Hubert Bals Fund Fall 2012 selects two Indian projects
Post completion, the films will be made a part of the International Film Festival Rotterdam under the competition section or the main sections Bright Future, Spectrum or Signals.
Both these projects have also been selected for the National Film Development Corporation’s annual co-production market at Film Bazaar 2012.
Tamhane’s first short Six Strands was screened at International Film Festival Rotterdam in 2011. It has toured many festivals including Clermont-Ferrand International Film Festival 2011, Slamdance 2011and Edinburgh International Film Festival 2011.
Amit Dutta’s The Room on a Tree too has also been selected for New Cinema Network, the co-production market at Rome Film Festival.
Hubert Bal Fund was founded in 1988 to help independent film makers from developing countries complete their projects. So far the fund has supported approximately 900 projects from Asia, the Middle East, Eastern Europe, Africa andLatin America.
Annually the fund invests €1.2 million in grants. Up to €10.000 for script and project development, €20.000 for digital production, €30.000 for post-production, €10.000 for workshops or €15.000 for distribution costs in the country of origin.
The complete list of selected projects for HBF Fall 2012:
Script and Project Development
Court byChaitanya Tamhane,India
Days of Cannibalism byTeboho Edkins,South Africa
Elon Rabin Não Acredita Na Morte (Elon Rabin Doesn’t Believe in Death) by Ricardo AlvesJr.,Brazil
Extraño pero verdadero (Strange But True) by Michel Lipkes,Mexico
Oscuro animal (Obscure Animal) by Felipe Guerrero,Columbia
Otra Madre (Another Mother) by Mariano Luque,Argentina
Rüzgarli Bir Güne Agit (Requiem for a Windy Day) byÖzcan Alper,Turkey
Tabija by Igor Drljaca,Bosnia and Herzegovina
Tarde para morir joven (Late to Die Young) byDominga Sotomayor,Chile
Tempestad (Tempestuous) by John Torres,Philippines
The Room on a Tree byAmit Dutta, India
A Corner of Heaven byZhang Miaoyan,China
Pozo de aire (Air Pocket) by Milagros Mumenthaler,Argentina
Post-Production & Final-Financing
Larzanandeye Charbi (Fat Shaker) by Mohammad Shirvani,Iran
Noche (Night) by Leonardo Brzezicki,Argentina
O rio nos pretence (Rio Belongs to Us) by Ricardo Pretti,Brazil
O uivo da gaita (The Harmonica’s Howl) by Bruno Safadi,Brazil
On Mother’s Head by KusumaWidjaja Putu,Indonesia
Penumbra by Eduardo Villanueva,Mexico
Something Necessary by Judy Kibinge,Kenya
Yang Tidak Dibicarakan Ketika Membicarakan Cinta (What They Don’t Talk about When They Talk about Love) byMouly Surya, Indonesia
Atambua 39° Celsius byRiri Riza,Indonesia
Digital Cinema WorkshopSeries,Morocco