Sarajevo's CineLink selects 14 projects
by Vladan Petkovic
- The Sarajevo Film Festival's co-production market, CineLink, has selected 14 projects for its 12th edition (20-23 August)
The CineLink 2014 call for entries has attracted over 200 projects in development from 18 countries in Southeast Europe. The selection committee chose 14 projects for the CineLink and CineLink Plus lineups, the criteria being the respective authors’ potential and strength of the story on one side, and the potential benefit to the project of the development workshops and the co-production market on the other.
The CineLink project, the backbone of the Sarajevo Film Festival's industry section, is a development and financing platform for local feature projects destined for European co-production. With an average 60%+ conversion rate from development to production for its selected projects in the past 11 years, CineLink has grown into one of the most successful development and financing platforms in Europe.
Additional titles will be added to the selection in the coming weeks.
Hotel Zagorje; director: Aldo Tardozzi; producers: Barbara Jukopila, Damir Ibrahimović; production company: Produkcija Ziva (Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina)
The Daybreak; director/producer: Gentian Koçi, Artalb Films (Albania)
Nanook; director: Milko Lazarov; producer: Veselka Kiryakova, Red Carpet (Bulgaria)
The Escape; director: Kenan Kavut; producer: Yesim Ustaouglu, Ustaoglu Films (Turkey)
The Gulf; director: Emre Yeksan; producer: Annamaria Aslanoğlu, Istos Film (Turkey)
Giant; director: Dimitris Papanastasiou; producer: Alexandra Boussiou, Wrong Men (Greece)
Cinelink Plus Selection
16; director/producer: Melisa Onel, Melisa Fatma Onel Tecimen (Turkey)
Hilal, Feza and Other Planets; director/producer: Kutluğ Ataman, The Institute For the Readjustment of Clocks (Turkey)
My Happy Family; directors: Nana Ekvtimishvilli, Simon Gross; producer: Simon Gross, Polare Film (Georgia)
Pari; director: Siamak Etemadi; producer: Konstantions Kontovrakis, Heretic Creative Producers (Greece)
In Between; director: Bogdan Mustata; producer: Marcian Lazar, Strada Film (Romania)
Borders; director: Ionut Piturescu; producer: Patricia Drati Rønde, Anthropoesis Films, Cph:Lab (Romania, Denmark)
Lemonade; director: Ioana Uricaru; producer: Cristian Mungiu, Intrarea Film (Romania)