WHEN EAST MEETS WEST is a co-production platform organised in Trieste by Friuli Venezia Giulia Film Commission. It brings together over 450 producers, financiers, decision makers and film professionals from more than 35 countries. The East & West double focus is based on two complementary ideas: on the one hand, every year the call for entries will be open to all producers from Europe and North/Latin America who are developing a project with international co-production potential, preferably with one of the countries in focus; on the other hand, WEMW will ensure the presence of a large delegation of key decision makers, financiers, producers and film professionals from each spotlight territory so to maximise the co-production, financing and distribution opportunities for all selected projects. The programme includes different actions: WEMW CO-PRODUCTION FORUM, FIRST CUT LAB, LAST STOP TRIESTE. 

2020 Pop Up Film Residency: August, France

 

Cristina Grosan

Cristina Grosan

Director

Hungary, Romania

Cristina Grosan is a Hungarian- Romanian filmmaker and visual artist. Since graduating from university, she has directed 6 short films, among which the award-winning short “Holiday at the Seaside” exploring a mother-daughter relationship screened at dozens of festivals worldwide (Clermont- Ferrand IFF, Sarajevo IFF, London ISF, Helsinki IFF, Zubroffka IFF, Tirana IFF, St. Petersburg, Thessaloniki IFF, etc), distributed in several territories and recently premiered online, amassing close to 1 million views. Currently, she is in post-production with her debut feature “Things Worth Weeping For” produced by Judit Stalter (Laokoon Filmgroup, HU). She’s also finishing the post-production of a short fiction, “A Prince Came Passing By”, produced by Anamaria Antoci & Anda Ionescu (Tangaj Productions, RO) in co-production with Marek Novák (Xova Film, CZ). She is developing her second feature, “Ordinary Failures” together with Czech writer Klára Vlasáková. The film’s development is supported by a grant from the Czech Film Fund.

 

Ordinary Failures

The lives of three different women intersect and irrevocably transform during one day, while their city is rocked by mysterious explosions.

Mentors

Juli Jakab

Juli Jakab