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Gurvinder Singh receives Hubert Bals Fund for ‘The Fourth Direction’

By NewsDesk • Published on July 2, 2012

Gurvinder Singh

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

Digital production

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

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