‘Wild Roots’ and ‘Deskmate’ awarded!

Jul 9, 2020

The second session this year of First Cut+ just ended successfully.

The KVIFF Eastern Promises awards have just been announced and we are super excited to share the news about the winner of the Works in Progress TRT Award as it’s indeed one of the First Cut+ titles!

The jury (Gabor Greiner, Faruk Güven, Vanja Kaludjerčić) chose the film WILD ROOTS (Hungary, Slovak Republic) directed by Hajni Kis and produced by Júlia Berkes and Balázs Zachar as the winning project. A cash prize of 10.000 EUR from TRT will be given to the project.

Also, the First Cut+ Award has been been awarded to: DESKMATE by Ferit Karahan, produced by Kanat Dogramaci – Asteros Film.

The award consists in extra consultations Marketing related, offered by four of First Cut+ Mentors.

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

WOLF Consultants (Laurin & Michael) 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 (Boris Pugnet) offers consultancy on trailer and poster.

This will be an occasion for continue working with our advisors for the winning project!

Big congratulations to both teams!!


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