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SARAJEVO 2018 Industry

CineLink to include new projects by Koçi, Tomović, Žalica and Payami


- Sarajevo's CineLink Co-production Market has revealed its second batch of projects

CineLink to include new projects by Koçi, Tomović, Žalica and Payami
Director Gentian Koçi

The Sarajevo Film Festival has announced the second round of film projects in development selected to participate in its CineLink Co-production Market. A total of nine titles top off the roster: there are seven projects by established directors from Southeast Europe whose movies are at an advanced stage of development and financing, and they are set to be joined by two guest projects.

The line-up includes A Cup of Coffee and New Shoes On by Albanian filmmaker Gentian Koçi, whose first feature, Daybreak [+see also:
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interview: Gentian Koçi
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, world-premiered at Sarajevo last year and garnered its lead, Ornela Kapetani, the Heart of Sarajevo for Best Actress; May Labour Day by Bosnian director Pjer Žalica (Fuse [+see also:
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, Days and Hours); The Celts by Serbia's Milica Tomović, whose Transition won the Heart of Sarajevo for Best Short Film in 2016; and among the guest projects, the Canadian-produced The Enchanted Wanderer by Iranian filmmaker Babak Payami, best known for the 2001 Venice hit Secret Ballot [+see also:
film profile

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For the full list of projects, scroll down.

The new line-up complements the eight projects in early development, by first- and second-time filmmakers, which took part in the CineLink Project Development Workshop in April this year (see the news). All selected projects will participate in the CineLink Industry Days throughout the Sarajevo Film Festival, from 11-16 August.

Amra Bakšić Čamo, head of CineLink, said: “The selection brings a variety of narratives and artistic approaches, while a healthy balance between established names and exciting new talent promises a lively market in August.”

Here is the list of the newly announced CineLink Co-production Market projects:

A Cup of Coffee and New Shoes On (Albania/Greece)
Director, writer: Gentian Koçi
Producers: Gentian Koçi, Blerina Hankollari
Production companies: Artlab FilmGraal Films 

The Celts (Serbia/Montenegro)
Director, writer: Milica Tomović
Producer: Vladimir Vasiljević
Production companies: EED Productions, Meander

Erasing Frank (Hungary)
Director: Gabor Fabricius
Writers: Gabor Fabricius, György Barathy
Producer: Gabor Ferenczy, Gabor Fabricius, András Muhi
Production companies: FocusFox, Otherside Stories

The Island Within [+see also:
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interview: Ru Hasanov
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Director, writer: Ru Hasanov
Producer: Orkhan Tarverdizade
Production companies: Coyote Cinema, Arizona Productions  

May Labour Day (Bosnia and Herzegovina/Croatia/France/Slovenia/Serbia/Montenegro)
Director, writer: Pjer Žalica
Producers: Pjer Žalica, Aida Huseinović
Production companies: FORUM Association for Art and Culture, Propeler FilmA.S.A.P. FilmsStaragaraBaš ČelikArtikulacija

Natural Light (Hungary/Belgium/Latvia)
Director, writer: Dénes Nagy
Producers: Marcell Gerő, Sára László
Production companies: CampfilmNovak ProdMistrus Media

Orchestra (Slovenia)
Director, writer: Matevž Luzar
Producer: Petra Vidmar
Production company: Gustav Film

Guest projects: 

Streams (Tunisia/France/Luxembourg/Belgium)
Director, writer: Mehdi Hmili
Producer: Moufida Fedhila
Production companies: Yol Film House, MPM FilmTarantula Productions

The Enchanted Wanderer (Canada)
Director, writer: Babak Payami
Producers: Hussain Amarshi, Charles Wachsberg
Production company: Payam Films Inc

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