The 29th Trieste Film Festival (19-28 January) and the VIII edition of its When East Meets West (21-23 January) industry division have announced their full programmes.
The festival’s Feature Film Competition will present the Italian premieres of nine titles from Central and Eastern Europe: Boris Khlebnikov‘s Arrhythmia, Iulia Rugina‘s Breaking News, Gentian Koçi‘s Daybreak, Sharunas Bartas‘ Frost, Igor Bezinović‘s A Brief Excursion, György Kristóf‘s Out, Hanna Slak‘s The Miner, Ivana Mladenović‘s Soldiers. Story from Ferentari and Maciej Sobieszczański‘s The Reconciliation.
The Documentary Competition includes another nine titles, among them the IDFA winner The Other Side of Everything by Mila Turajlić, the Slovenian festival hits The Family by Rok Biček and Playing Men by Matjaž Ivanišin, as well as the Romanian titles Tarzan’s Testicles by Alexandru Solomon and The Dead Nation by Radu Jude.
In its side programmes, the Trieste Film Festival will focus on the 50th anniversary of the revolutionary year of 1968 in its Rebels 68 sidebar.
For the full festival programme, click here.
Furthermore, after announcing the titles in its co-production forum, When East Meets West has revealed the final line-ups of its Last Stop Trieste, First Cut Lab and This is IT sidebars, as well as the new Baltic Award, worth €3,000, in co-operation with three Baltic film institutes.
Now in its fourth edition, Last Stop Trieste, the documentary work-in-progress section, will present seven creative docs that will be vying for the HBO Europe Award and the Flow Digital Cinema Award.
The First Cut Lab workshop for films in the editing phase has selected three fiction features from Poland, Russia and Lithuania, with the ultimate goal of fostering their artistic, sales and festival potential.
The newly established This is IT section targets fiction features in the post-production phase produced or co-produced by Italian producers, in partnership with Milano Film Network. This is IT will present six films ready for their festival premiere/international distribution, and one of them will receive the Laser Film Award, worth €10,000 in services.