CentEast Market, organized by Warsaw Film Foundation since 2005, serves as a meeting point for sales agents, distributors, festival programmers and producers, interested in Eastern European cinema.
The 12th edition of CentEast Market Warsaw will take place 14-16 October 2016, during the last days of the 32nd Warsaw Film Festival.
The key elements of the CentEast Market Warsaw
> CentEast Warsaw-Moscow
the presentation of selected Eastern European works-in-progress, which will be held in Warsaw October 14, 2016, and then repeated in Moscow a couple of days later, in collaboration with our Russian partner TVINDIE
> Warsaw Screenings
since 2000; screenings of selected newest Polish films.
> Warsaw Next
workshops for young Polish filmmakers
> FIPRESCI Warsaw Critics Project
workshop for young and aspiring journalists and film critics organized in collaboration with the International Federation of Film Critics (FIRPESCI).
The detailed programme of the Market will be announced at the beginning of October 2016.
CentEast aims to give Eastern European films exposure to the international market and provide them with distribution possibilities. Each year a selection is made of around 10 new films (works-in-progress) representing the region, that are presented to a wide range of film professionals, attending three industry events - (a) CentEast Warsaw Market in Poland, (b) CentEast in Moscow in Russia, (c) CentEast in Beijing in China.
Following the Warsaw presentations, also in October CentEast in Moscow is organized, where the selected works-in-progress are presented by their representatives to the local industry guests. In April the projects, as a part of CentEast in Beijing, are introduced to Chinese guests of the Beijing Film Market, a part of the Beijing International Film Festival. The countries, which audiovisual works are being the main focus of CentEast, are: Belarus, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Ukraine.
CentEast Market is also willing to serve as a source of information and a meeting point for industry professionals interested in Central and Eastern-European cinema. We provide opportunities to fostering business relationships between the industry guests. The participants also gain access to an overview of the current industry situation on the film markets of the countries mentioned above in a form of the National Reports prepared anually by experts cooperating with CentEast.
Another of CentEast's aims is to continue the China-Eastern Europe Film Promotion Project (CEEFPP) organized with Film Factory and Beijing Film Market from China. The focus of CEEFPP is to facilitate distribution of Central and Eastern European films in China and Chinese films in Europe as well as to foster better communication and understanding between Chinese and European film professionals.