Welcome to the SOUTH-EAST EUROPEAN PAVILION!
Southeast Europe might be a recently coined geopolitical term, however not only the 8 countries presented here, but in fact the whole geographical region taken in its most extended sense represent an extremely diverse, but historically deeply interwoven cultural space.
Film business wise this is evident not only from numerous festivals, such as Sofia, Cluj, Istanbul, Sarajevo or Thessaloniki to name only a few, being focused on a more or less similar geographical area, but also from an increasing cooperation in film development and financing within the region.
Over the past decade, the film related public bodies and film professionals in the region embraced international co-production as a primary financing model, along with developing a sophisticated network of development programs and coproduction platforms in order to boost their production capabilities and chances for circulation of their films trough extensive coproduction with each other, the rest of Europe and beyond...
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