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Albania / Creation of a film market for the Balkans

Created by Albania’s national film centre, QKK, the first Balkan Film Market will take place in Tirana from October 2nd to 7th 2017.

The QKK wants to use this film market to build bridges between broadcasters in the Balkans and their colleagues across the rest of Europe.

Among the events planned during the Market is a conference on the major challenges facing broadcasting in the Balkans, led by the region’s MEDIA offices. There will also be a conference to raise awareness of the various agencies creating co-productions between the Balkans and Europe. A pitching session and individual meetings between authors and producers are also included in this first year’s programme.

Supported by Eurimages, the Council of Europe’s support fund for European films, the Balkan Film Market is also the occasion to celebrate the 20th anniversary of QKK, which has helped finance 285 films since its creation.

A dozen film-making countries in the Balkans have already confirmed they will participate in the event: Greece, Macedonia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Slovenia, Montenegro, Kosovo, Turkey and Romania.

Click here for more information about the 1st Balkan Film Market.

 

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