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SARAJEVO 2020 CineLink Industry Days

CineLink Industry Days completes its selection

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- Nine projects in post-production will be presented in the Work In Progress section, while nine more projects in development are featured within the Co-Production Market

CineLink Industry Days completes its selection
Director Adilkhan Yerzhanov whose upcoming film Ulbolsyn is selected in CineLink Work In Progress

Nine projects hailing from South East Europe and the MENA region have been selected for the CineLink Work In Progress, one of the main sections of the Sarajevo Film Festival’s CineLink Industry Days, which this year will be held entirely online from 15-20 August.

The new feature-length films — 7 fiction features and 2 documentaries — will be presented to a selected audience of film industry professionals, while the jury comprising Vanja Kaludjercic (International Film Festival Rotterdam), Tobias  Pausinger (The Match Factory), Elise Jalladeau (Thessaloniki International Film Festival), Petra Gober (The Post Republic), and Esra Demir Kiran (Turkish National Radio Television), will hand out the three awards that the participants are competing for.

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Among the selected projects are the upcoming film Ulbolsyn by Kazakh filmmaker Adilkhan Yerzhanov (A Dark-Dark Man [+see also:
film review
trailer
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]
), whose latest feature Yellow Cat [+see also:
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trailer
film profile
]
is set to premiere at the Venice Film Festival; Streams, the sophomore feature from Tunisian writer-director Mehdi Hmili (Thala My Love). The rest of the selection includes debutants: two from Turkey — Snow and the Bear by Selcen Ergun (read the news) and Ela Ile Hilmi & Ali by Ziya Demirel (read the news) – as well as Moon, 66 Questions by Jacqueline Lentzou from Greece, and the Kosovar project Vera Dreams of the Sea by Kaltrina Krasniqi.

Amra Bakšić Čamo, head of CineLink, commented: “This year's selection is one of the possible answers to the question of how the film industry is responding to the pandemic. We have received more than 70 projects at different stages of production and even these numbers demonstrate that regional cinema is alive and kicking.  Nine exciting, completely different film projects will be presented to a selected group of industry representatives looking to find a way to the audience. Our Work in Progress platform is of even greater importance to the filmmakers and decision makers dealing with the ongoing reality of an interrupted film chain.”

After the first batch of the selected projects of the CineLink Co-Production Market was announced in May (read the news), nine more titles are now completing the selection. Among the new additions are the upcoming projects One Month by Bulgaria’s writer-director Maya Vitkova-Kosev (Viktoria), The Otter by Bosnian filmmaker Srđan Vuletić (It’s Hard to Be Nice) and the sophomore projects Rattlesnakes by Serbian director Nikola Ljuca (Humidity [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Nikola Ljuca
film profile
]
) and Supporting Role by Georgian writer-director Ana Urushadze (Scary Mother [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Ana Urushadze
film profile
]
).

CineLink Work In Progress

EasterNikoloz Bezhanishvili (Georgia) – Documentary
Producer: Nikoloz Bezhanishvili (Nikadocfilm)

Ela Ile Hilmi & AliZiya Demirel (Turkey)
Producer: Anna Maria Aslanoğlu (Istos Film)
Co-producers: Tanay Abbasoglu (TN Yapim), Dirk Engelhardt, Öykü Canlı (Yumurta Yapım Sanat)

The Last ProjectionistAlex Bakri (Palestine/Germany) – Documentary
Producer: Thomas Kaske (Kaske Film)
Co-producer: May Odeh (Odeh Films)

The Maiden’s PondBassem Breche (Lebanon)
Producer: Jana Wehbe (The Attic)
Co-producer: Tania El Khoury (Les Films de L'Altai)

Moon, 66 QuestionsJacqueline Lentzou (Greece/France)
Producer: Fenia Cossovitsa (Blonde)
Co-producer: Fiorella Moretti (Luxbox Films)

Snow and the BearSelcen Ergun (Turkey/Germany/Serbia)
Producer: Nefes Polat (Nefes Films)
Co-producers: Michael Eckelt (Riva Film), Selcen Ergun (Albino Zebra Film), Miloš Ivanović (Set Sail Films)

StreamsMehdi Hmili (Tunisia/France/Luxembourg)
Producer: Moufida Fedhila (Yol Film House)
Co-producers: Marie-Pierre Macia (MPM Film), Claire Guédea, Donato Rotunno (Tarantula), Yasmine Clandestino (Clandestino)

UlbolsynAdilkhan Yerzhanov (Kazakhstan/France)
Producer: Olga Khlasheva (Short Bothers)
Co-producer: Guillaume de Seille (Arizona Productions)

Vera Dreams of the SeaKaltrina Krasniqi (Kosovo/North Macedonia/Albania)
Producer: Shkumbin Istref (Isstra Creative Factory)
Coproducers: Ognen Antov (Dream Factory), Dionis Papadhimitri (Papadhimitri Film Production)

CineLink Co-Production Market

The Gospel According To KimonNeritan Zinxhiria (Greece)
Writer: Neritan Zinxhiria
Producer: Vasilis Chrysanthopoulos (PLAYS2PLACE)

Luna ParkFlorenc Papas
Writers: Florenc Papas, Glykeria Patramani
Producers: Dritan Huqi (On Film Production), Ioanna Bolomyti (Argonauts Productions SA)

One MonthMaya Vitkova-Kosev (Bulgaria/Romania/Sweden)
Writer: Maya Vitkova-Kosev
Producer: Maya Vitkova-Kosev (Viktoria Films)
Co-production companies: Mandragora, Doppelgänger

The OtterSrđan Vuletić (Montenegro)
Writer: Stefan Bosković
Producer: Ivan Djurović (Artikulacija Film)
Co-Production company:  Iridium film

Our FatherGoran Stanković (Serbia)
Writers: Goran Stanković, Ognjen Svilicić, Maja Pelević
Producer: Snezana van Houwelingen (This and That Productions)

RattlesnakesNikola Ljuca (Serbia)
Writers: Vuk Bošković, Staša Bajac, Nikola Ljuca
Producer: Nikolina Vučetić-Zečević (Biberche Productions)

SuddenlyMelisa Önel (Turkey)
Writers: Feride Çiçekoğlu, Melisa Önel
Producers: Alara Hamamcıoğlu (Vigo Film), Melisa Önel (Aniden Film)

Supporting RoleAna Urushadze (Georgia/Estonia)
Writer: Ana Urushadze
Producer: Davit Tsintsadze (Zazafilms LLC), Ivo Felt (Allfilm)

To Carnations A SongBekir Bülbül (Turkey)
Writers: Büşra Bülbül, Bekir Bülbül
Producer: Halil Kardaş (Filmcode Production)

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