Based on the fruitful experience of nearly 15 years of cooperation among the countries present in the South Eeastern Europe Cinema Network, the representatives present in Thessaloniki during the International Festival, for the General Assembly have found the strong need to discuss ways and means to move forward the relationship and adapt to the new times.
This meeting was the 3rd of a series of gatherings thinking about how to boost the cooperation between the countries present: Albania, Bulgaria, FYROM, Greece, Romania and Serbia.
The representatives have tackled during the discussions the issues of coproduction and cross borders circulation of national films and specially how to support in more coherent way the production and promotion of films.
The national film centers and agencies have expressed their strong interest in setting the basis for a common cross-border regional fund in order to respond to the needs and circumstances the film professionals are facing today supporting production, distribution and promotion.
Each country will look into the legal and technical details of the implementation of such a multilateral agreement and a follow up meeting will take place in the near future.