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TRIESTE 2018 Industry

When East Meets West reveals award winners


- The winners of Last Stop Trieste, This Is IT and regional funding initiative RE-ACT have also been announced

When East Meets West reveals award winners
The winners of the 2018 When East Meets West awards

The eighth edition of When East Meets West (WEMW, 21-23 January) has wrapped with the announcement of the winners of eight awards at the co-production forum, which featured 21 projects.

Also taking place during the event, the Last Stop Trieste documentary segment revealed its winners, as did the work-in-progress section for films produced or co-produced by Italian companies, This is IT, as well as RE-ACT, the regional funding initiative of the Croatian Audiovisual Centre, Friuli Venezia Giulia Audiovisual Fund and Slovenian Film Centre, in collaboration with TorinoFilmLab.

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At WEMW, the Film Centre Serbia Development Award went to Small Body by Italian filmmaker Laura Samani. The project also won one of the six RE-ACT awards. The Italian-Lithuanian project I'll Stand by You by Virginija Vareikyte and Maximilien Dejoie received the newly established Baltic Award. Meanwhile, the European Women's Audiovisual Network Award went to the Slovenian-Finnish-Austrian co-production Skiing in Scarves by Haidy Kancler.

For the full list of awards, scroll down.

At Last Stop Trieste, the HBO Europe Award went to Victor Cruz's 100 Trips Around the Sun (Argentina/Italy), and the Czech-Latvian project My Unknown Soldier [+see also:
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by Anna Kryvenko received the Flow Digital Cinema Award. At This Is IT, the Laser Film Award went to Stories from the Chestnut Woods by Gregor Božič (Slovenia/Italy).

RE-ACT delivered its prizes for the third time, and in addition to Small Body, among the six winners (each receiving €8,000) are the new projects by Igor Bezinović and Špela Čadež.

Here is the full list of winners:

WEMW Co-Production Forum Awards

Film Centre Serbia Development Award
Small Body – Laura Samani
Nefertiti Film (Italy)

Baltic Award
I’ll Stand by You – Virginija Vareikyte, Maximilien Dejoie
M&N (Italy), InScript (Lithuania)

EWA European Women’s Audiovisual Network Award
Skiing in Scarves – Haidy Kancler
Studio Virc (Slovenia), Kinocompany (Finland), Flairfilm (Austria)

EAVE Producers Workshop scholarship
Dragana Jovović – Theory at Work (Serbia)
Project: Freedom Landscapes – Marta Popivoda

Producers Network Prize
Snežana Penev – Film Deluxe International (Serbia)
Project: Darkling – Dušan Milić

Eirin Høgetveit – Norsk Fjernsyn (Norway)
Project: The Quest for Tonewood – Hans Lukas Hansen

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Prison Beauty Contest – Srdjan Šarenac
Novi Film (Bosnia and Herzegovina/Serbia)

Flow Postproduction Award
Confessions of Love – Tatjana Božić
Volya Films (Netherlands)

Asterisk Visual Marketing Award
Plague – Jan Tešitel
Sirena Film (Czech Republic)

Last Stop Trieste

HBO Europe Award
100 Trips Around the Sun – Victor Cruz
16m films (Argentina), Kinoproduzioni (Italy)

Flow Digital Cinema Award
My Unknown Soldier [+see also:
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film profile
– Anna Kryvenko
Analog Vision (Czech Republic), Baltic Pine Films (Latvia)

This Is IT

Laser Film Award
Stories from the Chestnut Woods – Gregor Božič
Nosorogi (Slovenia), Transmedia (Italy)


Fiume o morte! - Igor Bezinović (documentary)
Restart (Croatia), Nosorogi (Slovenia), La Bête (France)

Inventory – Darko Sinko (fiction)
December (Slovenia), Hulahop (Croatia)

Steakhouse – Špela Čadež (animation)
Finta (Slovenia), Bonobo Studio (Croatia), Fabian&Fred (Germany)

Small Body – Laura Samani (fiction)
Nefertiti (Italy), Vertigo (Slovenia)

Young Tesla and the Idea of Poachers – Petar Orešković (fiction)
Jaako Dobra Produkcija/Nukleus (Croatia), Nukleus (Slovenia), Dor Film (Austria), This and That Productions (Serbia), Lemming Film (Netherlands)

The Angel in the Wall – Lorenzo Bianchini
Tucker Film (Italy), Bela Film (Slovenia), Ici et Là Productions (France)

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