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Warsaw’s CentEast Market expands to Beijing, China

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- Having already established a showcase in Moscow, the WFF’s industry section presents Eastern European cinema in Beijing for the first time

Warsaw’s CentEast Market expands to Beijing, China
The Mighty Angel by Wojciech Smarzowski

After having screened a package of Chinese films in last year’s programme, Warsaw’s CentEast Market – the industry section of the Warsaw Film Festival – will for the first time participate in the Beijing Film Market (17-19 April) prior to the fourth Beijing International Film Festival (20-27 April).

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CentEast director Anna Korcz will present the package of ten Eastern European works in progress – including Polish directors Krzysztof Zanussi’s Foreign Body and Wojciech Smarzowski’s The Mighty Angel [+see also:
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, and Czech director Jan Hrebejk’s The Icing, which unspooled last autumn in Warsaw and later in Moscow.

Two films from the Warsaw Festival’s international competition – Georgian director Zaza Urushadze’s Tangerines [+see also:
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, which won for Best Director, adding the Audience Award, and Russian director Alexander Veledinsky’s The Geographer Drank His Globe Away – will also be on show. 

From stand C04 in the Beijing Market, held at the China Millennium Monument, CentEast will also be promoting its partners – the Helsinki, Odessa, Prague, Sofia, Tallinn, Transilvania, Zadar, and Warsaw festivals and markets – as well as Film Commission Poland and the Mazovia Warsaw Film Commission.

Organised since 2005, and with more than 240 Polish and international film professionals present last year, Warsaw’s CentEast added a showcase in Moscow in 2009, as part of Russian outfit TVINDIE Film Production’s Project for Tomorrow. This year’s Warsaw Film Festival – the 30th edition – will take place from 10-19 October.

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