Austria and Hungary we reach Yakutia (Russia), mecca of the Jew's Harp, where it is the national instrument; in the steppe, men, women and children play it daily as a hymn to happiness. How is it possible that a close relative to prehistoric instruments like the musical arc or the didjeridoo sounds like a modern synthesizer? The film chronicles myths and legends of this object, symbolic key that opens the doors of our soul and mind. DIRECTOR’S NOTES OF INTENTION When I began to research for the film I hardly could play the Jew’s Harp. Now it’s been about 2 years and I play it all day without being able to stop it. The film is a musical journey told in first person.


Genre: Documentary Director: Diego Pascal Panarello Writer: Diego Pascal Panarello Producer: Edoardo Fracchia Budget: € 100.747 Company: Stefilm The point of view is that of a curious man who discovers a hidden world. This choice is designed to move and to involve people who know little or nothing of the Jew’s Harp, like me (at the beginning) and at the end can not but trying to play it. During dialogues with the characters I try to capture their spontaneous nature, using, if necessary, the mobile phone camera to capture an unrepeatable event. The sound of the Jew’s harp evokes archaic and futuristic moods at the same time: the film goes from bucolic Sicilian serenades, to German electronic experiments, from concerts with young people dancing up to the cosmonaut who plays the Jew’s Harp in the weightlessness of space. The film also uses: private archives to investigate aspects of the characters or episodes related to the Jew’s Harp, from the 50's in Yakutia to contextualize the historical social position of the instrument and prints, paintings and lithographs for a sharper historical outline. To tell my journey I want to create animated collages, as a diary containing sketches, drawings and photographic cut outs to reinforce the intimate experience of the narrative. COMPANY PROFILE Stefilm is one of the leading documentary production companies in Italy. It

is committed to creating and distributing documentary programming which brings Italian themes and talent to the rest of the world and to re-establishing a thriving documentary culture in Italy. Stefilm's productions have been co-financed with over 50 broadcasting, institutional and independent partners in Europe and North America. The company produces one-offs and series on historical, social and cultural issues. Stefilm's award winning films include CITIZEN BERLUSCONI, nominated for a Grimme Award in the year 2004; PORTO MARGHERA – VENICE 59th Mostra del Cinema di Venezia 2002, SORRISO AMARO (RICE GIRLS) 60th Mostra del Cinema di Venezia 2003 and MoMA New York, International Documentary Fortnight; MOSTAR UNITED international premiere at the IDFA Amsterdam 2008, nominated for Prix Europe 2009. Recent productions: BUILDING THE WINTER GAMES (3x45'); PIEMONTE STORIES (12 x10'); GELATO, AN ENDLESS PASSION; A WORLD OF PASTA, the GLOBAL FOOD series (6x52'), GLOBAL DRINKS series (6x52’) and VINYLMANIA selected for the 2012 Goteburg International Film Festival and official film of the Record Store Day 2012. PRODUCER’S PROFILE Born in August 1953, Turin - Italy, where he graduated in Medicine in 1979. In 1984, together Elena Filippini and Stefano Tealdi, he founded Stefilm ( Since 1988 he produces and writes several documentaries for international co-productions shot in Italy and around the world, one off and series. Particularly he follows director’s first film. He is training in workshops organised by Documentary in Europe, Docu Regio, Zelig School, Raccontare l’Avventura (Trento Film Festival), Lab Media (Italy), Bottega del Cinema (Italy) and he works as narrative consultant. Member of EDN, Doc/it, Reelisors, he is in the board of the association Documentary in Europe. RECENT FILMOGRAPHY - CASTLES OF PIEMONTE (episode of the series Castles of Europe, 5 episodes), 43’-52’, 2012, by Jeremy JP Fekete, co-produced with Interscience (Germany) for ZDF-ARTE, supported by MEDIA - TERRA MATTA, 74’, 2012 by Costanza Quatriglio, produced by Cliome-

dia Officina and Cinecittà Istituto Luce, “Special Event” GIORNATE DEGLI AUTORI -VENICE DAYS 2012, Venice Film festival 2012 - VINYLMANIA, when life runs at 33 rpm, 75’ – 54’ , 2011 by Paolo Campana, co-produced with Lato Sensu (France) and ZDF-ARTE (Germany-France) and supported by YLE (Finland), MDR (Germany), Piemonte Doc Film Fund (Italy), MEDIA. Distributed by Deckert Distribution (Germany) and Cinecittà Luce (Italy) Official Film of the RECORD STORE DAY 2012. WRITER & DIRECTOR’S PROFILE Born in 1978 in Sicily (Augusta SR) “Jew's Harp From Sicily to Yakutia” it is his first creative documentary film. Already selected at “Documentary in Europe 2011” and winner of the price for “The Best Pitching” and of the crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo platform 2012. Diego Pascal Panarello produced “The Diabolikal Super-Kriminal”, winner of the “Audience Award” at the “Ravenna Nightmare Film Festival” 2010 and distributed on dvd by Cecchi Gori and. He also worked as filmmaker and author for broadcasters like Mediaset, Sky and Sony Entertainment dealing mostly with music and experimental projects. He edited documentaries for the Italian Swiss Television on the programme “Storie”. Diego loves graphic novels and he is the best Jew's Harp player in Italy but nobody knows it.

Contact details: Stefilm Via galliari 5/b 10125 - Torino, Italy T: +390116680017 F: +390116680003


Just Close Your Eyes Attending: Luka Venturin Jure Pavlovic’

SYNOPSIS Jasna's (42) busy family life in Munich is interrupted when she finds out that her mother Anka (68) just got diagnosed with lung cancer, and stubborn as she is, won't accept going to the hospital or even getting medical care at home. Jasna hasn’t had a normal conversation with Anka for more than 20 years. Back then she escaped the life in a small village with an overdemanding mother and has never looked back since. Now, as Anka is living alone and there is nobody who can take care of her, Jasna feels obligated as the only child to come back and take care of her ill mother. As they are set up in a small house in an unfriendly environment the two of them are forced to communicate, explore memories of the past and get to know each other better. But as Anka’s illness rapidly progresses they are running out of time… DIRECTOR’S NOTES OF INTENTION Somewhere in the middle of 2009 I found out that my grandmother Vera was fatally ill. She had been diagnosed with an aggressive cancer that had already spread to her lungs at the moment of the diagnosis. Due to the situation my aunt Nevenka (my grandmother’s daughter) decided


Genre: Drama Director: Jure Pavlovic’ Writer: Jure Pavlovic’ Producer: Luka Venturin Budget: € 602.200 Company: Sekvenca to take a long holiday and move temporarily from Montenegro to the village where my grandmother lived, so that she could stay with her during her illness. My grandmother had lived alone in a small village ever since my grandfather had died (he had died very young, long before I was born) and I always had a feeling that her life was substantially determined by this loneliness. My father, brother and I would often visit her (at least few times a week) but those visits would always seem too short, and at the end she would always ask why we had to leave already. With the arrival of my aunt and with everybody visiting my grandmother more frequently, I had a feeling that at least her solitude did not trouble her anymore. One could feel how happy she was with all of us being next to her. The following six months were hard for everyone. To witness an awful physical deterioration of a person you love is something I would wish to no one. Nevertheless, I witnessed something else as well… how these difficult situations can cause people to become more sincere to each other and leave trivial things aside. I also witnessed an unusual, yet moving situation of getting to know someone for the first time although he has been there your whole life. I witnessed how a person, finding herself close to inevitable death, can actually be peaceful and happy for being surrounded by the tenderness and affection of their loved ones.

Film is not real life, that much is clear, and it is obvious that there is no sense in copying a real-life situation to a film. Dramaturgy of the film will be developed using some motives from my personal experience; however, things that have nothing to do with them but could fit the script will also be employed. The POV of the Jasna character is the main point of view that leads us through the film. Even though the character of Anka leads dramaturgy in terms of action it will be mostly fulfilled in Jasna’s reactions. I would like if Just Close Your Eyes turns out to be a film that is beautiful and happy, a film that talks about death but is bursting with life at the same time. COMPANY PROFILE Sekvenca is a newly founded production company with its head office in Zagreb, whose main objective is to offer young and creative people an opportunity to express themselves creatively, and to obtain support for their projects from competent institutions. We pay special attention to educated filmmakers from the Academy of Dramatic Arts, since the founders of this young company share a similar background. Our main goal is to connect with fellow filmmakers internationally and create live-action films, documentaries, animated films, feature films and short films with the help of international co-producers. We have recently finished a short film "Kišobran" (Umbrella), with the financial support of HAVC (Croatian Audiovisual Centre) and City of Zagreb cultural office. The film is the adaptation of a rewarded drama entitled "Jednostavno: (nesretni)" (Simply: unhappy) by Ivor Martinic’, by the author himself (Marin Držic’ Award, Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia, 2005) Upon its first screening on an international festival (Festival of Mediterranean Short Film in Tangier, Morocco) the film won a prize for Best Direction. Currently we are in preproduction of a documentary project for HRT (Croatian National Television) PRODUCER’S PROFILE Born in 1982 in Zagreb, Luka Venturin gained formal education at the College of Entrepreneurship (VERN) in Zagreb.

While studying Production on Academy of Drama Arts in Zagreb, Luka started working as an assistant producer and production manager with many production companies (Freemantle Media, Unbeatable productions Ltd., Croatia film). After working in various aspects of audio-visual production, such as animation, TV show, TV series, event organizing, workshop production, short film production, he currently works as a producer for Sekvenca. Recently he also attended several international workshops (Sarajevo Talent Campus, JFF Zagreb Talent Campus). Luka also works as an organizer of cultural events on many projects and festivals, including Jewish film festival, Zagrebdox, Zagreb Film Festival, Street art museum, and also as production manager on commercials and promo films from Croatia’s leading marketing agencies. TV production Company: Croatia film Laku noc’, Hrvatska/Good night, Croatia (2004. – 2005.) Cartoon series – Production assistant Hlapic’eva TV/Hlapic’ TV (2005.) Cartoon and live action series – Production assistant Hlapic’ sport (2005.) Cartoon series – Production assistant Company: Unbeatable productions Parfemme (2006.) Lifestyle show – Producer Company: Freemantlemedia Zabranjena ljubav (2007.) Daily soap – Production assistant Commercials Company: Digitel/Ring Multimedia Bon bon (2010.) - Production assistant Tmobile (2011.) - Production manager Max Tv (2011.) - Production manager Festival and Event organising F.R.K.A. (2005.) Producer Zagreb film festival (2009 - 2012) - Hospitality office Zagreb Dox (2010 – 2012) - Info point Street Art museum (2010.) - Organisation 365 – film for a dime (2010 – 2011) - Producer


Allianz sales conference (2011) - Executive producer Short Films An important day (2010.) dir: Daniel Baldotto, Production: JFF – Producer Jedan/One (2011.) dir: Matija Radeljak, Production: Aning film – Executive producer Kišobran/Umbrella (2012.) dir: Jure Pavlovic’, Production: Sequence - Producer Workshops Jewish film festival Zagreb – Talent Campus (2010) Sarajevo film festival – Talent Campus (2012)

Professional films: Pola ure za baku/Half an Hour for Grandma (2009), 17 min 30 sec, live action film Glass (2010.) 12 min, live action film Kišobran/Umbrella (2012.) 17 min 52 sec, live action film

WRITER & DIRECTOR’S PROFILE Jure Pavlovic’ (1985) made amateur films during his high school, before studying film and TV directing at the Academy of Drama Arts in Zagreb. During his studies he worked as an assistant director on several feature films gaining precious experience. Also, he took part in different international workshops such as Sarajevo Talent Campus, MAIA, Motovun Film School, Jewish FF Zagreb Talent Campus, Microwave Film School... After graduating, he made a short film Half an Hour for Granny (2010), which subsequently got Golden Oil Lamp award (award for moral and ethics in Croatian film) at Days of Croatian Film and toured festivals around the world. His second professional short film Umbrella (2012), produced by Sekvenca company which he founded, premiered in October of 2012 at the 10th Mediterrean Short Film Festival in Tangier, Morrocco and won the award for Best Directing. Further festival distribution of Umbrella is currently on the way. Student films: Život u malom gradu/Life in a Small City (2004), 7 min. documentary Moj scenarij/My screenplay (2004), 5 min 40 sec, live action film Za poštara/For the Postman (2005) , 5 min 30 sec, live action film Jagode sa šlagom/Strawberries with Whipped Cream (2005), 5 min, live action film Danas odlazim/I'm Leaving Today (2005), 6 min, live action film Ponedjeljak/Monday (2007), 12 min, live action film


Contact details: Ivane Brlic’ Mažuranic’ 60 10090 - Zagreb, Croatia T: +385 98 789191


Kaloghero - A Second Life Attending: Chiara Barbo Andrea Magnani Davide Del Degan

SYNOPSIS Calogero is an ordinary man who makes an extraordinary choice. He comes from Sicily, has witnessed a Mafia murder and has reported the killer. He is given a new identity, and is sent as far away as possible: to Santa Gertrude, Val d’Ultimo, among the Alto Adige mountains, where his new life begins. It snows, people speak a language he cannot understand, they don’t eat pasta with pilchards or cannoli, but knödels and kaiserschmarren. Calogero is known as Kaloghero here, a little man with a dark complexion selling granitas in the middle of the Alps and playing cymbals in the town’s band. But he’s not the only one to have found a new life here: the killer has repented, and ends up happily living and walking the woods in Santa Gertrude too, for a miscarriage of justice. Calogero believes he must be there to kill him, but, after many misunderstandings, and with the help of the locals, they will become more than friends… Until the end. DIRECTOR’S NOTES OF INTENTION Two writers/directors write and shoot together what is, first of all, a “two clashing characters film”. It’s a process, from writing the script to editing the final version of the film, of continuous confrontation, that pulls the story of


Genre: Comedy Director: Andrea Magnani, Davide Del Degan Writer: Andrea Magnani, Davide Del Degan Producer: Chiara Barbo Budget: € 804.737 Company: Pilgrim Film

our characters throughout the comedy. Dialogues, characters’ arch, situations, scenes, visual details, they all come from talks and confrontation between the two writers/director first. Like the two main characters confront each other… till the last shot! Two are the main elements without which our story would have no reason to be told: the main character has to be from Sicily, and the Alto Adige-Südtirol region has to be the co-star. Distant. From language to nature, from colours to sounds, from faces to food, everything is distant. And it is in a small Alto Adige village, in the Alps, that Kaloghero may find the road to regeneration again, to a new life, through the values, the customs and the character of the new people he meets there, thanks to his new friends. Two distant cultures, two very strong identities which, through a long and difficult route, though in a comedy key, will infect each other in principle and tone to give life to an original, intense and romantic story. Only in a place like this our hero can find himself lost in an unknown world, only this way he will have to reconstruct himself totally, and only this way he will be able to be born again as a better man. Thanks to the people and the mountains of Santa Gertrude, in the valley of Val d’Ultimo, and, despite it all, also thanks to Calogero Palizza, the repented ex-killer. Ours is a story made of dry humour and sharp irony, deeply set in a narrative defined by a visual structure describing towns, houses, woods and mountains as integral parts of our film, almost protago-

nists. The biting dialogue, sometimes terse, mixes with rhythmically explosive moments verging on grotesque and parody. The lines, the spice, the humour, all tell us about the casual, unmanageable nature of life, enchanting and funny but hiding dramatic and moving moments, just as everyone ’s life. The narrative realism continues in the places where our characters live, places where nature is not only present all around, but often dominant, as, at times, is destiny in our lives. After all, this is a story about choices, and the narrative in the film works that same way, choice after choice, from the unimportant to the critical ones, against the backdrop of a scenario – the small village in the Süd Tirol region and the people living there – influencing, accompanying and sometimes determining these choices. I n this sense, Calogero, better known as Kaloghero, with the German accent, up there in the Alps - “becomes” Santa Gertrude, and Santa Gertrude finds itself becoming Calogero as well, sometimes... The colours of the Alps – white and blue in winter, and different shades of green in summer – are quite dominant in the photography of the film, also considering that they have to be tuned with the changing mood of our main character, who goes and grows through the changing seasons, together with the co-protagonist, Calogero the killer. But we always keep in mind that, even though it is the realistic note that choose for shooting our film, still it is a romantic comedy (although a quite unusual one!), so the colours of the forests, of the flowers on the balcony and in the fields, the blue sky, the crystal rivers, the traditional dresses, the blond hair clashing with the dark hair and skin of our main characters, all these colours are quite relevant in the film, both visually and narratively. The soundtrack also will be a clash of traditional, nostalgic Sicilian melodies and opera famous lyrics (very few but still dominant in Kaloghero’s everyday life) and Südtirolean folk songs and music, from the German tradition, just like the sound of the different dialects and languages spoken throughout the film. The cast will be of crucial importance, not only for the two main characters of course (absolutely Sicilians!), but also for the secondary characters and the extras, who will be found in Südtirol and will contribute to express the everyday life, voices and traditions of this very specific and remote valley, lost up there in the Südtirolean Alps.

COMPANY PROFILE Pilgrim Film was founded in 2008 by film professionals coming from different experiences and with different skills, who share a common vision of a new way of making films and audiovisual works, developing different and original narrative styles connected to new technologies, multimedia and new languages, with a new idea and new paths of film production, in a close collaboration with the new production companies who are at present developing and working in Europe and all over the world. Our attention is particularly focused on international co-productions of both feature-films and documentaries: this is extremely important to confront ideas, cultures, authors and different ways of filmmaking, in order to realize original projects, opened to the new technological, artistic and cultural challenges. Due to its geographic position, set in a precious balance between the Mediterranean world and the Central-East Europe, Pilgrim Film is projected towards the future and a new European Cinema. FILMOGRAPHY of the production company for the last three years 2009- "Caffe Trieste" 2010"Italiani sbagliati" (The wrong italians) 2011- "Abdus Salam, the dream of symmetry" 2012- "Lee" 2012- "Clely". PRODUCER’S PROFILE Chiara Barbo - Master degree in Film Studies, she collaborates as a film critic for the Italian film magazine ‘Vivilcinema’. She has been working as a script supervisor at the development department of Italian production companies such as Bianca Film, DAP, Acaba; as a screen writer she worked for Cattleya and Albatross on TV mini series. In 2002 she funded Bartleby film, with Italian director Giuseppe Piccioni. As a producer, for Bartleby Film she produced several documentaries – among the others: Un’ora sola ti vorrei (One Hour More With You, winner of the Locarno Jury Prize and the Torino Film Festival audience award); Sandra. Ritratto confidenziale (Sandra. A Private Portrait) and Margherita. Ritratto Confidenziale (Margherita. A Private Portrait), both presented at the Venice Film Festival); and the feature film Qualche nuvola (Scattered Clouds), released in Italy by Fandango in June 2012. Since 2009 she has been working


as a producer for Pilgrim Film, for which she’s produced documentaries and feature films – among the others: Far Away Is Home, winner of the audience award at the Trieste Film festival in 2012; Newtok, The Sinking Town, granted with the MEDIA Development Fund in 2010 and the FVG Film Fund in 2012; Lee, short film sponsored by the Municipality of Trieste and the FVG Development Fund. She is member of the David di Donatello – Accademia del cinema italiano (Italian Academy Award). WRITER & DIRECTOR’S PROFILE Davide Del Degan - He works as director of tv programs and documentaries. At the same time he is involved in film productions as assistant director. Since 2002 he works as director and screenwriter of features, short films and theatrical productions. He won the award of the Italian Cinematography Journaism Nastro dargento 2011 with Habibi, as several international film festival, as Giffoni Intenazional Film Festival. With “Interno 9” he won the italian Golden Globe and the nomination for David di Donatello as best shortfilm, presented at Mostra del Cinema di Venezia, Miami Italian Film Festival, LIFE LjubljanaFilmFestival. Andrea Magnani - Andrea Magnani, charter member and only administrator of the company, is a feature films and television screenwriter. He works for production companies as Cattleya, Rodeo Drive and Tao Due. Since 2008 he has taken a production role, keeping his activity both as an author, a screenwriter, and as a screenwriter. In 2011 he co-produced with Bartlebly (where he is a minority partner) the movie of Saverio Di Biagio “Qualche Nuvola” starring Michele Alhaique, Michele Riondino and Elio Germano. It was presented at the Festival del Cinema di Venezia and is distributed by Fandango in June 2012.


Contact details: Pilgrim Film Via dei Fabbri 8 34124 - Trieste, Italy T: +39 346 3157072


Old Russia from Above Attending: Peter Moers

SYNOPSIS A celebration of Russian history in an epic five-part journey through the most spectacular and beautiful cities of the lost Russian empire. For the first time ever this series is presenting Russia from a bird‘s eye view, a perspective, which was strictly forbidden for decades. With a new technology for aerial filming the series uncovers an unseen world, telling stories from above and from the ground. DIRECTOR’S NOTES OF INTENTION When the law that restricted foreigners to do any aerial filming in Russia fell in 2010, I knew that I had to take this historic opportunity to show a new perspective on Russian history and modern day life. COMPANY PROFILE 5 x 45 min Australias Nationalparks for arte, ZDF, NDR 2012 1 x 45 min The Troja-Case, ZDF 2010 1 x 45 min The Bible School, WDR 2009 1 x 28 min Dangerous Meals, WDR 2008 (see also the “filmography” site @


Genre: Documentary series Director: Peter Moers, Heike Nikolaus, Markus Reher Writer: Peter Moers, Heike Nikolaus, Markus Reher Producer: Sven Heiligenstein Budget: € 600.000 Company: Moersmedia PRODUCER’S PROFILE Having visited Russia several times from 1992-94 I witnessed a time of historic change and since then never lost the feeling of fascination and affinity for this great country and its people. It is a great challenge that this project enables us to show new perspectives on the old and also on the modern Russia. WRITER & DIRECTOR’S PROFILE Heike Nikolaus is a documentary producer for television since 1994. She is specialised in historical topics and human stories for the public broadcast channels NDR, ZDF and WDR. Markus Reher became Head of the Studio Moscow of “Deutsche Welle”, Germany’s international broadcaster, after working as an author and journalist in Russia for DW, Arte

Contact details: Moersmedia Bahrenfelder Str. 73 D 22765 - Hamburg, Germany T: +49 (0)40 398 7000 17 F: +49 (0)40 398 7000 19


Passport Attending: Natalia Imaz

SYNOPSIS A passport is a personal document enabling its holder to travel outside his own country. Also, it is used as a proof of personal and national identity... In 1989, when I was 11, the children's passport of the Socialistic Federative Republic of Yugoslavia was issued to me. I used it only once: one year later the Yugoslav wars started and for a decade I couldn't leave my country. In my life time, I've been issued four different passports – because my country changed its name several times. I had the same address for 30 years – regardless, I grew up in four different countries. “Passport” is a film (a first–person documentary) about recent history and identity, told from a personal perspective. A film about how we became Serbs, and stopped being Yugoslavs. About one lost Serbian youth generation and today's society in Serbia. About how one piece of paper - a passport - makes and marks a person, his identity, his relationships to others and his fate... DIRECTOR’S NOTES OF INTENTION For a long time I've thinking about making a film on my country's recent history. And the impact this events had on me, my family and my generation.


