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CineLink Industry Days announces selection for Work in Progress 2022

CineLink Work in Progress is a section of the Sarajevo Film Festival's CineLink Industry Days, which serves as a showcase of the most exciting new works from Southeast Europe and the MENA region.

The selection includes 12 new feature-length films: 10 fiction and 2 documentary, which will be presented to the high-profile industry professionals (funders, sales agents, distributors, broadcasters and festival programmers) with the aim of assisting their completion and enhancing their distribution possibilities.

“This year's CineLink Work in Progress selection presents a variety of films with subject and genres shifting from coming of age to historical and current issues. Selection contains projects developed through CineLink workshops, and some new discovered to us, brought us a lot of pleasure. This year's selection presents upcoming artists as well as experienced ones known to audiences and we are very happy and proud that they will be with us in Sarajevo,” explains Amra Bakšić Čamo, Head of CineLink.

The projects will compete for two awards: the Post Republic Award (40,000 EUR in kind), and the Turkish National Radio Television Award (25,000 EUR in cash). The jury deciding the awards: Vanja Kaluđerčić – International Film Festival Rotterdam, Marcin Łuczaj – New Europe Film Sales, Esra Demirkiran – Turkish National Radio Television, Dennis Ruh – European Film Market, Deniz Erel, The Post Republic.

The complete list of selected project for Work in Progress can be found below.

BACKSTAGE
(fiction)
Director: Afef Ben Mahmoud, Khalil Benkirane
Producer: Khalil Benkirane
Production Company: LYCIA PRODUCTIONS
Morocco, Tunisia, Qatar, Belgium, France

BLAGA'S LESSONS
(fiction)
Director: Stephan Komandarev
Producers: Stephan Komandarev, Katya Trichkova
Co-producers: Eike Goreczka, Christoph Kukula
Production Companies: Argo film, 42film
Bulgaria, Germany

CAPTURING SAMI (working title)
(fiction)
Director: Adi Voicu
Producer: Marcian Lazar
Production Company: Axel Film
Romania, Bulgaria

DORMITORY
(fiction)
Director: Nehir Tuna
Producer: Dorothe Beinemeier, Tanay Abbasoğlu
Production Company: Red Balloon GmbH, TN Yapım
Turkey, Germany

EXPEDITION 49
(documentary)
Director: Alisa Kovalenko
Producer: Stéphane Siohan
Production Company: East Roads Film
Ukraine, France, Poland

FREEDOM
(fiction)
Director: Tudor Giurgiu
Producer: Oana Bujgoi Giurgiu
Production Company: Libra Films, Mythberg Films
Romania, Hungary

THE FUTURE
(fiction)
Director: Noam Kaplan
Producer: Yoav Roeh
Production Company: Gum Films
Israel

HESITATION WOUND 
(fiction)
Director: Selman Nacar
Producer: Burak Çevik, Diloy Gülün
Co-Producers: Oana Giurgiu, Guillaume de Seille
Production Company: Kuyu Film
Turkey, France, Romania

RABBI HELLER BLUES
(documentary)
Director: Renen Schorr
Producer: Renen Schorr
Production Company: Blues Production
Israel

SIRIN
(fiction)
Director: Senad Šahmanović
Producer: Veliša Popović
Production Company: CUT-UP d.o.o.
Montenegro, Croatia, Albania, Kosovo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, France

THE TRAP
(fiction)
Director: Nadejda Koseva
Producer: Vladimir Andreev
Production Company: Borough Film
Co-producer: Herbert Schwering
Co-production company: Coin Film
Bulgaria, Germany

WHEN YOU ARE 17
(fiction)
Director: Giorgi Mukhadze
Producer: Giorgi Kobalia; Titus Kreyenberg
Production Company: Terra Incognita Films, Unafilm
Georgia, Germany

 

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