Toscana Film Commission will be attending the When East Meets West

The next edition of WHEN EAST MEETS WEST will bring together over 500 producers, financiers, decision makers and film professionals from more than 40 countries, and, in particular, from the 2020 spotlight territories: Hungary, Romania, Moldova & Austria, Germany and Switzerland.

WHEN EAST MEETS WEST is organized by the FVG Audiovisual Fund and the Trieste Film Festival, in collaboration with EAVE, Creative Europe Desk Italy and the support of the Creative Europe/MEDIA Programme, MiBAC- Direzione Generale per il Cinema, CEI – Central European Initiative, Film Center Serbia and the Autonomous Region of Friuli Venezia Giulia.
The upcoming edition of When East Meets West (Trieste – January 19-21, 2020) will have a new East & West double focus, bringing together over 500 film professionals from all over Europe and, in particular, from the 2020 spotlight territories: Hungary, Moldova, Romania & Austria, Germany, Switzerland.

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 2020 will include the consultancy programme designed for feature fiction films in editing phase First Cut Lab, the work in progress section for documentaries Last Stop Trieste, an exclusive selection of long feature fiction films and hybrid works with an Italian majority or minority co-producer THIS IS IT, the brand new TV series mini lab MIDPOINT Cold Open and the initiative dedicated to short films MIDPOINT Shorts.

Furthermore, thanks to the precious cooperation and support of all Film Funds in focus, WEMW will bring together a large delegation of film professionals from Hungary, Moldova, Romania & Austria, Germany, Switzerland, and will present a series of panels and case studies dedicated to the co-production opportunities with the 2020 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.

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