Genre: Creative Documentary Director: Mihajlo Jevtic Writer: Mihajlo Jevtic Producer: Natalia Imaz Budget: € 145.400 Company: Parabellum film GmbH Last year, I was finally moving to my own flat, I found my old Yugoslav passports – three of them, each with a different country name on its cover – in a drawer at my parent's house. I also found super 8 family footage, a notebook containing my elementary school homework (full with literary assignments on great subjects like “Why I love president Tito”) and lots of pictures. I decided to use all this in my film. I want to share with the world how it is, from a human/personal perspective, to be in one system when it disintegrates, waking up in another one the next morning. And I want to explore the “duality” of identity, reflecting on how one's “inner” identity (the feelings and beliefs of all of us as private persons, the identity that one gives himself and that is also sometimes partly shared with a bigger community of people from the same country) and his “outside” identity (that is “thrown upon” you by a regime or by the outside world, for example the perceptions of your identity through the “outer world” beyond your own country's borders) interact with each other. Some say a man's character is his fate, but I would say that a man's nationality is his fate. The Yugoslav wars made a significant mark on the lives of my family and my generation. Due to political interests, most Serbian people of my generation have a

completely opposite growing up experience than our peers in the rest of Europe. We were in the dark for so long. In this film, I would like to underline how important peace is for any society, and for any human being. And I'd like to examine the question if a piece of paper – a passport - does make a person or not. I have a strong feeling that this film is something that I owe to my generation, and to all the people that did grow up in former Yugoslavia. This is a story of our collective past, and I think that 22 million people that used to live in this country would find this story of great personal value and find it to be something that should be made into a proper and honest film. But the question of national identity is also something that resonates in European culture on a broader way, and I think that this film would be of interest to European viewers in general and also specially to today's European youth – it will give them an insight on how it was growing up in parts of modern Europe that were recently struck by war. COMPANY PROFILE Berlin-based parabellum film (founded at the end of 2010) seeks to make inspiring documentaries that make a difference. We are passionate about films depicting globally relevant socio-political topics, at the same time we look to highlight everyday life’s magic and emotions in our films. All this, without losing sight of the project's viability. Together with writers and directors we develop and produce documentaries and other non-fiction formats for theatrical release, television, DVD and web. Our focus is mainly on young talents, innovative narrative structures and high quality international co-productions. Projects (selection – pls. refer to our website for more information on single projects): - “Status of Life” - 2012, documentary, 72 mins., completed. Director: Patricia Lewandowska. Co-production with High5Films and DFFB. FESTIVALS: Premiered at 46th Hof International Film Festival (October 2012), more festivals coming soon. - “The Incredibles” - 2012, documentary, 86 mins., completed. Director: David Valero. Co-production with Frida Films, Salto de Eje & Kamestudio

(Spain). With the support of ICAA (Film Fund of the Spanish Culture Ministry). FESTIVALS: World Premiere at the 60th International Film Festival in San Sebastian (Spain) in Sept. 2012 as part of the official selection in the “New Directors” competition. Further festivals so far: 13th Opera Prima Festival in Tudela (Spain); 14th Abycine Albacete Intnl Film Festival (Spain); 26th Cineuropa Film Festival Santiago de Compostela (Spain); more festivals coming soon. AWARDS: Príncipe de Viana Award for Best Direction (13th Opera Prima Festival); Youth Jury Award for Best Film (4th Abycine Albacete Intnl Film Festival) CROSS-MEDIA: Cross-Media extension of the project (consisting of an interactive website, a graphic novel and an interactive comic-app for handheld devices) currently in development. The cross-media project of “The Incredibles” was a finalist at the 2012 Pixel Pitch of Power to the Pixel in London (October 2012) and also selected to participate in the 2nd Net Lab Cross-Media Workshop of Dok Leipzig (an exclusive one-day lab on interactive storytelling and media architecture) - “The last miners” – 2013, documentary, 60 mins., in post-production. Directors: Michael Rottmann & Thomas Poppe. Co-production with Rottmann Films, Austria. With the support of film and cultural funds of the government of Lower Austria, the city of Baden and the city of Bad Vöslau. - “Welcome to Berlin”. Multi-platform documentary consisting of an interactive website and AR app, a documentary film, a photo book and exhibition. Currently in development. Director: Kirstin Büttner. Project developed during the 2012 workshops of EsoDoc (European Social Documentary). PRODUCER’S PROFILE Natalia was born 1976 in Pamplona (Spain) and moved to Germany in 1997. She studied Journalism (Audiovisual Communication) in Pamplona and Munich (Germany), receiving her degree from UNAV in 1998. She has worked in film and TV since 1997. First, her work's focus was on development and editorial research for non-fictional formats: she worked as an editor for local TV-news for the Spanish public broadcaster TVE and co-directed reports for German broadcasters like ProSieben and Kabel1.


As a researcher and production assistant she was involved in the production of documentary films and non-fiction series both for theatres and most of the German public TV broadcasters. Titles include: “The Red Elvis” (Berlinale 2007: Panorama), “Pakt des Schweigens”/”Pacto de Silencio” (for WDR/Arte, YLE, ETB, TSR and NPS) or the internationally very successful series “Wildlife Nannies” (aired in Germany by ZDF and sold to more than 12 countries worldwide). Later she worked also as a production manager or production coordinator for narrative films (both short & feature length). Following this brief stint in fictional production, she set her focus more strongly on documentary producing. As a result, she founded her own production company, parabellum film GmbH, at the end of 2010 (see parabellum film's profile above for more information). Besides her focus on stories from Spain and the Spanish-speaking American regions, Natalia has also a big interest in the Balkan area. In general, her interest is on documentary projects not only attractive for the German viewers but able to captivate an international audience. In the projects that she gets involved with, she usually looks for an appealing mix of socio-political relevance (for example: the fight against the omnipresence of HIV/Aids in Southern Africa's townships or the struggle for survival of a tiny Bolivian community at the edge of the globalized world) and the potential of being emotionally engaging, paired with creativity in the approach and the narrative structures (for example multi-platform storytelling, mixed-media, experimenting with the boundaries between fiction and non-fiction) and high-quality visual style. WRITER & DIRECTOR’S PROFILE Born in Belgrade, former Socialistic Federative Republic of Yugoslavia in 1978. Director, producer and screenwriter of five short films to date. Mihajlo was a student of French School for Documentary Directors, “Atelier Varan Paris”. He is also an alumni of “Berlinale Talent Campus”. Teaches Filmmaking at the “Belgrade Academic Film Center”. Founder of the production company “Film The World”. Filmography (as Director / Screenwriter / Producer): 1. “In the box” , documentary, 16 min., 2004. 2. “Alone, alone, you should never be alone”, documentary, 33 min., 2006.


3. “Milan in the kingdom of darkness ”, experimental, 2 min., 2007. 4. “Snare drum ”, fiction, 15 min., 2008. Festivals (selection): Corona Cork Film Festival (Ireland), Motovun Film Festival (Croatia), Tangier Film Festival (Morocco), Pyongyang Film Festival (North Korea), Balkan Snapshots (Netherlands), Mikkro Film Fest (Slovenia; awards: Best Film Award), Cannes Short Film Corner 5. “ Gagarin and me”, fiction, 8 min., 2012. Festivals (all in 2012): Belgrade Short Film Festival (Belgrade, Serbia; Awards: Best Sound Design), Cinema City (Novi Sad, Serbia), Green Film Festival (Seoul, South Korea), Balchik Film Festival (Varna, Bulgaria), Lucania Film Festival (Pisticci, Italy), Vukovar Film Festival (Vukovar, Croatia), CinEast (Luxembourg), Eindhoven Film Festival (Eindhoven, Netherlands), Sleepwalkers - Black Nights Film Festival (Tallinn, Estonia)

Contact details: Parabellum film GmbH Rungestr. 22-24 10179 - Berlin, Germany T: +49 30 2787 9813 F: +49 30 2787 9815


Perseverance Attending: Siniša Juricˇicˇ Miha Knific

SYNOPSIS In 1897 Paul Gauguin painted D'où Venons Nous / Que Sommes Nous / Où Allons Nous. Those questions, “Where do we come from?”, “What are we?” and “Where are we going?” haunt the stories of Perseverance. Gauguin's questions echo throughout the film same as the catholic catechisms echo throughout his painting. There are 15 different stories in Perseverance inspired by true events and characters. From a pregnant supermodel whose pregnancy ended her career, over a squad of US soldiers raping a Vietnamese woman in a mine field to an old lady wading through deep snow, each step taking her closer to the end of her life. The stories span the world and the last 60 years of our time. They are not formally connected, the characters from one do not appear in other stories, their narratives are separate but create a larger one, like a painting composed of various motifs gains specific meaning once you see it as a whole. This film celebrates life when at its most difficult. There is a story of a New York prostitute ending her night of work by taking her baby to the buildings rooftop where she has to decide if it’s worth it. A story of 6 children who attack a bible salesman in a corn field in the American south in the early


Genre: Action drama Director: Miha Knific Writer: Miha Knific, Marjan Alcevski Producer: Siniša Juricˇicˇ Budget: € 637.500 Company: Nukleus Film 1950s after the death of their mother. A story of a Polish 13 year-old boy who competes at Latino dances while his father is condemning him for what he is becoming: gay. A recently engaged couple drowning in their car. Each of the stories has its drama. The film comes together only after seeing them all in relation to each other or in juxtaposition, a moving, living, breathing mosaic of images, ideas and emotions, a portrait of a person composed of the life-stories of 15 others. You have to survive life. This is what Perseverance is. DIRECTOR’S NOTES OF INTENTION I started this project a few years ago when my friends wrote a song called “Kings of the Hill”. At first I started writing the script as a plot for their music video, but as I continued to write it grew much bigger. I was irritated, especially in this time of a worldwide crisis, that noone wants to document, portray or even only see the individual struggles of people for survival. The struggles we all have, while the world is focusing on the general crises, the individuals and their individual crisis are being overlooked. It is a theme I feel strongly about. I want to show private and personal moments throughout the film, moments that the characters themselves wouldn’t normally want to share, but I feel that it is essential that we get a glimpse into.

In the last years we have already self financed and shot six of the stories which will feature in the film. All the stories are shot with a very minimal amount of talking. For me dialog is not as important as much as it is the understanding of a situation, and it was never my intention to explain situation through dialog. Only the actions and situations are what interest me in this film and the travelling of the story from one character to another. In the film we jump from one situation and story to the next one. These cuts are made at moments where we can trough one action continue to another. Eg: Someone falls to the ground, we cut to someone else lying on the ground, the same action and situation opens a new story. Through this mode of story telling, I want the film to feel a bit like one is surfing the internet, where you jump from one site to another, where you don’t know what will open next. So like the pages on the web, here the stories are not similar yet they still have something in common; in our case action and emotion. The film is shot with a modern dynamic camera, using handheld or steady cam. The focus of these 15 stories being to show different atmospheres (night club, dance competition, war…) and create a realistic situation. Who are we, where we come from and where are we going? The film Perseverance consists of a collection of various stories about people. It is based on true stories and events which are given a focus and meaning through the medium of newspaper clippings. A number of temporally and spatially separate stories make up the whole. The stories cover the period from the Vietnam War to the present day and are located around the world. The stories, which individually depict personal meanings, goals and wishes, form the whole by being brought together and complementing each other like pieces in a collage. Perseverance is a poetic travel through the collective memory of mankind and it tries to answer the questions of who we are, where we come from and where we are going?. You can watch teaser: OA&feature=player_embedded COMPANY PROFILE Nukleus film Croatia is the legal successor of the Nukleus u. association registered in the Republic of Croatia, Zagreb. In 2004 Nukleus has be-

come the regional production company who's documentaries and short films crossed the Croatian border and were shown at important festivals and TV stations. In 2012, together with the director Miha Knific, we established Nukleus film Slovenia as our new outpost. Nukleus had been involved in the European documentary training program Discovery Campus Masterschool 2005 (DCM) with the film "Dead Man Walking". It has been pre-buyed by the TV stations TVO (Canada), YLE (Finland), SVT (Sweden) and got support from the Jan Vrijman documentary fund (Netherlands). The premiere of the film was at IDFA, Amsterdam First Appearance competition, while the regional premiere was held at Sarajevo Film Festival. The film has so far visited a dozen regional and international documentary festivals. With the film "Look at life through my eyes", directed by Marija Dzidzeva, we participated in ZagrebDox workshop and forum and got again support from Jan Vrijman Fund. The film premiered in autumn of 2008 at the IDFA Festival in Amsterdam. At the BelDocs festival in 2009 the film won jury Special mention. It also won Underhll festival in Podgorica, Montenegro. With another co-production film “Cash & Marry", directed by Atanas Georgiev, we participated at exOriente workshop and forum 2006, and have introduced the film at festivals in Karlovy Vary (Docutalents for East) and the Forum in Jihlava. The film was completed with the support of the ORF (Austria), Austrian film funds, Macedonian Ministry of Culture, ITVS fund (USA) and the Croatian Audiovisual Centre. The film premiered at the ZagrebDox Festival in 2009 and won jury Special award, than at the Visions du Reel festival in Nyon, where he won the Regarde Neuf award. The film traveled all over the world, was awarded and broadcasted on American, Austrian and Macedonian TV. Film was distributed in Croatia by Resart. Until now Nukleus produced a number short fiction films. First one, “See you in Sarajevo” (2008), is a co-production with Sarajevo Film Festival (Sarajevo City of Film Fund) and HAVC (Croatian Audiovisual Centre). The film premiered at Sarajevo film festival and was shown at Zagreb Film Festival as part of “Popcorn” competition. Short fiction “Waste Youth” (2009) by Petar Oreškovicˇ was awarded at the Days of Croatian Film (2009) by the “Golden lamp”, the award that


promotes moral and ethical values in Croatian film. It was screened at festivals from South Korea to Italy and France. “Laundry”, short film by Nicole Volavka, was a coproduction with London Film School, entirely shot in Croatia, shown at festivals in Croatia, Portugal, Spain and the US. Short fiction “Get a Move On” (2011) by Petar Oreskovic had its premiere in April 2011 at the 18th Days of Croatian film and was shown at Libertas Film Festival in Dubrovnik (Croatia). Then it won award for best short film at Mediterranean Film Festival in Split and was screened at Motovun Film Festival as the only short film from Croatia. International premiere was at AISFF in Seoul, South Korea and then it travelled all around the world and recently won best short film at San Pedro Film Fest in the USA. We are getting continuous support from our film fund Croatian Audiovisual Centre (HAVC) and from the City of Zagreb Fund for Culture. We regularly take part of co-production forums and successfully arrange co-productions. Nukleus is a member/participant of ACE Producers Network, Documentary Campus Masterschool, EURODOC, EAVE (European Audiovisual Entrepreneurs), exOriente workshop, as well as a regular attendant of the coproduction and pitching forums – Documentary Campus, EEF, Thessaloniki, DocsLisboa, DocsBarcelona, Hotdocs, IDFA. We are part of HRUP (Croatian Producers Association). PRODUCER’S PROFILE Siniša Juricˇicˇ founded Nukleus association in 2003, Nukleus Film Croatia in 2009 and Nukleus Film Slovenia in 2012. He graduated acting in 1990 and film production in 2009 from the Academy of Drama Arts in Zagreb, Croatia. Prior to Nukleus fully consumed his focus and time, he worked as a journalist, editor and producer at Radio 101, which was one of the most influential radio stations in the territories of ex-Yugoslavia. He was also founding member of Omladinska televizija (Youth TV - OTV) working as one of the producers and later in charge of programming. During the war in former Yugoslavia served as the news and documentary producer for Visnews (todays Reuters TV), ZDF, BBC Radio and Television and Nippon TV, which is the biggest private TV network in Japan.


As the part of the BBC team that produced «Fighting the Peace» film, won annual British award for best documentary. In 1998 together with director Vinko Brešan, produced 11' film in 360 degrees technique, film that represented Croatia in Lisbon at EXPO 98 exhibition. Film was screened by over one million viewers. Sinisa's focus is on producing films and helping talented filmmakers from the EEC to achieve their full international potential. The passion remains in the film, although he is preparing for his first cross-media production . Regularly receiving international film awards and funding for films, both at home and internationally. Recently lecturing documentary production and project management at the Academy of Drama Arts in Zagreb and High College of Samobor Training programs: 2005 & 2006. – Discovery Campus Masterschool- training program for documentary film 2006 – 2012 - exOriente – training program of IDF-a (Institute for Documentary Film) 2007 – EAVE (European Audiovisual Enterpreneurs) 2007 - Sarajevo Talent Campus 2009 - EURODOC Languages: Croatian, English, German Member of EAVE, DCM, HRUP (Croatian Producers Association) and EURODOC networks SELECTED FILMOGRAPHY 2012. Sofia's Last Ambulance/ documentary / 52 and 73'/ ARTE, WDR, VPRO, Noga TV Israel, Impact Partners USA/ 51. Semaine de la Critique Cannes - France 4 Visionary Award, 47th Karlovy Vary Internationa Film festival - Grand prix for best feature documentary, DokuFest Prizren - best Balkan documentary, Mediteran film festival Siroki Brijeg - Grand prix for best film, Sarajevo Film Festival, Motovun film festival, Zurich, Reykyavik, Sao Paolo 2011. Get a Move ON! / Petar Oreškovic’ / short fiction / 21' / AISFF

Korea, Fantasaporto Portugal, Libertas Film Festival, Motovun Film Festival, San Pedro Film festival/ best Croatian short at 4th Festival of Mediterranean Film, Split 2010. Cycles / Vladimir Gojun / documentary / 52' / Sarajevo film festival, Zagreb film festival, Mediteran film festival/ best First Appearance film Days of Croatian film, Grand Prix Mediteran Film Festival 2009 / Laundry / Nicole Volavka / short fiction / 15' 2009 / Cash&Marry / Atanas Georgiev / documentary / 52 and 73'/ ORF/ Visions du Reel Nyon, HotDocs Toronto, DOK Leipzig, Flahertiana Perm, SilkRoad Film fest Bursa, ZGDox, Liburnija film festival, Dokumenta Kassel/ Nyon – Regarde Neuf award, ZGDox – Jury Special mention, Liburnija – Audience Award and Jury Special mention 2006 / Dead Man Walking / Petar Oreskovic / documentary / 52 and 86' / SVT, YLE, TVO / IDFA, Sarajevo film festival WRITER & DIRECTOR’S PROFILE Marjan Alcevski Born in Skopje, Macedonia in 1978. Lives and works in Zagreb, Croatia..He studied journalism and dramaturgy, no university degree. 3 years of work experience as a writer developing film and TV projects for PlanetB production in Zagreb. 8 years experience as a volunteer and professional in several youth, education and activist organizations in Skopje, Zagreb and Netherlands. Participated in ExOriente and EAVE programmes while developing Cash & Marry. Participated in Cinemadance Intensive Workshop held by FAMU staff. Published several short stories in Croatia. Made shortlist of BBC International Playwriting Competition 2012 (results pending end of 2012) Filmography 2010 – 2012 Ni da, ni ne – Croatian Radio and Television, Croatia, current affairs / debate format for youth - writer 2008 At the End of the Street – Croatian Radio and Television, Croatia, children's programme - co-writer 2008 Cash & Marry – Tris Films / Nukleus Film / Mischief Films, Mac-

edonia, Croatia, Austria, documentary directed by Atanas Georgiev - writer 2008 Hopscotch – Blank, Croatia, short film directed by Dario Jurican - co-writer 2008 Oidar – Horizont produkcija, Croatia, short film directed by Zvonimir Rumboldt - screenwriter Dasha – Blank, Croatia, 2007 short film directed by Dario Jurican - co-writer 2007 – 2009 Tá politika and Etika - Croatian Radio and Television, Croatia, educational and informative format for youth - writer 2006 – 2007 Cimmer fraj – Ring Multimedia, Croatia, television sitcom directed by Petar Oreskovic and Silvio Jesenkovic - cowriter, 19 of 86 episodes 2002 Beliot pat (The White Road) – XXX Produkcija, Macedonia, animated TV series - co-writer, 4 of 5 episodes Miha Knific was born in 1976, in Kranj, Slovenia. He graduated in Sculpturing at the Ljubljana Academy for Fine Arts (1995-2000). He postgraduates on the Kungliga Konsthogskolan (Royal college of arts) in Stockholm, Sweden (2005-2006). In 2007 Miha made the move from conceptual to film director with his debut film Let me sleep (Nocˇ/En Natt) and has been involved in film ever since. Miha has directed a number of short films, directed adverts for major international clients (more than 50 TV commercials in last 6 years, for diferent international markets (Russia, Serbia, Poland, Monte Negro, Croatia and Slovenia) for client as T-mobile, Krka, Mobitel, Siol, Wolksvagen, BMW...) and directed multiple music videos (over 30 music videos The Tide, Non, Sausages, Elvis Jackson, Vlado Kreslin, Loney, dear SWE, Bullet for my Valentine UK and Rambo Amadeus MNE..). Miha focuses primarily on human stories and in his movies researches extreme situations and their outcomes, with a particular interest in the concept of freedom that these situations create. He deals with worlds that fatally change an individual, his own relationship towards the world and the world itself.


selected film directing: 2012 - Perseverance (feature film), NUKLEUS FILM; english, 90 min, "in production" 2011 - Little ladybird want to grow up, (short stop motion animation); 12 min 2009 - Silver Skin (short film), START FILM PRODUCTION; slovene, 7 min 2009 - Cloud Catcher (short film), STUDIO ARKADENA; slovene and english, 15min 2009 - Vixen in Fox Language (short stop motion animation); STRUP PRODUCTION; slovene, 6 min 2008 - From behind the curtain (documentary film),START FILM, english, 50 min 2007 - Let me sleep/En Natt (feature film), START FILM and STUDIO ARKADENA, swedish, 77 min 2003 - From east (documentary film) STRUP PRODUKCIJA, Slovene; 30 min selection of group exhibitions 2009 februar Mala Galerija Ljubljana; News from Moderna Galerija 2006 november Bienale of the youth Bukarest; 2005 August, Moderna galerija Ljubljana, Slovenia; 95-05 2005 September, Trafo gallery Budapest, Hungary 2005 Jolij, Studio gallery Budinpesta, Hungary; Choreogtaphy 2004 December, Villa Manin, Udine, Italy; Instant Europe 2004 October, Akademie der Kunste Berlin, Germany ; E.U. positive 2003 May; Unicum, Klagenfurt, Austria; Keine Kunst nicht 2002 November; Inner Space Poznan, Poland; Progress selection of solo exhibitions 2006 Marec, Moderna Galerija Ljubljana, Slovenia; slow motion 2005 June-august; Modern Art Oxford, England 2004 June; Galerija Gregor Podnar Kranj-Ljubljana, Slovenia;2 2002 April; ON gallery Poznan, Poland; Fade in 2002 October; Gallery Platform Vaasa, Finland; Between 2001 August; Škuc gallery Ljubljana, Slovenia; Bodies Awards 2012 - 15th Festival of Slovenian film September 2012 (Portorož, Slovenia) in competition programme /best animation


2012 - anima (Cacˇak, Serbia) special jury mention 2012 - FORFEST !. aword for muscic video (Rambo Amadeus “Evro Nevro”, Budva, Monte Negro 2012 - SOF, 1. award for TV internet serial commercial ; Slovenija 2010 - NAFA Show-fest International 2010 – august 2010 (Sydney, Australia) | best film chosen by jury, won the title of Show-fest International 2010 2010 - AsterFest – May 2010 (Strumica, Macedonia) | in competition programme| special jury award for best movieland short 2010 - Balchik short film festival Balcik Bulgarija; Die Freiheit, best petch. 2010 - special jury mention Short film festival Ljubljana 2009 - 12th Festival of Slovenian film – October 2009 (Portorož, Slovenia) | in competition programme | best short award 2009 - 12th Festival of Slovenian film – October 2009 (Portorož, Slovenia) | in competition programme | best scenography award | special jury mention 2008 - SOF, 1. award TV commercial ; Slovenija 2008 - golden drum award best TV commercial of the festival (social themes) 2008 2008 - Advertising festival New York, (social themes) USA2007 SOF, 2.award for TV commercial, Slovenien at Advertising festival Slovenija 2004 - Advertising Festival Magdalena, best tv add; Maribor, Slovenija

Contact details: Nukleus Film Lepodvorska 25 1000 - Ljubljana, Slovenia T: +386 41 663 709


RIGHT TO LOVE Attending: Branislav Srdic Ajda Srdic

SYNOPSIS Magda, a mother and a wife, is ill. She is aware of the fact that she has only few more months to live, but her ability to speak will evaporate in few weeks, so she decides to gather her family and speak about the family issue, which binds the whole family. Her husband Jože is therefore forced to host his homosexual son Igor with his partner Hans and their adopted daughter Tončka, whom he did not see or talk to for several years. Everything starts to make sense, when Magda uses her right to speak, which she is about to loose, to tell the long berried family secret: It is known, but not talked about, that Nada has had a baby at the age of 16. Magda arranged an adoption abroad. The fact that Jože does not know is, that Magda arranged for Igor and Hans to adopt the baby. Film is about the human rights. The right to speak: What one says when she is about to loose her voice? The right to be different, and last, but not least, the right to love. DIRECTOR’S NOTES OF INTENTION I strongly believe that considering the current political situation in Slovenia, it is of utmost importance, to talk about the human rights. The right to love


Genre: Drama Director: Barbara Zemljic Writer: Barbara Zemljic Producer: Branislav Srdicr, Aida Srdic Budget: € 665.000 Company: A Atalanta d.o.o. is a family melodrama, concerning a wide range of family interactions and ranges beyond the typical idea of a family. We could find aesthetic and visual parallels in the Susanne Bier films Open your heart and after the wedding. Film addresses that some things need to be said, especially the ones we do not want to see or talk about, and the truth has to come out eventually in order to gain peace of mind and freedom. I have been developing the script for the last 20 months, at the same time I am making the necessary researches considering the theme ( ALS disease, Hospic work). I believe that the structure of the script allows a low budget feature if necessary, because the story is strong and deep, and strongly addresses the human rights, as well as the structure of a modern family. COMPANY PROFILE A Atalanta Film is an independent film and television Production Company based in Ljubljana, Slovenia, established in 1992. Owner and president is producer Branislav Srdic. Connected with Sister Companies in EX Yugoslavia (Mainframe - Croatia, Belgrade Film Group - Serbia, Montenegro, BAM Film - Macedonia) Activities Productions, Co-productions, Services, Distribution, Equipment Rental

