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Jul 12, 2012:
Berlinale World Cinema Fund: Latest Jury Decisions

At the 16th session of the World Cinema Fund (WCF) jury, four new film projects were selected for production funding as well as one for distribution funding.

Since its establishment in October 2004, the WCF has awarded production and distribution funding to a total of 102 projects chosen from 1,781 submissions from Africa, Latin America, the Middle East, Central and South East Asia, and the Caucasus. All of the WCF films completed so far have screened in cinemas and/or in the programmes of renowned international film festivals and are proof of the international success of the initiative.

Latest Funding Decisions

The WCF jury made their selection from 122 submissions from a total of 43 countries and awarded funds totalling 157,000 €. Jury members are film scholar and curator Viola Shafik (Germany/Egypt), documentary producer Marta Andreu (Spain), distributor and producer Jan De Clercq (Belgium) and WCF project managers Sonja Heinen and Vincenzo Bugno.

Production funding:

NN, director: Héctor Gálvez & Adrián Campos (Peru), producer: Piedra Alada Producciones SAC, Peru. German partner: Autentika Films. Feature film. Funding: 40,000 €

Harmony Lessons, director: Emir Baigazin (Kazakhstan), producer: LL Adigul Production Studio, Kazakhstan. Feature film. Funding: 40,000 €

Mohammad Saved from the Waters, director: Safaa Fathy (Egypt), producer: Zero Production, Egypt. Documentary. Funding: 30,000 €

Refugiado, director: Diego Lerman (Argentina), producer: Campo Cine SRL, Argentina. German partner: 27 Films Production. Feature film. Funding: 40,000 €

Distribution funding:

Postcards from the Zoo, director: Edwin (Indonesia), German distributor: Neue Visionen Filmverleih GmbH. Funding: 7,000 €. Release in Germany: September 13, 2012.

The World Cinema Fund is an initiative of the German Federal Cultural Foundation and the Berlin International Film Festival funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media in cooperation with the Goethe Institute.

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July 12, 2012

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