Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
Women to Watch: Anna Różalska of Match&Spark Management Women to Watch: Anna Różalska of Match&Spark Management Women to Watch: Actress and Filmmaker Ahd Kamel Women to Watch: Actress and Filmmaker Ahd Kamel Exclusive: Alfonso Cuarón & Alejandro G. Iñárritu Endorse Emiliano Rocha Minter's 'We Are The Flesh' Exclusive: Alfonso Cuarón & Alejandro G. Iñárritu Endorse Emiliano Rocha Minter's 'We Are The Flesh' Sundance Review: Moving Doc 'We Are X' Chronicles the Tragic Story of Japan's Biggest & Boldest Band Sundance Review: Moving Doc 'We Are X' Chronicles the Tragic Story of Japan's Biggest & Boldest Band Sundance ’16: Lebanese Comedy ‘Halal Love (and Sex)’ is a Hilarious Discovery from Razor Film Sundance ’16: Lebanese Comedy ‘Halal Love (and Sex)’ is a Hilarious Discovery from Razor Film Sundance Review: Why Culturally Sensitive Road Trip Dramedy 'Mr. Pig' is Diego Luna's Best Film Yet Sundance Review: Why Culturally Sensitive Road Trip Dramedy 'Mr. Pig' is Diego Luna's Best Film Yet Sundance Institute Announces New Merata Mita Fellowship for Indigenous Artists and 2016 Recipient Sundance Institute Announces New Merata Mita Fellowship for Indigenous Artists and 2016 Recipient Sundance Review: The Daniels' Heartfelt 'Swiss Army Man' is a Zany Existentialist Buddy Comedy Sundance Review: The Daniels' Heartfelt 'Swiss Army Man' is a Zany Existentialist Buddy Comedy How GKIDS Shook the Oscar Animated Race with First Latin American Nominee and a New Ghibli Hit How GKIDS Shook the Oscar Animated Race with First Latin American Nominee and a New Ghibli Hit Kosovo Gets First Oscar Nomination with Short Film 'Shok' Kosovo Gets First Oscar Nomination with Short Film 'Shok' 'The Boy and the Beast' Dir. Mamoru Hosoda on Shared Fatherhood & Why His Films Deal with Two Worlds 'The Boy and the Beast' Dir. Mamoru Hosoda on Shared Fatherhood & Why His Films Deal with Two Worlds 7 Latin American and Latino-Themed Films Vying for an Oscar Nomination 7 Latin American and Latino-Themed Films Vying for an Oscar Nomination Charlie Kaufman on the Meaning Behind 'Anomalisa' at PSIFF: 'See the film' Charlie Kaufman on the Meaning Behind 'Anomalisa' at PSIFF: 'See the film' 'Ixcanul' Director Jayro Bustamante on the Strength of Mayan Women & Guatemala's Indigenous Majority 'Ixcanul' Director Jayro Bustamante on the Strength of Mayan Women & Guatemala's Indigenous Majority Review: Why Alê Abreu's Sublime 'Boy and the World' is the Best Animated Film of the Year                                                Review: Why Alê Abreu's Sublime 'Boy and the World' is the Best Animated Film of the Year Romania 's 'The Chosen One' Marks the Beginning of the 2015 Golden Globes® Campaigns Romania 's 'The Chosen One' Marks the Beginning of the 2015 Golden Globes® Campaigns LatinoBuzz: Actress Kate del Castillo on Premios Platino and Working in Her Native Language LatinoBuzz: Actress Kate del Castillo on Premios Platino and Working in Her Native Language 30 Essential Iranian Films to Watch in Honor of Nowruz (Persian New Year)! 30 Essential Iranian Films to Watch in Honor of Nowruz (Persian New Year)! LatinoBuzz: Interview with Elvis Nolasco from ABC's 'American Crime' LatinoBuzz: Interview with Elvis Nolasco from ABC's 'American Crime' Oscars 2015 : Best Foreign Language Film Contenders - Europe Part 1 Oscars 2015 : Best Foreign Language Film Contenders - Europe Part 1

