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World Cinema Fund

Feb 12, 2013:
World Cinema Fund on February 13, 2013: “Filling the Gap: The Art of Filmmaking in Cuba & Vietnam”

On February 13, the WCF invites all its friends as well as representatives of the industry and press to the panel discussion “Filling the Gap: The Art of Filmmaking in Cuba & Vietnam”. There will once again be the opportunity to learn more about the programme, successes, funding strategies, films, initiatives and partners of the World Cinema Fund (WCF).

The Executive Board of the German Federal Cultural Foundation (KSB) decided, in late 2012, it would continue funding the WCF for another five years. Thus the existence of the WCF has now been secured until 2018.

Two WCF Spotlights (WCF film series and workshops in collaboration with local festivals and the Goethe Institut) were held in Havana/Cuba and Hanoi/Vietnam in 2012. This year’s World Cinema Fund Day will also be devoted to these countries.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at 11.00 am
at the Filmmuseum Berlin – Deutsche Kinemathek
Panel discussion:“Filling the Gap: The Art of Filmmaking in Cuba & Vietnam”

During the panel discussion, Carlos M. Quintela (director: La Piscina, Panorama 2013), Sebastian Barriuso (producer: La Piscina, Panorama 2013), Phang Dang Di (director: Bi, Don’t Be Afraid, Cannes 2010), Nguyen Hoang Diep (director & producer: Flapping in the Middle of Nowhere, co-funded by the WCF in 2012) will explore the film industry and film trends in their own countries.
Host: Vincenzo Bugno, WCF

The World Cinema Fund is an initiative of the German Federal Cultural Foundation and the Berlin International Film Festival, funded by the Minister of State for Cultural and Media Affairs, in cooperation with the Goethe Institut and with the support of the German Federal Foreign Office.

Press Office
February 12, 2013

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