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Projects selected for Docs in Thessaloniki 2015


EDN announces the final selection of projects to take part in the five-day pitching forum "Docs in Thessaloniki" from 18-22 March 2015. Docs in Thessaloniki consists of a five-day program, where the selected documentary projects will be developed, re-written and pitched to a panel of international financiers. For the selected group of top-projects the new outreach programme offers an opportunity to develop outreach strategies, optimise distribution plans and enhance audience engagement.

The following projects have been selected to take part in Docs in Thessaloniki 2015:

Cities for Life

Director: Francesc Relea | Producers: Marta Castañé, Isabel Jubert | What's Up Doc, Arena Comunicación, Spain

For the love of a man

Director: Rinku Kalsy | Producer: Harmen Jalvingh | KeyDocs, Netherlands

Hobbyhorse Chicks - The secret life of a thousand girls

Director: Selma Vilhunen | Producers: Elli Toivoniemi, Selma Vilhunen, Tiina-Mari Pitkänen, Therese Högberg | Tuffi Films & Bautafilm, Finland/Sweden

I Am Golden

Directors: Karen Maui Druez, Preben Verledens | Producer: Steven Dhoedt | Visualantics, Belgium

I had a dream

Director: Claudia Tosi | Producer: Nathalie Combe | COSMOGRAPHE Productions, France, Italy

Nine Rocks

Director: Tor Nygård Kolding | Producer: Nynne Selin Eidnes | First Lady Film, Denmark

No Country for Great Men

Director: Pawel Ferdek | Producers: Marta Habior, Marta Lewandowska | No Sugar Films, Poland

Outside of Prison - A Diary of a Family

Director: Pau Ortiz | Producer: Maria Nova Lopez | INTACTES, Spain

Same Same But Different

Directors: Benjamin Cantu, Nils Bökamp | Producer: Stefano Strocchi | Boekamp & Kriegsheim GmbH, Germany

Tahrir Generation

Director: Pauline Beugnies | Producer: Laurence Buelens | Rayuela Productions, Belgium

Technology Refugees: A Very modern Warfare

Director & Producer Bianca Barker | Steadipix Productions, UK

The Beast is still alive

Directors and Producers: Mina Mileva, Vesela Kazakova | Activist38, Bulgaria

The Escapist

Director: Trond Kvig Andreassen | Producers: Natalya Sarch, Vilje Kathrine Hagen, Sigve Endresen, Thomas Robsahm | Motlys, Norway

The Forest in me

Director: Rebecca E. Marshall | Producers: Vasilis Chrysanthopoulos, Kasia Skibinska, Nicole Stott, Mark Johnston | plays2place productions, Greece, UK

The Grenade Man

Director: Karianne Berge | Producer: Carsten Aanonsen | Indie Film, Norway

The Last Russian Orca

Directors: Nikita Tikhonov-Rau, Gayane Petrosyan, Olga Arlauskas | Producers: Nikita Tikhonov-Rau, Gayane Petrosyan | The Artvideo Studio Ltd, The Baikal Cinema Film, Russia

The Pentcho’s Daughter

Director Stefano Cattini | Producers Lara Rongoni, Aurelio Laino | Sonne Film, Mosaic Films, Italy, UK


Director: Balazs Simonyi | Producers: Laszlo Jozsa, Balazs Simonyi | Speak Easy Project, Hungary

Who killed Che Guevara?

Director: Margarita Ramon | Producer: Margarita Ramon, Don Young | Terra Incognita Productions, Canada

Wondering Photographer

Director: Tamara Erde | Producer: Sandrine Bagarry | Big Bang Films, France

During the pitching sessions on the last two days in Thessaloniki, all participants pitch their projects to a panel of international financiers from leading broadcasters. Pitchers have seven minutes to present their projects. The panel of confirmed funders and financers consists of the following industry professionals:

Kathrin Brinkmann, ZDF/ARTE, Germany - Madeleine Avramoussis, ARTE GEIE, France - Lars Säfström, SVT, Sweden - Hanka Kastelicova, HBO Europe, Hungary - Jenny Westergård, YLE, Finland - Claudia Schreiner, MDR, Germany- Jan Rofekamp, Films Transit, Canada - Kerime Senyücel, TRT, Turkey - Mohamad Soueid, Al Arabiya News Channel, United Arab Emirates - Irene Gavala, NERIT, Greece - Gitte Hansen, First Hand Films, Switzerland - Aleksandra Biernacka, TVP2, Poland

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