In preparation Pasqua Director: Producer: Co-production: Awards: Ivan Marinovic, Branislav Srdic Slovenia, Czech Republic, Montenegro, Greece Best Cinema Project, - on Crossroads section of 50th edition of Thessaloniki film festival 2009. Pravica ljubiti – Right to love – Feature film Director: Producer: Production: Barbara Zemljic Branislav Srdic A Atalanta Slovenia COUPLE IN A HOLE Director: Tom Geens Koprodukcija UK – Slovenia – Belgium In production Panic – TV feature film, Director: Barbara Zemljic Coproduction: A Atalanta - RTV Slovenia CYRIL and METHODIUS Director: Petr Nikolaev Coproduction: CZ - SLO In post-production Balkan is not dead, Director Aleksandar Popovski Co-production: Macedonia-Slovenia-Croatia In distribution: Little Love God 2010 Directed by Zeljko Sosic, Co-production with Dogma Studio Montenegro and Kaval Film - Macedonia Satan’s Son 2010 – short fim Directed by Marko Gjokovic Co- production with CIRCLE PRODUCTION – KRUG PRODUKCIJA –Macedonia Look Stranger (2009/2010) Directed by Arielle Javich, co-production with Muskat Filme Properties USA How I was Stolen by the Germans (2009/2010) Directed by Miloš Radivojevic, co-production Kiddo – Slingshot (2009) in distribution Short stop-motion animation film, directed by Kolja Saksida, production Who’s Afraid of the Water Sprite? (2009) Directed by William McGregor, co-production The Transition, (2008) in distribution Feature film, directed by Boris Palcic, production A Atalanta Film, producer: Branislav Srdic Best Feature Film – audience award at 11th Slovenian Film Festival Best Costume and Set

Design, 4th International film festival Cyprus The Tour (2008) Feature film, directed by Goran Markovic, co-production with Testament films (Serbia) and Balkan Film (Bosnia and Herzegovina); Montreal 2008, best director, best film FIPRESCI award Red Zora (2006/07) Feature film, EU co-production, Germany (Studio Hamburg, Multimedia-Hamburg / Sweden (Sonet Film), director: Peter Kahane The Reject (2006) Feature film, co-production, SCG, Slovenia, director: Milos Radivojevic Love fair in Gucha (2005) Feature film, co-production Germany, Austria, Serbia, Bulgaria; co-producers: Carl Baumgartner, Josef Aichholzer, Stefan Kitanov, Emir Kusturica, director: Dusan Milic. Berlinale 2007 Hannibal (2005) Documentary film, production service for Atlantic / National Geographic Heidi (2004/05) Feature film, co-production, Piccadilly Picture London, director: Paul Marcus Awakening from the dead (2004) Feature film, co-production with Testament Film Belgrade (Serbia), director: Milos Radivojevic Last Wish (2003) Short film, production A Atalanta Film, director: Petar Pasic Lassie returns (2000) Short film, production A Atalanta Film, director: Jan Zakonjsek The Poem To My Homeland (1999) Short film, production A Atalanta Film, producer: Branislav Srdic, director: Boris Palcic Portrait of astronaut Ronald Sega (1988) Documentary film, production A Atalanta Film, producer: Branislav Srdic, directo Mitja Novljan Schimanski–Mother Day (1988) TV film, production services for Colonia Media WDR Germany Zwei im berg (1996) Feature film, production service and co-production with Ventura Film Switzerland/Germany. Chamchatka (1988) TV Film, co-production with TV Slovenia, director: Mitja Novljan Striptih (1994/95) TV film, co-production with TV Slovenia, director: Filip Robar Dorin


Apicius recipes - Ancient Roman kitchen (1994/95) TV Serial 15 x 15 min, co-production with TV Slovenia, director: Lazar Stojanovic My animal dictionary (1993/94) TV Serial 13 x 25 min, co-production with TV Slovenia children program. We also produced large numbers of music videos, commercials and video clips. PRODUCER’S PROFILE Branislav Srdic has been in the film business since 1970, and has worked on more than 70 production as producer, line producer, production manager and 1st assistant director. He is owner and CEO of an independent production company A Atalanta based in Ljubljana, Slovenia, which has in last 15 years specializes in co-productions between Balkan, Eastern European, and Western countries. In year 2012 he was head of jury – selection of Slovenian film for Oscar’s. WRITER & DIRECTOR’S PROFILE Barbara Zemljic graduated in Film and TV directing on AGRFT, Ljubljana 2009 and in philosophy at the Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana 2005. She is working at RTV Slovenia as a director and screenwriter since 2005. She has directed one feature, 2 short films, 8 documentaries, written two feature films, 6 short and 5 documentary scripts, TV directed more than 500 TV shows and many live concerts. In 2010 and 2011 she has written, staged and TV directed TV show Viktorji (Slovene Oscars).

Contact details: A Atalanta d.o.o. Korytkova ul. 34 1000 - Ljubljana, Slovenia T: +386 41 679 500 F: +386 1 421 86 25



WILD Attending: Gregor Streiber Friedemann Hottenbacher Shawn Convey

SYNOPSIS During the 1990’s war in Bosnia, Lija gave up his own meal rations to feed a herd of wandering wild horses on the frontline. Today he is a leader of a “Humanitarian Hells Angels-esque” biker club known as “The Wolves”. While the horses help him deal with his Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Lija is determined to write his own fate and survive a war that never ends. DIRECTOR’S NOTES OF INTENTION Having lived, learned and listened in Bosnia Herzegovina for 5 years, I have built up not only a rapport with these particular subjects, but I have also garnered an understanding of the area that few foreigners have luxury to do. I came to the area on my own accord and I came to listen. To listen and to find a human and humanizing story of this land that did not rely on nor employ any of the clichés or sensationalisms that abound in the media about this area. As such, my only obligation was to the truth and to the people that I have met along the way. This simple truth, coupled with an outsider’s perspective, has firmly placed me in an ideal situation to tell this story and represent the characters accurately.


Genre: Feature Documentary Director and Writer: Shawn Convey Producer: Gregor Streiber, Friedemann Hottenbacher Budget: € 254.000 Company: Inselfilm Produktion

I first met the main characters in April 2010 to assess their interest in participating in this film and to gain a greater sense of the feasibility of the subject matter. During this first meeting, myself and two others were immediately taken to the mountain plateau to meet the horses. In the 2 years since, I have visited and filmed Lija, Zeilko and “the Wolves” (bike club) several times. I have always been welcomed and invited to film whatever it is that I see fit for the project. During the two years of research, I have only experienced kindness and openness, and I do not believe that there will be any resistance to the production of this film. I have slowly gained their trust and I wholeheartedly believe that we share a mutual curiosity for each other and what makes us tick. Furthermore I have formal agreements in the form of signed release forms with all of the main characters. COMPANY PROFILE Inselfilm produktion was founded in 2001 with the aim to produce ambitious, innovative documentaries and fiction films outside of the mainstream. inselfilm has so far produced several successful films, including “RATS WITH WINGS”, fictional feature by David Jazay (Munich Festival 2006), “JUAN Y MEDIO”, documentary by Constanze Witt (co-production Ger-

many/Chile, Visions du Reel 2008) and “HONEY”, short by Katja Zanger (several short film awards). In 2012 inselfilm produced “MY ATOMIC AUNT” aka “BEYOND THE WAVE” , documentary by Kyoko Miyake with WDR, BBC, NHK and others as their first international co-production for theatrical and international TV release. Gregor Streiber is also an experienced producer within German national Television (e.g. “THE WAY OF THE SUMO RINGER” for MDR/ KiKa, “HIGHTECH IN ASIA”, documentary series for for ZDF/3sat, “THE GREEN OBSESSION”, “PLASTIC – THE REAL SEAMONSTER”, both 52 min. for ZDF/arte). Continuing inselfilm’s experience with successful international co-productions, they are keen to work with a broad range of partners. inselfilm is member of the European Documentary Network (EDN) and was invited to several documentary workshops and major pitching events in the past years.

WRITER & DIRECTOR’S PROFILE Shawn Convey is a filmmaker/photographer who draws upon his multidisciplinary art background to achieve a unique voice, which combines art, politics and humanity all within the singular medium of film. Shawn believes that documentary film is a powerful vehicle which combines many different aspects of art and further excels at demonstrating time and place like no other medium. His first documentary film “DMT” is currently being edited and was recently selected as a “pitch project” at last year’s Asian Side of the Doc (ASD) in Seoul, Korea. “WILD” is his first feature length documentary.

PRODUCER’S PROFILE Born in Berlin 1973. Started his career in media business as a trainee in Film- and TV production in 1993. While studying law he kept working as a freelance producer for another eight years before starting his own company. Since 2001 Gregor Streiber produced more than 250 programs for German and international broadcasters, e.g. ZDF, arte, MDR, 3sat, from magazine reports, feature documentaries as well as creative documentaries which won prizes at international festivals. He is owner and managing director of werwiewas medienproduktion and inselfilm produktion. „Rats With Wings“, fiction film by David Jazay, 90 min, 2006 „Juan y Medio“, documentary by Constanze Witt, 90 min, 2008 „The Green Obsession“, documentary by Andreas Preisner, 52 min, arte/ ZDF, 2010 „DNA Cooking“, documentary by Alexander Schlichter & Sascha Karberg, 58 Min., BR/Telepool 2012 "My Atomic Aunt" aka "Beyond The Wave", documentary by Kyoko Miyake, 90/58 Min., WDR/BBC/NHK/SVT/IKON/Knowledge Network 2012

Contact details: inselfilm produktion Strausberger Platz 18 10243 - Berlin, Germany T: +49.30.7700 8849 F: +49.30.7700 8864








Austrian Film Institute - Iris Zappe-Heller


The Austrian Film Institute is a federal institution established to provide funding for Austrian films with regard to cultural and economic aspects. The provided funding aims particularly at strengthening the Austrian film industry and the creative-artistic quality of Austrian film which is a prerequisite for its success in Austria and abroad. It is a legal entity under public law and its registered office is located in Vienna. The financial year of the Film Institute is the calendar year. Contact details: Austrian Film Institute | Spittelberggasse 3 | 1070 | Wien - Austria T: +43 1 526 97 30 – 401 | |

Autlook Films - sales - Peter Jaeger


Autlook attends all important theatrical and Doc markets. Some examples of our lineup: EL BULLI - COOKING IN PROGRESS, BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS, Our Daily Bread, Bananas!*, The Sound of Insects - Records of a Mummy, Petropolis

Contact details: Autlook Films - sales | Trappelgasse 4/17 | 1040 | Wien - Austria T: +43 720 34 69 34 | welcome@autlookfilms.comtel


Blackbox Film & Medienproduktion - Christian Kroenes - Florian Weigensamer


Blackbox Film & Medienproduktion GmbH was founded in 2006 with the purpose of creating documentaries and feature films of high quality with extraordinary content and outstanding visual representation. Our firm belief that the possibilities which the medium of film has to offer are still numerous, has led us to question traditional perspectives and to experiment with stylistic features. It is necessary to make a statement, explore new paths and sometimes to deliberately allow conflicting viewpoints in order to enable different perspectives to come into view. We make great demands on our productions and believe in the power of the documentary. The main focus is on the cinematographic storyline, the content determines the form. By covering evocative issues we aim to invite viewers to set their eyes on another reality or to experience their own reality from a different perspective. Making use of the many years of international experience that our production team has gathered, Blackbox Film & Medienproduktion GmbH develops and produces documentaries and reports in the fields of history, science, culture, and on social politics as well as outstanding feature film projects. In all this, our team has always kept striving to meet its own high demands concerning technical quality and content matter and has a constant obligation to satisfy its love of the unusual and the medium of film. Selection of Blackbox Film & Medienproduktion GmbH: Feature Film: CHATEAU BELVEDERE by Patryk Dawid Chlastawa (2009) Documentaries: DER BALL IST RUND (ORF/3Sat) by Christian Krönes and Florian Weigensamer GOLA ZAREEN – THE WORLD IN A BALL by Christian Krönes/Florian Weigensamer (2011) DIE GOLDENE KUGEL (WDR Title) by Christian Krönes/Florian Weigensamer ZEITREISE: 50 JAHRE TÜRKISCHE GASTARBEITER IN DEUTSCHLAND by Olaf S. Müller Contact details: Blackbox Film & Medienproduktion | Hietzinger Kai 205d | A-1130 | Wien - Austria T: ++43 1 877 28 57 | F: ++43 1 877 28 57 | |

CINESTYRIA Filmcommission & Fonds - Enrico Jakob


The Cinestyria serves as a central contact point of Styria for film and TV projects with international distribution potential and touristic value. Film funding and film service are the two business areas of Cinestyria.

Contact details: CINESTYRIA Filmcommission & Fonds | St. Peter Hauptstrasse 243 | 8042 | Graz - Austria T: 0043 316 4003-54 | |



EastWest Filmdistribution - Sasha Wieser


EastWest Filmdistribution is a feature film sales company which specialises in the promotion and sale of quality Independent feature films. EastWest was founded in November 2004 by Sasha Wieser and Steve Walsh who each have over thirty years experience across all aspects of international film production and distribution. With a strong global network of experienced film professionals, EastWest has a passion for world cinema and a firm belief that the films we represent deserve and will find a worldwide audience. Contact details: EastWest Filmdistribution | Schottenfeldgasse 14 | 1070 | Wien - Austria T: +43 664 510 41 66 | |

Flimmit - Karin Haager - Ulrich Mueller-Uri


Flimmit (Austria) is the main independent VoD platform in Austria, With its two services, the Flimmit VOD shop and the Flimmit Online Movie Guide, Flimmit is a multiple times awarded model throughout Europe. It has a catalogue of more than 800 titles available on its VoD service

Contact details: Flimmit | Dreihausgasse 9/4.1 | 1190 | Wien - Austria T: +43/676/4260007 | F: +43/6235/6419-917 | |


Media Desk Austria - Esther Krausz


MEDIA Desk Austria is the national contact-point for the MEDIA Programme of the European Union.

Contact details: Media Desk Austria | Stiftgasse 6 | 1070 | Wien - Austria T: +4369912352723 |

ORF - Ines Pedoth

Austria ORF – Österreichischer Rundfunk: Austrian Broadcasting Corporation

Contact details: ORF | Würzburggasse 30 | 1136 | Wien - Austria T: +43 1 87878 13058 | |

WILD art FILM - Ebba Sinzinger


WILDart FILM concentrates on the development and production of art-house fiction and high quality creative documentaries for cinema & television that appeal to an international audience. Most of our films are realized as coproductions. We are interested in crossovers of film cultures and formats and offer space for young talent. Contact details: Wild Art Film | Pfeilgasse 32/1 | 1080 | Wien - Austria T: 0043 1 595 29 91 | F: 0043 1 595 29 91 21 | |



WALLIMAGE - Philippe Reynaert


Wallimage is a public limited company, created by the Walloon Region. It is a purely economical fund which supports audiovisual productions and enterprises. The Mons-based company employs 8 people and acts as an advisory and investment company which analyses bids for its subsidiaries Wallimage Coproductions and Wallimage Entreprises. These subsidiaries invest in films and in companies, respectively. Its purpose? To give structure to the audiovisual industry in the Walloon region, so dynamizing an entire Walloon industry branch by focused investments with multiplying effects. Via our website, which scours Walloon news on image and sound, Wallimage also offers practical help like a directory with Walloon talent. The regional fund also coordinates the actions of the Walloon film commissions. Contact details: Wallimage | Rue du Onze Novembre, 6 | 7000 | Mons - Belgium T: +32 65 40 40 33 | F: +32 65 40 40 39 | |


bosnia and herzegovina

CineLink project, the backbone of the Sarajevo Film Festival’s Industry Section, is a development and financing platform for carefully selected feature projects in development and post-production. With average conversion rate of its selected projects from development to production of over 60% in the past 7 years, and 80% international release rate of the films presented as works in progress, CineLink grew into one of the most successful development and financing platforms in Europe. Films developed trough CineLink are now a part of prestigious festivals selections and distribution catalogues around the world. Next to ADRIENN PAL by Agnes Kocsis and TUESDAY, AFTER CHRISTMAS by Radu Muntean being selected for Un Certain Regard in Cannes last year, we are especially proud that HONEY by Semih Kaplanoglu and Florin Serban’s IF I WANT TO WHISTLE, I WHISTLE scooped both Golden and Silver Bears at the 60th Berlinale. Selection and diversification in development are central to this success, while focus on local productions with international potential, emerging talent and modern cinematic language proved essential to the program’s raising profile in the film industry.

Contact details: Cinelink - Sarajevo Film Festival |


Federal Television - Namik Kabil

bosnia and herzegovina

Federal Television is one of the three public services in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The fact that such small country has three public services speaks for itself.

Contact details: Federal Television | Boulevard Mese Selimovica 12 | 71 000 | Sarajevo - Bosnia and Herzegovina |

EURIMAGES - Anton Calleja


Eurimages is the Council of Europe fund for the co-production, distribution and exhibition of European cinematographic works. Set up in 1988 as a Partial Agreement it currently has 36 Member States. Eurimages aims to promote the European film industry by encouraging the production and distribution of films and fostering cooperation between professionals. Contact details: Eurimages | Council of Europe, AGORA Building | F-67075 | Strasbourg - France T: +33 (0) 3 88 41 26 40 | |

Aning FILM - Matija Radeljak


Aning FILM is a film and converging media production company that has been established in 2011 as a new part of a 20 year old family business. Based in Zagreb and looking to spread business to other interesting corners of Europe, our mission is to develop and produce authorial audio-visual projects, dramatic narratives, whose core revolves around market value and author’s liberty working together in harmony. Contact details: Aning FILM | Zeleni trg 4 | 10000 | Zagreb - Croatia T: +385 91 6284 527 | F: +385 1 6184 502 | |



CROATIAN AUDIOVISUAL CENTRE - Hrvoje Hribar - Sanja Ravlic


The Croatian Audiovisual Centre is the central film funding and strategic film agency in Croatia. The Centre also administers the Croatian cash rebate scheme for film and TV production, aimed at encouraging inward investment.

Contact details: Croatian Audiovisual Centre | Nova Ves 18 | 10000 | Zagreb - Croatia T: +385 1 6041 080 | F: + 385 1 4667 819 | |




Factum is the leading Croatian independent documentary production. In the fifteen years of its existence it produced more than 60 documentaries, shown at more than seventy festivals. They won numerous international awards and two Vladimir Nazor Awards for Film Art. They also won two Grand Prix Awards, four Best Production Awards and many awards for individual artistic achievements. Thematically, Factum’s films can be divided in several groups: films about Croatia’s recent history; films that have aroused controversies, sharp criticism and public confrontations; films tackling with the stories no one else wanted to tackle with at that time; films that addressed new topics, in Croatia and the entire region. On the other hand, Factum was a pioneer of autobiographical documentaries and made it possible for Croatian documentary films to join the global trend of intimate and personal reexamination of the world we live in by talking about authors themselves. Finally, Factum also developed a third production ‘line’ – documentaries about people living on margins of society. Although such topics have always existed in Croatian documentarist tradition, Factum’s authors spoke about them in the moment of social homogenization, when all kinds of minorities were pushed to the utmost margin. Factum is also the organizer od ZagrebDox International Documentary Film Festival and ZagrebDox Pro Training Programme.

Contact details: Factum - Zagrebdox | Nova Ves 18 | 10000 | Zagreb, Croatia T: +385 1 48 54 821 | F: +385 1 48 54 823 | |

Fun Da Mental - Edi Muzina


Fun Da Mental is a relatively young film production company established in March 2012. Currently, the company has the short film "Il Fuoco" in preproduction, having recieved funding from Rijeka city’s cultural foundation. Alos, the film is part of European Short Pitch 2013 - NISI MASA, European Network of Young Cinema. Further projects, including feature film “Footwork” and short film “Nonni” are in development Contact details: Fun Da Mental | Vjekoslava Klaica 9a | 10000 | Zagreb, Croatia T: +385951997758 |



Kinorama - Ankica Juric Tilic


Kinorama is Zagreb-seated production company specialized in film production, founded in 2003. In last two years, we produced six feature films, several shorts and one TV series. At this moment, we are developing eight new projects and preparing the release of two new titles. Most of the projects we are developing at the time are co-productions: we are often present at the coproduction markets, looking for partners for our projects but also looking for interesting new ones.

Contact details: Kinorama | Stoosova 25 | 10000 | Zagreb, Croatia T: +385.1.231.6787 | F: +385.1.231.6788 | |

media desk croatia - Martina Petrovic


MEDIA Desk Croatia is a promotion and information office for the European Commission’s PROGRAMME MEDIA which offers a wide variety of funding for film and television, from training through development and distribution to markets, events and festivals. MEDIA Desk Croatia is hosted by the Croatian Audiovisual Centre since September 2008. It offers advice and answers enquiries from Croatian film and TV professionals, explaining various funding strands and eligibility criteria, organizing various workshops, info days and lectures.

Contact details: Media Desk Croatia | Kralja Zvonimira 20 | 10 000 | Zagreb - Croatia T: 385 1 46 55 434 | F: +385 1 46 55 442 | |


Czech Film Center - Jana Cernik

czech republic

The Czech Film Center´s (CFC) goal is to promote systematically contemporary Czech cinematography and the Czech film industry, primarily abroad. The CFC's main activities include - Information – providing up-to-date information on the state of Czech cinematography and film industry - Promotion – the coordination of promotional activities at important international festivals and markets and in the framework of festivals in the Czech Republic - Publication–annual catalogues, DVDs, newsletters and other publications - Networking – making and maintaining contacts in the area of the international film industry and the mediation of the necessary contacts to both Czech and foreign film professionals - Consulting of Czech projects in development - Training activities for Czech film professionals Contact details: Czech Film Center | Narodni 28 | 11000 | Prague - Czech Republic T: +420 221105321 / +420 7243299499 | F: +420 221105303 | |

KAPITAL - Lubomir Konecny

czech republic KAPITAL is mainly focused on production of art-house movies. completed films EARLY SPRING, GYEONGJU (dir. In-kyeong Park, 2012) A meditative film about specific results of an ended relationship – in a way a triangle of two women and one man – accompanied by the main character's traumatic experience of losing a father. „The Czech Naomi Kawase,“ in the words of local distributor. Shot in Republic of Korea with Korean actors directed by absolvent of FAMU in the Czech production. 13th Jeonju International Film Festival (film in competition) films in development BLOODY EASTER: Once Upon a Time After the War drama based on true events from post-war Sudetenland, tells the story of A Czech boy, JIRKA, who must choose between his first love and his new best friend – a war orphan who has decided to target the girl’s German family in pursuit of his personal vendetta. NO SEE NO HEAR documentary about veterans of Vietnam war living in the Czech Republic Contact details: Kapital | Skrˇivánská 481/8 | 108 00 | Prague - Czech Republic T: +420 775 077 575 |



Vaclav Kadrnka - Vaclav Kadrnka

czech republic

Vaclav Kadrnka’s company is an independent production with focus on daring and engaging projects with a unique personal vision. Kadrnka established his production operation in 1994 to gain a complete artistic as well as administrative control over his films all the way from the project development to the postproduction phase. He made a number of short award winning films. In 2011 Kadrnka produced his full-length feature debut EIGHTY LETTERS. He directed, produced and financed this internationally acclaimed, award-winning film. Recent projects: ELEGY OF WOOD (2009, documentary) EIGHTY LETTERS (2011, feature full-length film) In development: LITTLE CRUSADER (feature full-length film based on a story by Jaroslav Vrchlický) FOLKLORE (feature full-length film based on Moravian ballads)

Contact details: Vaclav Kadrnka | Hradská VII/479 | 76317 | Lukov - Czech Republic T: +420603273758 | |


KILLIT FILMS - Kirstine Barfod


We are a small independent production company, KILLIT FILMS, established in 2011 by Louise Højgaard Johansen and Kirstine Barfod. The aim is to select projects by heart, with emphasis on substance as well as form, positioning ourselves as both creative collaborators and catalysts. We have not limited our expertise within the development of a particular genre, but rather base our involvement on the belief in a story and the initiators behind each project. In this respect we approach our work with the benefits of autonomy and a strong desire to contribute to, and bolster the field of independent cinema. Both producers have extensive experience in film festival work and various cultural productions. LOUISE HØJGAARD JOHANSEN (b. 1982) Louise is working for the Feature Film Festival CPH PIX, as Event Manager & Programmer since 2010. Louise is also a film producer, and she has recently won the Sound & Vision Award for best film in competition at CPH:DOX, with the documentary GRANDMA LO-FI (IS/DK). In 2011 she, together with Kirstine Barfod, founded the independent production company KILLIT FILMS. KIRSTINE BARFOD (born 1979) Kirstine is part of the international documentary film festival CPH:DOX, where she works as a marketing manager. Kirstine has worked with several productions in various formats, as well as European Film Awards and television series. She also works as a filmproducer and is one of the founders of KILLIT FILMS together with Louise Højgaard Johansen. Contact details: Killit Films | Sturlasgade 14b, 2 th | 2300 | Copenhagen S - Denmark T: +45 6073 4555 | |



Based in Tallinn, Amrion is a production company founded by Riina Sildos in 2003 to produce feature films and documentaries for local and international cinema and TV markets. Riina Sildos is also the Managing Director of Baltic Event, the largest regional film market in the North-Eastern Europe. Contact details: Amrion - Baltic Event | Nurme 45 | 11616 | Tallinn - Estonia T: +372 677 6363 | F: +372 677 6363 | |



Finagora - Leena Pasanen


Leena Pasanen started her carrier as a journalist in 1988 at the Finnish News Agency, first as a reporter and later on as a political commentator in the Parliament house. In 1993 she joined YLE, Finnish Broadcasting Company, where she worked as a reporter, political commentator, subeditor and TV presenter for the current affairs magazine programme on YLE TV1. After that she was the head of documentaries for YLE TV1 years 1999-2000. When YLE launched new digital channels, she was chosen as the Head of Programmes responsible for cultural, factual and fiction programmes in YLE Teema, a channel focused on culture, science and education. She stayed with the channel until November 2005 when she started her work as the director of EDN, European Documentary Network in Copenhagen. In November 2008 she returned to YLE in Finland as Coordinator of Programmes at YLE Fact and Culture and was leading a two-year pilot project on 360 degree commissioning. In 2011 she was appointed as Coordinator and Senior Advisor at YLE Media and Customer Relations. She is currently the director of Finnagora, the culture and science institute of Finland in Budapest, Hungary. She has been a regular expert, tutor and lecturer for several training programmes, for example EDN, Discovery Campus, EURODOC and Television Business School. She is a EURODOC graduate year 1999 and a member of the international advisory committee of Hot Docs. She has also been a member of the board of IDFA Forum, INPUT and the Bonnier’s Journalistic Award in Finland and served as a jury member for several international festivals, among others Sundance and IDFA.

