Projects come from former Soviet states
MOSCOW — Moscow’s third Co-production Forum, which runs June 27-28 during the Moscow Film Festival, announced its lineup Monday.Eighteen projects, focused on co-operation between Russia, the Baltics, Georgia and other former Soviet republics, will be discussed. The forum, part of an independent industry side-bar, the Moscow Business Square, will give producers the chance to present projects to potential partners. All the features and docs have finalized scripts, a producer and director attached, have at least 20% of funding in place and have strong potential for international or European distribution. Moscow Business Square projects: (Title/Genre/Country/Company/Producer/Director) “24HR Sunshine” Drama/Latvia/FA Films/Madara Melberga/Juris Poskus “Be Free” Drama/Russia, Germany, Ukraine/Passanger Film/Alexander Mindadze, Dmitry Efremov, Alexander Samoilenko, Simone Baumann, Oleg Kohan/Andrei Annenski “Captain Dikshtein” Historical drama/Russia/STELLA Creative Studio, ANO/Fedor Popov/Nikolay Dostal “Encounter at the Elbe” Drama/Russia/Mirabel/Mira Todorovskaya/Petr Todorovski “Graduating Year” Social drama/Latvia, Russia/Producer Center Horosho Production/Natalia Ivanova/AndrisGauja “In the Poet’s House” Drama/The Netherlands/NFI Productions/TrentandNFI Productions/Sander Burger “Instructions for Divorce” Black Comedy/Georgia/Pilots Union/Amiran AmiranShvili/Tamara Sulamanindze “Jesus Lives in Siberia” Doc/Estonia/Film Tower Kuubis/Margus Ounapuu/Jaak Kilmi “Labyrinth” Adventure, fantasy/Russia/Marifilmas/Marina Kozhevnikova Ravie/Igor Kozhevnikov “Leonardo’s Corridor” Drama/Azerbaijan/Narimanfilm MMC/Nariman Mammadov/IlgarSafat “Life Stories” Drama/Israel/Lama Films/Amir Harel/David Ofek “Majorana, No One Will Ever Find Me…” Noir, Action/Italy, Hungary/Partner Media Investment/Andrea Stucovitz/Egidio Eronico “Marussa” Drama/France/KinoElecktron/Janja Krali/Eva Pervolovici “Puppet Syndrome” Drama/Russia/Petrushka Films/Dmitry Aronin/Elena Hazanov “Sarah” Biopic/France/Only Films Sarl, Westeast Films /Pierre Assouline/Samantha Lang “Spitak” Disaster film/Alexander Litvinov Production Company/Alexander Litvinov/Andrey Malyukov “Wolf Children” Drama /Germany/Zum Goldenen Lamm Filmproduktion/Stefan Sporbert, Ruediger Heinze/Rick Ostermann “Slavic Film Odyssey 2012” Documentary/Poland/Ethnogeographic Research Foundation and TVP KULTURA.