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THESSALONIKI 2018 Industry

Thessaloniki’s Agora presents its Works in Progress line-up


- Twelve films in post-production will be screened during Thessaloniki’s industry section, and all but one will be competing for the Eurimages Lab Project Award

Thessaloniki’s Agora presents its Works in Progress line-up
In the Strange Pursuit of Laura Durand by Dimitris Bavellas

Twelve films that are currently in post-production and hail from South-Eastern Europe and the Mediterranean will be screened at the Agora’s Works in Progress section on 8 November. The closed session, which is an integral part of Thessaloniki’s Agora (3-10 November), will offer the participating films the chance to be presented for the first time to sales agents, distributors, producers and festival representatives. Also, 11 of the selected films will be in with the chance of winning one of the Agora Works in Progress post-production awards, the value of which amounts to a total of €130,000. The main prize, the Eurimages Lab Project Award, comes with €50,000, while Greek post-production outfit Graal provides in-kind services, and music company MuSou a music and sound award.

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The winners will be selected by the international jury, comprising Lorenzo Esposito, film programmer at Cinéma du Réel; Valeska Neu, sales agent at Films BoutiqueTamara Tatishvili, the Eurimages representative in Georgia; and Greek director Sofia Exarchou. The victors will be announced on 9 November.

The selected works in progress are as follows:

Alaska - Alain Raoust
Producer: Tom Dercourt - Cinéma Defacto (France)
Co-producer: Terratreme Filmes (Portugal)

The Candidate - Ercan Kesal
Producers: Kerem Çatay, Yamaç OkurSuzan GüverteAy Yapım, Poyraz Film (Turkey)

The Conspicuous PartsAssaf Gruber
Producer: Assaf Gruber
Co-producers: Filmblades, Talking Projects (Cyprus/Belgium/Germany/France)

Cook, F**k, Kill [+see also:
interview: Mira Fornay
film profile
Mira Fornay
Producer: Viktor SchwartzCineart Tv Prague (Czech Republic)
Co-producer: Mirafox (Slovakia)

Landscapes of Resistance [+see also:
film review
interview: Marta Popivoda
film profile
 - Marta Popivoda
Producer: Dragana Jovović - Theory at Work (Serbia)
Co-producer: Marta Popivoda (Germany)

In the Strange Pursuit of Laura Durand [+see also:
film review
interview: Dimitris Bavellas
film profile
Dimitris Bavellas
Producer: Gina Petropoulou - Vox Documentaries (Greece)
Co-producers: Alatas Films, 2|35, Cekta, Fantasia Audiovisual Ltd (Greece); Novi Film (Serbia/Bosnia and Herzegovina)

The King of the ForestSzabolcs Tolnai
Producers: Szabolcs Tolnai - Atalanta Doo (Serbia)
Co-producers: Kép-Árnyék Bt (Hungary)

Oroslan [+see also:
film review
interview: Matjaž Ivanišin
film profile
Matjaž Ivanišin
Producer: Miha Černec - Staragara (Slovenia)
Co-producer: i/o post (Czech Republic)

Papicha [+see also:
film review
interview: Mounia Meddour
film profile
Mounia Meddour
Producer: Patrick AndréHigh Sea Production (France)
Co-producer: The Ink Connection (Algeria)

SqizoDuccio Fabbri
Producer: Laura RomanoFilmAffair (Italy)
Co-producer: Les Films d’Ici (France/USA)

UndergrownMarta Ribeiro
Producer: Joana PeraltaVideolotion (Portugal)

A Simple Man - Tassos Gerakinis (out of competition)
Producer: Nikos MoustakasBad Crowd (Greece)
Co-producer: Arizona Productions (France)

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