Contact details: Finagora | Kelenhegyi Ăşt 16/A | H-1118 | Budapest - Hungary T: +36 1 478 1010 | |


Arizona Productions - Guillaume De Seille - Natalia Tychinskaia


Paris-based Arizona Productions was created by Guillaume de Seille and Rémi Roy to produce art-house feature films mainly directed by emerging talents; Bénédicte Thomas is handling domestic theatrical distribution for most of the films and a couple of acquisitions every year and Natalia Tychinskaia is in charge of development.

Contact details: Arizona Productions | 5, bd Barbès | 75018 | Paris - France T: +33954525572 | |

ARTE France - Christine Reisen


ARTE France is the French part of the European Cultural Channel ARTE. The Specialist Factual Department is commissioning and buying Science (52’), Natural History (43’, mostly series), Ancient History (52’ or 90’), Feature length Primetime films (crowd-pleasing, 90’), Environment (investigative, 90’), Travel/Knowledge/Host (long-term series 26’), Food (series, 26’) and (acquisition only :) Human stories reflecting live in “faraway places” / communities (52’). I am personally dealing with pre-purchases and coproduction internationally. With a focus on Science, Nature, Environment and Ancient History. Contact details: ARTE France | 8, rue Marceau | F 92785 | Issy-les-Moulineaux - France T: 00 33 1 55 00 72 42 | |;



Ici et Là Productions - Christophe Bruncher


Ici et Là Productions is a new production company created in France in 2012. It aims to develop, finance, produce or coproduce original and eclectic feature films.

Contact details: Ici et Là Productions | 112 Bd Rochechouart | 75018 | Paris, France T: +33 6 76 70 22 65 |



Wild Bunch is an independent Paris-based European film distribution and production services company that manages a library of more than 1.150 films. A major player in international sales, Wild Bunch developed a pan-European distribution network and is direct distributor to all media in France (Wild Bunch Distribution and Wild Side), in Italy (BIM Distribuzione), in Germany (Wild Bunch Germany/Central Film Verleih), in Benelux (Wild Bunch Benelux) and in Spain (Vertigo). Film distribution lying at the heart of its activities, Wild Bunch has positioned itself in the revolutionary market of electronic distribution of films over new media distribution platforms via its French VOD/SVOD platform, Filmo TV. Contact details: Wild Bunch Distribution | 99 Rue De La Verrerie | 75001 ! Paris - France T: +33 1 53 10 42 67 | F: +33 1 53 10 42 69 | |

Georgian National Film Center - Tamara Tatishvili


The Georgian National Film Center (GNFC) sets state policy in the film sector. GNFC is a legal entity of public law under the Ministry of Culture and Monument Protection tasked with provision of public support for production, promotion and distribution of Georgian films. It also operates as Georgian film commission assisting international producers in exploring Georgia as a film friendly country. Contact details: Georgian National Film Center | Z/Gamsakhurdia Sanapiro str. | 0105 Tbilisi - Georgia T: +995 32 2 999 200 | F: +995 32 2 999 102 | |


Bernhard Pfletschinger Filmproduktion - Bernhard Pfletschinger


Documentaries, European History Items

Contact details: Bernhard Pfletschinger Filmproduktion | Gerottener Weg 16 | D - 51503 | RĂśsrath - Germany T: #49.2205.910608 / #49.178.1858506 | F: #49.2205.86036 |

Beta Cinema - Tassilo Hallbauer


Beta Cinema has established itself as a "boutique-operation" for independent feature films with strong theatrical potential. Beta Cinema's philosophy is to keep its selective acquisition policy of 10 to 12 titles per year in order to fully develop the theatrical potential of each title according to its individual character.

Contact details: Beta Cinema | GrĂźnwalder Weg 28d | 82041 | Oberhaching - Germany T: +49 89 673469 875 | F: +49 89 673469 888 ! |

Chromosom Filmproduktion - Alexander Wadouh


Chromosom Filmproduktion was founded in 2006 by the producer Alexander Wadouh and is based in Berlin. The aim is to develop and to produce national and international cinema features and documentaries with a political position and zeitgeist. The goal is to create a value that goes beyond the story and touches the audience on a deeper level. Giving a story or project the time it needs to carve out its potential is a feature we keep up high. Quality, not quantity. Contact details: Chromosom Filmproduktion | Chodowieckistr. 11 | 10405 | Berlin - Germany T: +49 30 8937 8081 | |



Claudiatomassini + associates - Claudia Tomassini


We are a PR agency with offices in Berlin and New York specializing in international film publicity, marketing campaigns and events at the major film festivals and beyond. Thanks to our excellent contacts with the media and local film industries we also offer full service production publicity and tailor-made domestic publicity campaigns in Germany and Italy. Contact details: Claudiatomassini + associates | SaarbrĂźcker Str. 24 | 10405 | Berlin - Germany T: +49 30 44340606 | |

connecting cottbus - Bernd Buder


Connecting Cottbus is an East -West co-production market which paves the way for ideas to be realized. Around 13 fiction feature film projects from Eastern Europe or with a subject connected to Eastern Europe are presented to a professional audience of experienced producers, buyers and financiers. Topical insights into the production landscape of East and Central European countries are offered in discussions and case studies. Over time, not only exiting co-productions but also a lively network has been created between Eastern and Western Europe. Contact details: Connecting Cottbus | c/o pool production GmbH; Friedrich-Ebert-Str. 18 | 03044 | Cottbus - Germany T: 00 49 30 432 07779 | F: 00 49 355 431 2450 ! |

DETAiLFILM - Henning Kamm


DETAiLFILM tells original, moving stories for an international cinema audience - in fiction and documentary. From all over the world, for everyone to enjoy. Stories that reach people, win over audiences and convince juries. Our films have been shown at more than 250 festivals (Berlinale, Sundance, Karlovy Vary, IDFA, Hampton‘s International Film Festival...) and were awarded over 50 awards like the Crystal Globe in Karlovy Vary, The Black Pearl Award at MEIFF Abu Dhabi and the German female Oscar, the LOLA. Contact details: Detailfilm | Neuer Pferdemarkt 23 | D-20359 | Hamburg - Germany T: +49 40 60 94 09 44 | F: +49 40 60 94 09 46 | |


DFFF – German Federal Film Fund at FFA - Cornelia Hammelmann


The German Federal Film Fund (DFFF) is a film-funding project, established in 2007 on the initiative of the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media (BKM) with an annual budget of 60 million Euros. The DFFF aims at improving the frame conditions for the film industry, at preserving as well as enhancing the international competitiveness of film industry related companies, and at providing sustainable impulses for the film production location Germany as well as achieving other economic effects. All film producers with a business location or place of residence in Germany can apply for funding if they provide an equity ratio of at least 5 percent of the total production costs. Funding will be granted if the German production costs amount to at least 25 percent of the total production costs. Up to 20 percent of the approved production costs spent in Germany can be funded. For international co-productions, the applicant must provide an equity ratio of at least 20 percent of the production costs.The fund’s duration is limited to three-year periods and has now been prolonged for a second time, for 2013 with an increased budget of 70 million Euros.

Contact details: DFFF – German Federal Film Fund at FFA | Große Präsidentenstr. 9 | 10178 | Berlin - Germany T: +49-30-275 77 522 | F: +49-30-275 77 555 ! |

Film Fernseh Fonds Bayern - Klaus Schaefer


FFF Bayern is the first adress for film funding in Bavaria. With an annual budget of about 28 millions Euros, FFF Bayern paves the way for a creative and prospering landscape. In addition to its funding acitivities, FFF Bayern provides extensive consulting and information functions for the film and television branches. The Film Commission Bayern supports local and foreign production companies before and while shooting. Contact details: Film Fernseh Fonds Bayern | Sonnenstr. 21 | 80331 | München - Germany T: 0049-89-54 46 02 14 | F: 0049-89-54 46 02 22 | |



Film Plus - Nikolaj Nikitin

germany Filmplus is a Non-profit company concentrating on cultural and educational events. Since 12 years we organize worldwide the only filmfestival dedicated to the art of editing. Besides that we did EUROPE IN SHORTS, a short film exhibition on the internet. Nikolaj Nikitin, the CEO of the company, works over a decade as a freelance festival curator – among others as the Berlinale’s delegate for Central and Eastern European countries and teaches film at different universities and production courses. Contact details: Film Plus | Breite Str. 118-120 | 50667 | Cologne - Germany T: +49 221 2858706 | F: +49 221 2858704 | |

Film und Medienstiftung NRW - Sven Ilgner


Film- und Medienstiftung NRW GmbH, Düsseldorf, NRW, Germany: Funding & support in production, development, distribution, new media & events.

Contact details: Film und Medienstiftung NRW | Kaistrasse 14 | 40221 | Düsseldorf - Germany T: 0049211930500 | F: 0049211930505 | |

FILMALLEE - David Lindner Leporda


FILMALLEE specialises in producing sophisticated narrative and documentary films. In doing so, a number of projects that won over 75 awards in the past three years were shot inland and abroad and produced within the framework of international co-productions. The German-Romanian co-production RENOVATION premiered at the Berlinale Shorts Competition 2009 and was subsequently nominated for the short film award of the Romanian as well as the European Film Academy. The coproduction DERBY likewise saw its opening night within the Berlinale Shorts Competition program of 2010 as well as SILENT RIVER that was nominated for the Golden Bear 2011. Both films were also nominated for the European Film Award 2011 and SILENT RIVER won the Romanian Film Award in two categories this year. Contact details: Filmallee | Bavariafilmplatz 7 | 82031 | Grünwald - Germany T: +49 89 64 98 11 16 | F: +49 89 64 98 13 16 |


Filmfรถrderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein - Malika Rabahallah


As the film funding institution of the German federal states of Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein, FFHSH provides subsidies for low- and high-budget feature films as well as for TV productions of exceptional quality. It offers assistance in all stages of the production and the exploitation of films, i.e. screenplays, production, distribution, world sales, and festival presentation. Two committees decide on the allocation of the means of 8.3 million euros p.a., which are given as conditionally repayable loans. Funding criteria include a high quality of content and an extensive reference to Hamburg or Schleswig-Holstein. Furthermore, FFHSH is an important contact point for producers, scriptwriters, directors, distributors and exhibitors. The Film Commission of FFHSH provides comprehensive advice, know-how and qualified services to German and international producers and filmmakers who intend to shoot in Northern Germany. Established links with the relevant local authorities and experts help to ensure a smooth filming experience in Schleswig-Holstein, the most northern state bordering on Denmark, and in Hamburg, the second-largest city in Germany. FFHSH keeps track of the latest developments in film and television; it assesses facts and intervenes where necessary. Various events and seminars on industry-related topics are part of the services offered, as are guidance and direct support for producers and filmmakers.

Contact details: Filmfรถrderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein |

Flying Moon Filmproduktion - Roshanak Behesht Nedjad


Flying Moon is based in Berlin/Germany and focuses on International co-productions, both feature films and feature length documentaries. Among the titles are HAVANNA MI AMOR (Golden Lola for Best German Documentary), THE MARKET (Best Turkish Film Antalya Film Festival), FOOTBALL UNDER COVER (Prix Europe Iris) and recently SHELL (Best Film Torino Film Festival). Contact details: Flying Moon Filmproduktion | Seestrasse 96 | 13353 | Berlin - Germany T: +49 30 322 97 18 0 | F: +49 30 322 97 18 11 | |



GERMAN FILMS - Simone Baumann


German Films Service + Marketing GmbH is the national information and advisory center for the promotion of German films worldwide. It was established in 1954 under the name Export-Union of German Cinema as the umbrella association for the Association of German Feature Film Producers, the Association of New German Feature Film Producers and the Association of German Film Exporters. German Films' range of activities includes: close cooperation with major international film festivals; organization of umbrella stands for German sales companies and producers at international television and film markets; staging of Festivals of German Films worldwide; staging of the German Premieres industry screenings; providing advice and information for representatives of the international press and buyers from the fields of cinema, video, and television; providing advice and information for German filmmakers and press on international festivals. Contact details: German Films | Altenburger Str. 9 | 04275 | Leipzig - Germany T: +49 341 35004536 ! |

Hager Moss Film - Carmen Stozek


Hager Moss Film is a well-established independent motion picture production company. We produced 11 cine films to date. Just to name a few, Father’s Day was one of Germany's most successful films of 1996, with its remake rights sold to New Line Cinema. Guys and Balls was sold to 18 foreign countries and had an US release. Our 1st co-production was the cine documentary To the Limit in 2007, which was released in 8 countries, incl. Australia and the US. It was nominated for the European and the German Film Award and won the Bavarian Film Award. Hager Moss produced 39 TV films since 1999, many of which were shot abroad, e.g. in Austria, Ireland, Norway and France. Among these is the event film Crashpoint: Berlin which has been exploited in more than 46 countries. In 2013, we will be shooting another TV event in Spain. Hager Moss is known for high-quality entertainment and received various prizes and nominations. Our recent film The last fine day received national and international acclaim, having won prestigious awards such as the Golden Nymph, the Prix Italia and the Premios Ondas. The realization of international co-productions for cinema and TV has become increasingly important to us. We are looking forward to creative exchanges with potential co-producers at the Berlinale 2013 to generate mutual inspiration.

Contact details: Hager Moss Film | Rambergstrasse 5 | 80805 | Munich - Germany T: +4989206080-46 | F: +4989206080-10 | |


Hauptfilm Produktion - Christine Haupt


Hauptfilm Produktion is an independent film production company based in Leipzig and Berlin. Producer Christine Haupt founded the company in 2008. Hauptfilm Produktion produces mainly feature films as well as for the national and international market. We are also working in the field of animation/crossmedia film, one is currently produced in Stereo 3D. Besides several film projects for feature and documentary films are in development. Contact details: Hauptfilm Produktion | Kurt-Eisner-Str. 7 | 04275 | Leipzig - Germany T: +49 (0)341 225 3991 | |

Kick Film - Joerg Bundschuh


Kick Film is an independent production company for high quality theatrical and television films. It was created in 1981 and is located in Munich/ Germany. Kick Film’s general manager is producer Jörg Bundschuh. The company has produced more than 200 films. Many of them have received national and international awards.

Contact details: Kick Film | Mannhardtstr. 6 | 80538 | Muenchen - Germany T: +49 89 747 1030 | F: +49 89 747 10366 | bundschuh@kickfilm.deo |

MDR - Broadcaster - Katja Wildermuth


The editorial office “History and Society” is responsible for historical documentaries, docu-dramas, contemporary feature length documentaries for MDR, ARD and arte – and for international co-productions. Special focus is laid upon the local history and stories from Eastern Europe and Russia.

Contact details: MDR - Broadcaster | Kantstrasse 71-73 | D - 04275 | Leipzig - Germany T: 0049 341 300 7208 | F: 0049 341 300 7281 | |



MDR Television - Silke Heinz


ARD, the nationwide first channel on German television, is run by a network of broadcasting corporations. These same broadcasters also operate the third channel as a network of seven regional licences. The ARD member in charge of broadcasting in the German eastern midlands – the states of Thuringia, Saxony-Anhalt and Saxony – is MDR (Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk). It was in 1992 that MDR went on the air and joined ARD, eventually becoming its fifth largest member. MDR has its headquarters in Leipzig and maintains regional broadcasting houses in the state capitals in its transmission area. As well as regional information and entertainment, MDR broadcasts educational programmes, science and arts progammes, documentaries, feature films, serialized drama, game shows and talk shows. MDR’s Department of News, Current Affairs and History presents a variety of issues in the form of documentaries and features. Contact details: MDR Television | Kantstrasse 71-733 | 04275 | Leipzig - Germany T: +49 341-300 4554 | F: +49 341-300 8444 | |

MEDIA Antenne Berlin - Susanne Schmitt


Susanne Schmitt studied film sciences and German studies at FU Berlin. Within her professional carrier as dramaturge, script consultant and creative producer she also gave seminars on script development and dramaturgy in Berlin. In 2003 she started to work for the MEDIA programme since and became coordinator of the MEDIA Antenna Berlin-Brandenburg in 2005. MEDIA Antenna Berlin-Brandenburg The MEDIA Antenna Berlin-Brandenburg is one of the four German information offices of the MEDIA Programme, a six years programme of the European Union to strengthen the competitiveness of the European Media industry as well as to increase international circulation of European audiovisual product. As a contact point for media professionals mainly based in Berlin-Brandenburg and Central Germany, we advise on funding possibilities as well as assistance with funding applications. In collaboration with international partners our office also offers networking events to support international cooperation amongst media professionals. Contact details: MEDIA Antenne Berlin-Brandenburg | August-Bebel-Strase 26-53| 14482 | Potsdam - Germany T: +49-331-743 87 50| F:+49-331-743 87 59 |


MEDIA Antenna NRW - Heike Meyer-Döring


The MEDIA Antenna NRW is one of four information offices in Germany, promoting and advising about the European Union’s MEDIA Programme (2007-2013). The Antenna was set up by the Film- und Medienstiftung North Rhine-Westphalia in 1992. With a budget of 755 million €, MEDIA supports professional training programmes, project development, as well as the distribution and promotion of European audiovisual works.

Contact details: MEDIA Antenna NRW | c/o Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, Kaistraße 14 | 40221| Düsseldorf - Germany T: 00-49-211-90305014 | F: 00-49-211-9030505 | |

MEDIA Antenne München - Ingeborg Degener


The MEDIA Antenna Munich is one of four information points of the MEDIA Programme of the European Union in Germany. The current MEDIA Programme has a budget of 755 million Euros to support the European audio-visual industry over a seven-year period from 2007 until the end of 2013. There are MEDIA Desks and Antennae in each of the 32 countries currently participating in the MEDIA Programme: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Great Britain, Hungary, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. A 100% subsidiary of the Bavarian regional film fund FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, the MEDIA Antenna Munich is jointly financed by the MEDIA Programme of the European Union and the Free State of Bavaria. The MEDIA Antenna Munich provides information about the MEDIA Programme to film professionals in the southern regions of Germany through regular “MEDIA information days” and individual consultations. Website of the German MEDIA Desk and Antennae: Website of the MEDIA Programme in Brussels with a complete list of MEDIA Desks and Antennae: Contact details: MEDIA Antenne München | Sonnenstrasse 21 | D-80331| München - Germany T: +498954460330 | F: +498954460340 | |



MEDIA Desk Germany - Britta Erich


MEDIA Desk and Antennae are the information offices of the EU’s MEDIA programme. We consult with producers and other audiovisual industry professionals about the funding schemes, help with the application and promote the programme in general. Moreover, we organize industry events like coproduction meetings and such, and generally aim to bring Europe’s audiovisual industry together. Between all of the European Desks and Antennae we have a very efficient network that’s been put to good use regularly by the industry. Contact details: MEDIA Desk Germany | Friedensallee 14-16 | 22765 | Hamburg - Germany T: + 49 40 390 65 85 | |

Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg - Brigitta Manthey


The Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg (MBB) is the central institution for film funding and media-related issues in Berlin and Brandenburg. MEDIENBOARD is publicly funded and supports films and film-related projects in the categories of script development, project development, package promotion, production, distribution and sales, and other activities. The film fund is increased through co-operative partnerships with major German broadcasters. Additionally MEDIENBOARD offers special programs for development funding geared to projects in co-production with Poland, Russia and Turkey. Contact details: Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg | August-Bebel-Str. 26-53 | 14482 | Potsdam - Germany T: +49 331 743 87 22 | F: +49 331 743 87 99 | |

missingFILMs - Christos Acrivulis


"Missing Films" was founded in 2007 with the aim to circulate films which find no theatrical distribution, despite their artistic value. The company works with Arthouse theaters in the German-speaking territories. In 2009, the film "Was Am Ende zählt" (Nothing else matters) by Julia von Heinz won the Deutsche Film Preis LOLA as the best film of the year. Among the films distributed are to be reported brave and independent productions as "Le Chien" by Christian Monnier, “Swansong” by Connor McDermottroe and the cult-movie “Dicke Mädchen” (Girls Heavy) by Axel Ranisch. Contact details: Missing Films | Proskauer Str. 34 | 10247 | Berlin - Germany T: ++49-30-42087705 | F: ++49-30-322-22434511 | |


Mitteldeutsche Medienfoerderung - Manfred Schmidt


The MITTELDEUTSCHE MEDIENFĂ–RDERUNG (MDM) supports the development, promotion and strengthening of film culture, television culture and media culture industries in the federal states of Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringia. All phases of the project may be supported, starting with preparation through production to distribution and presentation of all film, television, video and other audio-visual media productions which are economically promising. MDM can support international co-productions that have the potential to attract audiences in the co-producing countries and beyond. A producer from the Mitteldeutschland region, in exceptional cases from other German regions, attached to the project as well as a Mitteldeutschland spend in the realisation of the project are required. Contact details: Mitteldeutsche Medienfoerderung | Hainstrasse 17-19 | 04109 | Leipzig - Germany T: +49 341 26987 21 | F: +49 341 269874 | |

Networking & Consultancy - Gabriele Brunnenmeyer


Since 2005 Gabriele Brunnenmeyer is working as a free-lanced project and script consultant for the Kuratorium Junger Deutscher Film, a funding body for first and second films by German young talents, as project and script advisor. Furthermore she is working as consultant and trainer for script development, packaging and project presentation for Talent Campus Berlin and Sarajevo, Meeting on the Bridge, Nipkow Program and others. Currently she is also acting as project coordinator for the BLS SĂźdtirol- Alto Adige co production meeting Incontri. Contact details: Networking & Consultancy | Landhausstrasse 37 | 10717 | Berlin - Germany T: +49 171 2038687 | |

Peaceful Fish - Marika Kozlovska


Peacefulfish is a media consulting company specializing in content financing, and in particular in developing innovative financial instruments for audiovisual projects. peacefulfish is working for independent producers around the world, but also for public institutions, to support regional development through tailor-made financing tools or financial incentives.

Contact details: Peaceful Fish | Derfflingerstr. 18 | 10785 | Berlin - Germany T: +49 (0)30 488 2885 69 | F: +49 (0)30 690 88 363 |



Philipp Hoffmann VOD-Consulting - Philipp Hoffmann


Philipp Hoffmann consults production companies in the field of international sales as well as project and corporate marketing. In the new world of Video on Demand we develop strategies for companies and institutions wanting to venture into this new business.

Contact details: Philipp Hoffmann VOD-Consulting | Weyertal 15 | 50937 | Cologne - Germany T: +49 170 895 6244 | |

Preview Production/Preview Enterprises - Joachim Schroeder


Previews associates Joachim Schroeder, Tobias Streck, Claudio Schmid, Henriette Schroeder and Juergen Kinateder are highly creative hands-on producers who have established for their companies a name by inventing and developing films and formats with an edge, a.o. “DIE LUDOLFS” (DMAX/Discovery Network) / 99x 52’ television as well as a 90 minute feature for cinema. +++ “ENTWEDER BRODER – DIE DEUTSCHLAND / EUROPASAFARI” (Coproduction ARD and Preview) / 29x 30’ television +++ “AUGE IN AUGE – EINE DEUTSCHE FILMGESCHICHTE” (cinema+ARD, Arte) / 102’ +++ “DIE ZEIT DER STILLE” – TV Movie (France 2 & MDR) based on the life of Jorge Semprun / 90’, (Coproduction Flach Film Paris and Preview). ìMomentarily we are in the last financing phase for our feature film (cinema) “KILL ME TODAY, TOMORROW I’M SICK!” (a coproduction Preview with EPO Film Vienna). A comedy playing mainly in Kosovo where Europeans from multi-national organisations like OSCE implement Democracy – at least that is what their official agenda says. FFF script funding and MEDIA Development funds.

Contact details: Preview Production/Preview Enterprises | Herzog-Rudolf-Str. 1 | 80539 | Munich - Germany T: +49-89-52 03 67 68 / 049-171-3674305 | F: +49-89-52 03 67 71 |


Public Film Fund Baden-Wuerttemberg - Gabriele Roethemeyer


Regional film fund open for co-productions, budget € 16 Mio. p.y.

