Sofia Meetings announces Works in Progress
by Vladan Petkovic
- Sofia's industry section's latest batch of projects includes films by Pavel G. Vesnakov, Georgi Djulgerov, Stephan Komandarev, Dušan Milić and Pavle Vučković
After selecting projects for the Second Feature Fiction Film, Projects in Bank and Plus Minus One (see news) categories, the industry section of the Sofia International Film Festival, Sofia Meetings (13-16 March), has announced its final segment, Works in Progress.
The selection comprises eight fiction films, six coming from Bulgaria and two from Serbia; and four documentaries from Bulgaria, including two co-productions.
Fiction projects include Buffer Zone [+see also:
film profile], the latest film by Georgi Djulgerov, who won a Silver Bear in 1977 for Avantage and a Heart of Sarajevo in 2005 for Lady Zee [+see also:
film profile]; Barely an Ocean, the first feature film by Pavel G. Vesnakov, whose Pride, the last installment in a trilogy of short films, won the Grand Prix in the International Competition at Clermont-Ferrand this year; Panama, the feature debut by Serbia's Pavle Vučković, whose two short films picked up awards at Cannes Cinéfondation; The Judgement by Stephan Komandarev (also present with The Other Man in the Projects in Bank section), a co-production by Bulgaria's Argo Film, Germany's Neue Mediopolis Filmproduktion, Croatia-based Propeler Film and Macedonia's Sektor Film; and tech-thriller Travelator [+see also:
film profile] by Serbian director Dušan Milić, best known for Gucha – Distant Trumpet.
FULL LIST OF PROJECTS
Barely an Ocean (Bulgaria) - director: Pavel G. Vesnakov; producers: Monica Balcheva, Konstantin Bojanov; production company: Argentum Lux Films
Buffer Zone (Bulgaria) - director: Georgi Djulgerov; producers: Svetla Tsotsorkova, Nadejda Koseva; production company: Front Film
The Judgement (Bulgaria-Germany-Croatia-Macedonia) - director: Stephan Komandarev; producers: Stephan Komandarev, Boris T. Matić, Angela Nestorovska, Vladimir Anastasov, Alexander Rijs, Christine Haupt, Katya Trichkova, Polly Gencheva; production companies: Argo Film, Neue Mediopolis Filmroduktion, Propeler Film, Sektor Film
The Lesson (Bulgaria) - directors: Kristina Grozeva, Petar Valchanov; producers: Magdelena Ilieva, Petar Valchanov, Kristina Grozeva; production company: Abraxas Film Ltd
Panama (Serbia) - director: Pavle Vučković; producer: Tatjana Žeželj Gojković; production company: Collapse Films (Serbia)
Travelator (Serbia) - director: Dušan Milić; producers: Dušan Milić, Goran Šušljik; production companies: Film Deluxe, Eye to Eye
The Woman of My Life (Bulgaria) - director: Antoniy Donchev; producer: Ivan Tonev; production company: Magic ARS Digital Studio
Life Is an Eternal Swing (Belgium-Bulgaria) - director: André Chandelle; producers: Serge Kestemon, Véra Chandelle, Rossitsa Valkanova; production company: Fabrikata Film Production
Listen (Bulgaria) - director: Diana Ivanova; producer: Diana Ivanova; production company: ACTINK
Love and Engineering (Finland-Germany-Bulgaria) - director: Tonislav Hristov; producers: Kaarle Aho, Thomas Tielsch, Martichka Bozhilova; production companies: Making Movies Oy, Filmtank GmBH, AGITPROP
The Japanese Sandman (Bulgaria-France) - director: François Nouguies; producers: Stéphanie Airaud, Patricia Brignone, Antonie Bergemeier; production company: Le Dernier Film Prod