The CineLink Co-production Market announces its selection
- The 11-strong line-up includes new projects by Kateryna Gornostai, Dušan Kasalica, Gabriel Tzafka and Marius Olteanu; calls for entries for the Producers' Lab and Work in Progress are open
Of the 11 projects, four are second features. Ukrainian filmmaker Kateryna Gornostai (Stop-Zemlia [+see also:
interview: Kateryna Gornostai
film profile]) returns with another youth story, the dark romance Antonivka. Montenegro's Dušan Kasalica (The Elegy of Laurel [+see also:
interview: Dušan Kasalica
film profile]) is bringing along Primavera, about a young, pregnant woman who is pressured by her husband's family not to give birth to a daughter. In We Won't Get Old Together, Romanian director Marius Olteanu (Monsters. [+see also:
interview: Marius Olteanu
film profile]) tells the story of a man caught between two relationships while suspecting he has a terminal condition. Finally, in A Long Embrace, Greek filmmaker Gabriel Tzafka (Thorn [+see also:
film profile]) shows how an expat's periodic reunions with his mother get denied by time and by life itself.
Other filmmakers will arrive on the heels of successful shorts: After Dark is directed by Albania's Erenik Beqiri, whose Van competed at Cannes before winning Best Short at Les Arcs in 2019, while Hungary's Olivér Rudolf was in Cannes’ Cinéfondation Competition with Fonica M-120 before developing My Mother, the Monster.
Promising new directors in the line-up include Bulgaria's Ana Kitanova with Cold, Turkey's Zeynep Dilan Süren with It Will Hurt a Bit, Croatia's Josip Lukić with Mom's Alive Today, Montenegro's Djordje Vojvodić with Nothing Will Be Named After Me and Austria's Brigitta Kanyaro with Vagabondess (working title).
The project teams will have the chance to win several prizes: the Eurimages Co-Production Development Award (€20,000), the Film Centre Montenegro CineLink Award (€10,000), the Film Center Serbia CineLink Award (€10,000), the ARTEKino International Prize (€6,000) and the Female Voices CineLink Award (€10,000), sponsored by Film Centre Slovenia.
Here is the full list of CineLink Co-production Market projects:
After Dark - Erenik Beqiri (France/Albania/Italy)
Writers: Erenik Beqiri, Marija Apčevska
Producers: Olivier Berlemont (Origine Films), Dritan Huqi (On Film Productions), Alessandro Amato, Luigi Chimienti (dispàrte)
Antonivka - Kateryna Gornostai (Ukraine)
Writer: Kateryna Gornostai
Producer: Vika Khomenko (Moon Man LLC)
Cold - Ana Kitanova (Bulgaria)
Writer: Iliana Kitanov
Producer: Stefan Kitanov (RFF International)
It Will Hurt a Bit - Zeynep Dilan Süren (Turkey)
Writers: Zeynep Dilan Süren, Elif Danyal
Producers: Kübra Balcan, Rana Ekin (Pembe Film)
Nothing Will Be Named After Me - Djordje Vojvodić (Montenegro/Serbia/Slovenia)
Writers: Maja Todorović, Nikola Ljuca, Djordje Vojvodić
Producer: Miljan Vučelić (Bitter Frames Production)
Co-production companies: Biberche, Perfo Production
Primavera - Dušan Kasalica (Montenegro)
Writer: Dušan Kasalica
Producer: Jelena Angelovski (Meander Film)
Vagabondess (working title) - Brigitta Kanyaro (Austria)
Writers: Brigitta Kanyaro, Eugen Klim
Producers: Lena Weiss, Eugen Klim (Glitter and Doom GmbH & Co KG)
We Won't Get Old Together - Marius Olteanu (Romania)
Writer: Marius Olteanu
Producer: Oana Giurgiu (Libra Film)
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