Artistic Director: Marie-Pierre Macia
Coordination: Elpida Kallinteri, Fenia Cossovitsa
Consultants: Lucas Rosant, Katerina Kaklamani
3rd Crossroads Co-Production Forum November 19-21 2007
Crossroads November 19-21 is a Co-Production Forum, launched in 2005 by the Thessaloniki International Film Festival. The goal of Crossroads is to support the producers of fiction films that contain a link to the Mediterranean and Balkan regions by introducing them to a network of financiers, co-producers and leading industry specialists from all over the world.The programme is varied and provides the opportunity to meet, formally and informally, distributors, broadcasters, sales agents and consultants who can offer confidential advice on everything – from legal matters to strategies for raising money.
As a result of the reputation that Crossroads has established, the prestigious “Club des Producteurs Européens” (European Producers Club) will once again actively participate in the making of this year’s event. The Club will offer its expertise and connections by organizing a conference of international interest in the framework of Crossroads: Everything you always wanted to know about movie piracy and were afraid to ask. The conference will be held with the participation of representatives from top sales and distribution companies, such as Time Warner and Warner Bros Entertainment Europe.Additionally, this year Crossroads will have a special focus on Turkey.Young producers from Turkey will come to Thessaloniki to present their projects during Crossroads.Their presentation will be followed by an open discussion.
Τhirteen projects have been selected this year, based on the quality of the script, the creative team and the likelihood of being produced. All the selected projects are either produced or co-produced by a country in the Balkan or Mediterranean area or are movies that contain story elements linked to these regions.The selected projects come from the following countries: Greece, Cyprus,Turkey, Lebanon, Romania, France, Israel and Italy.The Crossroads Nokia N Series Award of 10.000 EUR will be given to one of the selected projects.
This year’s projects are the following:
Le Policier, Director: Nadav Lapid, Producer: Geraldine Michelot, Edgard Tanenbaum, France-Israel
Housewife, Director: Athena Rachel Tsagaris, Producer:Anne Walker-McBay, Greece
Hannibal ante portas, Director: Elissavet Chronopoulou, Producer: Costas Lambropoulos, Greece
Chinatown, the Three Shelters, Director:Aliki Danezi-Knutsen, Producers:Anna Tsiarta & George Lykiardopoulos, Cyprus-Greece
Fade, Director: Alexis Alexiou, Producer: Maria Drandaki, Greece
In the Name of Love I Will Always Love You, Producer: Carlo D’Ursi, Italy
Brahim... the Last of the Storytellers, Director: Zaneddine Chadi, Producer: Chauvin Samuel, Lebanon
The Kino Caravan, Director:Titus Muntean, Producer: Oana Giurgiu, Romania
Wedding in Bessarabia, Director: Napoleon Helmis, Producer: Dan Ratiu, Romania
Automn’s Lament, Director: Özcan Alper, Producer: Serkan Acar,Turkey
In My Shoes, Director: Mehmet Eryilmaz, Producer: Rosset Gülay,Turkey
Lodos, Director: Didem Erayda, Producer: Munire Armstrong,Turkey
My Only Sunshine, Director: Reha Erdem, Producer: Ömer Atay & Gülin Üstün,Turkey