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Eight feature-length fiction film projects to pitch at this year's Dot.on.the.Map Meeting Point

Dot.on.the.Map Ιndustry Days, the co-production, training and networking platform for film industry professionals of the 21st Cyprus Film Days IF, announces the selected projects to be pitched in its co-production forum, Dot.on.the.Map Meeting Point.


Eight teams of producers – directors with projects originating from countries of the Mediterranean region will pitch their new feature length fiction film projects to representatives of the international film industry. Following group works and individual meetings, the filmmakers will take steps towards forming future artistic and financial collaborations with other filmmakers, international producers, financiers, sales agents, broadcasters, distributors, festival and film fund representatives. Dot.on.the.Map Industry Days provides an excellent opportunity to network with industry professionals from across Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa and to explore co-production and distribution opportunities, discuss new projects in development, and pursue cross-border collaborations.


The organisation received numerous project submissions from across the countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea. The evaluation committee has selected eight (8) feature length fiction film projects, all at development stage.


The following projects have been selected for the year 2023 (in alphabetical order):


  • Available Now, Director: Assaf Machnes, Producer: Kobi Mizrahi, Co-producers: Luis Singer, Dennis Schanz, Production Companies: KM Productions, Iconoclast Films, Countries: Israel, Germany

  • Checkpoints, Director: Rita Borodiyanski, Producer: Osnat Saraga, Production Company: Αnaney Studios, Country: Israel

  • Eastern Mediterranean, Director: Aliki Danezi Knutsen, Producers: Aliki Danezi Knutsen, Vladimir Subotic, Ioanna Davi, Production Companies: Roads and Oranges Films, Indigo View, Countries: Cyprus – Greece

  • Grey Glow, Director: Michèle Tyan, Producer: Sabine Sidawi Co-producer: Christine Rouxel, Production Company: Orjouane Productions, Countries: Lebanon, France, Qatar

  • Rabies, Director: Sandra Tabet, Producer: Rana Eid, Co-producer: Thomas Micoulet, Production Companies: DB Studios, Haut les Mains, Countries: Lebanon, France

  • Smaragda, I got thick skin and I can’t jump, Director: Emilios Avraam, Producer: Tonia Mishiali, Production Company: Bark Like a Cat Films, Country: Cyprus

  • Wagako, Director: Coralie Watanabe Prosper, Producer: François Hancy, Co-producer: Miyuki Fukuma, Production Companies: Kyrne Productions, Bunbuku, Countries: France, Japan

  • When I Close My Eyes I See Your Eyes, Director: Sameh Alaa, Producer: Mark Lotfy, Production Company: Fig Leaf Studios, Country: Egypt

The three-member international jury panel that will deliberate upon the awards comprises of prominent film professionals from the international film industry. This year’s jury members are: Amanda Livanou (Producer, Neda Film, Greece), Dries Phlypo (Producer, A Private View, Belgium) and Veselka Kiryakova (Producer, Red Carpet Films, Bulgaria).


The pitching trainers are development experts Isabelle Fauvel and Hakim Mao (Initiative Film, France). The pitching session will be presented to industry experts with significant activity in the international film industry. Cypriot film producer – director Danae Stylianou is heading the Dot.on.the.Map Industry Days.


This year’s awards are as follows:

  • Cyprus Film Commission – Invest Cyprus Award, accompanied by the monetary prize of €1,000

  • P.S. Movies and Stories Award, accompanied by lighting & grip equipment rental worth up to €4,000* offered by P.S. Movies & Stories Cinema Equipment Rental Ltd. (*terms of use apply).

  • Best Debut Project Pitch, accompanied by the monetary prize of €500 offered by the Directors Guild of Cyprus to the director of a debut feature length fiction film project

  • Αsterisk* Award, consulting services on the project’s financing and marketing strategies worth of €1,400, offered by Αsterisk* Films and Greek film producer & consultant Vicky Miha

  • Agora Networking Award, offered by Thessaloniki International Film Festival (2 – 12 November 2023) to the producer of a winning project. The award includes accommodation & free market accreditation.

The pitching session will take place at the Rialto Theatre on Friday, 28 April 2023, at 10:30a.m. and is open exclusively to accredited industry professionals.


Please request your accreditation through the following link by Tuesday, 18 April 2023: https://www.cyprusfilmdays.com/accreditations-2023/


The event will be held in the English language. For the detailed programme of events please visit dot.cyprusfilmdays.com


For more information contact dotonthemap@cyprusfilmdays.com



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