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Sarajevo's CineLink reveals first six projects


- Sarajevo's co-production market has unveiled the first six projects and announced the second call for entries, with the deadline set for 26 April

Sarajevo's CineLink reveals first six projects
Director Nikola Ljuca, whose project The Heroes Were Dancing has been selected for CineLink (© Belgrade FEST)

The CineLink co-production market, which will take place as part of the 22nd Sarajevo Film Festival (12-20 August), has announced the first six projects selected from the first call for entries, intended chiefly, but not exclusively, for projects by first- and second-time filmmakers who are participating in the preparatory workshop in Sarajevo. 

They include The Heroes Were Dancing by Serbia's Nikola Ljuca,whose Humidity [+see also:
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world-premiered in the Berlinale Forum and subsequently won three national awards at the Belgrade FEST (Best Film, Best Director and Best Actor for Milos Timotijevic), and Ela and Hilmi, the first feature by Turkey’s Ziya Demirel, best known for the short film Tuesday, which took part in the Cannes shorts competition and won a Special Mention at Sarajevo last year.

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The second call for entries is open from 25 March until 26 April and targets projects by established auteurs at an advanced stage of development and financing, which are currently looking for a good market access point to further their conversion and placement effort. You can find the application form for the second call for entries here.

Here is the full list of the projects unveiled so far:

Butterflies – Tolga Karacelik (Turkey)
Producer: Cem Doruk (Karacelik Films)

Ela and Hilmi – Ziya Demirel (Turkey)
Producer: Anna Maria Aslanoglu (Istos Film)

The Heroes Were Dancing – Nikola Ljuca (Serbia)
Producer: Nataša Damnjanović (Dart Film)

Looking for Venera – Norika Sefa (Kosovo)
Producer: Belina Jano (Animated Society)

Memories from the Future – Konstantinos Antonopoulos (Greece)
Producer: Fani Skartouli (KIPOI [the Gardens])

Otto the Barbarian – Ruxandra Maria Ghitescu (Romania)
Producer: Iuliana Tarnovetchi (Alien Film)

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