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The projects selected for Transilvania Pitch Stop 2018

23.05.2018 20:42
The selection process of the projects submitted to Transilvania Pitch Stop (TPS) has come to an end.

10 feature projects in different development and financing stages will be presented to industry professionals within the co-production platform organized by TIFF on June 1st and 2nd, in Cluj-Napoca. Next to them, another 5 projects selected for the 5th edition of the project development workshop will take part in the pitch.


The 10 projects belong to directors from Romania, Georgia, Turkey, Serbia, Hungary and Russia.

Evaluating their potential, Transilvania Pitch Stop aims to ensure the projects’ international visibility and facilitate the connections necessary for financing the most promising ones among them. The participant directors and producers will be invited to the event, where they will have the opportunity to meet with a group of industry professionals, present at the 17th edition of TIFF. A jury formed by international experts will grant three important awards:


-  Eurimages Co-production Development Award, worth 20.000 euro

-  The Award offered by Romanian National Film Center, worth 5.000 euro

-  Post-Production services offered by Chainsaw Europe, valued at 25.000 euro


The selected projects are:

1. A Big She-Bear

Country: Georgia

Director/ Producer: Lali Kiknavelidze

Production company: Lira Production Studios


2. Border Games

Country: Georgia

Director: Mikaberidze Elene

Producer: Aleksandre Shervashidze

Production Company: Nushi Film


3. Everything in its right place

Country: Turcia

Director: Berrak Çolak

Producer: Engin Palabıyık

Production company: Harikulade Film


4. Frost

Country: Serbia

Director: Pavle Vučković

Producer: Stefan Mladenovic

Production company: Plan 9


5. Last Bus

Country: Hungary

Director: Nándor Lőrincz & Bálint Nagy

Producer: Gábor Kovács (Filmpartners) and Mónika Mécs (M&M FILM)

Production company: Filmpartners and M&M FILM


6. March. April. May

Country: Rusisa

Director: Andrey Gryazev

Producer: Vladislav Ketkovich

Production company: Ethnofund


7. Summer night, half past ten

Country: Romania

Director: Ivana Mladenovic

Producer: Ada Solomon

Production company: Hi Film Productions


8. The Alley Cat

Country: Turkey

Director/ Producer: Çiğdem Sezgin

Production company: Kule Film


9. The Shooter

Country: Russia

Director: Piotr Levchenko

Producer: Katia Filippova

Production company: Pan-Atlantic Studio


10. To the North

Country: Romania

Director: Mihai Mincan

Producer: Radu Stancu

Production company: deFilm


The 5 projects were selected to participate at the project development workshop, dedicated exclusively to Romanian and Moldavian directors at their debut or second feature film. Between 28 and 31 May, the projects will be provided with personalized script guidance, specialized training and support in preparing their pitch in front of potential partners. All 5 projects will be presented to international experts within Transilvania Pitch Stop, and two of them will be awarded within the workshop with:


- CONNECTING COTTBUS AWARD – the winning project will be invited to pitch at the industry event of Connecting Cottbus (Germany)

- VILLA KULT CULTURAL RESIDENCY AWARD – the creators of the project will receive a 5 day residency in Berlin to help develop their film


The 5 participant projects in Transilvania Pitch Stop Workshop

1. Horia

Country: Romania

Director: Ana-Maria Comănescu

Producer: Ada Solomon

Production company: Micro Film


2. Metamorphoses

Country: Romania

Director: Peter Kerek

Producer: Alexandru Teodorescu

Production company: Saga Film


3. October

Country: Romania

Director: Cristian Pascariu

Producer: Bogdan Crăciun

Production company: Libra Film Productions


4. Santa Barbara

Country: Republic of Moldova

Director: Anatol Durbală

Producer: Sergiu Cumatrenco Jr.

Production company: Youbesc


5. The Mind Patrol

Country: Romania

Director: Tudor Botezatu

Producer: Irina Malcea & Paul Negoescu

Production company: Luna Film, Papillon Film