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Thessaloniki’s Agora Crossroads Co-Production Forum announces its selection


- The 17th edition of Agora’s co-production section has selected 14 projects from South-Eastern Europe whose teams are aiming to develop them further and expand their international scope

Thessaloniki’s Agora Crossroads Co-Production Forum announces its selection
Director Elene Naveriani, who is taking part in the Agora Crossroads Co-Production Forum with Blackbird Blackbird Blackberry

Running from 5-9 November, Thessaloniki’s Agora Crossroads Co-Production Forum is holding its 17th edition both on location and online. This year, the selection includes 14 projects and their attached directors and producers, three of which have been selected as part of Crossroads’ partnerships with the MIDPOINT Institute, Sofia Meetings and the MFI Script 2 Film Workshop.

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The Crossroads Co-Production Forum jury comprises: Virginie Devesa, sales agent at Alpha Violet (France); Alessandro Gropplero, head of When East Meets West at the Trieste Film Festival (Italy); and Greek producer Konstantinos Vassilaros (StudioBauhaus). The Crossroads awards are provided by Greek post-production house Two Thirty Five, the CNC, Finos Film, the Cannes Marché du Film’s Producers Network, Sofia Meetings, the MFI, Initiative Film and EAVE.

The selected projects are as follows:

2000: A Post-War Oddyssey - Zgjim Terziqi (Kosovo)
Producer: Valmira Hyseni (Plan Bee Films)

Baby - Nikos Kyritsis (Greece)
Producer: Maria Drandaki (Homemade Films)

Blackbird Blackbird Blackberry - Elene Naveriani (Georgia/Switzerland)
Producers: Thomas Reichlin (Alva Film Production), Ketie Daniela (Takes Films)

Dreaming of Lions - Paolo Marinou-Blanco (Portugal)
Producers: Paolo Marinou-Blanco (Darya Films), Justin Amorim (Promenade Films)

Head Nurse - Jan Vejnar (Czech Republic) – in collaboration with the MIDPOINT Institute
Producer: Kamila Dohnalová (Last Films)

Ink Wash - Sarra Tsorakidis (Romania/Sweden)
Producer: Anca Puiu (Mandragora)

Lullaby - Keti Machavariani (Georgia)
Producer: Nato Sikharulidze (Terra Incognita Films)

Matilda Has the Last Word (*As She Always Does) - Andrei Creţulescu (Romania)
Producer: Cristian Nicolescu (Digital Cube)
Co-producer: Codruta Cretulescu (Kinosseur)

My Father’s Shoes - Hristo Simeonov (Bulgaria) - in collaboration with Sofia Meetings
Producer: Katya Trichkova (Contrast Films)

No Smoking at the Border - Svitlana Topor (Poland) - in collaboration with MFI
Producer: Vasyl Malko (Emily Production)

Philax - Rûken Tekeş (Turkey/Italy)
Producers: Billur Arikan, Rûken Tekeş (Sarya Films Collective)
Co-producers: Gabriele Oricchio, Riccardo Di Pasquale (Fenix Entertainment SPA)

Prometheus - Yiorgos Fourtounis (Greece)
Producer: Eleni Kossyfidou (Blackbird Productions)

Shibboleth - Alexandra Matheou (Cyprus)
Producer: Tonia Mishiali (Bark Like A Cat Films)

Yugo Florida - Vladimir Tagić (Serbia/Montenegro)
Producer: Marija Stojanović (Sense Production)

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