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CANNES 2020 Marché du Film

CIRCLE Women Doc Accelerator projects showcased at Cannes Docs

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- CANNES 2020: The training programme for women documentary filmmakers showcased four projects as part of Docs in Progress and announced the new generation of participants

CIRCLE Women Doc Accelerator projects showcased at Cannes Docs
Beauty of the Beast by Anna Nemes, one of the projects taking part in Cannes Docs in Progress

The CIRCLE Women Doc Accelerator, a training programme for women documentary filmmakers who are developing a project with international potential, had its showcase on Wednesday at Cannes Docs.

Four projects by former participants are taking part in Cannes Docs in Progress, along with 28 projects from seven other selections, which can be found here.

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The four projects are:

Two Sisters - Lee Nechushtan (Israel/Germany)
Producers: Anath Kandell (One Light Productions, Israel), Tanja Georgieva, Stella Wejchert (Elemag Pictures, Germany)

In the Sweltering Sun - Shorena Tevzadze (Georgia)
Producer: Shorena Tevzadze (Diafilm)

Woolman - Federica Martino (Italy)
Producers: Mario Nuzzo, Zelia Zbogar (Noura Cinema), Luisa Porrino (Fargo Entertainment)

Beauty of the Beast - Anna Nemes (Hungary)
Producers: Ágnes Horváth-Szabó, András Pires Muhi (ELF Pictures)

The initiative has also announced the 11 new participants with projects who are taking part in this year's programme, which is being executed through three modules focused on in-depth analysis of the projects, project packaging, and networking and presentation. Two participants will be awarded €1,000 from EWA Network and another the newly established Cineuropa Marketing Prize.

The projects and participants are as follows:

Modern Mermaid - Aet Laigu (Estonia)
White Lies - Alba Zari (Italy)
God Is a Woman - Barbara Cunha (Brazil)
A Sad and Vulgar Loner - Efthymia Zymvragaki (Greece)
XiXi - Fan Wu (Taiwan)
Twice Colonized - Lin Alluna (Denmark)
Tata - Lina Vdovii (Romania)
Cent'anni - Maja Prelog (Slovenia)
Ever Since I Know Myself - Maka Gogaladze (Georgia)
Becoming Ema - Patricia Drati (Slovakia)
Gina - Sara Stijović (Montenegro)

CIRCLE Women Doc Accelerator is supported by the Film Centre of Montenegro, DOK Leipzig Co-Pro Market, EWA Network, HAVC Croatian Audiovisual Centre, MEDIA Desk Serbia, MEDIA Desk Montenegro, MEDIA Desk Croatia, MEDIA Desk Slovenia, Cineuropa and the City of Novi Sad. It is organised by Wake Up Films in partnership with Underhill Fest, the Petrović Njegoš FoundationSekvenca and Cut Up Production.

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