Producers on the Move Participants Reveal Upcoming Projects (EXCLUSIVE)

In a world where time changes arbitrarily, a couple’s relationship is tested as their individual and shared recollections of the past, present and future change unremittingly. How would life be if we could foresee certain elements of our future whilst elements of our past are still unbeknown?
A coming-of-age romantic thriller about a young Irish couple forced on the run to escape a vengeful brother, leaving a trail of destruction across Ireland.
Developed through Berlinale Talents Script Station and LIM, the project marks the debut of the documentary director Mo Scarpelli and tells the story of Chesang, a teenager of a Pokot tribe in Kenya, and of her fight between tradition and freedom.
Ioanna Bolomyti, Greece
Director: Christine Repond
He leads a secret life on social media, transforms himself into his acquaintances, steals identities of women and chats with men. Pukho, a 38-year-old man, leads a double life. His usual life is being an archivist at the public TV station. One such identity thefts turns out to be tragic for Margo – his actions ruin the life of a young woman without her realizing the reality behind it.
An immigrant family has to decide their future during a single night at their apartment. As the night unfolds, Sydu’s family slowly uncover the extent of his guilt. Young Sydu gets home and confesses to his parents that he and his friends hurt someone.
Jakub Viktorín, Slovak Republic
Derk-Jan Warrink, The Netherlands
In order to renew their East Berlin contract, a group of Romanian musicians must find the snitch selling them out to the secret police only to discover that the rat is one of them. An ensemble comedy-drama series set in the late 70s and early 80s East and West Berlin and Bucharest.
A story about the lesbian couple Suada and Dita, their friend Toni and his new boyfriend, Ali, who is Suada’s two daughters’ favorite. When Suada dies of cancer, Dita has to act quickly to save the unusual patchwork family, even if it means her marrying Toni and adopting her wife’s children.
When World War I breaks out, her time at the colony has come to an end and she has to decide either to join Alexander in war or to go back to an unknown future in Germany. Elsa is demoted and feels betrayed. Born with a deformed hand, this looks like a unique opportunity for her, but doctor Alexander fails in his trials and people are dying. 1914, Togo: Full of hope, nurse Elsa (17) begins her service working with human experiments at a remote infirmary in the German colony of Togo.
Director: German Golub
Project: “Gambit”
Alexander Wadouh, Germany
Project: “Under the Surface”
Not in the picture: Alexander Wadouh (Germany) and Andrea Berentsen Ottmar (Norway). Courtesy of European Film Promotion/Kurt Krieger.” /> Shown in the photo, from left: Felipe Lage Coro (Spain), Vladimír Lhoták (Czech Republic), Judith Lou Lévy (France), Derk-Jan Warrink (The Netherlands), Jakub Viktorín (Slovak Republic), Ioanna Bolomyti (Greece), Evelin Penttilä (Estonia), Alessandro Amato (Italy), Diana Păroiu (Romania), Stefan Eichenberger (Switzerland), Maarten Schmidt (Belgium), Darya Bassel (Ukraine), Marija Dimitrova (North Macedonia), Janina Teerling (Cyprus), Katya Trichkova (Bulgaria), Jessie Fisk (Ireland), Ketie Danelia (Georgia), Johannes Schubert (Austria), Kuba Kosma (Poland).
A coming-of-age Greek tragedy about sexual awakening, diversity and acceptance.
Vladimír Lhoták, Czech Republic
Project: “The Boy with the Light Blue Eyes”
In “Wild Is the Wind,” to be shot in Galicia, Spain in 2024, a wind power company will threaten what's left of Ana's family – their land.
Director: Michal Blaško (in early development)
But she has to learn how to live independently above the surface with her new boyfriend. Anne, born premature, has Asperger’s and wants nothing more than to be able to live underwater as a mermaid.
Director: Papuna Mosidze
Diana Păroiu, Romania
Variety invited the producers to share details of their upcoming projects. European Film Promotion has been playing host at the Cannes Film Festival to 20 up-and-coming European producers, selected for its Producers on the Move program.
Director: Kyros Papavassiliou
Alessandro Amato, Italy
Director: Goran Stolevski
Project: “Guilt”
This is a summer holiday they will never forget. David and Berta are 12 and meet during the summer holidays in Prague. On a journey to discover the truth about their family history, they enter into the mysterious timelessness, where they need to set free the souls of their grandparents.
Maarten Schmidt, Belgium
Director: Mo Scarpelli
Director: Guido Verelst
Project: “Timeless”
Creator: Peca Ştefan
Nina, a criminally minded young woman, spots a weakness in the security system of an art museum and concocts a plan to rob it. Soon, however, she finds herself caught between her desire to cash in on the bounty and her deepening feelings for her lover Philip, whom the police unjustly accuse of being part of the heist.
The awkward infatuation begins. Both characters come from completely different backgrounds, but in a way are very alike. An ex Camorra boss, Luigi, escapes from Italy to Poland to find a shelter in a refugee camp led by charismatic nun Emilia.
Director: Konstantin Bojanov
Thirty-five-year-old Antonia wants nothing more than to lead a normal life with a husband and child. But how is that possible if she only feels sexually attracted to under-age boys?
Project: “Time of the Monsters”
Writers: Konstantin Bojanov and Petar Krumov
Project: “At Your Service”
Director: Thanasis Neofotistos
Director: Mark Noonan
Project: “Killabees”
Project: “Antonia’s Garden”
Director: Eloy Domínguez Serén
Kuba Kosma, Poland
He is offered the chance to leave detention and go to Curaçao, where he can serve his sentence by helping his father on his bee farm. The gripping story of youngster Franklin, who receives an unexpected phone call from his Curaçaoan father whom he has never spoken to before. He agrees, until he is faced with an unexpected and irreversible choice.
Marija Dimitrova, North Macedonia
Director: Eché Janga
Evelin Penttilä, Estonia
Project: “Housekeeping for Beginners”
Project: “Luigi”
Director: TBC
Director: Łukasz Ronuda
Project: “City Noise”
Stefan Eichenberger, Switzerland
Felipe Lage Coro, Spain
Project: “Embryo Larva Butterfly”
Ketie Danelia, Georgia
Project: “And Then We Took Berlin”
A tragicomedy about a young mother and a patrol officer Helen, who finds herself in a predicament when deciding who to save – her family, her career or herself.
Katya Trichkova, Bulgaria
Project: “This is the Country”
Writers: Livia Ulman, Andris Feldmanis (“Compartment nr 6”)
Project: “A Song That Slays”
Janine Teerling, Cyprus
Jessie Fisk, Ireland
Project: “Wild Is the Wind”

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