Five producers to know from Southeast Europe

Screen | 8/21/2019 | Vladan Petkovic
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With the CineLink industry programme in full swing at the Sarajevo Film Festival, Screen profiles five producers from the region with an international outlook.

Serbian-born actress and producer Angelovski began to make her mark internationally when she produced Tamara Drakulić’s feature debut Wind through her Belgrade-based Monkey Production in 2016. It played at various international festivals including Torino and Goteborg.

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Angelovski followed it up with two freelance projects: Ivan Salatić’s 2018 Venice Critics Week entry You Have the Night. made through Podgorica-based Meander Film, and Jelena Maksimović’s Taurunum Boy, made through the Serbian company EFNM which world-premiered at Prizren Dokufest in 2018 before winning a special mention at ZagrebDox in 2019.

She is now at CineLink’s Docu Rough Cut Boutique with Drakulić’s poetic documentary In Praise Of Love, about two young lovers in a Mexican village. Another feature documentary, Everyone Is Looking For What They Don’t Have by Stefan Malešević, whose Mamonga had its world premiere at this year’s Karlovy Vary, is in development, along with Salatić’s second fiction feature Melting Of The Ruler.

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Montenegrin director Dušan Kasalica’s feature debut The Elegy of Laurel, which took part in Berlinale ScriptStation and CineLink, is in post-production.

Antoci started off in the industry by joining 4 Proof Film production company in 2012, and founded her own company Tangaj Production five years later. Her credits include Adrian Sitaru‘s Illegitimate, which won the CICAE Award at the Berlinale Forum 2016, and The Fixer, which played at Toronto the same year. Hadrian Marcu’s A Decent Man (San Sebastian 2018) and the co-production Saf by the Turkish director Ali Vatansever (Toronto 2018). She also served as associate producer on Berlinale 2018 Golden Bear winner Touch Me Not.

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Antoci is presenting two projects at CineLink this year: Andra Tarara’s documentary Us Against Ourselves in Ji.hlava IDFF’s Docu Talents from the East selection,...
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