Contact details: Public Film Fund Baden-Wuerttemberg | Breitscheidstr. 4 | 70174 | Stuttgart - Germany T: 0049-711-90715400 | F: 0049-711-90715450 | |

RBB/ARTE - Sören Schumann


ARTE is a European public-service cultural television channel. Its originality lays in the fact that it targets audiences from different cultural backgrounds, in particular French and German. It is composed of three entities: the headquarters in Strasbourg and two Members responsible for programme production and delivery, which are ARTE France in Paris and ARTE Deutschland TV GmbH in Baden-Baden. The different programmes invite you to discover other people, regions and ways of life, to experience culture in Europe and to better understand political and social developments in today’s world.

Contact details: RBB/ARTE | Marlene-Dietrich-Allee 20 | 14482 | Potsdam - Germany T: +49 331 97993 20100 | F: +49 331 97993 20109 | |



RISE AND SHINE World Sales - Diana Karklin


Rise And Shine World Sales markets and sells outstanding documentary films to broadcasters and other distribution channels around the world. We operate on a boutique size level, currently taking a maximum of fifteen handpicked films per year. Often, these documentaries are debut films by talented directors and usually feature topics that can target clearly identifiable audiences. Each film we select is special to us. We care for each title and do everything to see it “rise and shine”. We love to be moved, and we are interested in films that dare to be different. Strong storylines with a clear handwriting and purpose. Discoveries from all over the world. Universal topics seen from a personal or local perspective. Youth and pop culture. Political issues. Films that cross the traditional boundaries between documentary and fiction or animation. Serial productions in the field of popular science. Contact details: Rise and Shine World Sales | Schlesische Str. 29/30 | 10997 | Berlin - Germany T: +49 30 4737 2980 | F: +49 30 4737 298 20 | |

Screen International - Martin Blaney


After completing a PhD on the relationship between German cinema and television, Martin Blaney moved to live in Germany in 1988. Since then, he has worked for, among others, the Berlinale, Filmfest München, and various initiatives of the European Union’s MEDIA Programme. In 1990, he became the correspondent for Germany, Austria and Switzerland at the British trade magazine Screen International and has also been a regular contributor to such publications as German Films Quarterly and Blickpunkt Film. In 2000, he left Screen International to become Head of Press & PR for the Berlin production company Road Movies, but returned to Screen in 2001.

Contact details: Screen International | Krumme Str. 31 | 10627 | Berlin - Germany T: +49 30 318 063 91 |


Thali Media - Marieke Schroeder


Thali Media specialises in documentaries for screen and television. Current productions include Country Roads, Women in War, The Agees and Charles. Previous work Stage light – Stage fright. Bella Figura – do singers have to be fat? Collaboration includes “Breath of the Gods – a journey to the origin of modern Yoga”

Contact details: Thali Media | Arcisstr 68 | 80801 | Munich - Germany T: +491728328487 | |

thevissenfilm - Juliane Thevissen


Thevissenfilm was founded by Juliane Thevissen in 2009 / Cologne, Germany. The company focuses on young German cinema, primetime tv.movies, documentaries and international coproduction. Together with authors and directors, as well as with long-term business partners and highly creative crews from the region, the company produces films of various genres and formats. In September 2009 the feature film, TENDER PARASITES (ZARTE PARASITEN), had its world premiere at the International Film Festival of Venice 2009. TENDER PARASITES (2009 feature film) ROCKABILLY RUHRPOTT (2010 rockumentary) LOVED CHILD (2011 tv-movie, prime time) HOME IN THE ICE (2012 documentation). / /

Contact details: Thevissenfilm | Brabanterstr. 53 | 50672 | Köln - Germany T: +49 221 78879911 | F: +49 221 7887991 | |



unafilm - Titus Kreyenberg


Unafilm produces feature films. Straight forward and artistically challenging. Fiction and documentary. National and international. unafilm is based both in Cologne and Berlin. Contact details: Unafilm | Alteburger Str. 2 | 50678 | Cologne - Germany T: +49 221 3480280 | F: +49 221 3480281 | |

WDR - Sabine Rollberg

germany Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR, West German Broadcasting) is a German public-broadcasting institution based in the Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia with its main office in Cologne.

Contact details: WDR | Appellhofplatz 1 | 50600 | Cologne - Germany T: +49 221 220-4593 | F: +49 221 220-2309 |

Zdf - Lucas Schmidt

germany ZDF DAS KLEINE FERNSEHSPIEL offers authors, directors, editors, actors and producers a chance to make their first films. Every year we commission 20 new productions covering fiction, documentaries, essays, experimental pieces and hybrid forms and crossmedia. Many of these films have a limited theatrical release before airing on ZDF. Most are also shown at international film festivals. Our department is also running a small development lab called “quantum� creatin pilot programmes for new TV formats and crossmedia Contact details: ZDF |


ZDF/ARTE - Sabine Bubeck-Paaz


ARTE is a European public-service cultural television channel. Its originality lays in the fact that it targets audiences with different cultural backgrounds, in particular French and German. It is composed of three entities: the headquarters in Strasbourg and two Members responsible for programme production and delivery, which are ARTE France in Paris and ARTE Deutschland TV GmbH in Baden-Baden (ARD and ZDF). ARTE’s broadcasting experience over the past 20 years has shown that its name stands not only for innovative television, but also for the fundamental values set out in its mission statement. Top-quality, topical evening schedules, documentaries, feature films, TV films, music, theatre, informative programmes and much more can be seen on ARTE, with the exceptions of talk shows and sports programmes. The different programmes invite you to discover other people, regions and ways of life, to experience culture in Europe and to better understand political and social developments in today’s world.

Contact details: ZDF/ARTE | ZDF Straße 1 | 55127 | Mainz - Germany T: +49-6131-7012479 | F: +49-6131-7013411 | |

Zeitsprung Pictures - Till Derenbach


Zeitsprung Pictures produces high quality TV contest over 20 years, specialized in TV event movies and mini series, but as well to all TV formats. Zeitsprung is one of the independent and high quality standards producing companies in Germany.

Contact details: Zeitsprung Pictures | Alter Militarring 8A | 50933 | Koln - Germany T: 0049 221 94980210 | F: 0049 221 9498026 | |



Mediterranean film institute - Giovanni Robbiano


Based in 2000 one of the longest running and most successful training program in Europe, sponsored by the media program of the UUEE.

Contact details: Mediterranean film institute | Via Argonauti 18/2 | 16147 | Genova - Italy T: +39 0104041667 | F: +39 0104041667 |; |

HBO - Hanka Kastelicovรก

hungary HBO Europe currently provides basic and premium channels to fifteen countries. HBO Europe offers five high quality movie channels (HBO, HBO2, HBO Comedy, Cinemax and Cinemax2); subscribers can also choose high definition. HBO Europe also offers the latest on demand services with HBO On Demand, the subscription video-on-demand service, and HBO GO, the broadband subscription service that gives the subscriber unparalleled flexibility and program choice. HBO Europe commissions and co-produces documentary programming; it also acquires up to twenty-five documentary films from independent producers every year, focusing on feature length productions, which should have a strong connection with the countries where we broadcast, but can be made by film makers from outside our region. The HBO documentary, by definition, gives strong insight into its subject, creates debate, shows a different perspective, and is daring, creative and innovative. HBO continually seeks out character driven stories with a strong narratives and high production values.

Contact details: HBO | Riado u.5 | 1026 | Budapest - Hungary T: +36 1 372 3765 | F: +36 1 209 7607 | |


Hungarian National Film Fund - รgnes Havas - Balรกzs Zachar


The Hungarian Film Fund has started its application process a year ago, at the end of 2011. The majority of the funding is used to enable the script development, project development and production of new Hungarian feature films, full-length documentaries and animated films. Selected co-productions with major or minor Hungarian participation are also supported. For the Film Fund, key priority is the strength and cultural diversity of the stories depicted in the submitted scripts. Production grant is only given if the total financing for the project is secured. In its first year more than 60 projects won script development support and 12 projects received production grant. Four films finished shooting in 2012 from which three are first features.

Contact details: Hungarian National Film Fund | 68 Vรกrosligeti fasor | 1068 | Budapest - Hungary T: +36 1 461 1320 | F: +36 1 461 1332 | |



Inforg-M&M - Mónika Mécs - András Muhi


Inforg-M&M Film is a Budapest-based independent film production company. Established in 2010 by producer András Muhi and Mónika Mécs – leaders of the INFORG STUDIO and M&M Film. The company’s aim is to provide space for art movies and commercial feature films, also gives and opportunity for documentaries, short films, animations and any kind of extreme genres, and it’s also open for any kind of international production services. Inforg Studio was founded in 1999 by producer Andras Muhi. During the past ten years the company produced 17 feature films, such as the the so called „hungarian new vawe’s” brightest directors movies (MILKY WAY, WOMB, and in 2011 the Berlinale winner JUST THE WIND). Also produced 80 shorts (such as BEFORE DAWN, and WITH A LITTLE PATIENCE) and 70 documentaries, most of them won prizes at national and international festivals. M&M Film was founded by the producer Mónika Mécs, the company’s first big hit was KONYEC, in 2007 (directed by Gábor Rohonyi) since then the M&M Film took part in many succesfull hungarian genre movie such as PANIC (directed by Attila Till) and CHAMELEON (directed by Krisztina Goda). M&M Film made serious art movies like the internationally acclaimed short-film, BEAST (directed by Attila Till), and in 2010 Szabolcs Hajdu’s BIBLIOTHÉQUE PASCAL. Mónika and András has been working together on many projects for more than 5 years and in 2010 they’ve finally founded their common company: Inforg – M&M Film Ltd. At the moment they have several projects in development, including Ildikó Enyedi’s ON BODY AND SOUL, a documentary feature about Péter Nádas titled as PARALLELS, and Can Togay’s MUTABOR. Contact details: Inforg-M&M | Kinizsi u. 11 | H-1092 | Budapest - Hungary T: +36 30 949 3507 | |


Laokoon Film - Judit Stalter


Laokoon Film is a production company founded by Gabor Sipos and Gabor Rajna. It focuses on content development and production auteur feature films, short films and creative documentaries. Laokoon Film also contains a service production company with 10 years experience servicing international feature films and commercials. Laokoon has completed 3 feature films, co-produced as 6 international films, more then 10 short films and 5 international creative documentaries. There are 3 producers of Laokoon. Gabor Sipos (member of ACE) and Judit Stalter (member of MegaPlus) do project development, co-production markets and trainings. Gabor Rajna is the executive producer on all projects, and MD of the company. All 3 are members of the European Film Academy. There are 2 directors who work constantly with Laokoon. Arpad Bogdan (Happy New Life, Berlinale –Panorama Awarded, Attila Till (Beast – in Quinsaine des Realisateurs in 2011 and nominated for EFA Short Film Award in 2012. Contact details: Laokoon Film | Balzac utca 37 | 1136 | Budapest - Hungary T: +3613540491 | F: +3613540492 | |

Adagio Film - Pietro Reggiani


Company created by independent producer-filmmaker Pietro Reggiani ("The book junkie", 1997, "My brother's summer", 2007), Adagio works on high-concept, low-budget, audience-friendly feature films - not necessarily shot in Italian. Having a high-concept, surreal comedy now in post-production, Adagio is also working on an alternative history project - to be shot in Germany, Poland, Israel and Palestine - open to coproductions. Contact details: Adagio Film | Via Giovanni Da Castelbolognese 30 | 153 | Rome - Italy T: +39-348-3935004 | F: +39-06-5814795 | |



AGHEROSE - Dorino Minigutti


Agherose is a young independent and dynamic production company based in Udine – Italy. The mission Company is to produce Historical Documentaries, culture and current affairs for an International audiance. The last produced movie is Over the line, a documentary on an Italian concentration camp, in co-production with Zavod-Kinoateljie (SLO) and Focus-Media (HR). We are currently producing All Thats Remains, a documentary by Silvia Bazzoli co-produced with Cinedoc (F). Contact details: AGHEROSE s.r.l. | Via Palmanova 73/R | 33100 | Udine - Italy T: +39.0432.1841718 | F: +39.0432.1841920 | |

ALBA Produzioni - Ferdinando Vicentini Orgnani


In the last 8 year ALBA produced several independent documentaries (such as “VIVA Zapatero” in 2005 and “DRAQUILA” in 2010 by Sabina Guzzanti, “ZULU meets JAZZ” by Ferdinando Vicentini Orgnani) and films (such as “La velocità della luce” by Andrea Papini, “ALTROMONDO” by Fabiomassimo Lozzi, “Appartamento ad Atene” by Ruggero di Paola) with a low-medium budget. The last feature film (non in post production), with a higher budget then the previous production, is a film developed with the FVG fund: VINDENTRO, by Ferdinando Vicentini Orgnani. ( Contact details: ALBA Produzioni | Via Degli Olmetti 5/B | 00060 | Formello (Roma) - Italy T: 06-45428920 | F: 06-45428927 | |


antenna media torino - Silvia Sandrone


MEDIA Antenna Torino is part of the EU MEDIA network. Its role is to promote the MEDIA Programme in Italy and to help audiovisual industry professionals understand and apply to the MEDIA Programme’s funding schemes. MEDIA is a support programme of the European Union to strengthen the competitiveness of the European film, TV and new media industries and to increase the international circulation of European audiovisual product. The MEDIA Programme was initiated by the European Union in 1991 and on 1 January 2007 MEDIA 2007 entered into force and will end in 2013. Like its forerunners, MEDIA 2007 focuses on activities before and after production offering support for training, pro­ject development, distribution and promotion. The Programme also puts in place measures to accompany the changes that digitisation is producing in the audiovisual sector at all stages of the production and distribution chain, including in terms of new skills for professionals in the sector. The budget is €755 million over seven years (2007-13). The overall objectives of MEDIA 2007 are to preserve and enhance European cultural diversity and its cinematographic and audiovisual heritage; guar­antee accessibility to this for Europeans and promote intercultural dialogue; to increase the circulation of European audiovisual works inside and outside the European Union; to strengthen the competitiveness of the European audiovisual sector in the framework of an open and competi­tive market. The MEDIA Programme is administered by the MEDIA Unit at the Directorate of Education and Culture of the European Commission. A separate body, the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency, manages operational delivery of the Programme. All around Europe profession­als can ask more information to their National MEDIA offices called MEDIA Desks and Antennas.

Contact details: Antenna Media Torino | Via Cagliari 42 | 10153 | Torino - Italy T: +39 011 539853 | F: +39 011 531490 | |



Aranciafilm - Maura Andreuzzi


Aranciafilm S.r.l. is a Bologna based production company, set up in 2003 by Giorgio Diritti, Simone Bachini and Mario Brenta. It produces feature and documentary films and won, in 2010, the David di Donatello for the Best Production Company, with “The Man Who Will Come”. The debut feature film, written and directed by Giorgio Diritti, “Wind Blows Round” (2005), was shown at more than 60 film festivals worldwide, winning numerous awards. The “Man Who Will Come”, Diritti’s second feature-length film, premiered at the Rome Film Festival in 2009, where it won the Grand Jury Prize, an Audience Award, and a Special Jury Award. The new feature by the director of “The Man Who Will Come” (winner of David di Donatello for Best Film in 2010 - due out in France on January 16, 2013), the Italian/France co-production “There Will Come a Day” is to make its world premiere in the World Dramatic Competition at the next Sundance Film Festival (from January 17 to 27, 2013).

Contact details: Aranciafilm s.r.l. | Via Castiglione 6/2 | 40124 | Bologna - Italy T: +39 366 4778585 - +39 051 6569657 | F: +39 051 5883723 | |

Articolture - Ivan Olgiati

Contact details: Articolture | Viale Silvani 12 | 40122 | Bologna - Italy T: 3347208915 | |



Baby Films - Fabio Segatori


Baby Films was founded by Fabio Segatori and Paola Columba in 2005. In 2008 we produced LEGAMI DI SANGUE (Blood Ties) by Paola Columba. The film won The Flaiano Prize for Best Film and Best Actress, it was in official competition at the Philadelphia Int.l Film Festival, Salerno Int.l Film Festival and at the Los Angeles-Italia where it was screened at the Chinese Theatre, Hollywood. The film was qualified as 'd'essai' by the Italian Ministry of Culture and has been released in Italian theatres since march 27, 2009. In 2011-12 Baby Films produced FOOTBALL GLADIATORS, a documentary by F. Segatori on Historical Football in Florence, shot with 13 cameras. It has been distributed in DVD by CGHV and will be aired worldwide by Al-Jazeera in 2013. In 2012 we produced the action comedy RAGAZZE A MANO ARMATA (Gunny Girls), starring Karin Proia and Nino Frassica. The film was shot in Messina and Corleone and it’s now in postproduction.

Contact details: Baby Films | Via Conca D’oro 300/F | 00141 | Rome - Italy T: +39 06 8864 1173 | F: +39 06 8864 1173 |

Bizef Produzione - Stefania Casini


Bizef is based on the experience and creative vision of the two partners, both long time multimedia professionals, active in institutional and corporate films, brand identity, format creation, ideating and programming thematic television channels and directing documentaries. Giancarlo Soldi is a prize winning director of commercials and corporate films among which: 1st prize Industrial Film Festival New York, 1st prize Chicago Film Festival for his film on the restoration of the Bronzes of Riace, 1st prize Confindustria Corporate Filmmaking for Flou and Kartell. Stefania Casini is an experienced director of documentaries, films and television shows and has until recently also been the managing director of the health based satellite network IESTV. Bizef is a reliable, smart, creative and efficient Italian partner for multimedia, video and film production.Institutional communication.

Contact details: Bizef Produzione | Via S.S Quattro 25 A | 00184 | Rome - Italy T: 3386011911 | |



Business Location Südtirol – Alto Adige - Christiana Wertz


The BLS considers itself a mediator between the Italian- and German-language film and television industries. Not only its geographical location, but also the bilingualism of the residents of South Tyrol helps to build intercultural bridges. To ensure that these bridges are not ends in themselves, but rather bring people, projects and productions together, BLS follows clearly defined goals in 4 mayor areas of competence: - Placing and reinforcing the idea of South Tyrol as a film and television location. - Allocation of grants from the Fund for Audiovisuals of the Autonomous Province of Bolzano, which has 5 million euros for 2013, based on the proven effect on the area generated by financed projects. - Development and reinforcement of the audiovisual industry present in the area. - Assistance to those productions that decide to film audiovisual material in South Tyrol. Contact details: Business Location Südtirol – Alto Adige | Passaggio Duomo 15 | 39100 | Bolzano - Italy T: 0471/066625 | F: 0471/062852 | |

Cineama - Terenzio Cugia


The idea of the Cineama platform pivots on the transformation of the movie spectator from a passive player in the hands of the producing/distribution world (which selects films to be screened not necessarily on a quality basis) into an active player who can help develop movies from the script, co-produce them and select which final products to see through a “screening on demand” process. Cineama is developed as a social network focused on cinema where users are able to: - propose a cinematographic project, find collaborators (crowdsourcing) and investments (crowdfunding). - propose themselves as professionals to a targeted audience - experience the role of the movie producer: starting from the selection of a screenplay to the production to the final distribution of the movie. - experiment new cross-media languages, starting from remix and mashups. - scout and propose movies to watch on screen (screenings on demand). - read and discuss about cinema, with professionals and movie lovers. Contact details: Cineama | Via Monti della Farnesina 73/a | 00194 | Roma - Italy T: 0039 3356114214 | |


Film Commission Torino Piemonte - Daniele Segre


Film Commission Torino Piemonte’s main activity is to support all film and television production companies which choose Piedmont and its area to produce their works, by offering a series of services ranging from screenplay first analysis, to location search, up to granting all the required permits through council and province administration offices throughout the duration of the shooting, up to the preview of the film on the territory or festivals in the case the film is selected. Contact details: Film Commission Torino Piemonte | Via Cagliari 42 | 10153 | Torino - Italy T: 00390112379201 ! F: 0112379299 | |


Filmberg - Mauro Podini

Filmberg was created in 2012 . We are a team of people coming from documentary and marketing world. We are interested in telling great stories to the largest audience possible. Our goal is to bring these stories to the local territory and to create synergies with the most appropriate international co-production partners.

Contact details: Filmberg | Via Dante 20A | 39100 | Bolzano - Italy T: 328 6494498 ! F: 0471 328637 | |

FIP - Camilla Ravina italy

FIP is the regional fund of the Film Commission Torino Piemonte estabilished to invest in feature films (Italian productions or international co-productions) through venture capital.

Contact details: FIP | Via Cagliari 42 | 10153 | Torino - Italy T: 011/2379278 | |



Fvg Film Commission - Federico Poillucci


Fvg film commission provides production services to companies shooting in the region, and handles the fvg film fund (funding body financing shooting in the region up to 150.000 euro.

Contact details: Fvg Film Commission | Piazza Duca Degli Abbruzzi, 3 | 34132 | Trieste - Italy T: +390403720142 | F: +390400641329 | |

Gagarin - Franco Bocca Gelsi


Gagarin SRL is a brand new company settled in Milan by Franco Bocca Gelsi "I like travelling and discovering new people and new ideas, this pushes me in every project to find the correct path to achieve the best result with the right partner". Following this production philosophy Gagarin aims to become a Co-production crossing point for international project which wants to interpret the cultural, technological and economic transformations of nowadays cinema and documentary market, creating operas able to give voice to the emerging authors with a high artistic level of productions. Gagarin gives also importance to the strong connection with its local cultural contest (the “Grande Milano”) trying to came out from the isolation in which the Milano’s cinema and documentary pros are today, pushing them to find new goals into the national and international market. Contact details: Gagarin | Piazza Fontana 1 | 20122 | Milano - Italy T: +393921419687 |


GENOVA-LIGURIA FILM COMMISSION - MAIA WORKSHOPS - Graziella Bildesheim - Fabio Canepa - Alessandra Pastore


Maia Workshops is an advanced training programme for emerging European producers. We work together, with a hands-on participative and creative approach, to provide participants with the fundamental skills they need to steer their projects through development, production and distribution. In our rapidly changing environment the programme is keen to explore new and innovative ways of making and marketing films with low budgets. We look forward into transmedia storytelling and building crossmedia projects for different platforms as much as we work on consolidating our knowledge of the crafts and the skills of classical film production. Maia is promoted by Genova Liguria Film Commission.

Contact details: Genova-Liguria Film Commission - Maia Workshops | Via L.A. Muratori, 9 | 16152 | Genova - Italy T: +390108681459 | |



Global Vision Group Italia - Enrico Ventrice


Global Vision Group (GVG) was founded in 1990 and was established with the intent to focus on the development of creative video productions for domestic and foreign broadcasters in the USA. Since then, GVG has evolved from a news gathering organization into a multi-faceted media company. In recent years the company has diversified its offerings to other areas, mainly dealing with content production. GVG is headquartered in New York with a new company recently opened in Rome, Italy. Contact details: Global Vision Group Italia | Via Calandrelli 6/A | 00153 | Rome - Italy T: + 39.06.96045654 | F: +39.06.45429727 | |

HYPHAE - Nicole Leghissa

italy HYPHAE is a firm founded in Trieste, Italy, in 2011 by Nicole Leghissa and Paolo Atzori with the goal of realizing projects of visual communication through a multi-disciplinary perspective, creating cooperation and exchange among different professionals - like writers, journalists, architects, programmers designers and film-makers. Hyphae are long and thin cellules of fungi, permitting communication between the roots of very far trees, creating a Wood Wide Web. Similar to hyphae, diverse means of visual communication can connect faraway worlds, different people, distant knowledge, creating an infinite digital net of exchange, communication and support. Contact details: HYPHAE | Via del Lazzaretto Vecchio 7 | 34123 | Trieste - Italy T: +39-329-3020482 | |

iG cooperative - Ivan Bormann


iG is a cooperative, founded by young creatives, operating in cross medial production, from graphics, to web design and in the last year is increasing its attention to video production.

Contact details: iG cooperative | Via del Ponzianino 14/a | 34137 | Trieste - Italy T: 3923500677 | F: 040.3407185 | |


Ikiru Film - Luca Forte

italy The company was founded in 2000, has produced documentaries sold in many European television, has made​​ training courses and executive productions. He currently has two films in pre-production.

