First public day of FEST Forward started with pitching of 10 projects, which was moderated by Guillaume de Seille, from Arizona film.
Projects were separated in two blocks, and teams of director and producer, from each project had 15 minutes to present their future film and answer questions from the audience.
Neither Voice, Slovenia
Thats It For Today, Serbia
The Memory Of Autumn Mists, Slovenia
Nothing Will be Named After Me, Montenegro
Once Upon A Future in the Balkans, Croatia
Summer Teeth, Croatia
Eve After The Fall, Croatia
Block 5, Slovenia
The Wolf, Serbia
Afternoon started with Funding news panel, moderated by Simon Perry, from ACE producers. Participants in the Panel were:
Kamen Balkanski, Bulgarian National Film Center
Mathieu Fournet, CNC
Paolo Vidali, Fondo Audiovisivo FVG
Aleksandra Božović Montenegro Film Center
Anja Ilić Film Center Republic of Srpska
Gordan Matić Film Center Serbia
Natasa Bučar Slovenian Film Centre
Funding panel was followed by Case study: BadLuck Banging or Loony Porn, directed by Radu Jude, How to develop and present projects for the international market? by Ada Solomon, from Microfilm and Funding updates: Eurimages – A Producers Guide by Cadoux Iris (Eurimages, Project manager). Finally Kamen Balkanski (Media desk Bulgaria), Una Domazetoski (Media desk Serbia) had a presentation - Media – A Producers Guide.