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Oscar-nominated director in East Meets West line-up

5 January 2015 4:43 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Oscar-nominated UK director Tanel Toom and Estonian documentary maker Jaak Kilmi are among 22 film-makers with film projects in the fifth edition of the When East Meets West (Wemw) co-production forum (Jan 18-20).

Estonian-born Toom, who was nominated for The Confession (his graduation film from the UK’s Nfts), will be in Trieste with his fiction feature debut, the sci-fi thriller Gateway 6, to be produced by Matt Wilkinson and Ben Pullen’s Stigma Films, while Latvian producer Antra Gaile of Mistrus Media will be pitching Kilmi’s People From Nowhere.

A total of 10 documentaries and 12 fiction feature projects from 13 countries were selected from a record 285 submissions, including 57 from Italy, 38 from the UK, 19 from Canada, 15 from Ireland, 13 from the Us, and 143 from Eastern Europe.

Since Wemw’s 2015 edition has a focus on English-speaking countries, the line-up includes:

veteran Canadian film-maker Anne Henderson’s documentary project Missing Persona;

the Us-Italian co-production The Oldest Man Alive by Antonio Tibaldi, to be produced »

- (Martin Blaney)

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