The 12th edition of New Horizons Studio+ took place from 12th till 15th August during the 21. New Horizons International Film Festival (12th – 22nd August 2021). Organized by the New Horizons Association and Creative Europe Desk Poland, it consists of workshops and lectures on various aspects related to the project promotion and development. New Horizons Studio+ selects European director-producer pairs who are developing their first or second feature film. Emerging talents from Poland, Spain, Austria, Germany, Ireland, Romania and Ukraine took part in the programme under the supervision of the following experts: David Pope (London Film Academy), Álvaro Vega (DobleSentido), sales agents: Katarzyna Siniarska (New Europe Film Sales), Isabel Ivars (Films Boutique) and Michael Arnon (Wolf Consultants).
The participants took part in the pitching contest. The jury selecting the best project and pitch decided to give the main awards and a special mention.
Another Story of My Son by Adrian Silișteanu, produced by Anda Ionescu received the New Horizons Association / London Film Academy Main Award, which is script consultancy sponsored by London Film Academy.
Seasons directed by Michał Grzybowski and produced by Maria Leźnicka received Ale kino+ Television Channel Award, which is the Letter of Intent for TV distribution.
Last Trip directed by Ziad Kalthoum, produced by Marta Golba-Naumann, received a Special Mention.
Pop Up Residency Visegrad awarded Magdalena Chmielewska, the director of Mira’s Fire.
Congratulations to the winners and thanks to all the participants and partners: EAVE, London Film Academy, Ale kino+, Romanian Cultural Institute, Pop Up Residency Visegrad, Catalan Films in collaboration with REC Tarragona IFF, as well as media partners: Film & TV Kamera, Film Pro and Film New Europe.