Kentannos wins WEMW 2016
- The Argentinian-Italian co-production has won the sixth edition of the When East Meets West Development Award in Trieste
Kentannos, an Argentinian-Italian co-production by Motoneta Cine, 16M.Films and Kino Produzioni, is the winner of the sixth edition of Trieste’s When East Meets West.
The project, directed by Víctor Cruz, is a delicate and charming portrait of people from very distant regions of the world who have reached or are on the verge of reaching the age of 100, and share an exciting passion for life.
Kentannos was honoured with the WEMW Development Award as the best of the 22 projects in competition by an international jury of experts consisting of Matthieu Darras (TorinoFilmLab), Nikolaj Nikitin (SOFA - School Of Film Agents) and Kristina Trapp (EAVE).
A grant for participation in the next edition of the EAVE European Producers' Workshop goes to Slovenian producer Rok Secen (Monoo), whilst the Flow Postproduction Award, a new prize worth €10,000 in post-production facilities, goes to the Latvian project Foam at the Mouth, produced by Aija Berzina and Alise Gelze (Tasse Film), and directed by Janis Nords.
The brand-new TRL Espresso, an automatic selection for Rome's New Cinema Network co-production market and also the Film London PFM in October 2016, goes to the Slovenian project History of Love by Sonja Prosenc, and the Producers' Network prize was awarded to Turkish producer Asli Filiz (with the project For Women Only) and Polish producer Agnieszka Dziedzic (with the project Stances and Statues).
Finally, an international jury composed of Catherine Le Clef (CAT&Docs), Hanka Kastelicova (HBO Europe) and Claudia Schreiner (MDR) delivered the HBO Europe Award - in the work-in-progress section Last Stop Trieste - to the Georgian film See you in Chechnya by Alexander Kvatashidze.
The sixth edition of WEMW ends with a series of record numbers: 301 projects submitted, over 30 different countries represented, 200 international decision makers, 360 registered participants and more than 500 one-to-one meetings.
(Translated from Italian)