Magazine article Screen International

Inaugural SIFF New Works-in-Progress Forum Unveils Selectees

Magazine article Screen International

Inaugural SIFF New Works-in-Progress Forum Unveils Selectees

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EXCLUSIVE: Seattle International Film Festival selects two documentary projects and two narrative features for programme.

The 43rd Seattle International Film Festival has selected the participants for its inaugural New Works-In-Progress Forum.

The new initiative is designed to nurture emerging voices in world cinema by connecting the announced groups with industry veterans.

The documentary film teams chosen for the event are: Jordan Schiele's The Silk And The Flame (China/USA), and Maximilien Van Aertyck and Axel Danielson of Plattform Produktion presenting Cecilia Björk's A Good Week For Democracy (Sweden) and Hemen Kurda's Children Of Arbat (Sweden).

The documentary industry mentors are Shane Smith, director of programming at Hot Docs; David Nugent, artistic director for the Hamptons International Film Festival, and Monika Navarro, senior manager content and initiatives at ITVS.

The narrative features chosen for the event are: Alvaro Delgado Aparicio's Retablo (Peru), and Roxy Toporowych's Julia Blue (Ukraine/USA). …

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