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Co-production Forum


Balkan Fund

Executive Producer: Linda Beath
Coordination: Katerina Kaklamani, Fenia Cossovitsa
Assistant: Elpida Kallinteri

1st Crossroads Co-production Forum (November, 24-26)

Crossroads (November 24-26) is a co-production forum, a new event taking place under the auspices of the 46th Thessaloniki International Film Festival. Mediterranean and Balkan producers with a feature film script, will be offered the chance to meet a new network of financiers, co-producers and leading industry specialists from all of Europe.

Crossroads takes place for three days from November 24 to 26 this year, the closing weekend of the Festival.

The programme is varied and provides the opportunity to meet, formally and informally, distributors, broadcasters, sales agents and consultants who can offer confidential advice on everything from legal matters to strategies for raising money. This event will also signal the start of a new relationship between these countries and the international film community, all of whom are culturally united through the international language of cinema.

Crossroads' goal is to support the producers of feature-length fiction film projects that contain a link to the Mediterranean and Balkan regions.All the selected projects are either produced or co-produced by a country in this area or are movies that contain story elements based in this region.

The Crossroads projects were selected based on the quality of the script, the creative team and the likelihood of being made.The 27 selected projects come from the following countries: Greece, Norway, Portugal, Serbia & Montenegro,Turkey, N. Ireland, Israel, Croatia, Cyprus, Albania, FYROM, Bulgaria, Romania and Palestine. The involvement of producers from the Mediterranean and the Balkans will ensure the programme has a natural warmth.

List of Crossroads' Projects and their Producers
The Journey Artan Minarolli Albania
Investigation Rossitsa Valkanova Bulgaria
Balcan Blues Nikolay Kirov Bulgaria
Kino Lika Ancika Juric Tilic Croatia
Akamas Πανίκος Χρυσάνθου Cyprus
The Magic Snowman Pavlina Proevska FYROM
The Watch House Ελένη Ατσίκμπαση Greece
Tango Notturno Έλενα Χατζηαλεξάνδρου Greece
Helen And The Seven Dwarfs Τάσος Παπανδρέου Greece
The Red Apple Tree Κώστας Λαμπρόπουλος Greece
Pera Kassiros Σοφία Παπαχρήστου Greece
Pandora Νίκος Μουστάκας Greece
Eagle Αντιγόνη Γαβριατοπούλου Greece / Canada
Russoun Mosh Danon Israel
Zion and His Brother Yoav Roeh Israel
Night Bus Alessandro Silvestri Italy
Clown Ute Leonhardt Italy
Milo Gudny Hummelvoll Norway
McCarthy's War Paul Largan N. Ireland
Dancing at the Checkpoint George Khleifen Palestine
Still Lives Leonel Vieira Portugal
America!!! Pandora da Cunha Telles Portugal
Stray Dog Ada Solomon Romania
The Rest Is Silence Cristian Comeaga Romania
Nowhere Zoran Jovanovic Serbia & Montenegro
Mamaroch Igor Onic Serbia & Montenegro
A Ballad for the Black Sea Baran Seyhan Turkey