Contact details: Ikiru Film | Via Spilimbergo, 10 | 00182 | Roma - Italy T: +39 067021782 | F: +39 0670309602 | | -

INTRAMOVIES - Marco Valerio Fusco


A totally independent company, established over forty years ago by Paola Corvino as the helping arm for creative producers and new directors, Intramovies has remained mainly and foremost an international film distributor of quality movies from all over the world, venturing now and again into coproducing selected titles with Australia, Spain and France. The catalogue includes the most prestigious Italian classics directed by acclaimed authors like Fellini, Antonioni, Visconti, Argento and many others. Contact details: Intramovies | Via E. Manfredi 15 | 00197 | Rome - Italy T: +39 06 8077252 | F: +39 06 8076156 | |

Itale20 - Antonio Flamini

italy ITALE20 is a specialized agency for communication projects for the entertainment world. It specifically operates in the movie, film premiers, festival, promotion, events. It works with distinguished experts in the field to provide efficiency and quality to its clients. It is based in Rome. Contact details: Itale20 | Via Della Mendola 61 | 00135 | Rome - Italy T: +39.333.6025066 | F: +39.06.3310948 | |



K+ SRL - KPLUSFILM - Nicola Fedrigoni - Giuseppe Scarpulla


K+ offers a full production services all over Italy. As a production service company we support international productions for movies, commercials and photo shooting, providing with a complete package. We support productions for high and low budgets and we find the perfect solution for your project. Contact details: K+ SRL - KPLUSFILM | Via Bassone 27 | 37139 | Verona - Italy T: +39 0458511092 | |

Karousel film - Giuseppe Petitto


Karousel film S.c.r.l. is a cooperative organization of Italian law. Based in Rome, It was established in 1998. The company's main activity is producing and distributing documentaries, short and feature films about international politics, human rights violations and social issues. To date, most of its films have been internationally co-produced and distributed in more than 20 foreign countries. Contact details: Karousel film | 12, Via G. Mameli | 00153 | Roma - Italy T: +39 (0) 6 5814191 | F: +39 (0) 6 5814191 | |


Kineofilm - Laura Pellicciari


In April 2009, Kineo; Association for the studying and researching on audio-visual communication, has founded Kineofilm s.r.l. to get a new instrument needed to produce audiovisual projects, most of all for feature films. KINEOFILM is a clear example of an European independent and socially involved production. 2009 I GIOVANI E L’ALCOL Documentary realized for the ACI association of Vicenza. young people and alcohol and - 15 minutes, 16:9 2009 BABY BOOMERANG Advertisement against the phenomenon of “being a bully” Realised thanks to the Social Services of Padova. 5 minutes, 16:9, KINEO production. 2009 THE BLINFOLD IMAGE Financing (FVG Film Fund) obtained for the development of the documentary about the relation between the actual loss of meaning due to the abuse of images and the value of it rediscovered thanks to blind people 2009 CENTRAL EUROPE VIDEOS Kineo has been chosen by Central Europe programme to realize two videos: one about the European citizens feelings towards been part of Europe, the other it’s focused on the Central Europe Event of Verona, during the meeting financed projects has been discussed and the programme itself too. 2010 THE WOMAN AND THE DRAGON feature film,, HD, 100’, 16:9. Kineofilm s.r.l. production – winner of the sixth edition of the Como Film Festival – Best Direction Prize at Santa Marinella Film Festival 2011 2011-12 SILENT WARS Feature Film – KINEOFILM srl – Gianluca Arcopinto and Studio Arkadena (Slovenia) co-production. In the cinemas starting from Jenuary the 11th. 2011-12 OFF LIMITS MIBAC financing obtained for the development of the original screenplay “off limits” 2012 TO THE UNKNOWN GOD Development of the original subject “to the unknown god” with the adhesion for the role of the protagonist of Paolo Bonacelli. 2012 KILLED IN ACTION Realization of the promo for the production of the feature film “killed in action” sponsored by Veneto Region 2012 Idealization together with the Cultural partner, Kineo of an educational project against the video – illiteracy named VAM (video multi-sensory literacy). With the support and patronage of UNESCO. Contact details: Kineofilm | Via Tiepolo 6 | 34143 | Trieste - Italy T: 0039 3347862782 | |



Kinesis - Marianna De Liso - Simone Gattoni


Kinesis film is an independent production company founded in Rome in 2010 by people coming from different experiences. In the world of moviemaking. The company is composed by producers and finanancers associates to guarantee cash to production. It’s specialized in independent feature films focussing in co-production, even international ones. In this year Kinesis produced “Pelesjan’s Silence” by Pietro Marcello presented as special event of Orizzonti section at 68th Venice Film Festival, a documentary on the life and works of Artavadz Pelesja, the armenian master of moviemaking, and produced "S.B. I knew him well" by Giacomo Durzi and Giovanni Fasanella, documentary in competition at the Rome Film Festival 2012 in the Prospettive Italia section. The company produced too “Dreams Outside”, directed by Simone Gattoni, a journey behind the scenes of the theatre play “I pugni in tasca” (Fists in pocket) based on Marco Bellocchio 1965 masterpiece. Furthermore it has been involved in the production of Marco Bellocchio “Diploma di Regia”, a portrait of the italian director, screened during his award of Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement 2011. Next project of the company will be “La terra dei Santi”, a movie by Fernando Muraca set in the world of ‘ndrangheta mafia. Contact details: Kinesis srl | Via Carlo Bartolomeo Piazza, 26 | 00161 | Roma - Italy T: 06 45443755 | F: 06 45443755 | |

Kino Produzioni - Giovanni Pompili


Founded in 2005, Kino Produzioni is a young and dynamic company operating out of Rome. It takes its inspiration from Dziga Vertov’s Kinoki. Since its inception the company has concentrated on producing documentaries for television and dubbing films for theatrical release. Kino is an official supplier of RAI – Italian television. Since 2011, with new management, Kino has been developing and producing feature documentaries as well as narrative films that are always closely connected to “that goldmine that is reality.” In 2012 Kino Produzioni has produced the short film "Cargo" by Carlo Sironi (69th Venice Film Festival, Abu Dhabi Film Festival, Gran Prix Mediterranian Short Film Festival of Tangeri) and the long feature documentary "On the Art of War" by Silvia Luzi and Luca Bellino (Roma Film Festival 2012). Contact details: Kino Produzioni | Via Boezio 92 | 00193 | Roma - Italy T: + 39 329.007.66.49 | |


Kinoview - Alessandra Buggenig


Kinoview is an independent company settled in Rome. Our core business is the development and production of audiovisual products for theatres and television. Previous and completed works are: “1-0 for me” a short film by Guido Colla, winner of best screenplay prize at “Lerici film Festival”, “Orffyreus: the perpetual motion” a docymentary for Rai (Voyager). In production: “Kidnapping Caravaggio” by Luca Morsella, in co-production with Caravaggio Foundation in Malta “L’amministratore di condomini” by Vincenzo Marra, in co-production with Axelotil Contact details: Kinoview | Via Nicolò Paganini, 1 | 00198 | Roma - Italy T: +39 340 396 30 587 | F: +39 06 97998256 |

Magda Film - Silvia Innocenzi - Giovanni Saulini


Magda Film was established in September 2009 by Giovanni Saulini and Silvia Innocenzi. The core business of the company is the production of feature films, documentaries, short features. It's first feature film work is "Io sono con te” (Let it Be) directed by Guido Chiesa, selected for the official competition at the Rome international Film Festival, 2010. Filmography LUPO GENTILE, directed by Liliana Ginanneschi, in development IO SONO CON TE (Let it be), Directed by Guido Chiesa, 2010, 35 mm (Magda Film– Colorado Film Production – in collaboration with RaiCinema) Official competition, Rome International Film Festival NINA, directed by Elisa Fuksas, 2012, hd (Magda Film – Paco Cinematografica – in collaboration with RaiCinema Official selection, Tokyo International Film Festival 2012 Debuters selection, Goteborg International Film Festival 2013

Contact details: Magda Film | Via del Velodromo 15 | 00179 | Rome - Italy T: (0039) 0692593120 / (0039) 3478625306 | F: (0039) 0692593120 |



Mansarda Production - Thanos Anastopoulos


"Mansarda Production Srl is an audiovisual and multimedia production company, created in Trieste in 2012 by a film director and producer (Thanos Anastopoulos) a festival programmer (Nicoletta Romeo) and an underwater video operator (Roberto Romeo). Different professional backgrounds that give value to a multicultural and dynamic production company, that pays attention to the relationship between cinema and new digital technologies, and to the production of creative documentaries as well as feature films. The previous projects of one of the three partners, Thanos Anastopoulos, were selected in many international film festivals, winning prizes and awards." Contact details: Mansarda Production | Via Madonna del Mare 7 | 34124 | Trieste - Italy T: 390400643263 | |

manuela buono - Manuela Buono


Sales agent with experience in award winning films (Berlin, Toronto, Pusan, and many others). For 2 years Acquisitions and Sales Executive at Taskovski Films, today free lancer. Thanks to an excellent knowledge in financing strategies, rights negotiations and distribution channels, skilled at communicating and developing durable relationships with different kind of working partners (talents, producers, programmers, financiers), and with an everlasting passion for cinema, Manuela Buono is now full time devoted to promote and distribute films world wide. At WEMW Manuela is looking for new collaborations and inspiration.

Contact details: Manuela Buono | Via Salita di Gretta 7/1 | 34136 | Trieste - Italy T: +39 347 62 73 390 |


Martha Production - Martha Capello - Miriam Del Prete


Martha Production S.r.l is a film production and distribution company based in Rome, Italy. The company is currently acquiring and distributing high quality films and documentaries globally. Alongside this activity, Martha Production is also producing high quality, award winning films, documentaries, television formats and animation series’ as it continues to expand. With its partnerships and vast network of contacts, Martha Production aims to continue to grow, increasing its level of production and its distribution network, to one day become a serious competitor in the global film industry.

Contact details: Martha Production | Via Calandrelli 6A | 00153 | Rome - Italy T: +390696045655 | F: +390691710975 | |

Mood Film - Tommaso Arrighi


Mood Film aims to tell universal stories that describe sentimental relationships in all their profound facets, focusing attention on the emotional potential of the human relationships of the characters, compared to the needs of the international and European public. Mood Film has produced a documentary and 6 short films with over 230 official selections, 80 awards including first prize in 29 festivals, official selection in 6 Academy Award qualifying festival, including the Venice Film Festival, winning 2 Italian Golden Globe, a nomination for the David di Donatello and 4 special mentions at the Silver Ribbons Awards (SNGCI). Mood Film is now producing its first feature film AQUADRO by S. Lodovichi, with Rai Cinema and the support of BLS, project finalist at Solinas Experimenta Award. Contact details: Mood Film | Via P. Borsieri 25 | 00195 | Roma - Italy T: 06 2419073 | F: 06 45444824 | |



Movimento Film - Emanuele Nespeca


About our company we love saying: Cinema has never been so independent. MOVIMENTO is a production and distribution company, founded by a group of Italian directors and producers who joined forces to draw Italian audiences back into art house cinemas. The company began its operation in January 2008, releasing the award winning film SHELTER (Riparo) by Marco Simon Puccioni, which was the critically acclaimed Italian entry for the Panorama Section of the 57th Berlinale. The film had a small, but remarkable box office success, running in theatres for several months. After that MOVIMENTO is constantly searching for movies of Italian or International emerging and established talents that have been highlighted in the international scene and have developed a peculiar film language that help us to better understand our world. Among other recent titles in distribution: ALEXANDRA by Aleksandr Sokurov (in competition at the 60° Cannes Film Festival), CORAZONES DE MUJER by Kiff Kosoof (58° Berlin Film Festival in the Panorama section), KATYN by Andrzej Wajda (Oscar 2008 nominated as Foreign Best Film), NOTIZIE DEGLI SCAVI by Emidio Greco (67° Festival di Venezia, Italian Golden Globe 2011 Best Director and Screenplay), DUST OF TIME by Theo Angheloupolus (59° Berlin Film Festival). During the years the company also decided to produce and/ or co-produce national or international projects, who had the same “mood” of the distributed films. Martino’s Summer by Massimo Natale was the first feature film produced, in collaboration with Rai Cinema, selected in Rome Film Festival 2010 – Alice Nella Città and sold in several countries by Intramovies (International Sales Company). Superdolomiti by Hannes Lang is the first international coproduction, a documentary coproduced with Unafilm, a German company, in collaboration with BLS South Tyrol Film Funds and MiBAC, awarded in DOK Leipzig International Film Festival. Last but not least Il Futuro by Alicia Scherson, coproduced with Jirafa Chilean company, Pandora Film German company and Astronauta Spanish company. The film has been selected in Sundance Film Festival - World Dramatic Competition 2013. Contact details: Movimento Film | Via Mastro Giorgio 15 | 00153 | Roma - Italy T: +39 0695558435 | |

Nefertiti Film - Alberto Fasulo


The production company starts its activity in 2002. It is an independent company focused in films with a strong point of view. It’s a company inside of wich operate persons with years of activity in documentarian cinema as a filmakers directors and producers. Nefertiti Film is producing in coproduction “Tir Corridoio 5” a film by Alberto Fasulo Contact details: Nefertiti Film | Viale G.Matteotti, 41 | 33078 | San Vito al Tagliamento - Italy T: +393351016766 | |


Nuove Tecniche - Mauro Tonini


Nuove Tecniche is a multi-task service company specialised in production and staging of theatrical and musical events, and primarly interested in social issues and disadvantage. Nuove Tecniche has been set up by well-established professionals of the show business and gather together professionals of the audiovisuals, cinema and theatre. The main fields of activity are Production, Staging, Casting, Promotion and Marketing. Contact details: Nuove Tecniche | Viale Grigoletti, 72/E | 33170 | Pordenone - Italy T: 0434247319 | F: 0434247319 | |

ONEMORE PICTURES - Manuela Cacciamani


Onemore Pictures is an Italian Film Company established in 2006. We have produced many TV commercials and music videos. Onemore Pictures combines audiovisual orthodoxy with groundbreaking technology: a newly-enriched form of expression at the service of time-honored production procedures.In 2011 we have produced our first full length movie, in eglish language, “ FAIRYTALE”, released in different countries which USA ( The Haunting of Helena ), UK, Australia, Korea, Turkey (KABUS ), Colombia, Messico, Serbia and Italy (web ). We are producing another Fiction “NEVERLAKE” directed by Riccardo Paoletti. It is a drama/ thriller/supernatural movie produced in collaboration with Rai Cinema. Contact details: Onemore Pictures | Via cola di Rienzo 28 | 00192 | Roma - Italy T: +39 3397895805 | |

Partner Media Investment - Andrea Stucovitz


Partner Media Investment is an independent film production company. The company had produce three theatrical film-documentary all international coproduction. ADHD – Rush Hour by Stella Savino, with PropellerFillm (Berlin) with support of MEDIA Development and the MIBAC; Michel Petrucciani – Body and Soul by Michael Radford (Selected Out of Competition 64 Cannes Film Festival) co-production with Les Film d’Ici (France) and Looks Film and Tv (Berlin), supported by MEDIA Development, co-financed by Eurimage and the Berlin Brandebourg, and MIBAC. Coproduced by ARTE France Cinema. Ju Tarramutu (The Earthquake) by Paolo Pisanelli, released in Italy in more then 20 cinemas. The company is currently producing two feature film and a documentary, all as co-production with European partners. Contact details: Partner Media Investment | Via San Godenzo, 174 | 00189 | Roma - Italy T: 0664760142 | F: 0664720273 | |



Plinio Film - Vittoria Fiumi


PLINIO FILM was established in Bologna (Italy) in 2007. Plinio’s team have worked on documentary films in different countries – from Africa to Asia. Our diverse output of films varies from short independent documentaries to NGO work. We aspire to make films that reveal a common and essential humanity in our subjects. We have recently received support from various foundations, including Cineteca di Bologna and the Emilia – Romagna Region in Italy. Contact details: Plinio Film | Via Leandro Alberti 55 | 40137 | Bologna - Italy T: 0039/3934342968 |

Quasar Multimedia - Erika Rossi - Marta Zaccaron


Quasar Multimedia was founded in 2000. During the first years of its activity it has produced institutional videos, advertisement, tv-programs, fiction and documentaries, and it has collaborated with several high-profiled professionists in the video-making sector. In 2008 after several years of collaboration, Marta Zaccaron joined Quasar Multimedia, aiming at the production of creative documentaries for the television international market. Some of our works aired on RAI and on SKY, and now Quasar Multimedia is a team creating important connections with foreign producers and international television broadcasting channels.

Contact details: Quasar Multimedia | Strada dei Colli, 6 | 33030 | Moruzzo (UD) - Italy T: +39 0432 1976926 | |


Rai Cinema - Federico Pedroni


Rai Cinema is a Rai Group Company established with the specific purpose of strengthening the Italian cinemato足 graphic industry. The obligation to invest in Italian cinema productions, originally provided for by the law, turned over time into an opportunity for developing the cultural industry of the country. Rai Cinema offers its ideational, productive and financial contribution to independent producers who intend to imple足ment projects in the cinematographic field. In so doing, Rai Cinema has contributed and is still contributing to the realization of a considerable share of the Italian cinema, from the works of the great masters to those of quite a few neophytes that, in such a way, have the chance of taking their first steps in the cinema. Important films, bought in the international markets, back up this quality production, creating a list that succeeds in attaining mutual synergic effects. With a view to ensuring the maximum visibility to its own titles, Rai Cinema is operating in the film distribution and home video sector through 01 Distribution, a subsidiary company that, in just a few years, has achieved an important position in the domestic film distribution, ensuring a previously unknown support to Italy's new quality cinema. Just as important is Rai Cinema's commitment with respect to the acquisition of audio-visual products both in Italy and abroad, to ensure that the Rai Networks might meet all their programming requirements in terms of films, TVmovies, TV-series and cartoons. Within this context, Rai Cinema is actively monitoring the national and international market of television rights, following closely the available contents, the product evolution and features, the typology and content of the rights, the contractual standards, the offer platforms and the competitive scenarios. Besides, Rai Cinema sees to the enhancement of its rights catalogue in every segment of the audio-visual media sector, supplying the relative product to all the transmission platforms on which Rai operates and entering into specific market足ing agreements with the other operators present in the national and international markets.

Contact details: Rai Cinema | Piazza Adriana, 12 | 00193 | Roma - Italy T +39 06 684701| F +39 06 6871518 |



raitre - Lorenzo Hendel - Fabio Mancini


Doc3, inside RAI3, is a 50’ slot entirely dedicated to broadcast documentaries. It was created in 2003, and since then about 50 documentaries were broadcasted. Every year we broadcast 13 documentaries. The time of broadcasting is “round midnight”, approximately starting from 11.30/11.45 pm up to 00.20/00.30 am. The share average in the last year, in terms of audience, is about 6 - 7%, with peaks of 10%. Every documentary, which is integrally broadcasted, is introduced by a “host”, who speaks in a virtual studio. From a productive point of view, the documentaries are produced by external societies, and directed by important and known directors. Some of them (about 30%) are bought, other ones (about 70%) are “presales”, which are considered as co-productions. As for editorial criteria, there are requested features either from a thematic point of view, either from a stylistic one. From a thematic point of view doc3 tries to narrate the contemporary human condition, through individual stories on a relevant social background. A specific interest is dedicated to the situations where contradictions, conflicts and transformations are involved, so that a critical approach to the contemporary society can be encouraged. From a stylistic point of view we believe in the classical documentary’s resources, based on a mix of real life shooting and interviews, keeping afar either from the journalistic patterns of the reportage, either from the contaminations with the fiction patterns, such as docu fiction and staged scenes. Author of DOC3 and Commissioning Editor is Lorenzo Hendel, executive producer is Monica Pacini, Aldo Ciccolella is a redactor, Luca Franco is editorial consultant, Elena Alboni is production assistant. Contact details: Rai | Viale Mazzini 14 | 00195 | Rome - Italy T: 06.36869188 |


Roma & Lazio Film Commission - Cristina Priarone


The foundation Roma & Lazio Film Commission supports cinema and audiovisual productions by providing a platform for the development of International coproduction with the organization of coproduction meetings during the main film festivals (Cannes, Berlin, Rome, Hong Kong, Singapore, Mumbai). It offers support and guidance regarding the financial resources the Lazio regions can make available to the film and audiovisual industry. The Rome and Lazio Film Commission has partnered with Capital Regions for Cinema (CRC), a network of Film Commissions of European capital regions of Ile de France – Paris, Lazio – Rome, Berlin-Brandenburg, Comunidad de Madrid-Madrid, which, on October 2, 2007, obtained the European Patronage of Viviane Reding, commissioner of the European Society for Information and Media. The Rome and Lazio Film Commission assists national and International productions in finding qualified professionals. It arranges to provide supplies and services, offering productions the best hotels, services, transportation, catering, rentals, etc., and helps in the obtaining of filming permits throughout the region. It offers productions accurate location scouting dedicated to finding the most suitable and innovative locations.

Contact details: Roma & Lazio Film Commission | Via tuscolana 1055 | 00173 | Roma - Italy T: 0672286320 - 3478900488 | |



Rulli & Partners Law firm - Diana Rulli


Legal skills: Rulli & Partners provides legal opinions, advice and studies for all types of civil and commercial business, transactions or disputes. The firm ensures comprehensive and fully integrated services, and is able to provide advice on any legal aspect of its Clients’ marketing strategies, including business set-up, corporate and labour regulations, product distribution, joint ventures, due diligences, and the like. Above all, the firm has strong expertise in providing highly specialized assistance, opinions and consulting for all businesses based on media and intellectual property. These issues are managed not only with regard to the provisions of law, but also in compliance with regulations of Italian private and public authorities such as the Italian national Authors’ Collecting Society (, the Authority for Guarantees in Communication (, the Authority for Competition and Trade (, or the Advertising Self-regulatory Institute ( Legal services: The firm assists its Clients in their litigation issues, whether submitted to arbitration panels or brought in the ordinary Italian civil court system, including applications for injunctive relieves. The Firm is highly specialized in drafting and negotiating any kind of Italian and international contracts. On the basis of the specific transaction required by the Clients, the firm can prepare drafts of the most appropriate agreements for submission to the other party or, when a draft agreement already exists, amends or re-drafts it as required. The firm often then becomes involved in negotiating the agreements, either directly with the other party or with lawyers instructed by them. Above all, the firm has strong expertise in providing highly specialized contract drafting work for any licensing, broadcasting, publishing, talent employment or other transactions based on intellectual property rights Contact details: Rulli & Partners Law firm | Viale parioli 63 | 00197 | Rome - Italy

Run To Me Film - Alessandro De Rita


“RUN TO ME FILM” is an audiovisual production company based in Rome and founded in 2011 by Alessandro De Rita and Uliano Paolozzi Balestrini. The company is active in the fields of television and cinema, producing films, documentaries and television programmes with an international viewpoint, with the aim of creating a network and collaborating with talent from all over Europe. Contact details: Run to me film | Via Stazione Di San Pietro 22 | 00165 | Rome - Italy T: 00393483429645 | |


Santi Tommaso - Tommaso Santi


Tommaso Santi is a writer and independent producer. His first production dates back to 2012, as co-producer of the short film Why not? (Perché no?), selected in Short Film Corner del Festival de Cannes 2012. Apples and Blacks is his first feature film project.

Contact details: Tommaso Santi | Via Orto del Lupo 7 | 59100 | Prato - Italy T: +39 3494644146 | |

SATTVA FILMS production and school - Michele Fasano


The Sattva Films production and school was created in 2005 by Michele Fasano. The name "sattva" refers to the technologies of audiovisual communication: SAT (satellite), TV (television), A (audiovisuals), FILMS; but "sattva" is also a Sanskrit word that can be translated as “impulse toward evolution”, and “creative principle”, a qualitative thrust toward joint spiritual and material progress, particularly suitable in describing the profound nature of a technology, more often an industry, such as the cinema, that produces and generates dreams. The coincidence of the creative and training dimension with the normal aspirations of an economic-productive subject, however, also takes account of the intention of always keeping the dialogue between thinking and doing critically open, the quality of the product and the process at the centre of attention, and the connection between ethics, aesthetics and social responsibility of the company alive. Sattva Films favours international coproductions according to European standards of quality and is interested in promoting authored projects, both creative documentary and films for theatres; it is a Publishing House and publishes projects concerning the art of cinema variously. In particular, in Italy it favours the distribution in bookshops as a privileged channel for the diffusion of quality products of independent cinema.

Contact details: SATTVA FILMS production and school srl | Via Marsala, 31 | 40126 | Bologna - Italy T: 0039 380 5203065 | |



Seiperdue - Niccolò Manzolini


Seiperduenonfadodici was created in 2005 and operates in the audio-visual production field. It currently has 5 partners and around twenty associated consultants ranging from cameramen, sound technicians, editors, photographers, graphic designers and production managers. The company works in the private sector (Danone Corporate, Generali Group Asteria Multimedia Trento, Art Project Milano, Studio COP Milano, Solaris Lab Modena, Consorzio CER di Bologna, L’Immagine Ritrovata Bologna, MC Architects Bologna,Ariston SpA, Pometeia SpA Milano) and with public institutions (Comune di Bologna, Provincia di Torino, Cineteca di Bologna, Fiera di Milano). Seiperduenonfadodici also works with various theatre companies, musical bands and artists. In 2010 Seiperdue produced its first feature film titled BABIS!, a challenging intersection between documentary, stop motion and fiction, shooted between Italy and France, coproduced by the French company Baboutos and the Italian Artimedia. The film was funded in Italy by Cineteca di Bologna, Apulia Film Commission, Del Monte Bank Foundation and in France by CNC-Centre National de Cinématographie, PACA-Provence Alpes Cote d’Azur Region and ACSE. Contact details: Seiperdue | Via Fondazza 18 | 40125 | Bologna - Italy T: +393395613878 | |

ST.ART - Maria Martinelli - Alessandra Santanera


As a production company based in the ancient town of Ravenna, ST.ART s.c.r.l. is involved to produce feature & factual films and to promote indipendent movies, documentaries and animations with the annual edtions of 'Corto Imola Festival' and 'Nightmare Film Festival'.