Berlinale's World Cinema Fund Announces New Films

Photo of Sydney Levine By Sydney Levine | Sydneys Buzz July 8, 2011 at 2:30AM

The Berlinale's World Cinema Fund has selected four new film projects for production funding as well as four films for distribution funding at the 14th session of the World Cinema Fund (WCF) jury on July 3.
2


The Berlinale's World Cinema Fund has selected four new film projects for production funding as well as four films for distribution funding at the 14th session of the World Cinema Fund (WCF) jury on July 3.

And welcome news for Africa: Through the support of new cooperation partners - the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, and the Deutsche Welle/DW AKADEMIE - the WCF will be able to launch a new program in a number of African countries starting this August: WCF-Factories will be set up to promote the creative and structural autonomy of African cinema. In August, the first WCF-Factory will be held in Burundi. Together with its local partner CoProDac, the WCF has selected the feature film Plainte contre le Burundi by Rolland Rugero. During its shoot, training will be provided for sound techniques. Most likely in October, the second WCF-Factory will be held in Burkina Faso. Imagine film institute in Ouagadougou is the WCF’s local partner for the production that has been selected there: Appoline Traoré’s Moi, Zaphira.

Submission deadline for the next round of production funding: August 4, 2011
For further information, go to www.berlinale.de

Since its establishment in October 2004, the WCF has awarded production and distribution funding to a total of 88 projects chosen from 1,538 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 programs of renowned international film festivals and are proof of the international success of the initiative.

Production funding:

In What City Does it Live?, director: Seng Tat Liew (Malaysia), Producer: Everything Films, Malaysia. Feature film. Funding: 50,000 €

Round Trip, director: Meyar Al Roumi (Syria), Producer: Maranto Films GmbH, Deutschland. Feature film. Funding: 30,000 €

Polvo (Dust), director: Julio Hernández Cordón (Guatemala), Producer: Melindrosa Films, Guatemala. Feature film. Funding: 30,000 €

Girimunho (Swirl), director: Clarissa Campolina & Helvecio Marins Jr. (Brasilien), Producer: Teia Filmes, Brazil. German Co-Producer: Autentika Films. Feature film. Funding: 30,000 €


In What City Does it Live?:



Latest Funding Decisions

The WCF jury made their selection from 135 submissions from a total of 41 countries. They awarded production funds totalling 140,000 euros as well as distribution funds totalling 22,500 euros. Jury members are film scholar and curator Viola Shafik (Germany/Egypt), dramaturge Alby James (Great Britain), distributor and producer Jan De Clercq (Belgium) and WCF project managers Sonja Heinen and Vincenzo Bugno.


Distribution funding:

Un homme qui crie, director: Haroun Mahamat-Saleh (Tschad), German distributor: Cine Global. Funding: 5,000 €. Release date: April 7, 2011

The Light Thief, director: Aktan Arym Kubat (Kyzgyztan), German distributor: Neue Visionen Filmverleih. Funding: 5,000 €. Release date: April 14, 2011

Nader and Simin, A Separation, director: Asghar Farhadi (Iran), German distributor: Alamode Films. Funding: 7,500 €. Release date: July 14, 2011

Huacho, director: Alejandro Fernández Almendras (Chile), German distributor: Kairos Filmverleih. Funding: 5,000 €. Release date: July 21, 2011


A Screaming Man (Un Homme Qui Crie):



The World Cinema Fund is an initiative of the German Federal Cultural Foundation and the Berlin International Film Festival in cooperation with the Goethe Institute.

Press Office
July 7, 2011

This article is related to: International Film Festival, distribution, Special Interest, Film Funding & Financing, Berlin 2014, Latino, Africa and the African Diaspora, Grants

E-Mail Updates