Markets & Festivals

‘Huesera’ Producer Machete Unveils ‘Cachorra,’ 2022-23 Slate (EXCLUSIVE)

Following on “Huesera,” a double Tribeca winner, Mexico’s Machete, headed by Edher Campos, is returning to female filmmaker social issue genre with “Cachorra,” a darkly humoured horror thriller set…

Chile’s Roberto Doveris Revs Up Production on Camila José Donoso’s Docu-Fiction ‘Antitropical’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Camila José Donoso (“Naomi Campbel”) is gearing up to shoot her fourth pic, “Antitropical,” with Roberto Doveris’ Niña Niño Films producing. The docu-fiction hybrid will be filmed much…

‘Dad’s Lullaby,’ ‘Between Revolutions’ Win Docu Talent Awards at Sarajevo

Ukrainian documentary “Dad’s Lullaby” and Romania’s “Between Revolutions” won the Docu Talent Awards, chosen from a field of nine documentary features from Central and Eastern Europe, at the…

Croatia’s Drugi Plan, Bulgaria’s Agitprop Board Serbian Political Thriller ‘Sabre’ as Balkan TV Co-Production Market Heats Up (EXCLUSIVE)

Croatia’s Drugi Plan and Bulgaria’s Agitprop, two of the leading production outfits in Southeast Europe, have been attached to co-produce the upcoming drama series “Sabre,” a political thriller…

‘The Last Socialist Artefact’ Wins Big at Heart of Sarajevo TV Awards

Croatian miniseries “The Last Socialist Artefact” was the big winner at the Heart of Sarajevo TV Awards, which were handed out Sunday night during the Sarajevo Film Festival.…

‘Vieja Viejo’ Director Ignacio Pavez Readies ‘Un Amputado’ for Gallo Negro (EXCLUSIVE)

Screenwriter and director Ignacio Pavez and the team at Chile’s Gallo Negro Producciones (“Intiwawa”)  are readying to produce Pavez’s next feature, “Un Amputado” (“An Amputee”). Creative director at…

Elina Psykou, Nikola Ležaić Set New Projects for Sarajevo Co-Production Forum

New films from Tribeca prize winner Elina Psykou, Sarajevo winner Nikola Ležaić and the producers behind the upcoming Venice Horizons premiere “The Happiest Man in the World” are…

Serbia’s Firefly Closes Deals Ahead of Sarajevo TV Awards, Ramps Up Studio Construction (EXCLUSIVE)

Belgrade-based Firefly Productions has closed a raft of deals in the run-up to this year’s Sarajevo Film Festival, where the Serbian production powerhouse leads the pack with 19…

It’s a Man’s (Rotten) World in Paul Negoescu’s Sarajevo Competition Title ‘Men of Deeds’

Paul Negoescu’s fourth feature, “Men of Deeds,” which world premieres in competition Sunday at the Sarajevo Film Festival, is at first glance a departure from the Romanian director’s…

Anahi Berneri, Emiliano Torres, Beatriz Seigner Set for San Sebastian’s Co-Production Forum

New projects by Argentina’s Anahí Berneri and Emiliano de Torres, both big winners at San Sebastian, plus Brazilian Beatriz Seigner’s next all feature in the 14-project lineup for…

CineLink Producers’ Lab Participants Reveal Projects They’ll Be Pitching in Sarajevo (EXCLUSIVE)

Nineteen up-and-coming producers from 12 countries across Southeast Europe and the wider Black Sea region have been selected to take part in the first edition of the CineLink…

‘So Damn Easy Going’ Producers Bet on Double Female Debuts (EXCLUSIVE)

Göteborg-based Cinenic Film, headed by Annika Hellström and Erika Malmgren, has a flawless track record in backing debut directors with global breakthrough potential. Their roster takes in Ísold…