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Ten projects selected for the Sarajevo Work in Progress sessions

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- The Sarajevo Film Festival has also announced a new major cash award presented by TRT

Ten projects selected for the Sarajevo Work in Progress sessions
Romanian director Iulia Rugină, selected for the sessions

The Sarajevo Film Festival's CineLink Co-production Market has announced its Work in Progress sessions, which will take place on August 17 and 18 and offer specially invited decision-makers – funders, sales agents, distributors, broadcasters and festival programmers – a first look at a selection of promising works in post-production. Companies and institutions represented this year include Bankside Films, the Berlin International Film Festival, Bir Film, Celluloid Dreams, Coproduction Office, the Directors’ Fortnight, Elle Driver, the Cannes Film Festival, Indie Sales, Lumiere, The Match Factory, Memento, Protagonist Pictures, the Settimana Internazionale della Critica, the Tribeca Film Festival, the Venice Film Festival, Wide Management and Wild Bunch.

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Selected from Southeast Europe, the Middle East and North Africa region and the Commonwealth of Independent States, this year's line-up includes the following titles:

Breaking News - Iulia Rugină (Romania)
Producers: Bogdan Crăciun, Oana Giurgiu

Mean Anomaly - Ali Ahmadzadeh (Iran)
Producer: Ali Ahmadzadeh

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- Onur Saylak (Turkey)        
Producer: Ziya Cemre Kutluay

Holy Air - Shady Sarour (Israel)
Producer: Shady Sarour

Hostages - Rezo Gigineishili (Georgia)
Producer: Tamara Tatishvili

Nils - Ram Nehari (Israel)
Producer: Yifat Presteknik

One of These Days - Nadim Tabet (Lebanon)
Producer: Georges Schoucair 

Thala My Love - Mehdi Hmili (Tunisia)
Producer: Mohamed Ali Ben Hamra

The Secret Ingredient - Gjorce Stavreski (Macedonia)
Producer: Gjorce Stavreski

Touch Me Not - Adina Pintilie (Romania)
Producers: Monica Lăzurean-Gorgan, Adina Pintilie

Three awards will be handed out to projects in the Work in Progress section: the new TRT Award – EUR 30,000 in cash; the Restart Award – in-kind post-production services worth EUR 20,000; and The Post Republic Award – in-kind post-production services worth EUR 50,000.Jan Naszewski of New Europe Film Sales; Giona A. Nazzaro from the Venice Film Festival Critics' Week; Michael Reuter of The Post Republic; and a representative from TRT will be this year’s jury.

Lastly, three guest projects have been added to the CineLink Co-Production Market (read news):

Bull Shark - Mohamed Al Ibrahim (Qatar)
Producers: Bassam Al Ibrahim, Khalid Al Jaber

Skin Deep - Paulina del Paso (Mexico)
Producers: Elisa Miller, Samra Ibrahim, Leandro Córdova

Tito's Lost Mariachi - Francisco Ohem (Mexico)
Producers: Marta Núñez Puerto, Mike Downey

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