TRIESTE: Wojciech Staron's Brothers won the HBO Europe Award for the best project in Last Stop Trieste, a new section of When East Meets West pitching market running from 18 to 20 January alongside Trieste Film Festival.
A total of 22 projects from 29 countries were pitched, 12 of them fiction feature films and 10 documentaries. Two new initiatives dedicated to films in the postproduction stage were launched at the 5th edition of WEMW, Last Stop Trieste (LST), a work-in-progress section for creative documentaries organized in collaboration with Trieste Film Festival, and First Cut Lab (FCL), a programme designed for long feature fiction films in the editing phase.
This year When East Meets West dedicated a special focus to English speaking countries: the UK, Ireland, Canada and the USA. Spain, Portugal and Latin America will be guest regions in 2016.
WEMW Development Award:
La Vita Nuova (Italy)
Directed by Carlo Zoratti
Fiction and documentary
EGG Digital Cinema Award:
Butterfly City (Ireland)
Directed by Olga Cernovaite
EAVE producers’ workshop scholarship:
Directed by Noémi Veronika Szakonyi
Produced by Julianna Ugrin and Szilankok Film
HBO Europe Award for the best project in Last Stop Trieste:
Directed by Wojciech Staron
Produced by Staron Film
WEMW is organized by Friuli Venezia Giulia Audiovisual Fund together with the Trieste Film Festival, in collaboration with EAVE, Maia workshops, Creative Europe Desk Italy MEDIA, Eurimages and with the support ofCreative Europe - MEDIA Programme, Direzione Generale per il Cinema – MiBACT, CEI (Central European Initiative), Confartigianato Udine and the Autonomous Region of Friuli Venezia Giulia.