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Turkey’s Tolga Karacelik, whose Ivy was at Sundance at Toronto last year, among those to bring new features to CineLink.
The Sarajevo Film Festival (Aug 12-20) has revealed the first six projects selected for its CineLink Co-Production Market, which is set to run Aug 18-20.
The titles include Butterflies, from Turkish director Tolga Karacelik, whose psychological drama Ivy world premiered at Sundance 2015 and went on to play at Istanbul, Sydney, Karlovy Vary and Toronto among others.
Butterflies is “a black comedy about death and two brothers reuniting”, which won The Binger award at Istanbul’s Meetings on the Bridge Film Development Workshop and was selected for Sundance Lab.
The Heroes Were Dancing is the next project from Serbian filmmaker Nikola Ljuca, whose mystery »
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Berlinale title Humidity scores hat-trick at national awards during Belgrade Fest; Diary Of A Teenage Girl wins in international strand.
Serbia, the last of the former Yugoslav countries eligible to join the Media programme, officially launched its Media Desk on Friday [March 4].
“Membership in the Media sub-programme of Creative Europe is of crucial importance for Serbian cinema,” Boban Jevtic - appointed as director of Film Centre Serbia last summer - told Screen.
“Our film-makers, production companies and other film professionals will now have access to its 17 different categories of support, and we will immediately start training sessions in order to get them acquainted with the programme and process of project submission and grants.”
The first such session was held the next day, as part of Fest Forward, the fledgling industry section of the 44th Belgrade International Film Festival (Feb 26 - Mar 6).
The festival included the official national competition. Serbia hasn’t had national awards since 2007, and last year »
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As one of the first festivals of the year, Berlin is often the starting point of the festival life for many a movie and while lots of attention is placed on Cannes, Berlin seems to premiere a lot of smaller projects from up-and-coming directors which bodes well for new discoveries. Case in point: Humidity.
Having recently premiered at Berlin's forum, the mystery from Nikola Ljuca stars Milos Timotijevic as Petar, a well liked construction manager whose wife disappears without warning. Everyone reassures him that she's probably just taken off for some alone time but as days pass and she doesn't return, Petar starts to freak out and his seemingly perfect world starts to show cracks.
I have a lot of questions – like why he doesn't try to call her or a frien [Continued ...] »
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