For the sixth consecutive year, the Balkan Fund of the Thessaloniki International Film Festival concluded its three-day Workshop with the participation of 11 pre-selected projects submitted by writers, directors and producers from the Balkan countries. An international jury consisting of Christina Kallas, Richard Kwietniowski, Milcho Manchevski, Simon Perry and Razvan Radulescu granted Balkan Fund Awards to four projects. They included Javor Gardev‘s “Zincograph,” Sirri Sureyya Onder‘s “Number Zero,” Natassa Segou‘s “White Thread, Black Thread,” and Emre Yalgin‘s “Submission.” This year’s 49th Thessaloniki International Film Festival is screening four previous Balkan Fund awarded films: “Small Crime” by Christos Georgiou (awarded in 2003), “Snow” by Aida Begic (awarded in 2004), “A Farewell to Hemingway” by Svetloslav Ovcharov (also awarded in 2004 and an International Premiere in Thessaloniki) and “The Tour” by Goran Markovic (participated in 2007). [Peter Knegt]
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