WHEN EAST MEETS WEST is organized by the FVG Audiovisual Fund and the Trieste Film Festival, in collaboration with EAVE, Maia Workshops, Creative Europe Desk Italy, EURIMAGES, and the support of the Creative Europe/MEDIA Programme, MiBACT- Direzione Generale per il Cinema, CEI - Central European Initiative and the Autonomous Region of Friuli Venezia Giulia.
The upcoming edition of When East Meets West (Trieste - January 22-24, 2017) will have for the first time an East & West double focus, bringing together over 350 film professionals from all over Europe and, in particular, from the 2017 spotlight territories: France and the Baltic Countries (Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania).
All 20 selected producers will pitch their projects - feature films and documentaries in development - to a large panel of decision makers attending the event and will have the opportunity to set individual meetings. The main aim is to set up a platform where it is possible to meet funds representatives, commissioning editors, sales agents and possible co-producers from both sides of Europe.
Along with the WEMW Co-production Forum, When East Meets West 2017 will include the training programme designed for 3 long feature fiction films in editing phase from Eastern Europe and Italy Firs Cut Lab, the work in progress section for documentaries Last Stop Trieste and the think-tank platform #FEEDback. Furthermore, thanks to the precious cooperation and support of CNC - Centre national du cinéma et de l’image animée, Estonian Film Institute, Lithuanian Film Centre and National Film Centre of Latvia, WEMW will bring together a large delegation of film professionals from France and the Baltic region, and will present a series of panels and case studies dedicated to the co-production opportunities with the spotlight territories.
The main goal is to offer a complete and detailed overview of both film industries, so to offer to all participants the chance to fully understand the co-production and distribution possibilities.
For more info please have a look at www.wemw.it.