A new award for First Cut+ Karlovy Vary

Jun 30, 2020

On July 9th 2020, at the end of the second session of First Cut+ at Karlovy Vary IFF Eastern Promises, the winner of a brand-new award will be revealed.

Three companies have joined forces to offer the First Cut+ Award to one of the 8 selected projects, consisting in various promotional services:

L’Avventura Studio offers an event-oriented recommendation, with a set of ideas that can be reproduced by the distributor/sales agent/producer.

WOLF Consultants offers a consultation on how to translate the positioning of the finished film for the international press book, with a special focus on key texts including logline, synopsis, director’s note and interview.

Tiramisu offers consultancy on trailer and poster.

The three companies have been closely involved in First Cut+ since the first session last January in Trieste, as Michael Arnon, Laurin Dietrich (WOLF), Alexis Hamaide (L’Avventura Studio) and Boris Pugnet (Tiramisu) are advisors of the program.

The eight promising projects that have been selected for this second session of First Cut+ and will compete for this new award are:

BROAD PEAK by Leszek Dawid (Poland)
Producers: Maciej Rzączyński, Dawid Janicki, Krzysztof Rzączyński, Paweł Rymarz, Pola Łangowska – East Studio

DESKMATE by Ferit Karahan (TURKEY / ROMANIA)
Producer: Kanat Dogramaci – Asteros Film

I AM FINE, THANKS by Ernestas Jankauskas (Lithuania)
Producer: Gabija Siurbyte  – Dansu

IMACULAT by Monica Stan / George Chiper Lillemark (ROMANIA)
Producer: Marcian Lazar – Axel Film

JANUARY by Andrey Paounov (Bulgaria, Portugal, Luxembourg)
Producers: Vanya Rainova – Portokal

THE RUNNER by Andrius Blazevicius (LITHUANIA/ CZECH REP)
Producer: Marija Razgute – M-Films

THE USERS by Ivan Ikic (SERBIA)
Producer: Milan Stojanovic – SENSE Production

WILD ROOTS by Hajni Kis (HUNGARY/SLOVAKIA)
Producer: Julie Berkes & Balázs Zachar – Proton Cinema

Good luck to all of them!

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