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SOFIA 2020 Sofia Meetings

Sofia Meetings pitching sessions to be held online in July

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- 37 new projects will be pitched and discussed during the industry event, which will take place online from 3-8 July

Sofia Meetings pitching sessions to be held online in July
Mariam Khatchvani, who has been selected with her project Nene

UPDATE (17 June 2020): It has now been revealed that the Sofia International Film Festival will have a physical edition this year, beginning on 25 June - and its industry platform, Sofia Meetings, is also definitely back with a vengeance. The 17th edition of the event will be held online this year, from 3-8 July, with as many as 37 projects ready to be pitched, presented and discussed with dozens of producers. Six projects hailing from Europe, Georgia and Turkey will be pitched in the Second Film sidebar, with another 11 first or third films being presented in the Plus Minus One section. A third sidebar, Projects in Bank, has selected 12 projects hailing mainly from Bulgaria. Finally, a new edition of First Films First will help eight projects to navigate the oversaturated market. The updated list of projects can be found at the bottom of this article.

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Sofia Meetings, the industry platform of the Sofia International Film Festival (12-22 March), strengthens its fame as one of the biggest industry events in Southern Europe with its 17th edition (18-22 March). As many as 37 projects will be pitched, presented and discussed during the event — a slight increase compared to the 34 of last year.

Six projects hailing from Europe, Georgia and Turkey will be pitched publicly in the Second Film sidebar, with another eleven first or third films being presented in the Plus Minus One section. A third sidebar, Projects in Bank, has selected 13 projects hailing mainly from Bulgaria. Finally, a new edition of First Films First will help eight projects to find their way in the oversaturated market.

Details about all 37 projects below:

Second Film Projects

Ice - Stéphanie Joalland (UK)
Producer: Sean Mcconville (Frenzy Films)

Nene - Mariam Khatchvani (Georgia)
Producer: Vladimer Katcharava (20 Steps Production)

Party for Shy People - Francesco Rizzi (Switzerland)
Producers: Olga Lamontanara, Michela Pini (Cinedokke, 8horses)

Sex Cut - Eno Milkani (Albania/Italy)
Producers: Eno Milkani, Vincenzo Filippo (Bunker Film, Lupin Film)

To Carnations a Song - Bekir Bülbül (Turkey)
Producer: Halil Kardaş (Filmcode Production)

Vampirism - Antonio Morales (Spain)
Producers: Jon Arrospide, Antonio Morales (Antonio Morales Pc)

Plus Minus One Projects

1970 - Darko Lungulov (Serbia/Hungary/Germany/Croatia)
Producer: Jelena Radenkovic (Papa Films)

Backwoods - Evzenie Brabcova (Czech Republic)
Producer: Peter Badac (Bfilm)

Bauk - Goran Radovanovic (Bulgaria/Serbia)
Producers: Nikolay Mutafchiev, Branka Miloshevska (Premier Studio, Nama Film)

Blazing - Balazs Dudas (Hungary)
Producer: Gabor Kovacs (Filmpartners Production Group)

Class 90 - Boiko Boyanov (Bulgaria)
Producer: Mila Voinikova (Miramar Film)

Stand By Me - Tamara Dondurey (Russia)
Producer: Katia Filippova (Pan-Atlantic Studio)

The Gospel According to Kimon - Neritan Zinxhiria (Greece)
Producer: Vasilis Chrysanthopoulos (Plays2place Productions)

The Herd - Milko Lazarov (Bulgaria)
Producer: Veselka Kiryakova (Red Carpet)

The Fortune Teller - Svetla Tsotsorkova (Bulgaria)
Producers: Svetoslav Ovcharov, Svetla Tsotsorkova (Front Film, Omega Films)

The Worker - Eliza Petkova (Bulgaria/Germany)
Producer: Karsten Stöter (Rohfilm Factory)

The Year Of The Dirty Memory - Matias Boero Lutz (Spain/Italy/Czech Republic)
Producer: Sylvie Leray (Reverso Films)

Projects in Bank

3 Kilograms of Happiness - Zornitsa Sophia (Bulgaria)
Producer: Zornitsa Sophia (Mq Pictures)

Due/Two of Us - Giuseppe Battiston (Italy)
Producer: Marica Stocchi (Rosamont, Staragara)

Growing Up - Alexander Lebedevsky (Bulgaria)
Producer: Lachezar Velinov (Zographic Films)

Hello - Stephan Komandarev (Bulgaria)
Producer: Katya Trichkova (Argo Film)

Kiril's Luck - Milena Andonova (Bulgaria)
Producers: Rali Raltchev, Katya Trichkova (Kern Film)

Love Land - Viktoria Marinov (Bulgaria/Poland)
Producer: Malgorzata Wabińska (Entertain Pictures)

Noir - Ilya Velchev (Bulgaria)
Producer: Dimitur Gotcher (Influx Media Group)

Sabattier Effect - Eleonora Veninova (Macedonia)
Producer: Goce Kralevski (Dnf Films)

The Lesser Evil - Magdalena Ralcheva (Bulgaria)
Producer: Pavlina Jeleva (Geopoly Film)

The Trophy - Andre Chandelle (Bulgaria)
Producer: Vera Chandelle (Fabrikata Film Production)

Triumph - Petar Valchanov, Kristina Grozeva (Bulgaria)
Producers: Petar Valchanov, Kristina Grozeva (Abraxas Film)

Via Balkanis - Borislav Mihailovski (Bulgaria)
Producers: Alexander Metodiev, Borislav Mihailovski (Magic Storylines)

First Films First

Little Trouble Girl - Urska Djukic (Slovenia)
Producer: Marina Gumzi (Nosorogi)

Shipbuilding - Zulfikar Filandra (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Producer: Ishak Jaliman (Realstage)

Leave the Door Open - Judita Gamulin (Croatia)
Producer: Rea Rajcic (Eclectica)

Pula - Andrej Korovljev (Croatia)
Producer: Dijana Mladenovic (Kinematograf)

Windy Days Are Good for Flying - Petar Krumov (Bulgaria)
Producer: Rossitsa Valkanova (Klas Film)

Baby - Kyritsis Nikolas (Greece)
Producer: Maria Drandaki (Homemade Films)

Lacuna - Selman Nacar (Turkey)
Producer: Burak Cevik (Kuyu Film)

Silvana - Nikola Zdravkovic (Serbia)

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