When East Meets West and Trieste Film Festival are proud to present the second edition of This is IT, a competition exclusively dedicated to long feature fiction films and hybrid works with a strong visual and artistic approach produced or co-produced by Italian producers.
The main purpose is to create a unique showcase of high quality Italian independent cinema where selected teams have the chance to present their works and screen 10′ of their films to an exclusive panel of more than 30 international sales agents, festival programmers and buyers.
An international jury will deliver the LASER FILM Award, a special in kind prize consisting of the colour grading of one film (40 hours of work, technician included) of the value of approximately 10.000 EUR.
Thanks to the partnership with Milano Film Network (MFN), all films submitted to “L’Atelier MFN 2018” and to “This is IT” have been shared and considered by both selection committees.
The main goal is to offer a dual opportunity to all Italian producers, fostering their chances of attracting distribution partners on a national and international level.


regista / director: Davide Maldi
produttore / producer: Davide Maldi, Micol Roubini, Fabio Scamoni, Gabriella Manfré
paese / country: Italia / Italy

ASIMETRIJA (Assimetry)
regista / director: Maša Nešković
produttore / producer: Ines Vasiljevic
paese / country: Italia / Italy, Serbia, Slovenia

FANGO ROSSO (Fango rosso - Chronicle of a post industrial paradise)
regista / director: Alberto Diana
produttore / producer: Manuela Buono
paese / country: Italia / Italy, Francia / France

NE POZABI DIHATI (Don't Forget to Breathe)
regista / director: Martin Turk
produttore / producer: Ida Weiss
paese / country: Slovenia, Italia / Italy, Croazia / Croatia

PARADISE - Tutta un'altra vita
regista / director: Davide Del Degan
produttore / producer: Andrea Magnani, Stefano Basso, Gianpaolo Smiraglia, Branislav Srdic
paese / country: Italia / Italy

regista / director: Carlo Sironi
produttore / producer: Giovanni Pompili, Agnieszka Wasiak
paese / country: Italia / Italy, Polonia / Poland

regista / director: Ascanio Petrini
produttore / producer: Giulia Achilli, Marco Alessi, Giorgio Blasi, Lucia Ferrante, Ascanio Petrini
paese / country: Italia / Italy, Messico / Mexico

IL VARCO (Once More Unto The Beach)
regista / director: Federico Ferrone, Michele Manzolini
produttore / producer: Claudio Giapponesi
paese / country: Italia / Italy