Contact details: ST.ART | Via Canala 43 | 48123 | Ravenna - Italy T: +30 3357015143 | -


STEFILM - Elena Filippini - Stefano Tealdi


Stefilm is one of the most prominent documentary film producers in Italy. Founded by Stefano Tealdi, Elena Filippini and Edoardo Fracchia its goal is to develop production in order to highlight Italian talent and themes, and to establish a solid documentary culture in Italy. Stefilm is a member of the Steering Committee of Discovery Campus. Stefano was chairman of the European Documentary Network (EDN); he is currently the national coordinator of INPUT – Television in the PUblic INterest and director of Documentary in Europe. Stefilm’s productions, mostly developed with support from the European Union’s MEDIA Programme, are largely international coproductions. To date Stefilm has worked with more than 40 television networks across the globe, and with more than 50 partners, which include distributors, independent production companies and institutions. Stefilm has recently expanded into the fields of training and distribution. Its three partners now share their professional know-how in close conjunction with several different training institutions in Italy and abroad. In 2005 the company set up Stefilm Development Campus, a programme aimed at developing writing skills and documentary film development methods. Edoardo Fracchia is director of the Campus. Elena Filippini is in charge of distribution. The company has a vast catalogue of work distributed by international companies and can provide more than 200 hours of documentary programmes. At the same time, Stefilm is constantly looking out for new Italian work to promote at an international level. Contact details: Stefilm | Via Berthollet, 44 | 10125 | Torino - Italy T: + 39 011.6680017 | F: + 39 011.6680003 | |

Torino Film Lab - Matthieu Darras


TorinoFilmLab is a year-round, international laboratory that supports emerging talents from all over the world working on their first and second feature films, through training, development and funding activities.

Contact details: Torino Film Lab | Via Cagliari 42 | 10153 | Torino - Italy T: +39 011 2379221 | F: +39 011 2379299 | |



Transmedia - Ognjen Dizdarevic - Matteo Oleotto - Luca Pancaldi


Transmedia was founded in 1991, first as a cinema exhibitor then from 2008 also as a film production company. The company is producing feature and short length films including documentary and live action works, and is currently working on several projects with experienced partners. In the last few years Transmedia produced and coproduced films screened and premiered at many international film festivals. Transmedia is interested in different kinds of project – artistic, mainstream and experimental cinema and from 2010 also works in partnership with his sister company Arch production srl. From 2008 produced 4 shorts, 6 documentaries and 1 feature film. Actually a feature film "ZORAN, MY NEPHEW THE IDIOT" by Matteo Oleotto, a Italianslovenian coproduction with Staragara is at the stage of post production; a project supported by Eurimages, MIBAC; "Slovenian film center" and "FVG Film Commission" and "Fondo Regionale per l'audiovisivo del F.V.G."

Contact details: Transmedia | Piazza Vittoria, 41 | 34170 | Gorizia - Italy T: 348-860539 |


Trullovecinema - Paolo Girelli


Contact details: Trullovecinema s.r.l. | Viale Trastevere 215 | 00153 | Roma - Italy T: 06 44232496 | F: 06 44232332 |

Tucker Film / Far East Film Festival - Thomas Bertacche


Born in 2008, Tucker Film aims to distribute and produce an independent cinema that goes against the official distributing policies. The activity focuses mainly on two areas: local productions and Asian cinema. Until now, the company has distributed Rumore Bianco (by Alberto Fasulo), Departures (by Takita Yojiro), Poetry (by Lee Chang-dong), Detective Dee and the mystery of the phantom flame (by Tsui Hark) and the Korean western The Good The Bad The Weird (by Kim Jee-woon). In the next months Tucker Film will take care of the distribution of the movie Summer of Giacomo (by Alessandro Comodin), winner of Locarno's Filmmaker of the Present competish prize and of the Japanese Confession (by Tetsuya Nakashima). Lastly, Tucker Film will be the Italian distributor of A Simple Life, by the Hongkonghese director Ann Hui. The film was lined up for the Competition at the last Venice Film Festival. It was awarded with Coppa Volpi for Best Actress and several other collateral prizes. Contact details: Tucker Film / Far East Film Festival | Via Villalta 24 | 33100 | Udine - Italy T: +39 0432 299545 | F: +39 0432 229815 | |



Videomante - Erica Barbiani


Videomante is a company focused on the production of creative documentaries. VALENTINO’S GIFT, the most recent among them, was co-produced with ARTE G.E.I.E and with the support of Fondo Audiovisivo del Friuli Venezia Giulia, MEDIA, YLE and RAI. Together with DETAILFILM, ZDF, RAI and Fondo Audiovisivo del Friuli Venezia Giulia, Videomante is currently producing THE SPECIAL NEED. Contact details: Videomante | Via Coroneo, 16 | 34133 | Trieste - Italy T: +39 0432703157 | F: +39 04327000809 | |

ARTBOX - Gianluca Sodaro - Asta Valciukaite


Established in 2003, today „Artbox“ is one of the leading production companies in the Baltics producing feature films, documentaries and commercial ads. „Artbox“ is working with upcoming talent and already established directors aiming to produce and co-produce films of wide international appeal. Films produced by „Artbox“ were screened and have received awards in numerous international film festivals: International Venice Film Festival, Clermont Ferrand, Manheim, Bilbao, Siena, Trouville, Biaritz, Prague, Brno and others.

Contact details: Artbox | Labdariu str. 5 | LT-01220 | Vilnius - Lithuania T: +370 615 10699 | |


eave - Kristina Trapp

luxembourg European Audiovisual Entrepreneurs is a professional training, project development and networking organisation for audiovisual producers. Working with a worldwide network of partners we are involved in programmes for producers in Europe, Russia, Latin America, the Arab world, Asia and Africa. Contact details: Kristina Trapp | 238c rue de Luxembourg | L-8077 | Bertrange - Luxembourg T: 003524452101 | F: 0035244521070 | |

Macedonian Film Fund - Darko Basheski


The Macedonian Film Fund was established with the aim of providing comprehensive funding and promotion for films and film authors, and therefore to support the development of cinematography. Being associated with the European Film Academy gives us a wonderful opportunity to affirm our orientation for the equal treatment and support of national and international co-productions as a way of providing international distribution, recognition and promotion of European films. In that way, the European Film Awards are a celebration of the annual film creativity and a great tool for the promotion of European films and filmmakers! Contact details: Macedonian Film Fund | 8 Mart 4 | 1000 | Skopje - Macedonia T: +389 70 24 00 70 | F: + 389 3222 100 | |

graniza polska - Jacob Dammas


Graniza Polska is a young film production company based in Warszawa, Poland, that develops and produces creative one-off documentaries, as well as documentary series and cross-media centent for cinema, TV, the internet and mobile platforms. Most of our stories relate to the topic of borderlines in one way or another, whether being social, cultural, geographical, personal, aestetical or formel. Therefore international co-production is a natural feature of our projects. We are members of the Polish Producers’ Organisation (KIPA) and the Polish Filmmakers’ Association (SFP). Our latest production, “Polish Illusions”, is in competition at this year’s Trieste FF. Contact details: Graniza Polska | Grochowska 341/80 | 03-822 | Warsaw - Poland T: 0048+506642021 | |



New Europe Film Sales - Anja Sosic


New Europe Film Sales is a boutique world sales company based in Warsaw, Poland. The company holds full worldwide rights to a number of short and feature films and works with theatrical, TV, VOD and internet buyers. Until the end of 2011, NEFS specialized in short film sales and worked with award-winning directors, such as Ruben Östlund, Tomek Baginski and Jonas Odell. Since 2012, the company has opened its catalogue to feature films. Their first full-length feature films are „Now, Forager: A Film About Love and Fungi“ (Jason Cortlund & Julia Halperin, USA / Poland 2012) and „It Looks Pretty From a Distance“ (Anka & Wilhelm Sasnal, Poland 2011). In Poland, New Europe Film Sales also handles theatrical distribution for selected films. Contact details: New Europe Film Sales | Slowicza 12/2 | 05-075 | Warsaw - Poland T: +48 666 525 788 | |

polish film institute - Robert Balinski


Established in early 2005, the POLISH FILM INSTITUTE (PISF) has the aim to support national film industry in Poland. His comprehensive system enables support for a film project at all stages of film production, and helps promote Polish films in Poland and abroad. With a budget of 22 M EUR for production it subsidies 40-50 feature films par year, including minority co-productions. In 2011 11 co-productions were produced, including 8 minority and 3 majority projects. Among recently supported films are: Nude Area by Urszula Antoniak, Sister of Mercy by Paweł Pawlikowski, Ayka by Sergei Dvortsevoy, Refugiado by Diego Lerman, Under Electric Clouds by Aleksei German, Possibilities for funding co-productions PFI gives up to 0,9 M Euro for majority co-productions and 0.45 M Euro for European minority co-productions. The minimal requirements for a minority co-production are among others: Co-production conform with the rules of the European Convention of Co-production, no less than 20% and 10% share of the budget in case of bi- and trilateral co-production, Participation of Polish talents; for feature films at least chef of department, 80% spent of the subsidy in Poland, The subsidy can not be higher than 50% of the Polish financing. What projects are you looking for? The PFI evaluates applications according to their artistic values, festival potential and their Polish content (shooting in Poland, hiring Polish talents or post-production facilities are required). Stage of project at which you prefer to get involved Production Contact details: Polish Film Institute | Krakowskie Przedmies´cie 21/23 | 00-071 | Warsaw - Poland T: 0048 22 4210387 | |


Telewizja Polska - Andrzej Fidyk


Telewizja Polska SA is Polish Public Television.

Contact details: Telewizja Polska | Woronicza Street 17 | 00-999 | Warsaw - Poland T: +48 22 547 8125 | F: +48 22 547 4242 | |

DTV Production - Aleksandar Jankovic


Operating last 12 years on Serbian but also regional and European market. Mainly in documentary production. Last produced titles: WELCOME- documentary serial, BAGDAD via BELGRAD documentary film, NA TERAPIJI – drama serial. Beside production company is very active in distribution business and collaborate with all main TV stations in region. In the preparation for production of movie KILL ME TODAY TOMMOROW I AM SICK with German partner Preview production. Contact details: DTV Production | 13, Miloja Zakic’a str. | 11000 | Belgrade - Serbia T: +381 63 212966 | F: +381 11 2318685 | |

MCF MegaCom Film Distribution Company - Igor Stankovic´


Along with managing one of the most successful film distribution companies in the region of former Yugoslavia, Igor Stankovic’ is also at the helm of two renowned film festivals, the Festival of Author Film and the Kids Fest Children’s Festival. Some of the films for which MCF has purchased screening rights include some of the most recent and most awarded films: THE CLASS, last year’s Palme d’Or winner, LORNA’S SILENCE, THREE MONKEYS, WALTZ WITH BASHIR, HUNGER, SNOW, MILK OF SORROW, GIGANTE...Through MCF, Stankovic’ works actively on producing feature and documentary films, provides support for film festivals in the region through production and film editing, DVD publishing, TV and VoD distribution, thus promoting independent film. Contact details: MCF MegaCom Film Distribution Company



SOUL FOOD - Miroslav Mogorovic


SOUL FOOD is a international sales and distribution company established in 2010 with the main intention to present, promote and widely distribute films and film talents coming from the region of South-East Europe, which bare grate potential, but buy far did not get a chance on the film market, by side with owners of MCF MegaCom Film as one of the leading distribution company and side of Art & Popcorn as one of the leading production company in territory of Former YU, whose partnership lead to the establishment of SOUL FOOD. Contact details: Soul Food international sales & distribution | Kralja Milana 4 | 11000 | Belgrade - Serbia T: +381112687932 | F: +381112685614 | |

film europe - Ivan Hronec

Slovak Republic

FILM EUROPE MEDIA COMPANY - Theatrical distribution, sales and broadcasting of European films. - Broadcasting of regional cable and satellite pay TV channels: Kino CS, Doku CS and Muzika CS. - Broadcasting of the Film Europe Channel - the first paid television channel presenting exclusively European cinema from up to 50 countries in greater Europe. - Business partnerships with European Producers and Distributors. - Content Providers and Festivals. Co-operating with European, Asian-Pacific and global television broadcasters, including cable, satellite, IPTV and new media operators and distributors. - Creative distribution of theatrical films from Europe. With main offices in Bratislava and Prague our team is ready to meet your distribution needs at all levels. | FILM EUROPE CHANNEL The Film Europe Channel is the first premium film TV channel focused primarily on European cinematography. We broadcast the best films from throughout Europe in the original version with subtitles. Initially, films are broadcast in Central Europe and later in other parts of Europe, while in the long run we plan to air to the whole world. The Film Europe Channel is a platform for the presentation of European culture and for strengthening European identity in the heart and minds of many people. Film Europe Channel offers 800 films of all genres from all European countries. Contact details: Film Europe Media Company | Matuskova 10 | 831 01 | Bratislava - Slovak Republic T: + 42 1 2 54650824 | F: + 42 1 2 54793653 | | |


slovak film institute - Katarina Tomkova

Slovak Republic

The Slovak Film Insitute (Slovenský filmový ústav - SFÚ), established in 1963, member of FIAF and European Film Promotion, is the sole national institution in the field of cinematography. It consists of the National Film Archive and the National Cinematographic Centre. The National Film Archive collects, preserves, and protects national cinematographic heritage and makes it available for the public. At the same time, SFÚ handles producers rights to Slovak films produced by Slovak national studios in 1895 - 1991 and highly supports their international presentation. The National Cinematographic Centre serves as the national film promotion centre, providing complex information and documentation services related to Slovak cinema, organizing film events in Slovakia and abroad. Contact details: Slovak Film Institute | Grösslingová 32 | 811 09 | Bratislava - Slovak Republic T: +421 917 684 839 | F: +421 2 5296 3461 | | -

MAJA SENEKOVIc’ - Haidy Kancler


I am young a frelance film director working mostly in the documentary field. (High on life! (2009), The slovenian way (2010), On which lane (2011), Designed with a reason (2011), You (2012), Silence, musicians from the end of the world (2012), You (2012), 50. years of faculty for social science (2013), Missing link (Broken relatiosnips) (2013)) Contact details: Maja Senekovic’ | Arnolda Tovornika 9 | 2000 | Maribor - Slovenia T: 00 386 41 293 568 | |



media desk slovenia - Sabina Briški


MEDIA Desk Slovenia is the Slovenian national information and promotion office for the EU´s MEDIA Programme. While being hosted by the Slovenian Film Centre, MEDIA Desk Slovenia is also a part of a wide network of 44 MEDIA offices in 32 countries, currently participating in the Programme. The objective of MEDIA Desk Slovenia is to serve Slovenian audiovisual professionals and organisations by providing and disseminating information about the financial support available under the MEDIA Programme support schemes, assisting all potential programme participants as well as actively promoting MEDIA supported initiatives and complementary platforms. A part of MEDIA Desk Slovenia’s efforts to foster international coproduction and networking is co-organisation of events in cooperation with different partners to secure promotion of the MEDIA programme and networking of audiovisual professionals in the region. Based on this, MEDIA Desk Slovenia is very glad to be a part of When East Meets West 2013. Contact details: MEDIA Desk Slovenia | Miklošicˇeva 38 | SI-1000 | Ljubljana - Slovenia T: 00 386 (1) 23 43 216 | F: 00 386 (1) 23 43 219 | |

Mono o - Vlado Bulajic’

slovenia MONO O was founded in 2005 by two young filmmakers, determined to follow the path of filmmaking in the future. It is a production company whose main activities until recently were collaborations in feature and documentary film productions with services in photography, graphic design and animation for film and promotion, including internationally awarded films. Since producer Vlado Bulajic’ joined Mono o in 2011, we started with our own projects which are now in production or pre-production stage: THE MAN WITH A RAVEN, creative documentary, in post-production, written and directed by Sonja Prosenc; THE TREE, full feature, in development, principal photography in spring 2013, written by Sonja Prosenc and Mitja Licˇen, directed by Sonja Prosenc; MORNING, short drama, in post-production, written and directed by Sonja Prosenc, completed spring 2012; ERIK, full feature, in development, written and directed by Sonja Prosenc Contact details: Mono o | Kvedrova 36 | 1000 | Ljubljana - Slovenia T: +386 40 454 681 | |


Petra Pan Film - Petra Seliskar


Petra Pan Film Production is a Slovenian film production company founded in 2003 by director Petra Seliťkar and director of photography Brand Ferro. The company produces creative documentaries and art house fiction films for Balkan and international market. Company’s longterm focus is developing creativity trough education (Creative house) and Creative documentary film festival Makedox that was successful in its third edition. Petra Pan is a dynamic and ambitious international group of people focusing on a strong author's signature and a high artistic profile in every field of film making. Aiming to produce a high quality innovative films beyond the norms of documentary film and communicating our vision on the world around us. Films produced by Petra Pan have been awarded at international competitions at various film festivals, been broadcasted by all the major television channels and released in cinemas in Europe.

Contact details: Petra Pan Film | Dunajska 195 | 1000 | Ljubljana - Slovenia T: 041770715 | |

Radio-television Slovenia - Andras Poschl


Radio-television Slovenia is a public institution of special cultural and national importance performing public service in the field of radio and television activities with the intention of fulfilling democratic, social and cultural needs of the citizens of the Republic of Slovenia, Slovenians abroad, Slovenian national minorities in Italy, Austria and Hungary, Italian and Hungarian national communities in the Republic of Slovenia. It is the duty of the founder to assure institutional autonomy and editorial independence of RTV Slovenia and provide adequate funding for the fulfilment of public service.

Contact details: Radio-television Slovenia



Slovenian Film Centre - Jožko Rutar - Jelka Stergel


Slovenian Film Centre is legal successor of Slovenian Film Fund and is the central film institution in Republic of Slovenia. Slovenian Film Centre is co‑financing all programmes dealing with development, production, promotion and distribution of films. Besides that it also supports film festivals, industry associations, promotion of film locations, film literacy and other.

Contact details: Slovenian Film Centre | Miklošicˇeva 38 | SI-1000 | Ljubljana - Slovenia T: +386 1 23 43 200 | F: +386 1 23 43 219 | |


Studio Virc - Bostjan Virc - Ziga Virc


Studio Virc is a family run production house established in 1992 already. The production ranges from commercial production to documentary films cooperating with a national public broadcaster TV Slovenia. In-house director Ziga Virc was in 2010 nominated for an Academy Award (“Oscar”) for the short foreign student film “Trieste is ours!”. Their actual project – a feature length documentary - is a co-production with Croatian and German partners, already supported by MEDIA Development Funds.

Contact details: Studio Virc d.o.o. | Ilke Vastetove 15 | 8000 | Novo mesto - Slovenia T: +386 41 689 463 | F: +386 7 3378 172 | |

Teleking - Ira Cecic’

slovenia Teleking is part of »a state of the art« digital workflow solution, in a field of feature movie productions as well as TV commercial productions. Service offerings in Ljubljana facility include work with different cameras workflows all through the postproduction; from shooting with digital camera (with in-house Alexa Plus and Codex workflow offering Arri Raw) to finalization: colour correction, digital intermediates, digitalization and restoration work, visual effects, digital deliveries (encrypted and non-encrypted DCPs, DCDM,..), subtitling,...Teleking is focusing on the post – production as a whole and with its infrastructure and equipment can cater all sorts of different custom image demands and offer solutions in SD, HD or RED cameras workflows, with Arri Raw included, as well as up to 2K scanning of 35mm-16mm film – and is collaborating, as post-production house, on movie projects through-out the whole region. Contact details: Teleking | Livarska 12 | 1000 | Ljubljana - Slovenia T: +386 (0) 1 236 16 80 / + 386 41 711 648 | F: +386 (0) 1 236 16 78 | |





Danijel Hocˇevar (born 1965 in Ljubljana, Slovenia, then part of Yugoslavia) established Emotionfilm in 1986, the first independent film production company in Slovenia and among first in former Yugoslavia. In 1994 he established Vertigo, another production company, together with director Damjan Kozole and Metod Pevec. They produced or co-produced 30 feature films including Slovenian Girl (2009, Sarajevo FF Competition, Toronto IFF, Pusan IFF) and Spare parts (2003, Berlin IFF Competition), both directed by Damjan Kozole, Bread and milk (2001, Venice FF – Lion of the Future Award), directed by Jan Cvitkovicˇ, The world is big and salvation lurks around the corner (2008, Moscow IFF Gala, Short listed for Academy Awards – Oscars for foreign language film for 2009), directed by Stephan Komandarev, Good Night Missy (2011) and Beneath her window (2003, Karlovy Vary IFF Competition), both directed by Metod Pevec, Women who brushed off her tears (2012) and I am from Titov Veles (2007, Sarajevo FF Competition – Special Jury Award, Berlin IFF Panorama, Toronto IFF, Pusan IFF), both directed by Teona Mitevska, The State of Shock (2011), directed by Andrej Košak, Circles (2012, still in post-production) directed by Srdan Golubovic´, Idle running (1999, Karlovy Vary IFF Competition) and Ruins (2004, Rotterdam Official Selection), both directed by Janez Burger, Besa – Solemn promise (2009, Moscow IFF Competition), directed by Srdjan Karanovic´, Border post (2006, San Sebastian IFF Competition), directed by Rajko Grlic´, Suburbs (2004, Venice Days) directed by Vinko Möderndorfer... Danijel Hocˇevar has been selected among Variety’s Ten Producers To Watch in 2001. He is also a voting member of European Film Academy, a member of the selection jury of Nipkow Program ( from 2005, and a member of the pedagogical team (group leader) of EAVE – European AudioVisual Entrepreneurs ( from 2009.

Contact details: Vertigo Emotionfilm | Kersnikova 4 | 1000 | Ljubljana - Slovenia T: +386 1 439 7080 | F: +386 1 430 3530 | |


Zavod Otok - Lorena Pavlic


Kino Otok – Isola Cinema international film festival was established in 2004 from in order to fill the gap of quality cinema at that time missing in Slovenia. The festival has from its first edition achieved support from the Ministry of culture and the Municipality of Izola, the coastal town where the festival takes place. With high quality cinema, the presence of the authors joint together with a cinephile audience in a relaxed and intimate atmosphere has soon acclaimed the festival the title of being the true Island of film. The festival is conceived by the general and professional public as a festival in the genuine sense of the word with an excellent selection made by the international programme board. The selection of films is suited at different public from the youngsters to general public with a special focus for demanding public and not forgetting to address and include the eldest as well. The concept of the festival and its activities are aimed at invigorating the dialogue between public and film authors thus enhancing the understanding of the cinema at different levels. The concept and key element of the 9th edition of the festival remains unchanged; the main aim is to bring to Slovenia relevant international film work that might have otherwise been overlooked which has its origins in inventive production and author’s approach.

Contact details: Zavod Otok | Metelkova 6 | 1000 | Ljubljana - Slovenia T: + 386 40 549 779 | |

Cineuropa - Sergio Rios Perez


Cineuropa is the first European portal dedicated to cinema and audiovisual in 4 languages. With daily news, interviews, data bases, in-depth investigations into the audiovisual industry, Cineuropa aims at promoting the European film industry throughout the world. Welcome to a platform where professionals can meet and exchange information and ideas. Contact details: Cineuropa | Avenue Besme 84 | 1190 | Brussels - Belgium T: + 32 2 537 19 72 | F: + 32 2 539 40 44 | |



Celestes images - Golda Sellam


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Contact details: Celestes images | Via rodrĂŠe 10 C/P 35 | 6908 Massagno | Lugano - Switzerland / |

Federal Office of Culture Bern Switzerland - Laurent Steiert


The federal office of culture (FOC) encourages national and international film production within the frame of coproduction agreements and as a member of the Council of Europe, within the Eurimages program. Furthermore, FOC encourages the distribution of national and non-national films in cinemas. Other schemes include aid programs for digitization of cinemas, funding of film festivals and access to film culture. FOC also finances the national film archive. Contact details: Federal Office of Culture Bern Switzerland | Hallwylstrasse 15 | 3003 | Bern - Switzerland T: +41 31 323 13 40 | F: +41 31 322 51 72 | |



The Festival del film Locarno aims to promote personal filmmaking of artistic merit; to provide a showcase for major new films of the year from around the world; to take stock, in its competitive sections, ot the new perspectives of filmmaking expression, concentrating expecially on such new film directors and industries as command international attention. Contact details: Festival del Film Locarno | Via Ciseri 23 | 6600 | Locarno - Switzerland T: 0041917562121 | F: 0041917562149 | |


First Hand Films - Sales - Esther Van Messel


Tailormade distribution for every story in every medium worldwide. We get to work when the good stories open up universes we never knew existed, when the story takes us through hell and back, when it walks rainbows with us, and we learn something about a complex and beautiful world. And when all emotions convey a statement, a political one, a human one, the filmmakers' very own one. When there is authenticity in the plot and fantasy in the images. And when we come back to find a world that will never look the same again. Contact details: First Hand Films - Sales | Neunbrunnenstrasse 50 | 8050 | Zurich - Switzerland T: 41443122060 | F: 41443122080 | |

MEDIA Desk Suisse - Corinna Marschall


MEDIA Desk Suisse is the Swiss representative of the European Union’s funding programme for the audiovisual industry. It is part of a network of MEDIA Desks and Antennae in the 32 countries of the MEDIA Programme. Its aim is to promote the MEDIA Programme in Switzerland, to inform on its different support measures and to raise interest among Swiss professionals for the activities of the MEDIA Programme. MEDIA Desk Suisse provides assistance to applicants and is also active in strengthening the links between the Swiss film industry and its European counterparts through the organization of events for film professionals. Contact details: MEDIA Desk Suisse | Neugasse 6 | 8005 | Zurich - Switzerland T: 043 960 39 29 | |

SRG SSR - Broadcaster - Sven Wälti


With its co-productions and the radio, television programs as well as complementary websites, SRG SSR provides a platform for all aspects of cultural creativity, as well as creating and nurturing an invaluable awareness of the arts in Switzerland.

