Gurvinder Singh, National Award winning director (Anhey Ghore Da Daan) has been selected to receive Hubert Bals Fund Spring 2012 for his next project ‘The Fourth Direction’.
The Hubert Bals Fund of the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) has selected nineteen film projects that receive grants for script development, digital production, postproduction or workshops. In its Spring 2012 selection round, the Fund offers individual grants of up to Euro 10,000 for script and project development, Euro 20,000 for digital production, Euro 30,000 for post-production, Euro 15,000 towards distribution costs in the country of origin or Euro 10,000 for special projects such as workshops.
Selection rounds take place twice a year and have application deadlines on March 1 and August 1.
Gurvinder Singh will receive the fund in Script and Project development category.
‘The Fourth Direction’ combines two short stories by well-known Punjabi writer Waryam Singh Sandhu, in the backdrop of the movement for a Sikh separatist state in the 1980s. It won the Paris Project award at HAF – Asian Film Financing Forum and is participating in the ongoing Paris Project at Paris Film Festival.
The line up of the IFFR’s Hubert Bals Fund Spring 2012 Selection Round in full:
Post-production funding or final-financing
HALLEY; Sebastián Hofmann; Mexico
IBN BATTUTA; Tariq Teguia; Algeria
PECULIAR VACATION AND OTHER ILLNESSES; Yosep Anggi Noen; Indonesia
POOR FOLK; Midi Z; Myanmar
MEMORIES LOOK AT ME; Song Fang; China
ATAMBUA 39° CELCIUS; Riri Riza; Indonesia
LAKE AUGUST; Yang Heng; China
Script and project development
FOOLISH BIRD; Huang Ji; China
THE FOURTH DIRECTION; Gurvinder Singh; India
A HAPPY DEATH; Eduardo Nunes; Brazil
HOT COMB; Caroline Kamya; Uganda
LEAVE IT FOR TOMORROW, FOR NIGHT HAS FALLEN; Jet Leyco; Philippines
THE LOAD; Ognjen Glavonic; Serbia
THE SIGBIN CHRONICLES; Joanna Vasquez Arong; Philippines
SILVER SHADOW; Pablo Stoll; Uruguay
THE WHITE BUFFALO; Aditya Assarat; Thailand
WINDOW BOY WOULD ALSO LIKE TO HAVE A SUBMARINE; Alex Piperno; Uruguay