International Film Festival Rotterdam’s (IFFR) co-production market, CineMart, has completed its line-up of titles for the upcoming 2015 event. The selection also includes three Art:Film projects. CineMart provides filmmakers the opportunity to launch their projects to the international film industry and connects these filmmakers with financiers and producers looking to invest in international cinema with the potential to reach international audiences.
Filmmakers selected to take part include award winning Indian New Wave director Ashim Ahluwalia, whose highly acclaimed film Miss Lovely screened in Un Certain Regard at the Cannes Film Festival in 2012. He will be presenting his new feature project Boyfriend.
Argentinian director Benjamin Naishtat, from Argentina, whose film Historia del miedo screened In Competition at this year’s Berlin Film Festival, will be presenting his new project Rojo. Fellipe Barbosa (Casa Grande, IFFR’s 2014 Hivos Tiger Awards Competition) will be presenting his next feature Gabriel and the Mountain.
All selected titles qualify for three awards, The Eurimages Co-production Development Award of €20,000, The Arte International Price of €7,000 and the inaugural Wouter Barendrecht Award of €5,000 which is awarded by CineMart in conjunction with Fortissimo Films, the Netherlands/Hong Kong based international sales agent of which Barendrecht was founder and co-chairman.
Five of the selected titles, Boyfriend (Ashim Ahluwalia), Cactus Flower (Hala Elkoussy), Rojo (Benjamin Naishtat), Luxembourg (Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy) and Santa y delfin(Carlos Lechuga) were all previous recipients of funding via IFFR’s Hubert Bals Fund. Several fillmmakers whose projects have been selected for CineMart have also had films selected for the IFFR 2015 programme. Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy will be presenting The Tribe in Limelight, Syllas Tzoumerkas (The Miracle of the Sargasso Sea) will present A Blast, also in Limelight, and Khavn (Only the Dead Have Seen the End of War) will be in Rotterdam to present Desaparadiso in Spectrum Premieres.
FULL SELECTION LIST FOR CINEMART 2015:
ANGEL by Koen Mortier, Belgium/Senegal/France - CZAR FILM/ Tobina Films/Anonymes Films
LA BARRACUDA by Jason Cortlund & Julia Halperin, USA - Small Drama/Hot Metal Films/Blue Suitcase Productions
BOYFRIEND by Ashim Ahluwalia, India - Future East Film
CEUX QUI TRAVAILLENT by Antoine Russbach, Switzerland - Box Productions
COBAIN by Nanouk Leopold, Netherlands - Circe Films/Waterland Film
CUNNINGHAM by Alla Kovgan, France/USA - Arsam International/Chance Operations
LOS DELINCUENTES by Rodrigo Moreno, Argentina - Compañía Amateur/Rizoma
LA FILLE DE L’ESTUAIRE by Gaëlle Denis, United Kingdom/France - Life to Live Films
GABRIEL AND THE MOUNTAIN by Fellipe Barbosa, Brazil - TvZero/Gamarosa Filmes
THE GRAY BEYOND by Alejandro Fernandez Almendras, Chile/Japan - Jirafa Films/Wa Entertainment
HOLIDAY by Isabella Eklöf, Denmark – Dharmafilm/Beofilm
KODOKUSHI by Janus Victoria, Philippines/Malaysia/Japan - Paperheart
LUXEMBOURG by Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy, Ukraine/Germany - Tandem Production/Garmata Film
THE MIRACLE OF THE SARGASSO SEA by Syllas Tzoumerkas, Greece/Netherlands - Homemade Films/ PRPL
BAT, BUTTERFLY, MOTH. by Sergio Caballero, Spain - Corte y Confección de Películas/AM Films
ONLY THE DEAD HAVE SEEN THE END OF WAR by Khavn, Philippines - Kamias Overground
ROJO by Benjamin Naishtat, Argentina - Pucará Cine
SANTA Y DELFÍN by Carlos Lechuga, Cuba - Producciones de la 5ta Avenida
A SHINING FLAW by Erwin Olaf, Netherlands - Eyeworks Film & TV Drama
TONIC IMMOBILITY by Nathalie Teirlinck, Belgium/France/Netherlands - Savage Film/CTM Pictures
VITA & VIRGINIA by Sacha Polak, United Kingdom/Netherlands - Mirror Productions/Viking Film
CACTUS FLOWER by Hala Elkoussy, Egypt - Transit Films
HURRAH, WIR LEBEN NOCH! by Agnieszka Polska, Poland/Germany - Kijora Anna Gawlita/Museum of Modern Art Poland
MR. SING SING by Phil Collins, Germany/USA - Shady Lane Productions