Thessaloniki’s Agora Crossroads Co-Production Forum announces its selection
by Vassilis Economou
- The 14th edition of the successful co-production section of Agora has selected 15 projects from South-Eastern Europe that are aiming to develop further and expand their international scope
Thessaloniki’s Agora industry section (3-10 November) will host one of its best-known sections, the 14th Crossroads Co-Production Forum, from 7-10 November in Warehouse C. Headed up by Marie-Pierre Macia, the programme includes 15 projects and their attached directors and producers, which hail from 15 different countries. The participants will have the chance to introduce their projects to a select group of film professionals through curated meetings and other parallel events while competing for one of the Crossroads awards.
Also, this year, three of the selected projects are part of Crossroads’ collaborations with Sofia Meetings, the MFI Script 2 Film Workshop and a new partner, MIDPOINT, the well-established training and networking platform for film and TV project development.
The selected projects are as follows:
Barbarossa - Sotiris Goritsas
Producers: Iraklis Mavroidis, Angelos Venetis - Boo Productions (Greece)
Beggar - Nadejda Koseva
Producer: Vladimir Andreev - Borough Film (Bulgaria), in collaboration with Sofia Meetings
Coz You’re Ugly - Sharon Angelhart
Producer: Assaf Amir - Norma Productions (Israel)
Everything in its Right Place - Berrak Çolak
Producers: Engin Palabıyık - Harikulade Film; Müge Özen - Solis Film (Turkey)
Inchalla Boy - Amjad Al Rasheed
Producers: Rula Nasser, Aseel Abu Ayyash - The Imaginarium (Jordan)
The Land Within Me - Fisnik Maxhuni
Producers: Britta Rindelaub, Jasmin Basic - Alva Film Production (Switzerland/Kosovo)
M (working title) - Vardan Tozija
Producer: Darko Popov - Focus Pocus Films (Macedonia)
Co-producer: Miroslav Mogorović - Art & Popcorn (Serbia)
Maysoon - Nancy Biniadaki
Producer: Christopher Zitterbart - Watchmen Productions (Germany), in collaboration with MFI Script 2 Film Workshop
Regret - Kosta Đorđević
Producer: Miloš Ivanović - Kinematografska kuca (Serbia), in collaboration with MIDPOINT
Vortex - Chrysanthos Margonis
Producer: Eleni Kossyfidou - Blackbird Production (Greece)
The jury that will hand out the Crossroads awards consists of Romanian producer Ada Solomon, of Hi Film Productions; the head of the Venice Production Bridge, Pascal Diot; sales agent Alexis Hofmann, of France’s BAC Films; and the head of international relations at ARTE, Annamaria Lodato. The Crossroads awards are offered by Greek post-production house Two Thirty Five, the CNC, ARTE Kino, the Cannes Film Market’s Producers Network, Sofia Meetings, the MFI, CINEMED, Heretic Asterisk* and EAVE, which is a new addition this year. The winners will be announced on 9 November.
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