13th SOFIA MEETINGS
Here we go for the 13th edition of SOFIA MEETINGS, which vows to enthrall you with the full spectrum of emotions: projects, films, guests, and surprises.
Sofia Meetings is a co-production market for first, second and third time features.
We present more than 20 projects, mostly from European directors, along with industry screenings of Bulgarian and Balkan films.
More than 150 industry executives from different parts of the world come together in Sofia to discover new projects and films.
Many additional events for industry professionals also take place in the frame of the market: Europa Cinemas will present an audience development workshop, there’s anEuropa Distribution workshop, case studies, presentations of funds, programs and trainings. All sprinkled with a good Spring spirit!
Here we go with the selection for 2016:
SECOND FILM PROJECTS PROGRAMME
ATTILA – Spain, Hermes Marco (producer), Director Eric Boadella
CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC – Croatia, Vanja Sviličić (director and writer) and Rea Rajcic (assistant producer), Damir Terešak (producer)
IN BETWEEN – Romania, Bogdan Mustata (director), Marcian Lazar (producer)
SISTER – Bulgaria, Svetla Tzotzorkova (director and producer) and Nadezhda Koseva (producer)
THE GOOD IRANIAN – UK, Tina Gharavi (director) and James Richard Baillie (producer)
THE FUGUE – Poland, Agnieszka Smoczyńska (director) and Agnieszka Kurzydło (producer)
THE UNTAMED MEMORIES – Israel, Uri Bar-on (director and writer) and Sol Godman (producer)
PLUS MINUS ONE PROGRAMME
DAISI – Georgia, Dea Kulumbegashvili (director), Rati Oneli and Jim Stark (producers)
JOHN VARDAR VS THE GALAXY – Macedonia, Goce Cvetanovski (director and producer) and Alan Castillo (producer)
A PICTURE WITH YUKI – Bulgaria/Canada/Japan, Luchezar Avramov (director) and
Borislav Chouchkov (producer)
SAVANA PADANA – Italy, Paolo Borraccetti (director) and Luigi Pepe (producer)
THE AFRICAN SHORE – Bulgaria, Konstantin Bojanov (director and producer)
USUD – Serbia, Stefan Malešević (director and producer) and Vladimir Vasiljevic (producer)
PROJECTS IN BANK
ARRHYTHMIE – Russia, Boris Khlebnikov (director), Natalia Drozd (producer)
BEETLE – Bulgaria, Martin Iliev (director) and Goergi Ivanov (producer)
DRIVER – Bulgaria, Nikolay Vasilev (director) and Veselka Kiryakova (producer)
FOR THE HONOUR OF THE EMPIRE – Bulgaria, Stefan Tenev (director) and
Dobri Dimitrov (producer)
I MISS YOU – Croatia, Vlatka Vorkapić (director), Tamara Babun (producer)
INTERNAL SECURITY – Bulgaria, Georgi Tenev (director) and Vera Chandelle (producer)
JOHN’S BYCICLE – Canada, Colin Riendeau (director and producer)
QUIETLY – Bulgaria, Silviya Pesheva (director), Kalin Kalinov (producers) and Milena Ilieava (writer)
RAGING SEA – Bulgaria, Zlatin Radev (director and producers)
SON – Bulgaria, Dimitar Sardzhev (director) and Veselka Kiryakova (producer)
THE STRAIGHT PATH – Italy, Massimo Coglitore (director) and Riccardo Neri (producer)
THE INTERROGATION – Turkey, Haci Orman(director) and Serkan Acar (producer)
THE SYRIAN GIRL – Bulgaria, Tchavdar Georgiev (director) and Jana Karaivanova (producer)
THE WHISTLING ART FACTORY – Russia, Andjei Petras (director and producer) and Anastassia Razlogova (producer)
Sofia Meetings wouldn’t be possible without the support of our partners : CREATIVE EUROPE – MEDIA Programme of the EU, Bulgarian National Film Center,
Sofia Municipality and Bulgarian Ministry of Culture.Nu Boyana Film Studios, Hungarian Film Lab, FocusFox Studio (Hungary), YapimLab, Embassy of Turkey in Bulgaria, EastWest Fimdistribution, Producers Network, EAVE, Crossroads, MFI, EURO Mediterranean Coproduction Forum, МDM, Berlin Brandenburg, Connecting Cottbus and FilmFestival Cottbus, EuropaCinemas, EuropaDistribution
Thank you, PARTNERS!
Additional events such as workshops, presentations and discussions will take place during Sofia Meetings.