When East Meets West

Italy

When East Meets West is a pitching forum organized by the FVG Audiovisual Fund in collaboration with the Trieste Film Festival. The programme includes five main activities: a co-production forum for long feature films and documentaries in development; First Cut Lab, a workshop designed for long feature films in the editing phase; Last Stop Trieste, a work in progress section for documentaries in advanced editing stage; This is IT, work in progress section for films produced or co-produced by Italian companies; a framework programme dedicated to the co-production modalities with the spotlight countries. The 2020 edition of When East Meets West will bring together over 500 producers, financiers, decision makers and film professionals from more than 40 countries, and, in particular, from the 2020 spotlight territories: Hungary, Romania, Moldova & Austria, Germany and Switzerland. 2020 will mark the 10th anniversary edition of the platform that over the years has strengthened the collaborations between East and West and has nurtured numerous projects, professional ties and industry initiatives.