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CROSSROADS
Co-production Forum

AGORA

Balkan Fund

Salonica Studio
 
crossroads

Artistic Director: Marie-Pierre Macia
Coordination: Katerina Kaklamani, Fenia Cossovitsa
Assistant Coordinator: Elpida Kallinteri
Consultant: Lucas Rosant

2nd Crossroads Co-Production Forum (November 23-25, 2006)

CROSSROADS (November 23-25) is a Co-Production Forum, launched in 2005 by the Thessaloniki International Film Festival. The purpose of Crossroads is to support the producers of fiction films that contain a link to the Mediterranean and Balkan regions by introducing them to a network of financiers, co-producers and leading industry specialists from all over the world.

The program 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.

From among the more than one hundred projects received, the selection is based on the quality of the script, the creative team and the likelihood of being made.

All the selected projects are either produced or co-produced by a country in the Mediterranean and Balkan region, or are movies that contain story elements based in this region.

The selected projects come from the following countries: Greece, Serbia,Turkey, Israel, Bulgaria, Morocco, France, Spain, Italy, Lebanon and Afghanistan.

Crossroads was successfully launched last year as a way to bring together films in development with industry experts and buyers.Among the selections were Zion and his Brother (Yoav Roeh, Israel), which afterwards was selected for the Sundance Screenwriters' Lab and Akamas (Panicos Crysanthou, Cyprus), which has recently been selected to screen at the 2006 Venice Film Festival.

As a result of the positive reputation that Crossroads has established, the prestigious "Club des Producteurs" (European Producers Club) will actively participate in the making of this year's organization.The Club will offer its expertise and connections by organizing on behalf of CROSSROADS two conferences of international interest. Executive Producer Karen Adler will act as Match Maker between Producers and possible Financiers.

CROSSROADS takes place for three days from November 23 to 25 this year, the closing weekend of the Festival.

CROSSROADS PARTICIPANTS
Country Title Producer Director
BULGARIA MISSION LONDON Ivan Doykov Dimitar Mitovski
FRANCE MADEMOISELLE CHRISTINE Denis Carot Raoul Ruiz
FRANCE /
AFGHANISTAN
A THOUSAND HOUSES OF DREAM AND TERROR Dimitri de Clercq Atiq Rahimi
GREECE WELCOME ABOARD Yorgos Lykiardopoulos Constantine Giannaris
GREECE MY FIRST BAPTISM Costas Lambropoulos Olga Malea
GREECE REAPERS Louizos Aslanides George Noussias
GREECE BLACK FIELD Filippos Marinakis Vardis Marinakis
GREECE BUZZHEART Yorgos Lykiardopoulos Dennis Iliadis
ISRAEL DISENGAGEMENT David Leffler Amos Gitai
ITALY Lí ABUFFATA Instituto Luce Mimmo Calopresti
ITALY THE CALL Rosanna Seregni Stefano Pasetto
LEBANON / FRANCE CHAQUE JOUR EST UNE FETE Thierry Lenouvel Dima El-Horr
MOROCCO IN BRACKETS Clipper Film Hicham Falah & Mohamed Chrif Tribak
PALESTINE / JORDAN CUT Khalel Chokat Yahya Adblraoof
Abdalraheem Al-abdallah
SERBIA THE AMBULANCE Goran Radovanovic Goran Radovanovic
SPAIN THE RUNNER'S SALARY Arantxa Zunzunegui Jo Sol
TURKEY MILK Semih Kaplanoglu Semih Kaplanoglu
TURKEY PANDORA'S BOX Yesim Ustaoglou Yesim Ustaoglou

WITH THE SUPPORT OF THE MEDIA PROGRAM OF THE E.U.


The Thessaloniki International Film Festival is a part of INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF FILM PRODUCERS ASSCOCIATIONS / www.fiapf.org