WEMW – When East Meets West

WEMW – When East Meets West

Co-production Market

where:Trieste (Italy)
address:Associazione Alpe Adria Cinema
Casa del Cinema Annamaria Percavassi
Piazza Duca degli Abruzzi, 3
IT-34132 Trieste
tel:+39 040 500322
when:January 19th - 21st, 2020
email:info@wemw.it
website:www.wemw.it

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.
MIDPOINT SHORTS
Reshaped programme exclusively for short films in development. MIDPOINT Shorts will select 4 teams of writers, directors, and producers and will offer intensive script and project development during two residential workshops. The whole program will conclude in Trieste with a project showcase in front of many decision makers within WEMW.
THIS IS IT
Work in progress section exclusively dedicated to long feature fiction films in post-production produced or co-produced by Italian producers. Selected teams will have the chance to present their works and screen 10′ of their films to an exclusive panel of more than 40 international sales agents, festival programmers and buyers.
WEMW 2020 will be organized once again by the FVG Audiovisual Fund in collaboration with the Trieste Film Festival, EAVE, Creative Europe Desk Italy and thanks to the precious and constant support of 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.