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SARAJEVO 2020 CineLink Industry Days

Sarajevo's CineLink selects its first Co-Production Market and Drama projects

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- The eight feature-film and five drama-series projects by emerging directors from Southeast Europe have joined the Docu Rough Cut Boutique line-up

Sarajevo's CineLink selects its first Co-Production Market and Drama projects
Director Ivan Salatić, who has been selected for the CineLink Co-Production Market with Melting of the Ruler

The Sarajevo Film Festival's CineLink Industry Days has announced the selection of the first batch of projects that are set to take part in this year's edition, within the Co-Production Market and Drama sections. They have already passed through the preparatory workshop, which took place online at the end of April.

“This year's CineLink will not only be unique due to the ongoing pandemic, but also because it will gather a new generation of authors that demand to be heard through strong, gripping cinematic storytelling,” says head of CineLink Amra Bakšić Čamo. “The line-up features first- and second-time directors’ projects, and their common traits are wittiness, passion and the ability to be thought-provoking. This year’s CineLink Drama selection features a very diverse line-up, and it is a great indicator that this part of the industry is keeping pace with the rest of the continent.”

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The second call for the CineLink Co-Production Market is open and is focused on feature-length fiction projects from established auteurs, at advanced stages of development and financing, pursuing a good market access point in CineLink to further their conversion and placement effort. The call is open until 3 June and can be accessed here.

Meanwhile, the five documentary projects selected for the tenth Docu Rough Cut Boutique took part in their first workshop – which traditionally takes place in Sofia in collaboration with the Balkan Documentary Centre – online at the end of March.

The selections are as follows:

CineLink Co-Production Market

Blue Banks (Romania)
Writer, director: Andreea Cristina Bortun
Producer: Gabriela Suciu-Paduretu
Production company: Atelier de Film

Capturing Sami (Romania)
Writer, director: Adi Voicu
Producer: Marcian Lazar
Production company: Axel Film

Flame (Hungary)
Director: György Mór Kárpáti
Writers: György Mór Kárpáti, Zsófi Lányi
Producer: Viktória Petrányi
Production company: Proton Cinema

The Gospel According to Kimon (Greece)
Writer, director: Neritan Zinxhiria
Producer: Vasilis Chrysanthopoulos
Production company: PLAYS2PLACE

Melting of the Ruler (Montenegro)
Writer, director: Ivan Salatić
Producer: Jelena Angelovski, Dušan Kasalica
Production company: Meander Film

Spite (Serbia)
Writer, director: Andrijana Stojković
Producer: Mirko Bojović
Production company: BaBoon Production

Nothing to See Here (Hungary)
Writer, director: Borbála Nagy
Producers: Ágnes Horváth-Szabó, András Pires Muhi
Production company: ELF Pictures

Walls (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Director: Amra Mehić
Writer: Melina Alagić
Producer: Zijad Mehić
Production company: Relative Pictures

CineLink Drama

The Abyss (Croatia)
Creator, writer: Marjan Alčevski
Director: Mladen Dizdar
Producer: Siniša Juričić
Production company: Nukleus Film

Black Delta (Romania)
Creators, writers: Dragoș Bucur, Sofia Bucur
Director: Dorian Boguță
Producer: Cristian Nicolescu
Production companies: Actoriedefilm.ro, Digital Cube

Block 27 (Serbia)
Creator: Ivan Knežević
Producer: Ivana Miković
Production company: Firefly Productions

The Dissection (Turkey)
Creators, writers: Seyfettin Tokmak, Selman Bayer
Director: Seyfettin Tokmak
Producer: Zeynep Koray
Production company: ZKF

Matter (Slovenia)
Creators: Blaž Završnik, Dario Nožić Serini, Katarina Rešek
Directors: Blaž Završnik, Katarina Rešek
Writer: Blaž Završnik
Producer: Bojan Mastilović
Production company: Iridium Film

Docu Rough Cut Boutique

Lana, Anuka and the Whole Football Team (Georgia)
Director: Ketevan Kapanadze
Producer: Salomé Jashi
Editor: Eka Tsotsoria
Production company: microcosmoss

Bigger than Trauma (Croatia)
Director: Vedrana Pribačić
Producer: Mirta Puhlovski
Editor: Marta Broz
Production company: Metar60

Museum of the Revolution (Serbia/Croatia/Czech Republic)
Director: Srdjan Keča
Producers: Vanja Jambrović, Srdjan Keča
Editor: Hrvoslava Brkušić
Production companies: UZROK, Restart, Nutprodukce

Factory to the Workers (Croatia)
Director: Srdjan Kovačević
Producers: Sabina Krešić, Luka Venturin
Editor: Damir Čučić
Production company: Fade In

Tobias (Hungary)
Director: Alexa Bakony
Producers: Gábor Osváth, Ildikó Szűcs
Editor: Marianna Rudas
Production company: Filmfabriq Ltd

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