Rome Film Festival
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New Cinema Network
With its seventh edition, once again New Cinema Network (NCN), the Rome Film Festival’s International
Project Workshop, has proved to be an agile and effective market platform with a select portfolio of projects and international producers that succeeds in finding real opportunities for development and financing.
In 2012, NCN attracted roughly 280 industry professionals – including 140 international producers
and 20 filmmakers from over 30 countries – and organised over 900 meetings over three days for the 20 projects selected. In addition, NCN’s seventh edition was an occasion for New Cinema Network to renew and consolidate its collaboration with its most solid, strategic partners with an eye to the future: Sundance Institute, Cinéfondation Atelier and Résidence de Cannes, Film London, CinemArt, and Cinelink, whose representatives all took an active part in NCN.
For the third successive year, in recognition of NCN’s role as one of the top three most successful European coproduction markets, Eurimages – the Council of Europe’s European Cinema Support Fund – has entrusted the NCN jury (composed of Marie-Pierre Duhamel, Petri Kemppinen and Sandra Hebron in 2012) with conferring the Eurimages Co-production Development Award, and has renewed its commitment for future editions.
The award carries a cash prize of €30,000 for the development of the best project showcased at NCN that fulfills the criteria for collaboration and co-production that inspire Eurimages.
This year the Jury assigned the l’Eurimages Co-production Development Award to the project “Mordogan” by Jessica Krummacher, and added a Special Mention for the showcase Spotlight: China, for the diversity and creativity shown in the four Chinese projects selected.