SFF CineLink Industry Days announces first projects selected to its Co-Production Market

CineLink’s activities for this year continued amid the pandemic uncertainty.

8 feature films and 5 drama series were selected and invited to take part in the CineLink preparatory workshop that took place “on-line” at the end of April 2020. The filmmakers behind the selected projects spent two weeks working with the CineLink staff and its regular team of tutors and consultants on the further development of their projects.


Amra Bakšić Čamo, Head of CineLink stated that: „This year's CineLink will not only be unique due to the ongoing pandemic but because it will gather a new generation of authors that demand to be heard through strong, gripping cinematic storytelling. The line-up features first and second-time directors’ projects and their common trait is wittiness, passion and thought-provoking. This year’s CineLink Drama selection features a very diverse line-up and it is a great indicator that this part of the industry is keeping its pace with the rest of the continent.“ 


The second annual call for CineLink Co-Production Marke is now open. They are looking for feature-length fiction projects from established authors, in advanced stages of development and financing, pursuing a good market access point in CineLink to further their conversion and placement effort.


The deadline for application is June 3, 2020.

CineLink Co-Production Market:



Director: Andreea Cristina Bortun

Writer: Andreea Cristina Bortun

Producer: Gabriela Suciu-Paduretu

Production company: Atelier de Film

Country: Romania

BLUE BANKS is a painfully honest story about a young mother’s ambition to live her life according to her dreams, while her dreams are neither precise, nor great, but mostly cursory, thin and inappropriate, tailored according to the aspirations of her own very poor community.



Director: Adi Voicu

Writer: Adi Voicu

Producer: Marcian Lazar

Production company: Axel Film

Country: Romania

When you’re capturing something, someone may be capturing you.



Director: György Mór Kárpáti

Writer: György Mór Kárpáti, Zsófi Lányi

Producer: Viktória Petrányi

Production company: Proton Cinema

Country: Hungary

Under the weight of her parent’s divorce, LAURA finds herself in a growing crisis. To accept her family’s new situation, she must face her fears of unknown, destructive forces.



Director: Neritan Zinxhiria

Writer: Neritan Zinxhiria

Producer: Vasilis Chrysanthopoulos

Production company: PLAYS2PLACE

Country: Greece

Hurting her lover and winning her back; when KIMON’S erotic fantasy about his ex-girlfriend results to her and her lover’s death, remorse will bring him close to the family of the deceased man.



Director: Ivan Salatić

Writer: Ivan Salatić

Producer: Jelena Angelovski, Dušan Kasalica

Production company: Meander Film

Country: Montenegro

Untold stories of Montenegrin nineteenth-century everyman and their beloved ruler Morlak.



Director: Andrijana Stojković

Writer: Andrijana Stojković

Producer: Mirko Bojović

Production company: BaBoon Production

Country: Serbia

While fighting for custody of his daughter Ivan, a Bosnian war veteran is trying to lead an exemplary life but his past haunts him materialised in Basset, a ghost of a Syrian man.



Director: Borbála Nagy

Writer: Borbála Nagy

Producer: Ágnes Horváth-Szabó, András Pires Muhi

Production company: ELF Pictures

Country: Hungary

A prank video on YouTube triggers a chain of events in a small-town high school in Hungary affecting various levels of the authoritarian system. Based on true events.



Director: Amra Mehić

Writer: Melina Alagić

Producer: Zijad Mehić

Production company: Relative Pictures

Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina

Would you trade your freedom for being loved and could a real love take your freedom?


CineLink Drama



Creator: Marjan Alčevski

Director: Mladen Dizdar

Writer: Marjan Alčevski

Producer: Siniša Juričić

Production company: Nukleus Film

Country: Croatia

While investigating a series of murders of powerful men in Osijek, investigator Zora faces a dilemma: would she rather be a good cop or a good human being?



Creator: Dragos Bucur and Sofia Bucur

Writer: Dragos Bucur and Sofia Bucur

Director: Dorian Boguta

Producer: Cristian Nicolescu

Production company: & Digital Cube

Country: Romania

A teenager and her father investigate a boy’s disappearance and end up uncovering a religious order, mythical beings and their family secrets.



Creator: Ivan Knezevic

Producer: Ivana Mikovic

Production company: Firefly Productions

Country: Serbia

When a teenager disappears in the rough blocks of New Belgrade, his twin sister, ignored by the confused parents and the inefficient police, starts a search of her own.



Creator: Seyfettin Tokmak, Selman Bayer

Writer: Seyfettin Tokmak, Selman Bayer

Director: Seyfettin Tokmak

Producer: Zeynep Koray

Production company: ZKF

Country: Turkey

The criminal Spitzer and Officer Yusuf gather to solve a series of murders. A confrontation between old and new, reason and intuition within this relationship leads them to success. 



Creator: Blaž Završnik, Dario Nožić Serini, Katarina Rešek

Director: Blaž Završnik, Katarina Rešek

Writer: Blaž Završnik

Producer: Bojan Mastilović

Production company: Iridium Film

Country: Slovenia

Everything needs marketing. Even drugs.

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