As a cooperation pillar, BRIDGES. East of West Film Days launched a special event in 2019 entitled BRIDGES INDUSTRY DAY. It aims to improve the understanding of cooperation prospects and production patterns in countries on Europe’s eastern bridge. The following countries are in focus: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Republic of Moldova and Ukraine.
On January 23rd 2020, BRIDGES INDUSTRY DAY will further strengthen its focus via proposing selection of handpicked film projects emerging from countries covered by the festival. Eight selected projects will be pitched by directors or producers respectively. All projects are envisaged as European co-productions and seek international co-producing partners. Presentations are planned as conversation format with Tamara Tatishvili, Industry Expert on Film Industry developments in Eastern Partnership countries.
Primary focus of the event is to facilitate professional cooperation between Belgian producers and professional coming from Eastern Partnership countries; hence improving networking prospects and international visibility.
To participate, you need to registrate (to AtaliaUrszula.Sosnowska@bozar.be) as the presenting session will be followed by a Lunch hosted by Screen.Brussels & Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles/Centre du Cinema et de Audiovisuel.
The event is sponsored by the European Commission.
The eight selected projects are :
Armenia : DRIVER by Lusine Sargsyan (second feature). To be represented by Nairi Hakhverdi, Writer
Azerbaijan : A LIGHT THAT NEVER GOES OUT by Rufat Asanov. To be represented by
Belarus: 72 HOURS by Anna Savchenko. To be represented by Anna Savchenko
- BORDER GAME by Elena Mikaberdze (first feature). To be represented by Elena and Tekla Machavariani
- PANOPTICON by George Sikharulidze (first feature). To be represented by George Sikharulidze
Republic of Moldova : SANTA BARBARA by Anatol Durbala (second feature). To be represented by producer Serjiu Cumatrenco
- REFLECTION by Valentyn Vasyanovych (third feature). To be represented by Vladimir Yatsenko, producer
- SPAS by Maksym Nakonechnyi (first feature). To be represented by Maksym
You can request the document introducing the 8 projects.