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9th Works in Progress at 47th KVIFF
2 July 2012
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Every year, the Karlovy Vary IFF selection committee approves a selection of quality feature films, recently completed or in post-production, whose premieres are expected after July 2012. The producers of the selected projects should present their films in an eight-minute pitch, including a trailer or film clips. The number of projects to be presented is limited. This one-day presentation of the festival’s 47th edition will be held on Monday July 2, 2012. The Works in Progress 2012 will for the first time see a prize of €10,000 awarded to the best project. The prize is sponsored by event partner Barrandov Studios. 

The Greek entries are:
The film is in final post production stage and they are looking for finishing funds, festivals to launch it and sales agents.
Wild Duck by Yannis Sakaridis. Produced by Venia Vergou, Yannis Sakaridis
Wild Duck is in final post production stage. Their goal is to have its premiere in one of the major film festivals and they are looking for a sales agent. 

The Romanian entries are:
A New Year by Paul Negoescu 
Produced by Ada Solomon, Hi Film Productions and cinematography by Andrei Butica. The project is currently in the post-production stage
They have already the final cut of the project but they are still looking for a suitable sound post production package. Also, in terms of music, we are looking for a partner that would like to join the project and cover around 20000 euro for music rights. As distribution strategy, they plan on releasing the film in an important European Festival and than to approach a country by country method using representative festivals for each country in order to have a good festival exposure so that we can promote it and attract the attention of sales agents and broadcasters, which are missing at this point.

Omega Rose by George Dorobantu  
Produced by KeepMovieng Productions and  Stefania Magidson, Florin Piersic Jr, Tedy Necula, Alexandra M. Paun. 
The post-production needs 30.000 euros for color-grading, sound mixing, a few VFX adjustments and DCP-packaging. They are also looking for international sales agents and distributors interested in the film.

The Croatian entries are:
The Other by Ivona Juka Croatian-Slovenian-Serbian co-production. In post-production, produced by Anita Juka
So far the script won 4 awards – in Germany: eQuinoxe Master Class Scholarship and Nipkow fellowship, Branko Bauer award presented by Croatian Directors Guild and City of Split - Critics award Production team: 4Film(Cro),Vertigo(Slo),Sloane Film Production(Serbia) 
The project has been recognized by international institutions and foundations such as the Croatian audiovisual centre as the best debut film,Slovenian film centre,Serbian ministry of culture and Eurimages. The film features some of the greatest movie stars in the region.They are looking funds for post-production and Sales Agents/Distribution Company for worldwide sales. The Other has won financial support from 123rd Eurimages.

Halima’s Path by Arsen Anton Ostojic
The film was shot on negative, with the top cast and crew from Croatia, Bosnia, Slovenia and Serbia.  They are currently doing sound design, music, color correction and visual effects. They are planning to participate at the Croatian national film festival in Pula at the end of July. 
"Although it could be said there have been enough Balkan war stories, the fact is that there is always a need for truthful and touching human dramas, regardless of which part of the world they come. What attracted us to this project is primarily the powerful emotional story loosely based on the facts, written by the successful Bosnian writer, Fedja Isovic, with his strong sense for characters".

The Turkish entry is:
Yozgat Blues by Mahmut Fazil Coskun 
Yozgat Blues, currently in post-production, is a subtle, bittersweet dramedy about a Turkish way of life rarely portrayed in cinema. The director’s fresh point of view and the universality of the story has been attracting great interest from the film industry. Additionally, the actors and crew are extremely talented and multiple award winners. Budget: 950.900€ (850.900€ in place) Awards: Eurimages Co-Production Development Award/Meeting on the Bridge Development and Postproduction Award Partners attached: Arden Film (Germany)/Eurimages (production funding)/Turkish Cultural Ministry/ Tiglon (Turkish distributor)/TRT Channel (Turkish TV) Looking for: Financing, Distributors, Sales Agents, TV channels, etc. Produced by Halil Kardas (Hokus Fokus)  and co-produced by Arden Film and Andro Steinborn. Executive Producers:  Catharina Schreckenberg  (Arden Film) and Tarik Tufan (Hokus Fokus

  The Eternal Return of Antonis Paraskevas
  Wild Duck
  Andrei Butica
  Ada Solomon
  Yannis Sakaridis
  Slobodan Trninic
  Mahmut Fazil Coskun
  Tarik Tufan
  Anita Juka
  George Karnavas
  Florin Piersic Jr
  Elina Psykou
  George Dorobantu
  Venia Vergou
  Halil Kardas
  Arsen Anton Ostojic
  HiFilm Productions
  Stefi Productions SA
  4 film
  Hokus Fokus Film
  Keep Movieng
  Eurimages Fund supports 7 Balkan film projects -2012
  Despite the crisis, Balkan cinema celebrates at 47th Karlovy Vary
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