{mosimage}WHEN EAST MEETS WEST is a co-production event organized by the Friuli Venezia Giulia Audiovisual Regional Fund, the Trieste Film Festival, in collaboration with EAVE, MEDIA DESK ITALIA, ANTENNA MEDIA TORINO, and under the patronage of EURIMAGES. The aim is to encourage cooperation between Eastern European countries[1] and Italy and one other Western European country in focus (in the 2011 edition the Western selected country will be France).


After the 2010 successful edition focused on Spain, WHEN EAST MEETS WEST will be held in Trieste from the 19th to the 21st January 2011, and will bring together 14 selected producers with one project in development suitable for co-production between Eastern European countries, Italy and France.


Applicants should be experienced producers who already produced an international co-production and wish to create long term creative and business relationships between East and West. The projects should be feature films or documentaries, preferably with a minimum of 20% of the budget already in place.

All applications must include:
- producer’s CV
- CV of the writer and (if already attached) director
- company profile and track record
- synopsis (1 page maximum)
- approx. 5 – 8 page treatment / exposé in English
- financing plan

All documents must be in English and must be sent via email before December 3, 2010 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The 14 selected producers will have the chance to meet individually a large panel of decision makers and film experts from both regions. One of the attending producers & projects will be awarded a scholarship for the EAVE 2011 European Producers Workshop. WHEN EAST MEETS WEST will also include a two-day Film Forum designed to investigate both the Eastern and Western audiovisual panorama through round tables, presentations and case studies.

The projects selected will be announced the 16th of December. WHEN EAST MEETS WEST will offer up to 4 nights of accommodation in Trieste and will reimburse the travel expenses to all 14 producers selected.

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