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Thessaloniki’s Agora unveils its Works in Progress


- Eight film projects in post-production will be presented to the Thessaloniki International Film Festival’s industry audience

Thessaloniki’s Agora unveils its Works in Progress
Director Pablo Lago Dantas, who is taking part in Works in Progress with A Mass for Wandering Souls

Eight film projects that are currently in post-production, and which hail from Croatia, France, Georgia, Greece, Israel, Mauritius, the Netherlands, North Macedonia, Serbia and Spain, are featured in the Thessaloniki Agora’s Works in Progress section, which this year will unspool both physically in Thessaloniki and online on 6 November.

Seven of the films will be seen for the first time by the industry audience, which is composed of sales agents, distributors and festival representatives, through a clip lasting up to eight minutes and a pitch by the creative teams. In addition, they will be in with a chance of winning one of the Agora Works in Progress post-production awards: post-production services by 119 Marvila Studios, a Music and Sound Award by music company MuSou, a Marketing Award sponsored by Asterisk*, and the ERT Agora Works in Progress Award, which will go to a Greek project.

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The winners will be selected by the international jury, comprising Simon Gabriele, sales agent at Indie Sales (France); Dorota Lech, international programmer for the Toronto International Film Festival; and Greek producer Nikos Smpiliris (Boo Productions).

The selected works in progress are as follows:

Bastards - Nikos Pastras (Greece) - out of competition
Producer: Nicholas Alavanos (FILMIKI)

Gazing Stars - David Constantin (Mauritius/France)
Producer: David Constantin (Caméléon Production)
Co-producer: Frederic Eyriey (Lithops Film)
Sales company: Sudu Connexion

A Mass for Wandering Souls - Pablo Lago Dantas (Spain)
Producers: Diana Toucedo, Albert Kuhn Bosch (Diana Toucedo Films)

Pelican - Filip Heraković (Croatia)
Producer: Tamara Babun, Matija Drniković (Wolfgang&Dolly LLC)

Silence 6-9 - Christos Passalis (Greece)
Producer: Maria Drandaki (Homemade Films)

Things Unsaid - Eleonora Veninova (North Macedonia/Serbia)
Producer: Goce Kralevski (DNF FILMS)
Co-producer: Mira Tomić (LILITH)

Three Jumps, One - Rusudan Pirveli (Georgia/Netherlands)
Producer: Rusudan Pirveli (Caucasian FILMODROM)
Co-producer: Ranko Pauković (Editson)

Upside Down - Lee Gilat (Israel)
Producer: Aviv Ben Shlush (ZOA FILMS Ltd)

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