When East Meets West reveals LST and FCL selected projects
- When East Meets West announces the final line-up of the two parallel initiatives dedicated to films at the post-production stage
After revealing all of the projects selected for pitching, When East Meets West has announced the final line-up of the two parallel initiatives dedicated to films at the post-production stage.
After the great success of the first edition, Last Stop Trieste — the work-in-progress section run together with the Trieste Film Festival — will this year once again present four creative documentaries to an exclusive panel of international sales agents, festival programmers and TV commissioning editors. The four selected rough cuts, all from Eastern European countries, have been selected in partnership with BDC Discoveries by the Balkan Documentary Center, Docu Rough Cut Boutique, Ex-Oriente Film and Baltic Sea Docs. An international jury comprising Hanka Kastelicova (HBO Europe), Catherine Le Clef (CAT&Docs), Leena Pasanen (Dok Liepzig) and Claudia Schreiner (MDR) will deliver the HBO Europe Award to the most compelling film. Furthermore, this year LST will feature three guest projects from Italy, Spain and Brazil thanks to the collaboration with Doc/it, REC - Festival Internacional de Cine de Tarragona and DOCSP.
First Cut Lab will make room for feature-length fiction films in the editing phase, where three selected producer/director teams from Bulgaria, Poland and the Czech Republic will receive specialised feedback from ten international experts and tailor-made advice from a consulting editor. The main goal of the lab is to foster the artistic, sales and festival potential of the completed films.
Alongside the co-production forum and the two side events, When East Meets West will feature a rich programme including the EAVE live-stream session “The Disorderly Digital Marketplace”, the MAIA Workshops master class focusing on the legal aspects of co-production between Europe and Latin America, and #FEEDback, a think tank platform organised in collaboration with the Transilvania IFF and Connecting Cottbus, and aimed at enhancing cross-border cooperation between Eastern European countries.
You can find the seven documentaries presented at Last Stop Trieste and the three feature-length fiction films chosen for First Cut Lab here.