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

Dot.on.the.Map Ιndustry Days, the co-production, training and networking platform for film industry professionals of the 22nd Cyprus Film Days IF, will hold its 5th edition in Limassol, Cyprus (18 – 20 April, 2024), and 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 following projects have been selected for the year 2024 (in alphabetical order):

Four Funerals and a Wedding, DirectorNikola Mijovic, Producer: Maja Kecojevic, Co-producers: Pavle Vuckovic, Stefan Mladenovic, Vladimir Anastasov, Angela Nestorovska, Production Companies: Parangal Film, Plan 9, Sektor Film, Countries: Montenegro, Serbia, N. Macedonia

Mia Hara, Director: Simon Farmakas, Producer: Antonis Farmakas, Co-producers: Fenia Kosovitsa, Baptiste Menage, Production Companies: Fotocine Studios FKS Ltd., Blonde Audiovisual, Deal Productions, Countries: Cyprus, Greece, Luxembourg

Μοther Tongue, Director: Caterina Biasiucci, Producers: Antonella Di Nocera, Claudia Canfora, Co-producer: Anda Ionescu, Production Companies: Parallelo 41 Produzioni, Tangaj Film, Countries: Italy, Romania

Shepherd Scar, Directors: Kamil Saldun, Sholeh Zahraei, Producer: Monica Nicolaidou, Production Company: Filmblades, Country: Cyprus

ShibbolethDirector: Alexandra Matheou, Producer: Tonia Mishiali, Co-producers: Maria Drandaki, Soyo Giaoui, Marrion Barré, Production Companies: Bark Like a Cat, Ηοmemade Films, La Cellule Productions, Countries: Cyprus, Greece, France 

Sun in Saturn, Director: Ary Zara, Producer: Andreia Nunes, Production Company: Wonder Maria Filmes, Country: Portugal

The Sea Was Once BlueDirector: Mohamad El-Hadidi, Producers: Mohamad El-Hadidi, Julian Moser, Production Companies: Chatby Films - moser film, Countries: Egypt, Germany

Under the Judas Tree, Director: Christos Houliaras, Producer: Mina Dreki, Co-producers: Ilija Tiricovski, Kristijan Risteski, Production Companies: Marni Films, Vertigo, Countries: Greece, N. Macedonia

The three-member international jury that will deliberate upon the awards consists of prominent film industry professionals. This year’s jury members are:  Cécile Tollu-Polonowski, (Producer, The Match Factory, Germany – France), Yorgos Tsourgiannis (Producer, Horsefly Films, Greece) and Anita Elsani, (Producer, Elsani & Neary Media GmbH, Germany).

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.

  • Agora Networking Award 

Offered by Thessaloniki International Film Festival (31/10–10/11/2024) to the producer of a winning project. The award includes 4 nights’ accommodation in Thessaloniki & an Agora market accreditation.

Dot.on.the.Map Industry Days announces its partnership with Coprocity – an online platform meant to offer more visibility to curated projects after their presentation in co-production markets by facilitating discussions between professionals and decision-makers, extending contacts, and sharing information to make the project's development and financing easier. All the projects participating in the Dot.on.the.Map Co-production Forum will be pre-selected to participate in the Coprocity Development Award of €3,500, offered in partnership with Cineuropa.

The pitching session will take place at the Rialto Theatre on Friday, 19 April, 2024 at 11a.m., and it is open exclusively to accredited film industry professionals. Please request your accreditation through the following link by Tuesday, 9 April 2024: 

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

For more information contact

Organisers: Deputy Ministry of Culture Department of Contemporary Culture, Rialto Theatre

In Partnership with: CIPA Film in Cyprus 

Under the Auspices: Municipality of Limassol

Co-organisers: Organisation for European Programmes & Cultural Relations, Creative Europe Desk & CERV Contact Point Cyprus

Partners: Directors Guild of Cyprus, Thessaloniki International Film Festival, Initiative Film, Coprocity, EAVE

Award Sponsor: P.S. Movies & Stories

Hospitality Sponsor: Alinea

Technical Partner: EventPro

Supporters: LOEL, Art Studio 55

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