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


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.


PREMIERE: Giornate degli Autori 2022


Juli Jakab

Juli Jakab