Trieste FF and When East Meets West announce full line-ups
by Vladan Petkovic
- In addition to competition programmes, the festival focuses on 1968, and its industry division has revealed a new €3,000 Baltic Award and the line-ups for three side sections
The festival's Feature Film Competition will present the Italian premieres of nine titles from Central and Eastern Europe: Boris Khlebnikov's Arrhythmia [+see also:
interview: Boris Khlebnikov
film profile], Iulia Rugina's Breaking News [+see also:
interview: Iulia Rugină
film profile], Gentian Koçi's Daybreak [+see also:
interview: Gentian Koçi
film profile], Sharunas Bartas' Frost [+see also:
interview: Sharunas Bartas
film profile], Igor Bezinović's A Brief Excursion [+see also:
film profile], György Kristóf's Out [+see also:
interview: György Kristóf
film profile], Hanna Slak's The Miner [+see also:
interview: Hanna Slak
film profile], Ivana Mladenović's Soldiers. Story from Ferentari [+see also:
interview: Ivana Mladenovic
film profile] and Maciej Sobieszczański's The Reconciliation [+see also:
interview: Maciej Sobieszczański
The Documentary Competition includes another nine titles, among them the IDFA winner The Other Side of Everything [+see also:
film profile] by Mila Turajlić, the Slovenian festival hits The Family [+see also:
film profile] by Rok Biček and Playing Men [+see also:
film profile] by Matjaž Ivanišin, as well as the Romanian titles Tarzan's Testicles [+see also:
interview: Alexandru Solomon
film profile] by Alexandru Solomon and The Dead Nation [+see also:
film profile] by Radu Jude. To view the full selection, click here.
In its side programmes, the Trieste Film Festival will focus on the 50th anniversary of the revolutionary year of 1968 in its Rebels 68 sidebar (view the programme here).
For the full festival programme, click here.
Furthermore, after announcing the titles in its co-production forum (see the news), When East Meets West has revealed the final line-ups of its Last Stop Trieste, First Cut Lab and This is IT sidebars, as well as the new Baltic Award, worth €3,000, in co-operation with three Baltic film institutes.
Now in its fourth edition, Last Stop Trieste, the documentary work-in-progress section, will present seven creative docs that will be vying for the HBO Europe Award and the Flow Digital Cinema Award.
The First Cut Lab workshop for films in the editing phase has selected three fiction features from Poland, Russia and Lithuania, with the ultimate goal of fostering their artistic, sales and festival potential.
The newly established This is IT section (see the news) targets fiction features in the post-production phase produced or co-produced by Italian producers, in partnership with Milano Film Network. This is IT will present six films ready for their festival premiere/international distribution, and one of them will receive the Laser Film Award, worth €10,000 in services.
Here is a list of the titles selected in the various WEMW sidebars:
Last Stop Trieste
100 Trips Around the Sun - Víctor Cruz (Argentina/Italy)
Producer: Fito Pochat
Baltic New Wave - Audrius Stonys, Kristine Briede (Latvia/Lithuania/Estonia)
Producer: Uldis Cekulis
Exemplary Behaviour - Audrius Mickevičius (Lithuania/Bulgaria/Italy)
Producer: Rasa Miškinytė
My Unknown Soldier - Anna Kryvenko (Czech Republic/Latvia/Slovakia)
Producer: Michal Kráčmer
Paying a Visit to Fortuna - Mátyás Kálmán (Hungary)
Producer: Ágnes Horváth-Szabó
First Cut Lab
Core of the World - Audrius Mickevičius (Russia/Lithuania)
Producers: Natalia Drozd, Sergey Selyanov
Summer Survivors - Marija Kavtaradze (Lithuania)
Producers: Marija Razgute, Klementina Remeikaite
The Mute - Bartosz Konopka (Poland/Belgium)
Producer: Anna Wydra
This Is IT
Citta’ Giardino - Marco Piccarreda (Italy)
Producers: Marco Piccarreda, Gaia Formenti
Il Rumore Del Sole - Mirko Locatelli (Italy/France)
Producers: Mirko Locatelli, Giuditta Tarantelli
Stories from the Chestnut Woods - Gregor Božič (Slovenia/Italy)
Producers: Marina Gumzi, Igor Princic
The World Is Flat - Matteo Carrega Bertolini (Italy/France/Switzerland)
Producers: Matteo Carrega Bertolini, Paola Dall’olio
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