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SOFIA 2018 Industry / Awards

Sofia Meetings hands out awards to seven projects


- A total of 29 projects were presented at the 15th edition of the industry event

Sofia Meetings hands out awards to seven projects

Sofia Meetings, the industry platform of the Sofia International Film Festival, came to an end on Saturday, after four days of presentations, lectures, workshops and one-to-one meetings. Of the 29 projects selected (see the list here), seven won awards, with the Grand Prix for Best Project going to the Irish production Wolf, directed by Nathalie Biancheri and produced by Jessie Fisk through Feline Films.

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Two additional awards were given to projects presented in the First Films First section of the event: the Balkan Film Market Award for Best Project went to Andreea Vălean's Life Beats Reality (Romania), while Albanian director Christos Nestos received the GoEast Award for Best Pitch for Dajna (Albania/Greece).

Here is the complete list of award winners:

Nu Boyana Film Studios - Danny Lerner Award - Grand Prix for Best Project (€50,000 in services and €5,000 in cash)
Wolf - Nathalie Biancheri
Producer: Feline Films (Ireland)

Nu Boyana Film Studios - Best Bulgarian Project Award (€50,000 in services)
The Trojan Crisis - Francois Nouguies
Producer: Agitprop (Bulgaria)

Cinelab Romania Award (€25,000 in post-production services)
March. April. May - Andrey Gryazev
Producer: Ethnoscope (Russia) 

Focus Fox Studio Award (€10,000 in post-production services)
Ja Sam Ana - Ado Hasanovic
Producer: Il Gigante Cinema (Italy) 

YAPIMLAB - Young Producer Award (€5,000 in project consultancy services)
Duo - Meritxell Colell
Producer: Polar Star Films (Spain)

EastWest Film Distribution Award (€5,000 in script consultancy)
The Crown of Creation - László Csuja, Anna Nemes
Producer: Focus Fox (Hungary) 

Mediterranean Film Institute Award (scholarship for the Script 2 Film workshop)
Crissea IV - Vladimir Dembinski
Producer: Libra Film Productions (Romania)

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