Contact details: SRG SSR - Broadcaster | Giacomettistrasse 1 | 3000 | Bern - Switzerland T: +41 31 350 91 11 | F: +41 31 350 92 56 | |



Fresh Production - Oleg Shcherbyna


Fresh Production (Kiev, Ukraine) was founded in 2005. Now it is one of the 5 leading TV and film production companies of Ukraine. It is a Full-house company which provides the full circle of TV and film production. Until today it has produced 22 full length TV movies, 165 part TV series, and 3 rounds of the TV shows. Besides, “Fresh Production” currently has 4 feature film projects (international co-productions) on the different levels of development. Contact details: Fresh Production | 19 Obolonska naberezhna Str., building 4, office 1 | 04210 | Kiev - Ukraine T: +38(044) 537 12 24 | F: +38(044) 581 65 24 | |


TATOFILM - Olena Yershova

Tatofilm was created by producer Olena Yershova, who previously worked for Molodist Kyiv IFF and for the SOTA Cinema Group (Ukraine) for many years, producing feature films, many of which were international co-productions. Among others, Olena Yershova executive produced of MY JOY by Sergei Loznitsa which was presented in competition at Cannes IFF in 2010 and received numerous awards worldwide. Tatofilm, which operates both in Turkey and Ukraine, was created to work with promising talents and bright directors. Tatofilm currently finishes the fiction feature SENSE OF SEX by Marina Gorbach and Mehmet Bahadir Er (Ukraine-Turkey), the documentary full lenth ODESSA by Florin Iepan (Romania-Germany-Ukraine) and develops project MOTHERLAND by Senem Tuzen in (Best project awards at: “Meetings on the bridge” (Istanbul IFF), “Connecting Cottbus” and “Crossroads” (Thessaloniki) co-production markets. Contact details: TATOFILM | #11, Uritskogo str., apt.8 | 03035 | Kyiv - Ukraine T: + 90 537 300 87 02 |

Distrify - Peter Gerard

united kingdom Distrify is a powerful suite of digital tools that turn the entire internet into a movie marketplace. Consumers discover new films through word-of-mouth, recommendations, or reviews. With Distrify's unique trailerbased shop, consumers do not need to find another platform once they see your trailer - they can simply click "Rent" or "Buy" or "Cinemas" and watch or engage instantly. People enjoy discovering and sharing things they like, and Distrify makes sharing and discovering films fun, simple and profitable. Distrify works best for the new generation of producers and distributors who are actively engaging with their audience online (and offline) and using social media. Contact details: Distrify | Fifth Floor, Trongate 103 | G1 5HD | Glasgow - United Kingdom T: +447859008643 | |


FRED FILM RADIO - Angelo Acerbi

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Web radio specialized in film and film festivals, with four languages broadcasting.

Contact details: Fred Film Radio | 32, Wigmore Street | W1U 2RP | London - United Kingdom T: +39 3931898307 | |

Pebble Films - Slobodan Karajlovic - Ana Vilenica

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Pebble Films is created in 2007 by Ana Vilenica and Slobodan Karajlovic, with a vision to produce narrative driven, cinematic tales for film and television. The company directors bring together complementary skills they have learned working in different area of the industry. Easter Eggs is their second short film. Pebble Films has currently several projects in development.

Contact details: Pebble Films | 24 Parliament Hill | NW3 2TN | London - United Kingdom T: +447769515380 |




The 2013 edition of When East Meets West has several strategic industry partners. Each one of them has a key role in planning, promoting and organizing the co-production forum.



European Audiovisual Entrepreneurs, EAVE, is a professional training, project development and networking organization for audiovisual producers. Working with a worldwide network of partners we are involved in programmes for producers in Europe, Russia, Latin America, the Arab world, Asia and Africa. Founded in 1988, our objectives are to provide professional training opportunities and to bring producers from different regions of the world together with the aim of facilitating co-production relationships. We believe that the support of independent voices, creative imagination and culturally driven companies within the global media industries is an urgent necessity in the 21st century. Through our work we aim to contribute towards the creation of strong networks of producers and to encourage the exchange of knowledge and skills which will strengthen independent production across the world.


Since its foundation, the Trieste festival’s professional platform dedicated to co-producing with Eastern Europe – WHEN EAST MEETS WEST – has established itself as an important reference for European professionals. EAVE, one of the leading European training and development providers, is proud to have been a partner from the very beginning. In the framework of this partnership, EAVE is advising on the strategic planning and programming of the event and promoting WEMW among the members of our thriving network. EAVE is also involved in the project selection (EAVE group leader Danijel Hocevar is part of the selection committee), the preparation day of the selected project representative (EAVE graduate Stefano Tealdi is one of the tutors) and the award ceremony (EAVE CEO Kristina Trapp and EAVE graduate Nikolaj Nikiton are members of the international jury selecting the best project/producer). Furthermore, we are delighted that the EAVE network has a significant presence at WEMW with 4 projects produced or co-produced by EAVE producers in the official selection and 28 EAVE network members attending.


2013 EAVE | 238c, rue de Luxembourg | 8077 Bertrange, Luxembourg T: +352 44 52 10 1 | F: ++352 44 52 10 70 |


members of the EAVE network at WEMW 2013


Ebba Sinzinger Anton Calleja Matija Radeljak Ankica Juric Tilic Lubomir Konecny Riina Sildos Guillaume De Seille Christophe Bruncher Alexander Wadouh Nikolaj Nikitin David Lindner Leporda Roshanak Behesht Nedjad Simone Baumann Gabriele Roethemeyer Jakob Weydemann Alessandro Gropplero Franco Bocca Gelsi Marianna De Liso Marta Zaccaron Stefano Tealdi Kristina Trapp Lukasz Dzieciol Miroslav Mogorovic Sinisa Juricic Jozko Rutar Danijel Hocevar Esther Van Messel Olena Yershova




Maia Workshops is an advanced training programme for emerging European producers. We work together, with a hands-on participative and creative approach, to provide participants with the fundamental skills they need to steer their projects through development, production and distribution. In our rapidly changing environment the programme is keen to explore new and innovative ways of making and marketing films with low budgets. We look forward into transmedia storytelling and building crossmedia projects for different platforms as much as we work on consolidating our knowledge of the crafts and the skills of classical film production. Maia is promoted by Genova Liguria Film Commission.


The cooperation between Maia and WEMW was initiated in 2012 with the common intent to share knowledge of the industry sector, favour the participation of emerging professionals to the Maia Programme and reciprocally promote the two initiatives. The five projects presented here were developed by emerging producers who have participated in the Maia Workshops programme. They have been selected by the Maia team on the basis of their international appeal (namely with regard to the focus area of Eastern Europe and German-speaking countries chosen for 2013) and their diversity (two feature films, two documentaries and a cross-media project), as well as their feasibility and distribution potential. Two more projects developed by Maia alumni (Jure Pavlovic and Ajda Kruh) have been selected by the WEMW team for the pitching session.


Maia Workshops c/o Genova-Liguria Film Commission Villa Bombrini, Via L. A. Muratori, 9 | 16152 Genova - Italy T: +39 010 86 81 459 |


Maia projects and graduates at WEMW 2013 Figure musicali in fuga

Attending: Alessandro De Rita Genre: Feature Documentary Director/Writer: Fabrizio Ferrero Producer: Alessandro De Rita Budget: â‚Ź 160.000 Company: Run to me film srl Looking for: German coproducer/Austrian co-producer

The musicians Daniele di Bonaventura (bandoneon, clavichord, piano) and Paolo Fresu (trumpet, flugelhorn) get ready for a CD recording session with the musician-producer Manfred Eicher from the ECM recording company. They live the days preceding the session differently: Di Bonaventura studies the pieces and improvise on the theme of a Bach fugue. During the breaks he strolls through the woods near his house. In the evening he walks alone through the streets of Fermo, in the Marche region. Paolo Fresu thinks of the songs that he will play with di Bonaventura during the breaks and suspensions of his tours. He spend considerable time in silence and occasionally try out a few melodic sequences with the trumpet. In the silence of the recording studio, the two musicians and the producer meet, discuss and reflect about the music to play. Then they start to compose, play, improvise and record. After the first day, the two musicians listen to the recordings and match with Eicher. The time passes, days and nights, the music begins to take shape while the colours of the days change, and the light imposes itself, with the music. On the last day the improvisation on the Bach fugue is to register. They play back the song heard at the beginning of the film, the one experienced in Di Bonaventura’s studio. Lights are lit, backlit from behind we recognize the shapes of the two musicians. They are on stage as they begin to play the Bach fugue. Contact details: Run to me film srl | Via della Stazione di San Pietro, 22 | 00165 Rome - ITALY T: +39 3483429645 |




Attending: Asta Valciukaite Genre: Feature Film Director/Writer: Gianluca Sodaro Producer: Asta Valciukaite, Kestutis Drazdauskas Budget: € 1.273.000 Company: Artbox

Can a little girl, who cited God as being to blame for fraud, betrayal of trust and poor influence, make crumble the certainties of a priest? Yes, she can. This is the beginning of Don Franco's long journey, an inner road, movie in search of his lost faith. At the end of this walk in the nothingness of the desert, he will re-discover his Essence, and he will realise that the purpose of Man on Earth is the quest for true Freedom.

Looking for: German co-producer

Contact details: UAB “Artbox” | Labdariu 5 | LT-01120 - Vilnius, Lithuania T: + 370 615 10699 |

LAST AND FIRST MAN What lessons can we learn from a voice speaking to us from a distance of two billion years? Attending: Kirstine Barfod Last and First Men is 50-minute creative documentary that juxtaposes a science fiction story written in 1930 Genre: Documentary Director/Writer: Jóhann Jóhannsson and a haunting musical score with filmed and animated images of the “Spomenik” - futuristic, abstract stone monuments erected during the communist era in the former Yugoslav republics. Producer: Kirstine Barfod, Louise The narrator describes the life and society of a dying future race of humans, while taking us through a landscape Højgaard Johansen of surreal and phantasmagorical monuments. These structures – once intended as symbols of Unity and BrotherBudget: € 120.000 hood but now forgotten, derelict and overgrown by vegetation – stand like lone beacons, still beaming their Company: Killit Films message of unity into the wilderness of the Balkan republics. Without illustrating the text, the film creates a poetic relationship between these decaying concrete monuments and Olaf Stapledon’s story of a crumbling future civilization, and synthesizes out of these seemingly unrelated Looking for: German co-producer elements a story at once tragic and hopeful. Contact details: KILLIT FILMS | Sturlasgade 14B. | DK-2300 Copenhagen, Denmark T: +45 6073 4555 |



Attending: Manuela Cacciamani Genre: Feature Documentary Producer: Manuela Cacciamani Budget: € 2.000.000 Company: One More Picture Srl Looking for: Austrian co-producer

Innsbruck, Austria. Carl just released from jail, wants to spend his first day of freedom with his introverted son, Peter, who expresses the desire to visit Otzi, the mummy Similaun Thanks to the combination of exceptional coincidences, strange events seems to happen and Peter is able to hide himself in the museum. A supernatural communication suddenly originates between the mummy and Peter. Somehow Peter re-lived Otzi's life and recognizes in his history some of his memories. He smiles to Otzi before falling to the floor in a faint. Peter awakes in the hospital with his mother embracing him. Peter asks for his father and her mother let him in. Peter grabs and tightens his father’s hand. Contact details: One More Picture Srl | Via Cola di Rienzo, 28 | 00192 Roma - ITALY T: +39 339 7895805 |

Stories With Wine

Attending: Matija Radeljak Genre: Documentary/Cross media project Producer: Matija Radeljak, Bojan Kanjera Budget: € 800.000 Company: Aning Film Looking for: German co-producer

Focused on a feature documentary intended for theatrical release, „The Wine stories“ is an interconnected platform that provides its authors with financial support and story motive, its financiers with long-term results and return on their investment and the audience with fresh content and an interactive story in which they can participate actively as co-creators or passively as a classic audience, enjoying the wine story either way. The project is a 6-year-longmulti-platform experience, art work and a cultural investment that accomplishes two main objectives: 1. Providing wine lovers, and those who might become one, with an experience that underlines their love for wine, Introduces them to oenology and provides an extent: a fun and modern way to connect with object of their personal interest, as well to discover new aspects of it. 2. Sets a cultural and public awareness base for the Region of Istria to take its deserved place among the best known wine regions of the world. Contact details: ANING USLUGE D.O.O. | Zeleni trg, 4 | Zagreb, HR-10000 - Croatia T: +385 91 628 45 27 |



MEDIA Desks and Antennae PROFILE

MEDIA Desk and Antennae are the information offices of the EU’s MEDIA programme. We consult with producers and other audiovisual industry professionals about the funding schemes, help with the application and promote the programme in general. Moreover, we organize industry events like coproduction meetings and such, and generally aim to bring Europe’s audiovisual industry together. Between all of the European Desks and Antennae we have a very efficient network that’s been put to good use regularly by the industry.


MEDIA Desk Austria | Stiftgasse 6 | 1070 | Wien - Austria T: +4369912352723 | MEDIA Desk Croatia | Kralja Zvonimira 20 | 10 000 | Zagreb - Croatia T: 385 1 46 55 434 | F: +385 1 46 55 442 | MEDIA Antenne Berlin-Brandenburg | August-Bebel-Strase 26-53| 14482 | Potsdam - Germany T: +49-331-743 87 50| F:+49-331-743 87 59 | MEDIA Antenne Munchen | Sonnenstrasse 21 | D-80331 | Munchen - Germany T: +498954460330 | F: +498954460340 | MEDIA Antenna NRW | c/o Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, Kaistrase 14 | 40221 | Dusseldorf - Germany T: 00-49-211-90305014 | F: 00-49-211-9030505 | MEDIA Desk Germany | Friedensallee 14-16 | 22765 | Hamburg - Germany T: + 49 40 390 65 85 | ANTENNA MEDIA Torino | Via Cagliari 42 | 10153 | Torino - Italy T: +39 011 539853 | F: +39 011 531490 | MEDIA Desk Slovenia | Miklošicˇeva 38 | SI-1000 | Ljubljana - Slovenia T: 00 386 (1) 23 43 216 | F: 00 386 (1) 23 43 219 | MEDIA Desk Suisse | Neugasse 6 | 8005 | Zurich - Switzerland T: 043 960 39 29 |



Cine-Regio is a network of regional film funds in Europe. The network is continuously expanding and today represents 38 regional film funds from 13 EU Member States, in addition to Norway and Switzerland. The members exhibit a range of support schemes and services to the film sector which aim to support film culture, encourage social cohesion and build regional infrastructure. Regional film support is vital to foster and safe-guard the development of the European audiovisual sector and promotes regional and local cultural identities, cultural diversity and democratic empowerment. Cine-Regio's main objectives are threefold and interlinked: Knowledge Sharing, Film Policy and Co-Productions To exchange views, perspectives, good practices and information for the benefit of the European film industry, including integrating new regional film funds. To raise awareness, represent and promote regional audiovisual interests across Europe, including members' interests towards European institutions and other organisations which play a role in determining the set of rules and conditions for regional film funds. To strengthen the co-development and co-production of audiovisual products, fusing talents and resources in different regions for a wider market - including stimulating artistic, technical and creative exchange and knowhow throughout Europe. Together with the European film industry and members, Cine-Regio is continuously involved in initiating and organising activities in the European regions.



Cine-Regio c/o VAF | Bischoffsheimlaan 38 |1000 | Brussels - Belgium |





FRIULI VENEZIA GIULIA AUDIOVISUAL FUND - Paolo Vidali - Alessandro Gropplero - Elisa Bordon


The aim of the FRIULI VENEZIA GIULIA AUDIOVISUAL FUND is to support the development of local film companies and promote the regional audiovisual works in national and international markets, proudly being the first such experience in the Italian panorama. The Fund operates in three main sectors: Training: encouraging the participation of local audiovisual professionals in national and international training courses for directors, scriptwriters, producers, editors, camera operators, and sound engineers. Development: covering all the levels between the idea and the production phase, that is, from script-writing and research, to casting, fund raising and presentation of a teaser. Production: this last action includes financial support to cover production expenses, together with the promotion of the project as to create a more competitive product. Along with the day-to-day management of the fund, the FVG AUDIOVISUAL FUND has organized several international events – such as Ties That Bind - Asia Europe Producers Workshop, Eurodoc Transregional Workshop and When East Meets West - aimed at creating platforms for film professionals from all around the world as well as developing the local audiovisual industry. The main purpose is to offer new training possibilities and set up new market places, where professionals can meet, share experiences and collaborate.

Contact details: Friuli Venezia Giulia Audiovisual Fund | Via Asquini, 33 | 33100 Udine - ITALY T: +39 0432 500 322 | F: +39 0432 200 825 | |


TRIESTE FILM FESTIVAL - Cristina Sain - Elena Giuffrida - Anette Dujisin


In more than 20 years of activity the Associazione Alpe Adria and its main project, the Trieste Film Festival, have always stood out for the originality of their initiatives. The festival has explored and brought into light films and directors that have been forgotten for many years, as well as discovering new talents. In these years, the Trieste Film Festival has acquired increasing national and international importance, becoming a unique point of reference, for the cinema of the Central and Eastern European countries. At a national level, the festival plays a leading role, being for years the only festival to focus on the cinematography of these countries and doing so with scrupulous attention. Nor is it a coincidence that the initiative was founded in Trieste, a Central European but above all multi-ethnic and multi-cultural city that has always provided a gateway to the east. The public has always supported the event in an exemplary manner. Indeed, in recent years, the venue had to change in order to increase the number of screenings and the number of seats for a demanding public that is constantly growing in numbers. The Trieste Film Festival is currently followed by the most important printed press, television, radio and webmagazines.

Contact details: Trieste Film Festival | Piazza Duca degli Abruzzi, 3 | 34132 | Trieste - ITALY T: +39 040 3476076 | F: +39 040 662338 | |



Audiovisual Club of Confartigianato Udine - Rachele Francescutti


Confartigianato Udine is the most important trade association in the province of Udine, representing tradesmen, small and medium enterprises and autonomous workers. For two years Confartigianato Udine proposes a project dedicated to support the entrepreneurial aggregation and the cultural growth of small and medium enterprises of Friuli Venezia Giulia, operating in the sector of cinema and audiovisual productions: FVG Audiovisual Club of Confartigianato Udine. The Club is a meeting place that allows business owners to investigate topics of common interest, share techniques and specific informations of cultural events. The Club aims to: give voice and authority to the system of local SMEs of cinema and audiovisual services, helping businesses to upgrade and develop national competitiveness; to promote and support companies interested in developing co-production projects; to organize debates, meetings, courses on specific themes of the audiovisual industry and culture, while to support collective participation in fairs and other events. establish relationships and alliances with other clubs, organizations and national and international partners working in similar areas. According to the recent increasing number of co-productions realized by the Autonomous Region of Friuli Venezia Giulia and Eastern European countries and the constant need for our film professionals to explore in detail the European film industry panorama, the FVG Audiovisual Club of Confartigianato Udine confirms the intent to participate of the second edition of WHEN EAST MEETS WEST - Cross-border Meeting by promoting the event among regional producers and committing financial support to the initiative.

Contact details: Confartigianato Udine | Via del Pozzo, 8 | 33100 | Udine - ITALY T: +39 0432.516770 |




index participants

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Acerbi Angelo Acrivulis Christos Alexieva Ana Anastopoulos Thanos Andreuzzi Maura Arrighi Tommaso Averina Maria Babun Tamara Balinski Robert Barbiani Erica Barbo Chiara Barford Kirstine Barsony Katalin Basheski Darko Baumann Simone Behesht Nedjad Roshanak Bertacche Thomas Bildesheim Graziella Blaney Martin Bocca Gelsi Franco Bordon Elisa Bormann Ivan Briski Sabina Bruncher Christophe Brunnenmeyer Gabriele Bubeck-Paaz Sabine

104 137 158 109 138 141 93 131 139 38 127 161 97 82 38 128 36 153 149 136 146 101 111 62 139 119

Buder Bernd Buggenig Alessandra Bulajic Vlado Bundschuh Joerg Buono Manuela Cacciamani Manuela Calleja Anton Canepa Fabio Capello Martha Carone Caterina Casini Stefania Cecic Ira Cernik Jana Convey Shawn Cresto-Dina Carlo Cugia Terenzio D’Agostino Gianmarco Dammas Jacob Darras Matthieu De Liso Marianna De Rita Alessandro De Seille Guillaume Degener Ingeborg Del Degan Davide Del Prete Miriam Derenbach Till 185

150 26 164 181 30 18 112 147 140 134 155 149 142 133 133 56 182 133 136 166 151 181 180 48 90 103 186

Dizdarevic Ognijen Dordit Roberto Dresti Nadia Dujisin Anette Dumreicher-Ivanceanu Alexander Dzieciol Lukasz Erich Britta Fasano Michele Fasulo Alberto Fedrigoni Nicola Fidyk Andrzej Filippini Elena Fiumi Vittoria Flamini Antonio Forte Luca Fracchia Edoardo Francescutti Rachele Fusco Marco Valerio Gattoni Simone Gerard Peter Girelli Paolo Giuffrida Elena Gropplero Alessandro Guidinetti Elda Haager Karin Hallbauer Tassilo

105 109 121 110 144 162 114 82 94 156 48 106 68 137 88 89 155 96 72 93 98 104 157 167 116 120

Hammelmann Cornelia Haupt Christine Havas Agnes Heinz Silke Hendel Lorenzo Hocevar Danijel Hoffman Philipp Hottenbacher Friedemann Hribar Hrvoje Hronec Ivan Ibrahimovic Zijad Ilgner Sven Imaz Natalia Innocenzi Silvia Jaeger Peter Jakob Enrico Jankovic Aleksandar Juric Tilic Ankica Juricic Sinisa Kabil Namik Kadrnka Vaclav Kamm Henning Kancler Haidy Karajlovic Slobodan Karklin Diana Kastelicova Hanka

72 97 113 91 118 89 10 132 106 62 144 112 148 92 165 148 122 111 14 124 54 66 156 90 122 95 index participants

Knific Miha Konecny Lubomir Kozlovska Marika Krausz Esther Kreyenberg Titus Kroenes Christian Kurucz Marion Leghissa Nicole Lindner Leporda David Magnani Andrea Mancini Fabio Manthey Brigitta Manzolini Niccolò Marianovic Jovan Marschall Corinna Martinelli Maria Mecs Monika Meyer-DÜring Heike Miha Vicky Minigutti Dorino Mitic Boris Moers Peter Mogorovic Miroslav Mueller-Uri Ulrich Muhi Andras Muzina Edi

140 106 150 126 150 100 56 131 163 58 91 143 135 134 96 103 129 130 136 159 145 26 107 93 129 94

Nespeca Emanuele Nikitin Nikolaj Oleotto Matteo Olgiati Ivan Pancaldi Luca Pasanen Leena Pascal Panarello Diego Pastore Alessandra Pavlic Lorena Pavlovic Jure Pedoth Ines Pedroni Federico Pellicciari Laura Petitto Giuseppe Petrovic Martina Pfletschinger Bernhard Podini Mauro Poillucci Federico Pompili Giovanni Poschl Andras Priarone Cristina Princic Igor Rabahallah Malika Radeljak Matija Ravina Camilla Ravlic Sanja 187

123 101 92 163 120 115 118 142 146 160 181 20 125 148 147 137 134 105 113 118 110 114 117 115 127 129 188

Reggiani Pietro Reisen Christine Reynaert Philippe Rios Perez Sergio Robbiano Giovanni Roethemeyer Gabriele Rollberg Sabine Rossi Erika Rulli Diana Rutar Jozko Sain Cristina Samir Sandrone Silvia Santanera Alessandra Santi Tommaso Saulini Giovanni Scarpulla Giuseppe Schaefer Klaus Schmidt Manfred Schmidt Lucas Schmitt Susanne Schroeder Joachim Schroeder Marieke Schumann Sรถren Segatori Fabio Segre Daniele

159 164 166 99 91 152 154 78 78 123 155 164 160 108 82 141 102 149 117 34 104 157 141 153 101 44

Seliskar Petra Sellam Golda Shcherbyna Oleg Sildos Riina Sinzinger Ebba Sodaro Gianluca Sosic Anja Srdic Ajda Srdic Branislav Stalter Judit Stankovic Igor Steiert Laurent Stergel Jelka Stozek Carmen Streiber Gregor Stucovitz Andrea Tatishvili Tamara Tealdi Stefano Thevissen Juliane Tolz Stefan Tomassini Claudia Tomkova Katarina Tonini Mauro Trapp Kristina Tychinskaia Natalia Ugrin Julianna

152 102 165 132 58 124 180 167 161 161 103 165 89 128 12 90 109 166 142 121 88 18

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