SEE Cinema Network Funds 7 Projects

2022-11-18 00:00:00

Seven films from Albania, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Romania, Cyprus, Greece, Montenegro have received funding from the South Eastern Europe Cinema Network (SEE Cinema Network) in the amount of 9,000 EUR each for development of feature-length projects.

The SEE Cinema Network held its annual general assembly on 10 November 2022 during the 63rd Thessaloniki International Film Festival. A total of 13 submitted proposals were examined and seven were selected for funding (one from each member country). Eleven short films will also receive total support of 64,000 EUR.

The winners include the Macedonian debut feature 17 by Kosara Mitić, produced by Black Cat Production,  Romanian Ink Wash by writer/director Sarra Tsorakidis, produced on behalf of Mandragora, Jugoslava by Montenegrin director Ivan Bakrač, produced by Montenegrin Quadrifolium Films.

The South Eastern Europe Cinema Network (SEE Cinema Network) was set up in 2000. The goal is to support the film industry of Southeast European countries (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Greece, North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Cyprus). It is governed by the General Assembly of national representatives of each country. The Greek Film Center is operating costs.

Selected projects:

17 (North Macedonia, Serbia)
Directed and written by KosaraMitić
Produced by Black Cat Production
Coproduced by Art & Popcorn
Supported by the North Macedonia Film Agency, Film Center Serbia

Ink Wash (Romania)
Directed and written by Sarra Tsorakidis
Produced by Mandragora
Supported by the Romanian Film Centre

Jugoslava (Montenegro, Serbia)
Directed by Ivan Bakrač
Produced by Quadrifolium Films
Coproduced by Biberche Productions
Supported by the Film Centre of Montenegro

Waterdrop (Albania)
Directed by Robert Budina
Produced by Erafilm Productions

Gizem (Cyprus)
Directed by Stelana Kliris
Produced by Meraki Films

Glory B (Greece)
Directed by Konstantinos Antonopoulos
Produced by Either/Or Productions

Return to the Mountain (Kosovo)
Directed by Antoneta Kastrati
Produced by Crossing Bridges Productions

Source: Film New Europe




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