CentEast: Today Warsaw – 2morrow Moscow
Eastern European works-in-progress to be presented in Poland and in Russia in October
CentEast is the name of the project, which teamed the Warsaw Film Foundation and Moscow-based TVINDIE Film Production. The partners are well-known to the international film community: Warsaw Film Foundation is the organiser of the Warsaw International Film Festival, which turns 25 this year, and was instrumental in bringing the European Film Awards in 2006 to Poland, while TVINDIE’s CEO Yevgeny Gindilis is a Russian co-producer of Jos Stelling’s latest film “Duska”, the Netherlands’ contender for theOscars in 2008.
The aim of CentEast is to bring Eastern European cinema to the world. The organisers believe that the best market for Eastern European films is Eastern Europe. As Russia and Poland are the biggest Eastern European Markets, hence the events in Warsaw and in Moscow – Warsaw International Film Festival and 2morrow Film Festival in Moscow, look like the right places for the action.
The presentations will be held during the same weekend at:
- Warsaw Film Festival on Friday, October 16
- 2morrow Film Festival in Moscow on Sunday, October 18.
The organisers are looking for works-in-progress and films before world premiere, coming from Eastern Europe. The selection criteria are:
- Artistic quality of the project
- Reputation of the Filmmakers
- International market potential
- Existence of the visual material
The selected projects will be presented to sales agents, distributors, TV buyers and festival programmers, attending the festivals in Warsaw and in Moscow.
Deadline for submissions is Friday, September 4.
Deadline for accreditations is Thursday, September 24.
Contact for projects from Eastern Europe – except Russia:
Magdalena Banasik, Warsaw Film Foundation, mobile: +48 605 289 795, firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact for projects from Russia:
Evgeniya Lavut, TVINDIE Film Production, mobile +7 909 163 5791, email@example.com
More information available at www.centeast.org.