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14 projects seeking for co-producers

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The co-production Forum set up tomorrow in Berlin by the European Producers Club (read news) will present 14 projects from 10 countries. And the pitches for these features appear already to be a success, to the credit of the professional organisation headed by Jean Cazès who reviewed the selection criteria, putting the accent on the originality of the subject matter, the quality of the talent involved and the potential for co-production.

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Among the participants are Danse avec moi, a production from French Pan Européenne Production by Valérie Guignabodet, director of the successful Mariages (2004). The other French project in the shop-window is the feature by Eric Rohmer, Les Amours d’Astrée et Céladon, a production from Rezo Films which already has a promise of Advance On Receipts from National Film Centre (CNC). From Scandinavia, Danish Thura Film presents Just Another Love Story by Ole Bornedal (Dina [+see also:
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in 2002, Le veilleur de nuit in 1997) and Finnish Pohjola Films will pitch Lost in Berlin by Robert Carrithers. Italian company Classic Films is betting on Bones by Milcho Manchevski who was nominated for Oscar for best foreign film with Before the Rain, while Luxembourg outfit Iris Production S.A. goes to Berlin with Ladybug, the project by Andy Bausch, awarded in San Sebastian in 1989 for Wopbopaloobop a Lopbamboom.

Among the other productions looking for partners is Prima Primavera by Janos Edelenyi, a project by British Ipso Facto Film who are currently supervising the post-production of Broadway dans la tête by Alan Berliner. Their compatriots at Blue Stars Movie present Stand by Love by Simon Wells, while Slovenian A Atalanta will pitch Lenin’s Brain with Stuffed Zucchini by Slobodan Sijan and Dutch Isabella Films The Aviatrix of Kazbek by Ineke Smits. Finally, German Grand Hotel Pictures & Inner Circle Picture offer the first feature Waiting for Eve by Ken Duken, while Stromberg Productions proposes the only documentary selected: Who was Adolf Muchenhauser? (Hundred years of Evil) by Erik Eger.

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(Translated from French)

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