Sofa helps develop the participants’ projects, which should benefit the region’s film industries, and cinematic heritage, with tailor-made workshops and the guidance of mentors. The intention is “to jumpstart the careers of a new generation of film professionals,” Sofa said.
The participants are drawn from Central and Eastern Europe, Germany, Greece, Israel, Central Asia, the Caucasus republics, the Middle East and North Africa.
The following projects have been selected:
Bionaut Kids, a curated VOD platform offering animated films for kids and parents in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, the first of its kind in the region. Premysl Martinek, who has a background in film distribution and marketing, is in charge of the project.
Medea Sharikadze, a promotions and event specialist from Georgia, is developing New Horizons Forum,