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From Bosnia and Herzegovina the Sarajevo Film Festival’s co-production market CineLink has announced 16 projects selected for its 2013 edition, running from August 21-24. 

Applying were more than 90 projects from 18 countries in South-Eastern Europe. This exciting line-up includes new films by film-makers such as Teona Strugar Mitevska, Jan Cvitkovič, Miroslav Momčilović , Marian Crisan and Goran Dević.

The projects will be presented in two sections, CineLink and CineLink+.

The standards and criteria for each project's selection are:
1) The film-makers’ potential to make the film successfully, and 
2) Strength of the story.  

(Also considered:)

3) the potential benefit for the project's quality and completion from development workshops and the co-production market on the other.

CineLink project, the backbone of the festival's Industry Section, is a development and financing platform for carefully selected local feature projects destined for European co-production. With average conversion rate of its selected projects from development to production of over 60% in the past 10 years, CineLink grew into one of the most successful development and financing platforms in Europe. Films developed trough CineLink are now part of prestigious festivals selections and distribution catalogues around the world. Selection and diversification in development are central to this success, while focus on local productions with international potential, emerging talent and modern cinematic language proved essential to the program's raising profile in the film industry.
Eight projects selected in the CineLink lineup will participate in the Preparatory Workshop where the directors and producers will work on the scripts as well as the financial, legal and marketing aspects of their projects prior to the market.

All 16 projects selected will be presented at the CineLink Co-Production Market during the Sarajevo Film Festival from 21st to 24th of August. 

More projects may be added in the following days.  Here is the tentative just announced list:


3+1 Apartment for Sale 
Writer-director: Serdar Yilmaz
Producer: Borga Dorter
Production company: Gearshift Films


Black Dog

Writer-director: Ivan Bukvić
Producer: Vladimir Vasiljević
Production company: Bastards Production
Writer-director: Bogdan Mirica
Producer: Marcela Ursu
Production company: SC 42 KM FILM


House of Others

Director: Rusudan Glurjidze
Writer: David Chubinishvilli
Producer: Zurab Magalashvilli
Production company: CINETECH



Writer-director: Sofia Exarchou
Producer: Amanda Livanou
Production company: GUANACO Film Co /BEBEN Films


Pigs on the Wind

Writer-director: Stergios Paschos
Producer: Phaedra Vokali
Production company: Mami Films



Writer-director: Ralitza Petrova
Producer: Rossitsa Valkanova
Production company: KLAS Film



Writer-director: Igor Drljača
Producer: Adis Djapo
Production company: SCCA/
(Bosnia and Herzegovina/Canada)


Writer-director:  Teona Strugar Mitevska
Producer: Labina Mitevska
Production company: Sisters and Brother Mitevski Productions


Details of a Dream

Writer-director: Orhan Eskiköy
Producer: Özgür Doğan
Production company: Perişan Film


Mercedes-Fire Horse

Writer-director: Jan Cvitkovič
Producer: Miha Čemec
Production company: Staragara


Smelly Tale

Writer-director: Miroslav Momčilović
Producer: Ademir Kenović
Production company: Refresh Production

(Bosnia and Herzegovina/Serbia)

The Fixer

Director: Adrian Sitaru
Writer: Claudia Silisteanu
Producer: Adrian Silisteanu
Production company: 4 PROOF FILM



Writer-director: Marian Crisan
Producers: Andreea Tanase and Marian Crisan
Production company: ROVA


Viking Line Story

Director: Stefan Constantinescu
Writer: Xandra Popescu
Producer: Ada Solomon
Production company: Parada film


What’s to Be Done

Writer-director: Goran Dević
Producer: Hrvoje Osvadić
Production company: Petnaesta umjetnost